Earlier this year in Jan 2020, we asked our former and current students of Arabic & Middle Eastern studies at IMES (Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies) to share with us their thoughts and reflections about their motivation to study Arabic. We asked them:
What made you decide to study the Arabic language and culture?
What & who inspired you?
What were your motivations? *“My Journey to Arabic” Submission Form
Around 13 students have responded and here is what they said:
|Laura Millo||لورا ميلو||France||MSc International Relations of the Middle East w/Arabic|
|Samantha Walters||سامانثا والترز||USA||MSc Middle Eastern Studies w/Arabic|
|Yanto Setiawan||يانتو ستياوان||Indonesia||MSc Middle Eastern Studies w/Arabic|
|Alina Noeth||الينا نويث||Germany||MSc International Relations of the Middle East w/Arabic|
|Violet Tinnion||فيلبت تينون||UK||MSc International Relations of the Middle East w/Arabic|
|Connel Emig||كونيل يميج||Germany/Ireland||MSc Middle Eastern Studies w/Arabic|
|Scott Beaton||سكوت بياتون||Republic of Ireland||UG MA French and Arabic|
|Hugo Floris Schiffers||هجو فلوريس شيفيرس||Holland||MSc Middle Eastern Studies w/Arabic|
|Pengfei Chang||تشانغ بينجفي||China||MSc Advanced Arabic|
|Rose Chacko||روس شاكو||UK||MSc Advanced Arabic|
|Kristín Halla Helgadóttir||كرستين هاللة هلجادتر||Iceland||MSc Middle Eastern Studies w/Arabic|
|Michael Drax||ميخائيل دراكس||UK||UG Arabic and History|
|Nikos Tavridis-Hansen||نيكوس||Norway/Greece||MSc Middle Eastern Studies w/Arabic|
My journey to Arabic (MJTA) is an online initiative in which we try to capture and document the personal stories and learning journeys (incl. motivations, struggles and successes) of people who have studied the Arabic language and culture as a non-Arabic speaker or anyone keen to learn about the Arab world and its language.
If you have studied Arabic as a foreign or second language – no matter how little – we would love to hear from you. To take part, please go to SUBMIT
To find out more about the MyJourneytoArabic initiative, go to ABOUT