Hello Preston! has run Arabic reading and writing classes since January this year attended by a mixture of volunteers at Hello Preston! and people who benefit from being able to communicate in Arabic as part of their work.
After a few months of studying to read the second most difficult language in the world (after Korean), the fun bit starts: communicating and having conversations in Arabic alongside native Arabic speakers!
Preston’s Arabic-speaking population has increased in recent years with Preston City of Sanctuary welcoming Eritreans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Sudanese and Syrians. Breaking down cultural barriers with a few words of Arabic makes all the more reason to learn the language!
Hello Preston! received funding from Church Urban funding for a six month project which means that classes are provided for free! As it’s proving to be such a success, we’d like to welcome more enthusiastic learners. Please contact Jen at City of Sanctuary for more information.