URegina, RPL help Arabic-speakers learn English

May 9, 2019

The University of Regina and the Regina Public Library have partnered on the development of an app to help Arabic-speaking refugees and immigrants learn English. “You can imagine the amount of frustration when you go to a foreign country and people there speak a language that you don’t understand,” said Munira Al-Ageili, a URegina post-doctoral fellow in computer sciences. “They come with limited English skills so we saw the need to help them.” The pilot project will last for two years, and has received funding by the George Reed Centre and Mitacs. StarPhoenix (SK)