Should culture be taught in the language classroom? What Arabic language resources are available to educators? Should teachers incorporate dialect into a Modern Standard Arabic curriculum? What does current research say about best practices in Arabic language education?
These questions represent just a few of the major discussions surrounding Arabic language pedagogy today. The answers to these questions can significantly impact students’ abilities to achieve proficiency in the target language.
In collaboration with experts, educators and researchers, QFI has curated a list of prominent topics to address at this year’s American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Annual Convention and World Languages Expo, of which QFI is a major sponsor. This event brings together thousands of language educators across all languages and levels for a comprehensive academic and professional development experience in Boston, Massachusetts, in November.
ACTFL provides an outstanding opportunity for educators to share resources and best practices while learning new teaching strategies and to build community with other Arabic teachers. QFI always has an engaging booth and a strong presence, presenting educational sessions and convening teachers for social events. Attendees can choose from multiple sessions each day addressing a range of topics, including cultural education, dual language immersion, virtual exchange, yoga and creative expression, and more.
Check out the full list here: Arabic Language Sessions
Are you attending ACTFL this year? Stop by our booth (#2011) to say hello and pick up a free tote bag, infographic, and more! We’d love to see you.
Can’t make it to ACTFL this year? Stay tuned on social media for conference highlights, and check out our research page to access the latest findings on Arabic language pedagogy: https://www.qfi.org/research/