Strategies for teaching Arabic through the communicative approach
Date(s) - 10/26/2020
10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
NSW - Community Languages Schools Program
About this Event
Participants will explore how explore how Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) can support learners develop communicative ability in the target language through classroom activities that mimic real-life language use. In this workshop, we will explore how we can teach Modern Standard Arabic through this approach, building on existing effective practices.
The workshop consists of four parts:
1) A brief overview of what CLT means in the Arabic language context
2) Strategies for applying CLT in the Arabic classroom, with sample activities
3) A hands-on group activity
4) Q & A
The workshop is facilitated by Dr. Nesrine Basheer, FHEA, an applied linguist and a pedagogy and curriculum specialist. She has been a Lecturer in the Department of Arabic Language and Cultures, University of Sydney, since 2015. She has a Diploma in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL) from the American University in Cairo, an MA in Applied Linguistics from Columbia University, and a PhD in Arabic Applied Linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr Basheer has over thirteen years of TAFL experience including at the University of Maryland, the University of Texas at Austin, and the United Nations.
Places are limited to two participants per school. Please register early to avoid disappointment. Once the limit is reached, names will be added to a waiting list for possible additional sessions.
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