Kalimat Open Source Arabic Educational Programing Language for Kids

1 Oct, 2011

When learning one of the common programming languages like C++, English language in most cases is a barrier for young Arab kids to learn software programing at a young age.

Kalimat comes to bridge the gap by offering an Arabic educational programing language for kids in which developers write the code using Arabic letters.

According to Mohammed Sayed, the language is easy to learn but provides enough features to allow for complex programs and it has attributes that are familiar to developers such as Object-oriented programming, Dynamic typing , Garbage collection and creating .exe files.

The language is open source freely available on Windows , Ubuntu 32-bit and Ubuntu 64-bit here is a book in Arabic to teach kids how to use Kalimat.

Update: Samy the author of Kalimat says ” Just wanted to tell people who downloaded the September 2011 edition: There’s a bug that prevents the creation of .exe files! I fixed it in the October edition, available now from the official site (http://www.kalimat-lang.com) or from http://code.google.com/p/kalimat/downloads”

This project is important and I would like to ask fellow developers to joins the community and further develop it and enhance it. It would also be very useful for Arab schools to add it to their curricula and teach it for kids at a young age.

The project is founded by Mohamed Samy from Egypt, many thanks for this great offer.

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  1. Mohamed Samy  |  October 2nd, 2011 at 5:46 AM #

    (I’m the author of the language)

    Just wanted to tell people who downloaded the September 2011 edition: There’s a bug that prevents the creation of .exe files! I fixed it in the October edition, available now from the official site (http://www.kalimat-lang.com) or from http://code.google.com/p/kalimat/downloads

  2. Kalimat  |  October 2nd, 2011 at 2:39 PM #

    Congrats on the launch Mohamed.

    Speaking of Kalimat, we launched our iPhone app Kalimat back in February.

    It’s a really addictive (shameless plug :) ) word game that can be played in either Arabic or English.

    Further details can be found over at http://kalim.at

    There’s a Lite version (FREE) to get a taste of Kalimat available here http://itunes.com/apps/kalimatlite AND the Premium version is available here http://itunes.com/apps/kalimat

    Hope you like it and good luck again with your project : )

  3. Jamal  |  October 10th, 2011 at 2:04 PM #

    Great to know. I also found a nice & free Arabic dictionary for iPhone and iPad. It might be helpful for student also.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/arabic-dictionary-free/id400273783?mt=8

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