Offering ‘linguistic hospitality’: an Arabic language workshop

The University of Glasgow and the Islamic University of Gaza (Palestine) invite you to:

Offering ‘linguistic hospitality’: an Arabic language workshop

Who this is for:

the workshop is tailor-made for professionals or volunteers who work with Arabic-speaking people seeking asylum and/or people with refugee status. It will be also of interest to anyone planning to learn Arabic for education or pleasure.​


8th March 2019, 2pm –4pm​


Friends Meeting House​

6 Mount Street ​


M2 5NS ​(Map link:​


Giovanna Fassetta,

Maria Grazia Imperiale

Nihaya Jaber ​

(University of Glasgow, School of Education; UNESCO Chair for Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts)

This workshop will discuss the importance of giving a space to the languages of people seeking asylum/people who have refugee status. Showing respect and appreciation for home languages people bring with them can facilitate integration and promote wellbeing.

During the workshop we will also offer a free Arabic language taster (for beginners) as an example of a refugee language that can be learnt to offer ‘linguistic hospitality’ and to move ‘towards’ someone in their home language. We will also give information on the Online Arabic from Palestine language course that was developed collaboratively by a team based at the University of Glasgow (within the UNESCO Chair for Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts) and at the Arabic Center of the Islamic University of Gaza, Palestine.

Tea and coffee will be available. The workshop is free of charge, but places will be limited, so booking is essential. To reserve a place, please write by the  1st of  March to

Cite this blog post
Charles Forsdick (2019, February 4). Offering ‘linguistic hospitality’: an Arabic language workshop. Translating Cultures. Retrieved May 27, 2024, from

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