Zajel holds Two Workshops on Humor and English Proverbs


  On Sunday, April 12, 2015 the Youth Exchange Program (Zajel) at An-Najah hosted German trainer Ms. Patricia de Mayo who gave two workshops on proverbs and humor in both Arabic and English.

  The first workshop introduced the students to the origins of proverbs and idioms in English and their equivalents in the Arabic culture.

The second workshop revolved around English humor and its purpose, role and effect on humanity. She also introduced English humor models to be evaluated and compared to Arab ones.


- Ms. Patricia de Mayo holds a degree in Arabic Cultural Studies from SOAS University in London as well as a Masters’ degree with Merit in Middle Eastern Music from the same institution. She also has a PGCE teaching diploma and has worked as lecturer at Goldsmith College London and Cambridge University.


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