Student Khalil Shamma of the Lebanese University - Faculty of Letters & Human Sciences (Branch 5) obtained the membership of the International Union of Arabic Language for a period of two years, starting from 1 July 2020, until 30 June 2022.
Khalil was granted the membership certificate after evaluating his resume and in appreciation of his efforts in serving the Arabic language and celebrating its World Day. The CV will be added to the International Encyclopedia of specialists in Arabic language.
He obtained a BA in Arabic Language and its Literature from the Faculty of Letters & Human Sciences (Branch 5) in 2019, and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in the same specialization, and is member of UNESCO Club in the Faculty. He also obtained a number of local and international awards, shields and mentions, including the “Certificate of Excellence” from the Cultural Committee in the Faculty of Letters & Human Sciences (Branch 5) after participating in the 2018-2019 Cultural Contest, a mention from the Ministry of Education & Higher Education for preparing a book entitled "Patriots" on 2 May 2015, and the “Year of Tolerance” from the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Beirut on 25 August 2019.
Chamma stated that he was lucky to have studied in the Lebanese University, being a renowned university in the world, as evidenced by the international recognition of its degrees.
It is noteworthy that the International Union of Arabic Language was established at the First International Conference on Arabic Language held in Beirut on 19 March 2012, and it is among the member institutions of the Arabic Language International Council. The Union aims to develop and coordinate the fields of work of its members, strengthen the links between them and contribute to achieving cooperation and integration in the field of Arabic language, as well as encouraging innovation and creativity in Arabic language and its various specializations and developing relevant teaching methods.