Exhibitor Profile.

ARABTERM - Technical Dictionary




Presentation: Thursday, 23 April 2015, 10:15-10:45 hrs



ARABTERM.ORG is a four-language, online technical dictionary for the Arab world, jointly produced by the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organisation (ALECSO) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

The dictionary is the product of a BMZ-funded regional project, which has been implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) since 2008, in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut. As an independent project, it builds on the measures to standardise the use of Arabic technical terms that have been implemented on behalf of ALESCO by the Rabat-based Arabisation Coordination Bureau (BCA).

Standardisation measures are subject to approval by the Arabisation Conferences which are regularly arranged by ALECSO and which bring together language academies and education ministries of Arab League Member States.

The ARABTERM technical dictionary is to be publicly accessible and categorised according to sectors, so that terms can be translated consistently from and into Arabic in textbooks, curricula, technical manuals and other technical texts. The first volume on automotive technology was made available in May 2010 and is available free for all users at the website www.arabterm.org. A volume on the water sector was released in the summer of 2011. Volumes on renewable energy, electrical engineering, the textile sector and transport and traffic are available since 2014.

User involvement is actively encouraged. An interactive discussion forum allows users to exchange information about language problems within the various technical disciplines, as well as to propose additions or clarifications. These discussions and suggestions form the basis of an annual data review by the participating Arab-German trade groups.

Contact Information

Contact Person:
Mr. Guido Zebisch, Project Coordinator

Mail Address: ARABTERM, Bureau de la GIZ au Maroc, 2, Avenue Tour Hassan, BP 433, 10000 RABAT, MOROCCO

Telephone: +212 (0) 537 77 92 32

E-mail: guido.zebisch(at)giz.de

Website: www.arabterm.org