Learning Arabic along the light rail

The posters that introduced an Arabic word at each station, which were displayed for a week, were part of the light rail’s “Arabic Language Week.”

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July 28, 2018 16:55
DURING THE first week of July 2018 CityPass in Jerusalem has put up posters at each light rail stati

DURING THE first week of July 2018 CityPass in Jerusalem has put up posters at each light rail station introducing an Arabic word with its translation in Hebrew just below. (photo credit: OREN OPPENHEIM)

 
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During the first week of July, Jerusalemites taking the light rail had the chance to spend their morning commute – or at least the wait for the next train – learning Arabic. Posters at each station introduced an Arabic word, its translation into Hebrew, and a few sentences providing more information on the origin and usage of the word.

The posters, which were displayed for a week, were part of the light rail’s “Arabic Language Week,” which was jointly run by the system’s operator CityPass, the Jerusalem Intercultural Center and the Madrasa School of Arabic Studies. The week also included Arabic classes and cultural events at CityPass’s headquarters in central Jerusalem.

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