Spotlight: TII Summer Arabic Program

In June 2014, QFI partnered with the Language Center of the Translation and Interpreting Institute (TII), an institute of Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU), to offer 10 U.S. high school students studying Arabic an intensive three-week summer Arabic language program taking place in Doha, Qatar. The TII summer program aims to provide the students with a unique opportunity to continue their learning after the academic year comes to an end. Learn more here

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Let's Explore Arabic Alphabet

"Let’s Explore Arabic Alphabet" is an Interactive guide to the Arabic writing system written by QFI curriculum grantees Jawahar Khwaja and Shams Nelson. The book explores innovative teaching methods based on the latest findings of neuroscience, and modern digital technology that helps students to learn faster, remember longer, and actually enjoy the process. The book is available for download on iTunes

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Peers Educating Peers (PEP)

QFI joined the Center for Arts in Education at the Boston Arts Academy, for the Peers Educating Peers (PEP) exchange program. The PEP program engages students and teachers in Qatar and the United States in an effort to develop educational systems that foster lifelong learning and community engagement. Each of the students led classroom sessions on topics of their choosing, during which they had an opportunity to debate and discuss with their peers from different cultures.

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Teacher Initiative Grants

QFI awards Teacher Initiative Grants (TIG) to enhance Arabic programs and promote excellence in the classroom. Arabic teachers working in U.S. public or public charter schools may apply for funding to purchase books and materials; host cultural events or workshops; take students on field trips; or attend professional development conferences. Click below to view an example of a past recipient and project in our latest blog post, "Teaching Arabic Outside the Classroom." 

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Summer Arabic Programs

Qatar Foundation International is excited to announce support for student scholarship to study Arabic over the summer! QFI is funding scholarships for the Arabic summer programs at Middlebury Monterey Language Academy, Concordia Language Villages, and California State University-San Bernardino. Students do not need previous Arabic experience to apply.

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