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Cultural Collaboration With Oman on 2 Languages

Cultural Collaboration With Oman on 2 LanguagesCultural Collaboration With Oman on 2 Languages

Professor Taqi Abdulredha al Abdwani, Gulf College (GC) dean, and Bahman Akbari, Persian Language Center (PLC) manager and Iran’s cultural counselor to Muscat, recently signed a memorandum of understanding to promote Arabic and Persian languages in the two countries and the world.

According to Muscat Daily, the partnership subsequently resulted in the launch of free Persian courses in August and September and the eventual offering of the Persian Language as an optional course in the first semester of the academic year 2017-18 in the neighboring Arab nation.

GC and PLC’s cultural link will be heightened by exhibitions of handicrafts, paintings and books. Viewing of Iranian films with Arabic and English subtitles and the rendition of Iranian traditional folk music will help tighten the cultural grip.

Iran’s policy is seen in its intention to encourage students to take Persian language courses for a free two-week trip to Iran through its embassy in the sultanate and get involved in commerce and trade.

Particularly notable is the teaching of Persian to the elite in Oman by the cultural counselor himself.

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