June 15, 2013

Workshop: Best Practices Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language

From http://www.utexas.edu/cola/progs/uteach/events/arabic-curriculum-workshop.php

Arabic Curriculum Workshop
Best Practices Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language
Using Thematic & Standards-Based Arabic Curriculum and Instructional Materials
Dr. Wafa Hassan, Arabic Flagship Program
August 12 & 13,
Hendrickson High School
Pflugerville, TX

This two-day workshop will discuss best practices teaching Arabic as a foreign language that include:

 Incorporating a thematic-based standards curriculum.
 Keeping all students engaged through learner-centered activities.
 Optimal use of Arabic in the classroom.
 Performance based assessment.

Teachers will receive FREE:

 A full curriculum of units and instructional materials, consisting of 32 thematic topics aligned with world language programs and developed with ACTFL proficiency guidelines in mind.
 A teacher’s guide to the objectives and activities for all units, ready for immediate use in their classrooms. These engaging, active learning activities support all skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture.
 Access to digital language drills that are aligned with the 32 topics and which students can access independently on their smart phones, computers, or iPads.

The presenter will provide examples of pedagogical strategies and performance assessment that ensure best practices in implementing the curriculum units. In this interactive workshop there will be ample time for exchanging ideas, asking questions, and sharing among all participants.

Limited to 30 participants; learn more and apply at http://www.utexas.edu/cola/progs/uteach/events/arabic-curriculum-workshop.php

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