NVIC also offers short courses. This year, we offer courses on Language teaching, Urban Studies, Political Studies, and Islamic art and architecture. The courses are meant for students from Dutch, Flemish and foreign universities, and some for professionals. Each course is set up to make maximal use of what Cairo and Egypt offer: guest lecturers from Egypt, excursions and interviews with experts ensure that the course goes beyond knowledge from books and provides a first-hand experience. You will get the chance to explore a fantastic city and to broaden your professional network through contacts with experts and fellow students. The ECTS credits will have to be delivered by your own institution, so please contact your own university early to arrange for this.
This 5 ECTS methodological course on Teaching Arabic to non-native speakers is a blended course that combines the practical aspects of teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL) with its underlying linguistic theories.
The course will start with a theoretical background on methods of teaching foreign languages and their underlying linguistic theories before moving to the practical aspects of teaching the four language skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking). In addition, it will focus on a number of important questions confronting the teacher of Arabic as a foreign language:
• How to teach vocabulary and grammar?
• How to design a syllabus?
• How to write a lesson plan?
Sunday 7 July – Monday 15 July 2013 (Friday 12 July 2013: day off)
Instructor: Adel Abdelmoneim and various guest lecturers.
- To help the participants enhance their teaching skills based on recent research on foreign language teaching.
- To familiarize participants with different approaches and methods for teaching foreign languages in general and Arabic in particular.
- To provide participants with knowledge of key concepts and recent discussions regarding the process of teaching Arabic to non-native speakers.
- To familiarize the participants with strategies-based learning.
- To discuss strategies for feedback and evaluation of the various skills in an Arabic as a Foreign Language class.
- To help participants to note the challenges that face teachers of Arabic today.
The course will be interactive; the instructor will introduce a topic, and the participants will discuss it based on readings and their own teaching experiences. The course will also contain a practical part, in which every participant will be required to teach a class in each of the four language skills, and to design a syllabus and lesson plan for a course of his/her choice. Click here for the provisional course schedule.
The course is taught in English and Arabic.
The course is aimed at teachers with varying levels of experience in Arabic Language teaching who are interested in developing their teaching skills in the framework of the latest trends in language teaching. A BA in Arabic Studies (or similar) is required.
The teaching materials will consist of an extensive reader that will be distributed to the participants before the start of the course. For every session, the participants will be required to read a number of articles that will be discussed in class. Every participant is also invited to bring his/her own teaching materials for discussion purposes.
600 Euro for participants affiliated to institutions supporting the NVIC
650 Euro for non-affiliated participants
The costs of the course will have to be paid in full before the start of the course. Bank details will be given upon registration.
Each participant will receive a certificate at the end of the course. The course equals 6 ECTS credits. If the participant wants to validate the course at his/her home university as part of the study program, an ECTS “transcript of Records” will be provided. Participants are requested to check in advance with their home institutions if additional documents are required for recognition and validation of the ECTS records.