Operating since 2009, Qatar Foundation International (QFI) is an educational organization committed to advancing Arabic language teaching and learning. QFI supports innovative, research-based Arabic language programs in state funded primary and secondary schools and works to increase access to Arabic instruction for educators and students around the world.
The QFI vision is to transform the paradigm of Arabic language education in schools through fostering best practices.
Our Approach to Arabic Language Education
The QFI approach to Arabic language education is based on over ten years experience in the field of language learning. Our expertise lies in worldwide collaboration with state-funded primary and secondary level schools to identify and support their needs for an Arabic language education.
QFI Supports the Arabic Language Education Community through:
Grantmaking for state-funded primary and secondary school Arabic programs
Curating and providing access for teachers to high quality Arabic education resources
Building and funding professional development, training, and networks for Arabic language teachers
Initiating and supporting Arabic education research in partnership with universities across the world
Providing teachers and their students with opportunities to engage in cross-cultural and interdisciplinary Arabic education programs
Advancing the use of the four key modes of communication in the classroom: interpersonal, interpretive, presentational, and intercultural
Where QFI Works
The QFI operational headquarters are in Washington, DC, United States. QFI currently supports programs in Austria, Canada, Germany, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.