Nazurullah Khan, Director, Khan Soft, Malaysia, an Arabic elearning software company, said that with the software he has developed called the ‘Globalisation of Arabic Learning through English’, “a KG student or a PG scholar can learn Arabic easily without a teacher by the side”.
Participating in the inaugural session of a three day workshop on Arabic learning through Khansoft at Jamal Mohamed College here Nazurullah Khan pointed out that “My Arabic (embedded in the software) is Quranic Arabic”, “It is perfect Arabic and a person who knows Quranic Arabic can speak colloquial Arabic easily”.
Explaining the advantages of his software, Mr Khan pointed out that it is a complement to existing syllabi; utilizing it will help students understand Arabic lessons better as they progress from Grade I to university; it can be used in universities; it is not just bilingual but trilingual also since by using it, anyone can learn Arabic through English or through their mother tongue (provision has been made for this); its unique format takes in aspects of grammar, theory and the spoken word (an audio teaches you pronunciation); it is one umbrella for all needs and no reference is required since post lessons, all you need is a dictionary or google help; it allows one to go directly to the Quran; it can be used in libraries, hotels, kiosks that promote Arabic and with a basic number of 150 words from the software, one can make 100,000 grammar word blocks.
Arabic is an official language of the United Nations, the Arab League, the Organisation of Islamic Conference, and the African Union. It is also one of the US government’s languages of strategic importance”, he added. He said so far 12 Universities across the globe accepted his software.
A K Khaja Nazeemudeen Sahib, Secretary and Correspondent of Jamal Mohamed College (JMC) in his address made all praise of Mr Khan, an alumni of the college for his tireless efforts towards creating a software which is now getting global level attraction. Among others JMC Treasurer K A Khaleel Ahamed Sahib, College Principal S Mohamed Salique, and others spoke. Dr. S Syed Khayas Ahamed Head of the Arabic department welcomed while Dr A Mohamed Ismail of Arabic department proposed vote of thanks.