Connecting Language, Culture & Content (Part 1)

Contributed By: Connor Seidenschwarz
Language of Presentation: Arabic
Media Format: Streaming Video
School Level: College/University, Elementary, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Qatar Foundation International
Author: Arabic Language and Culture Program - Qatar Foundation International
Collection: QFI K-12 Teacher Methods Course
Condition of Use: Fair Use for Education

This is part 1 of 10 of the K-12 Arabic Teacher Methods Course held by Qatar Foundation International and Concordia Language Villages. Led by Dr. Salah Ayari, Instructional Associate Professor of Arabic and Arabic Studies at Texas A&M University. The session is divided as follows:

Language and content
ACTFL National standards- Standard 3 (Connections)
Example: Food. What is balance between content and language in lesson on food? Meal times, types of foods, meal phrases, preparing food…
Flaws in focusing on grammar
Connecting content with student interest
Teaching content through activities
Choosing appropriate grammar to teach content

“Food Facts and Stories” video with Mr. Pedini- TPRS:…

Qatar Foundation International, LLC is a grant-making not-for-profit organization located in Washington, DC focused on connecting cultures for greater global good. The Arabic Language and Culture Program aims to increase the quality and quantity of Arabic programs in K-12 public and public charter schools in the Americas. For more informtion, please visit >

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