Effective Arabic Teaching Practices-Mahmoud Al-Batal

Contributed By: Connor Seidenschwarz
Language of Presentation: Arabic, English
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: 2015 QFI Arabic Summer Institute
Condition of Use: Fair Use for Education

This is session 5 of 10 of the 2015 Arabic Summer Institute by Qatar Foundation International. This is a discussion with the QFI Teacher Fellows of ACTFL Learning Outcomes about effective teaching practices. Led by Mahmoud Al-Batal, Professor of Arabic at the University of Texas at Austin.

-ACTFL Learning Outcomes
—Basis for curriculum development

-Philosophy behind material choice
—Why do you use the book you use?

-Framework for teaching goals and methods
—Why am I doing what I’m doing?

—A means of making the student responsible for their learning, preparation for class work

-3 Important Parts of Learning Process

-Teacher must play role of Coach/Facilitator
—Individual learning, encouragement

-Use of English in the Classroom
—Useful for instructions, grammar points, cultural points
—Should be limited

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