There is a lack of guidance on how to approach language variation in teaching Arabic, especially for teachers who teach only in fuSHa for the purpose of passing formal examinations. This document directly addresses that gap by providing information on how to raise awareness of variation, including practical examples, specific to the UK context. You can read the full publication HERE.
Published in 2022, this paper discusses the evolving needs of Arabic language teachers in U.S. K-12 education. You can read the paper HERE.
The British Council and QFI commissioned research with Shift Insight to help build a better picture of Arabic teaching provision and explore the key drivers and barriers that exist to this. You can read the full report HERE.
FORWARD with Peers (FWP) is a 10-week program. Building on the success of a school-based behavioral health program designed to help students talk about their feelings and promote healthy living, the goal is to create a safe place to promote social and emotional learning (SEL) and build students’ toolset to achieve their academic, professional, and personal goals. Partnered with SALaMA, QFI supported the creation of the FWP Facilitation Guide. You can download the FWP Guide HERE.
This article investigates caregivers’ perceived experience as part of the first implementation of LENA Start for Arab American families in New York City, with particular attention to the children’s bilingual status as heritage speakers raised in marginalized communities within the United States. You can read the article HERE.