Arabic Language & Culture Programs for Schools
We partner with the British Council to offer grants to schools to introduce or expand provision for Arabic and work toward offering Arabic on the curriculum. We want Arabic to be a realistic choice for UK schools and a viable option for any student of any background to explore. All UK state schools are eligible to apply.
Arabic Teacher Councils
To support communities of practice and to make teachers feel less isolated (most schools and even areas have just one Arabic teacher), QFI provides funding for Arabic Teacher Councils in the regions where we work. We currently support the North West Teachers Council, hosted by Bolton Muslim Girls School, the West Yorkshire Teachers Council, hosted by Leeds University, the Arabic Teacher Council of the Northeast hosted by Success4All, the Midlands Arabic Teacher Council hosted by the Holte School and the Arabic Teachers Council in London and Southern England, hosted by Goldsmiths, University of London. We invite proposals from individuals and institutions in other regions in the UK to establish and run councils to meet, network, share resources, and ideas, and reach out to the wider community as advocates for the Arabic language and Arab culture.
Interested in establishing an Arabic Teacher Council in the UK? View the requirements below:
Classroom Resource Enrichment Grants
Classroom Resource Grants provide primary and secondary educators with up to £700 to purchase educational tools, resources, or experiences to further student exploration of the Arabic language and the Arab world. Current teachers of any subject who are working in or with primary or secondary schools in the UK are eligible to apply.
Teacher Professional Development Grants
QFI offers grants for up to £1,000 toward registration and costs associated with attending professional development events and opportunities that enhance teaching about the Arab world and Arab culture.