Marhaba: QFI To Convene Language Educators At Annual Arabic Summer Institutes

QFI will bring together 48 Arabic language educators to focus on curriculum development, idea sharing and continued learning opportunities and professional development.

This summer, Qatar Foundation International (QFI) will host three professional development institutes, known as the Arabic Summer Institute, with forty eight teachers of Arabic in three cities across the United States.

QFI’s Arabic Summer Institute provides an opportunity for teachers of Arabic to come together and discuss pedagogy, curriculum development and cultural awareness in the classroom.

The institute for middle and high school teachers will be hosted in partnership with the Arab American National Museum, in Dearborn, Michigan from August 1-5. Fifteen middle and high school teachers from QFI-supported schools in the U.S. and Canada will convene in Dearborn and learn more about integrating the teaching of Arab culture in the Arabic language classroom. QFI’s most experienced teachers will also be leading sessions for their peers, and participating teachers will have dedicated time each day for curriculum development.

A new addition this year, the Elementary School and Immersion Summer Institute, will be held in New York City on August 1-3. QFI is bringing eighteen Arabic elementary school and Arabic immersion teachers and administrators to New York City for the three-day workshop. Attendees will include teachers from Houston, New York City, Los Angeles and Edmonton, Canada.

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