Arabic Teacher Councils

Teaching Arabic is even more enjoyable when you have access to a community of practice. To support such communities, QFI has responded by helping to start and sustain Arabic Teacher Councils. Each council is locally organized. The sponsor organization works closely with its members to provide relevant programming and opportunities, such as workshops, seminars, financial support to attend local or regional conferences, and events to engage their students and community. If you join, you get to know other teachers, network, collaborate, build new skills, develop curriculum, and share your most innovative teaching approaches. Membership is open to all teachers of Arabic.

We currently support Arabic Teacher Councils in New York City, Chicago, Detroit, Greater Boston, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC. We are establishing teacher councils in the UK and Germany. Each council organizes activities throughout the school year. To join a council, learn about their activities, and participate in upcoming events, please visit these websites:

Chicago Arabic Teacher Council, hosted by University of Chicago
Michigan Arabic Teacher Council, hosted by GEE-Riverside
New York Arabic Teacher Council, hosted by Choate Rosemary Hall
Southern California Arabic Language Teacher Council, hosted by Occidental College
New England Arabic Teacher Council, hosted by the Five College Arabic Language Initiative
Washington, DC Teacher Council, hosted by George Washington University

How to Participate

Interested in starting an Arabic Teacher Council in the US, UK, or Germany? We’re eager to speak with you. Contact us at

Establish a Teacher Council in the U.K.

Interested in establishing an Arabic Teacher Council in the U.K.? View the 2020-2021 requirements below:

Invitation for Proposals