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Chrystal Macmillan Building

Seminar Room 1

15a George Square

Edinburgh

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Do you work with, support, teach or volunteer with Syrian communities in Scotland?

Would you like to learn more about Syrian Arabic and gain a better understanding of Syrian culture?

In the first of a series of free workshops, the Syrian Futures Project at the Alwaleed Centre, University of Edinburgh, invites you to explore Syrian language, food and culture with members of the local Syrian community and staff and students from the University of Edinburgh's Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies.

You don't need any prior knowledge of Arabic or Syrian culture to come along. This event is free and open to all.

Provisional Programme:

18.00-18.15: Introductions

18.15-19.15: Syrian Arabic

- A short taster introduction to Arabic sounds, and some greetings and useful expressions in Syrian (Levant) Arabic. Practice what you have learnt with an experienced language instructor, students of Arabic and representatives of the local Syrian community. Led by Dr Jona Fras, Alwaleed Arabic Teaching Fellow, University of Edinburgh.

19:15 -19:45: Light vegetarian dinner including some homemade Syrian treats!

19.45-20.30: Understanding Syrian Culture

- A discussion of some important aspects of Syrian culture which should be considered when working or volunteering with Syrian communities in Scotland. Led by Alwaleed Centre Outreach and Projects Coordinator, Nadin Akta.

20.30-21.00: Discussion and questions

If you have any questions at all about the workshop, please contact Nadin Akta: nadin.akta@ed.ac.uk

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