"Lissan's "Speaking Arabic" project offers spoken Arabic lessons to our Hebrew-speaking volunteers as well as to "Hatzalah" emergency medical service volunteers.
Medabrim Aravit (Speaking Arabic) - Medical teams
“Medabrim Aravit - Medical teams" is a project designed to provide Arabic language skills to medical personnel from West Jerusalem and is run jointly with the organization "United Hatzala".
The project aims to reduce the language barrier that impedes on the communication of medical teams with their Arab-speaking patients. It therefore strives to enhance the ability of medical teams to provide optimal medical care to East Jerusalem residents as part of their functions.
The “Arabic for Volunteers” project offers spoken Arabic lessons to all of our project volunteers, as well as to other students who take part in the volunteer projects of the Hebrew University's Social Involvement Unit. We believe that knowledge of Arabic is an important and integral part of the volunteers' activities.
The project offers basic and intermediate level Arabic classes that focus on everyday spoken Arabic. We use the online study program “One Language” that uses experiential learning methods and provides each student with personal online access. The classes are held on the campus of Mount Scopus and taught by a team of three Arabic-speaking volunteers. Some of the women who have taught in this project over the years are themselves alumni of the "Women Speaking Hebrew" project.