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Iftar Parties: A Short Guide

Ramadan is a time when many Muslims celebrate the spirit of brotherhood and community with their friends and family, Muslim or otherwise. So if you’re ever invited to an iftar, make sure you don’t miss out on the chance to enjoy some Muslim hospitality!...

Ramadan Etiquette Tips

During the time of the holy month of Ramadan, those not actively participating in it may find it difficult to understand the spirituality of it. Here are some tips on proper Ramadan etiquette: It is customary to wish your Muslim friends ‘Ramadan Kareem’...

Ramadan: Learn the Terms!

Ramadan is the month when millions around the world fast from sunrise to sunset in an attempt to be closer to God. The annual observance of the Ramadan fast is considered to be one of the most important practices in Islam and is very important in the...

You’re Fasting for How Long?!

People all over the world are fasting for Ramadan, and depending on where you are in the world, your fast could be longer or shorter than most people around the world! If you’re from a Spanish-speaking country, you’ve got it easy! South American countries...

Celebrate UN French Language Day!

In 2010, the United Nations decided to honour the French language with designating the 20th of March to be the UN French Language Day. It was a day that was meant to raise awareness and respect for the history, culture and achievements of French, one...

GA Institute on TimeOut Dubai!

The GA Institute’s 30-Day Language Challenge encouraged Dubai residents to learn a new language, and in the process, caught the eye of TimeOut Dubai! Here’s an extract from its article on the challenge- Golden Age Institute’s managing director...

GA Institute in The Khaleej Times!

Keeping to its commitment of providing quality foreign language to the people of Dubai, GA Institute’s own Khaled Boudemagh was featured in Khaleej Times’ article regarding the expat community’s growing interest in learning Arabic. “All...

How many languages are spoken in the world ?

As per an article from [1] Ethonologue, there are 7,097 languages in the world. Studies show that languages are most widely spread in Africa and Asia that represent more than 2/3 of the total number. While the number of languages in Europe only represents...

What language does Santa speak ?

Who receives the highest number of letters each year in the month of December? Bingo ! it is Santa and his team of Elves. In December 2013, they were expecting to receive more than 8 million letters as per the data gathered from Universal Postal...

Top 10 most spoken languages in the world

Many people want to learn French. But did you know that it is not part of the top 10 most spoken languages in the world? Discover the 10 most spoken languages in the world, based on first language speakers. Following countries are 11 – Javanese...