Virtual Book Talk: Challenges in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language

7pm Cairo | 5pm London | 12pm New York. The registration link via Zoom will be available soon.

Join us for a virtual book discussion of Challenges in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language, an essential collection of empirical studies on the TAFL, and classroom experience by leading professionals in the field, with the co-editor of the book, Dalal Abo El Seoud, in conversation with contributors Heba Salem, Iman Soliman, and Shahira Yacout, Senior Instructors in the Department of Arabic Language Instruction at AUC.

The discussion will be on Tuesday, 11 June 2024 at 7pm Cairo Time (GMT +3) | 5pm London | 12pm New York.

Register to attend on Zoom

Livestreaming will be available through AUC Press Facebook page.

About the book:

Although teaching Arabic as a foreign language (TAFL) has grown inexorably in recent decades, there is a dearth of empirical research on the TAFL classroom experience. In this insightful volume, Dalal Abo El Seoud brings together up-to-date practice-based research and conceptual contributions by eighteen professionals in the field. These address a wide range of challenges in teaching Arabic as a foreign language and ways of overcoming them with a clear eye to twenty-first-century language-learning skills, which advocate communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity.

The chapters address curriculum design, teaching Arabic to non-English speakers, trends in the use of technology, motivating students, teaching Arabic language varieties, and teaching language skills. This volume will be an invaluable resource for teachers and teachers in training of TAFL and for scholars and researchers in the field.


Virtual Book Talk: Challenges of Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language