Saudi MoU to boost language skills

Saudi MoU to boost language skills

Saudi MoU to boost language skills
On Wednesday, Saleh Bin Nasser Al-Dalan, director of Arabic For All, and Koddari Binsen, chairman of the Private Schools Association Confederation of Southern Thailand, mark a memorandum of understanding to improve the Arabic language proficiency of Thai students. ( Photo: Chanat Katanyu )

To improve the Arabic language proficiency of Thai kids, the Private Schools Association Confederation of Southern Thailand has signed a memorandum of understanding with Saudi Arabian learning organization Arabic for All.

Koddari Binsen, president of the association, stated that many people in the country can read Arabic but ca n’t understand the meaning during the signing ceremony held on Wednesday at the Education Ministry.

Students at secret Muslim universities are taught how to read the Quran in Arabic, but they are unable to use it in everyday life, he said.

Few Thai workers have applied for the Saudi government’s job quota because the majority of them ca n’t understand Arabic, he said.

So, he claimed, the MoU was signed to promote Arabic language education in Thailand so that Thai kids can understand it.

Saleh Bin Nasser Al- Dalaan, a supervisor at Arabic For All, said that the company has been advocating Arabic speech training in 54 states, including Thailand.

Arabic for All team members in Satun state are currently training Thai teachers, he said.

He claimed that this MoU is a basis for the growth of Arabic speech training between the two nations in the future.

The Office of Private Education Commission’s Secretary General, Monthon Parksuwan, stated that the MoU is both about expanding opportunities for Thai pupils to learn about the world and about advanceing Arab language instruction in Thailand.

Additionally, Mr. Monthon said, it would foster respect in the Arabic World and regional cooperation.

He said,” It demonstrates a diplomatic resolve to improve learning and broaden the horizons of culture.” Language and cultural exchange are important in this interconnected and global world, particularly the Arabic speech, which is the third-largest spoken language in the world.