Arabic Immersion Institute 2020

In collaboration with language experts and partner universities, QFI organized the Arabic Immersion Institute for Arabic language teachers, to enhance pedagogy and support curriculum development during the unprecedented times of the COVID-19 pandemic. These workshops included best practices in curriculum planning, remote language learning, and proficiency-based assessment.

Learn more about immersion-based learning and access resources from the Institute below.

Reviewing the Online Modules for Immersion

Dr. Myriam Met goes over some key concepts shared for the Immersion classroom while giving an opportunity for teachers to think about incorporating this in the virtual classroom given COVID-19 and the uncertainty of returning to the classroom in the fall.

The Arabic Can-Dos in-action!

Naglaa Elbadawi reviews the Arabic Can-Do statements while also showing example videos of what to do/not to do in the classroom. This presentation also includes several exercises that you can do with your students either virtually or in-person come Fall 2020.

GLAD Strategies to incorporate in your Arabic Immersion Classroom

Join Amany Attar, a certified GLAD teacher and an Arabic teacher for over 16 years for her favorite strategies and techniques to incorporate GLAD into the Immersion Arabic classroom. The following video includes demos with the participants as well as resources to use.

Little Ducky: A New Reading Program for Novice Learners

Rawia Elmalik presents on her own “Little Ducky” reading program for Arabic novice learners and how to ensure that your students remember sounds, letters, words and can start using sentences with a 36-week school program. All it takes is 15 minutes a day!

Core Instructional Strategies Activity

Mimi Met and Dawn Samples co-lead an activity using what was learned in the asynchronous sessions on Core Instructional Strategies and how to use it to best prepare for the start of the school year.

Learning Goals First, Technology Second

Georges Chahwan takes an in-depth look at Zoom and Google Classroom in preparation for continued distance learning for Arabic Immersion schools.

Familiarizing yourself with the STAMP 4Se

Aziz with AVANT walks through the STAMP 4Se proficiency assessment and the basics of what your students can expect when logging to test their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.

Deep Dive on the Stamp 4Se Data

Please join Dawn Samples as she goes over how to analyze data from the STAMP 4Se using a clear and concise protocol for students, teachers and administration/districts to identify strengths and weaknesses in language immersion learning.

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