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The problem with the Arab world's love affair with English
May 8th, 2012
03:45 PM ET

The problem with the Arab world's love affair with English

By Erin Burnett

Marhaba and hello. In March, I visited the Mohammed bin Rashid School of Communications at the American University in Dubai, where I sit on the advisory board with prominent regional business leaders. After some students presented reports to us in fluent English, I was surprised to hear my fellow board members say bluntly that their native language is "in crisis."

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