The Expatriate Indian community living in Bahrain has played an important role in the country's development, said Labor and Social Affairs Minister Abdulnabi Al Shaoala.
Describing India as great example of a country that holds fast to its traditions while also moving into the modern world, the minister praised the expatriate community - its clubs, societies, organizations and churches, in Bahrian's social and cultural development, the Gulf daily news reports. He made the comments during the community's 50th Republic Day celebrations.
Meanwhile, the University of Bahrain is preparing to launch a high quality Arabic language training course for the country's expatriate community, according to the Bahrain Tribune Daily. The 16-week course will focus on teaching the basics in spoken and Modern Standard Arabic. It will be conducted by the College of Art's Arabic and Islamic Studies Department at the Isa Town campus and will be four hours a week. The cost is BD120. The original course will be geared toward beginners who will be able to learn script, phonology, vocabulary, basic grammar and writing. For more information, call the Arabic Department at 449-302 or send a fax to 449-655.
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