To celebrate International Education Week, British Council and Qatar Foundation International’s (QFI) Arabic Language and Culture programme is delighted to offer a second ‘Welcome to the Arab World’ webinar event for upper secondary pupils (Year 9 and above) from any school on Friday 20 November from 13.30-14.30.

This event will include:

  • An Introduction to Arabic language and cultures
  • A session with Zaina Erhaim, a Syrian journalist who was reporting on the Syrian war from within Syria. She is currently a refugee in the UK and the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR)'s Communications Manager. Zaina will speak about her life in Syria before and during the war and as a refugee.
  • A live performance and conversation by Syrian American hip-hop artist Omar Offendum. Now living in Los Angeles, California, Omar is also a designer, poet and peace activist whose work blends Arabic and English words and rhythms.

This event will be a Teams Live broadcast to schools. There will be time for questions from pupils to all the speakers.

Pupils are not required to have any prior knowledge of Arabic. This event is designed to introduce pupils from all subects to Arabic language and culture.

Register for this event below.

For more information on the Arabic Language and Culture programme at the British Council please visit our website or email the team.