Teaching Arabic as a Foreign language
This certificate is a 60-hour pre-service certificate of intensive Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and Spoken Arabic of Cairo (SAC). This hands-on teacher training program introduces Arabic language instructors to best practices, knowledge and skills in the areas of communicative teaching, learner-centered approach, active learning, lesson planning, presentation skills, language acquisition and production techniques, besides assessment of language proficiency and achievement level. The program is designed to provide trainees with intensive teaching practice sessions in order to develop self and peer assessment skills. The certificate discusses the following modules:
- Introduction: Principles and Concepts
- Teaching Methods and Skills
- Assessment and Practicum
- Micro-Teaching Practice(s)
- Applicants must be university graduates (a copy of the bachelor’s degree is required)
- Passing the Proficiency Test in Modern Standard Arabic (PTMSA).
- Successfully passing the Proficiency Test in the Spoken Arabic of Cairo (PTSAC) for non native speakers of Arabic.
- Applicants must have basic computer literacy
Career Certification in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (CCTAFL):
Introduction: Principles and Concepts
- Communication as the Objective for Learning and Learner-Centered Approach
- Learning Outcomes and the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
- Selecting and Connecting Textbooks to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
Teaching Methods and Skills
- Using instructional technology and multimedia in teaching Arabic as a foreign language
- Teaching methods and elicitation techniques
- Presentation skills and providing feedback
- Lesson planning: procedures and activities
- How to teach Arabic phonetics
- How to teach Arabic grammar and vocabulary
- How to teach reading, listening, writing and speaking
Assessment and Application
*One continuing education unit (CEU) equals 10 contact hours.
Students are assessed according to in and post-class activities.