Recommended by Emma Salgard Cunha in November 2021:
I am working with a social enterprise spinout called Kalamna CIC, who offer secular Arabic teaching for children and parents in UK-based families with Arabic as a spoken home language. Their classes aim to introduce vernacular rather than “high” forms of written Arabic. They use a phonics-based Arabic learning method which was developed by the founder, Dr Saussan Khalil (Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern studies). Saussan imagines that it would be possible to create an app gamifying and making interactive some of the phonics-based content which the younger students already use on paper and through existing very basic digital flashcards and pdf books.