Math + Arabic + Syria

  How I was taught math in Syria (how math looks in a different language) Ilearnt math in High School in Syria in Arabic. The same principles of calculus, algebra, trigonometry, and everything hold in Syria (thankfully, a thing that still unifies us as humans) but it’s just using different symbols. So instead of using…

You think all languages read numbers the same way? You are wrong

Even though this blog isn’t about linguistics, I’m going to talk about this interesting linguistic comparison. Language is a big part of what our brains process everyday, and when it comes to numbers. Our brains process numbers in a way that depends on our Native Language. However, this process can be altered when we use…

Arabic Lessons IIT habibi Y U NO learn عربي ?

ARABIC LESSONS Connecting global societies is part of our mission as the Syrian Club at Illinois Institute of Technology, and since verbal communication is the strongest method of connecting people, we aimed to introduce the IIT community to our Arabic Language by teaching conversational Arabic lessons to students. For our surprise, many people were interested…