Links to Fileshttps://www.hakiniarabi.com/
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Type of Work57 leaves
DepartmentUniversity of Baltimore. Klein Family School of Communications Design
ProgramUniversity of Baltimore. Master of Fine Arts in Integrated Design
RightsThis item may be protected under Title 17 of the U.S. Copyright Law. It is made available by the University of Baltimore for non-commercial research and educational purposes.
SubjectsArabic Language, Heritage Languages, Heritage Learner, Lebanese Diaspora, Lebanese Immigrant Families, Arabic Language Learning App, Second Generation Youth
Heritage languages are an integral part in the identity construct of children born to first and second generation immigrant parents. Many Lebanese immigrant families struggle to preserve the Arabic language within their households. This project strengthens the Arabic heritage language through the creation of an application that teaches the Lebanese Arabic language, while connecting the users to the Lebanese culture and its many facets. The application is called HAKINI ARABI, which is an Arabic phrase that means “Talk to me in Arabic” and it is typically reflective of a Lebanese dialect that is common among immigrant families living within the Lebanese Diaspora.