Netherlands, Cairo (Egypt)

Teaching Arabic as Foreign Language

when 1 June 2016 - 9 June 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 ECTS
fee EUR 600

The TAFL course is an intensive course devoted to the methodology of teaching Arabic to non-native speakers. It addresses both the practical aspects of teaching Arabic as a foreign language and the underlying linguistic and cognitive processes.

The course will start with theories of second-language acquisition and a theoretical background on methods of teaching foreign languages, before moving to the practical aspects of teaching the four language skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking). In addition, it will focus on a number of important questions confronting the teacher of Arabic as a foreign language, such as teaching grammar, designing a syllabus, and writing lesson plans.

Target group

The course is aimed at (future) teachers of Arabic with varying levels of experience (teaching experience not required), who are interested in developing and enhancing their teaching skills in the framework of the latest trends in foreign language teaching. A BA in Arabic Studies (or similar) is required.

Course aim

• To help the participants enhance their teaching skills based on recent research on foreign language teaching.
• To familiarize participants with different approaches and methods for teaching foreign languages in general and Arabic in particular.
• To provide participants with knowledge of key concepts and recent discussions regarding the process of teaching Arabic to non-native speakers.
• To familiarize the participants with strategy-based learning.
• To discuss strategies for feedback and evaluation of the various skills in an Arabic as a Foreign Language class.
• To help participants to note the challenges teachers of Arabic face today.

Fee info

EUR 600: Participants affiliated to institutions supporting NVIC get a EUR 50 discount.