With Speed into the Digital Classroom: Teaching Arabic Today

*This webinar is hosted in the German language.

Expolingua and QFI were pleased to host an interactive online seminar for Arabic educators entitled, “With Speed into the Digital Classroom: Teaching Arabic Today“

In this online seminar, panelists discuss the impact of COVID-19 on teaching Arabic, as well as strategies to teach Arabic online. Examples and suggestions are based on current research in the field and knowledge gained during the first month of teaching Arabic online. It allows educators to learn more about the challenges of teaching Arabic online to pupils in Germany – which tools can we use and what are the challenges?


Four experts discuss their specific set-ups for teaching primary and secondary school-children, university students, and adults online.

  • Simone Britz, Arabic teacher at the German Foreign Office, Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), and the German-Arabic Friendship Society (DAFG);
  • Aicha Hamdani, Arabic teacher at the Intercultural Waldorfschool in Berlin;
  • Dr. Peter Konerding, Arabic lecturer at Bamberg University;
  • Shahir Nashed, Arabic teacher at Salzmannschule, a language school for gifted children in the federal state of Thuringia.

Specifically, this session will provide the following:

  • An overview of online teaching tools, especially for teaching Arabic;
  • A discussion of the challenges of teaching Arabic online;
  • Recommendations for different online platforms and materials that can be used to promote all four skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking), encourage collaboration and provide feedback.

This session was organized together with Expolingua, a German-based conference organizer for teaching modern foreign languages in Germany, and Qatar Foundation International.

Webinar Details: This online seminar took place on Friday, May 8th at 3:00 pm EST/3:00 pm GMT+1

Audience: Arabic language educators, especially primary and secondary level.

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