Celebrated every December 18 by UNESCO, World Arabic Language Day is a celebration at the Institt du Monde Arabe (IMA).
For this new edition with the motto “A language without borders”, the IMA invites everyone – Arabic speakers, learners of Arabic, and non-Arabic speakers – to discover the fifth most widely used language in the world, spoken by more than 300 millions of people, and to open up to the formidable cultural heritage to which it gives access, as much in its aesthetic and poetic expressions as in its philosophical and musical dimensions.
To properly celebrate this festival, the IMA offers a variety of activities that are all free and accessible to all!
These include the screening of the documentary “Bien High” by Amélie Jeammet and Hi-Jin Maget
with a meeting-debate with the directors and the director of the IMA language center, “Speak-dating” between Arabic and French speakers, poetic and musical reading led by the Aljaramani brothers or even the literary meeting with Khaled Al Khamissi, …
With its language center and the creation of the first global certification in modern Arabic (CIMA), the IMA’s mission is to enable the democratization of the learning of a multi-thousand-year-old language whose cultural heritage plays a major role. capital importance in the history of France, past and present, underlines the Institute.
True home of the Arabic language, the IMA wishes to be a place of meeting and exchange between Arab teachers and cultural actors, it is still emphasized.
This 2021 edition has a particular resonance in the Arab world, since many events will take place on the occasion of this day, such as the mythical Night of Poetry organized in many countries of the region, or the holding of the first Summit. of the Arabic Language in the United Arab Emirates.