Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Syriac taught at living languages center in Turkey

ARAMAIC WATCH: Syriac as a living language:
Living languages center founded in Diyarbakır

19 January 2011, Wednesday / TODAY’S ZAMAN WITH WIRES, İSTANBUL

A living languages center has been established at the Diyarbakır-based Dicle University, where Kurdish, Zaza, Syriac, Armenian and Arabic language courses will be offered.

After the establishment of a living languages institute at Mardin Artuklu University in late 2009, the second such institute has been opened at Dicle University. The center, which will begin operations after final approval by the Higher Education Board (YÖK), will provide elective Kurdish, Syriac, Zaza and Arabic courses. The center will also open language courses to local residents.