Language for Language Teachers:
Raising Awareness and Refreshing Knowledge
June 27 – July 1, 2011
The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Scholarships and stipends are available
Deadline for scholarship application forms: Friday April 29, 2011
Led by Muhammad Eissa, Ph.D., University of Chicago.
The purpose of this one-week, 40-hour, intensive summer institute is to raise the awareness of K-16 teachers of Arabic as a foreign/second language about the challenges of using the target language in the classroom and refreshing their own knowledge of structural/grammatical rules of Arabic language. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their own language knowledge and the delivery styles they apply in classroom instruction. They will examine the degree of suitability to the levels they teach and raise their own awareness of adjusting the target language use to meet the strategies of making their input comprehensible.
By the end of the institute, teachers will have a refreshed, explicit understanding of the intricacies of the simple, yet most important, linguistic features of Arabic. They will gain an understanding of how to contextualize structure in standards-based, communication-oriented classroom instruction.
Eligibility & Admission
The program will admit a total of 24 participants and it is open to K-12 and university teachers of Arabic as a foreign/second language of all grades and levels. It is open to native and non-native speakers as well as teachers with more and less formal education in the Arabic language.
This institute will especially be valuable to teachers of Arabic who have not had the opportunity to study Arabic language as a subject in college, or who have limited experience using Arabic as the target language in their classrooms.
Applicants will need to submit a C.V. and an application form. The stipends will be awarded on a competitive basis.
The intensive, five-day workshop is a residential program and will be held from Monday, June 27 through Friday, July 1. It will run daily from approximately 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. More hours will be spent in the evenings to prepare homework assignments and research.
The tuition fee for attending the workshop is $250. Free tuition is available, and will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
The institute will be held on the main campus of The George Washington University, in downtown Washington, D.C. Out-of-town participants in need of accommodation may reside at area hotels within the vicinity of the campus. On-campus housing may be an option. Instructional materials, breakfast, and coffee will be provided daily.
For more information, please contact the NCLRC (attn: Mr. Anup P. Mahajan, Executive Director) at:
Telephone: (202) 973-1086
There are more NCLRC teacher training summer institutes you may be interested in. For more information or to register, please contact our office or visit this link: http://nclrc.org/profdev/nclrc_inst_pres/summer_inst.html