Teacher-Training Portfolio

1-day training event delivered to teachers from the
BATJ (British Association for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language), 8 Dec 2018

Over the past 12 years, I have continuously contributed to staff training and professional development locally within Scotland, nationally and internationally. The training I delivered is mainly focused on the effective use of educational technology in language education, which is targeted to teachers of MFL (Modern Foreign Languages) and LCTL (Less commonly Taught Languages).

  • To date, I’ve designed and delivered 29 events/workshops (in total):
    • 2-4h training: 9 events
    • 1-day training: 12 events
    • 2-day training: 7 events
    • 4-day training: 1 event
  • Delivered to 490 participants (primarily teachers) including:
    • 15 students enrolled on MSc Advanced Arabic
    • 23 colleagues/language teachers from LLC (IMES, DELC & Asian Studies)

To date, I have designed and delivered the following training events:

2021

Training Workshop | “I See What You Mean”: Training teachers to become competent in visual teaching & learning in the Arabic classroom

  • Event: BATA Inaugural International Conference
  • Location: 24 & 25 June 2021, Online
  • Organiser: The British Association of Teachers of Arabic (BATA) and the University of Leeds

2019

1-day Training Workshop: 4Ts (Tried & Tested Tips To… Teach Arabic with Technology)

  • Date: 3 Sep 2019
  • Organised by:  Training Workshop
  • No of Trainees: 8
  • Location: Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, U. of Exeter
  • Participants: Teachers of Arabic

2018

1-day Training Course: 4Ts for Reading! Tried & Tested Tips To … Teaching Reading with Technology Within and Beyond the Language Classroom

1-day Training Workshop: Teaching Arabic With Technology: Essential Skills & Tools

  • Date: Jun 2017
  • Event: Teacher-Training Programme for PG Students in the MSc Advanced Arabic
  • Organised by: IMES, U. of Edinburgh
  • No of Trainees: 7

2017

2h Training Workshop: Using Visuals to Empower Language Learning & Teaching

  • Date: Jan 2017
  • Conference: 9th Arabic Language & Culture Conference, British Council
  • Organised by: British Council, London
  • No of Trainees: 16

1-day Training Workshop: Teaching Arabic With Technology: Essential Skills & Tools

  • Date: Jun 2017
  • Event: Teacher-Training Programme for PG Students in the MSc Advanced Arabic
  • Organised by: IMES, U. of Edinburgh
  • No of Trainees: 8

2016

1-day Training Course: Teaching Japanese with Technology Within and Beyond the Classroom

2015

2-day Training Course: Teaching Arabic w/ Technology

1-day Training Course: Teaching Arabic w/ Technology

1-day Training Course: Teaching Arabic w/ Technology

  • Date: 7 Jun 2015
  • Location: Liverpool, UK
  • Organised by: Al-Gazali Multicultural Centre, Liverpool
  • Participants: Teachers of Arabic and Islamic Studies
  • No of Trainees: 30

2-day Training Course: Teaching Arabic w/ Technology

  • Date: 17-18 Jun 2015
  • Location: U. Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Organised by: CASAW(Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World), U. Edinburgh
  • Participants: Teachers and lecturers of Arabic language in HE (US &UK)
  • No of Trainees: 6

3h Workshop: Teaching MFL Vocabulary w/ Technology

2h Training Workshop: Student-Generated Learning Resources

2013

2-day Intensive Course: Essential e-Learning Skills for Language Teachers

  • Date: Jan 2013
  • Location: U. of Edinburgh
  • Organised by: CASAW(Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World)
  • Participants: Teachers of Arabic at the U. of Edinburgh and other UK institutions
  • No of Trainees: 5

4-day Training Course: Essential eLearning Skills for Arabic Language Teachers

  • Date: 7-10 Jan 2013
  • Organised by: Arabic for Non-Native Speakers Centre, U. of Qatar
  • Location: University of Qatar
  • Participants: Teachers of Arabic language and literature at the U. of Qatar
  • No of Trainees: 8

2h Training Workshop: Using Technology in Teaching Foreign Language

  • Date: Nov 2013
  • Event: 7th Annual Conference for Arabic Language and Culture
  • Organised by: British Council, London
  • Participants: Conference Delegates
  • No of Trainees: 15

2012 

2h Training Workshop: eLearning  & Technology for Arabic Teachers, Arabic Language & Culture in Schools Conference

  • Date: 26 Oct 2012
  • Organised by: Association for Language Learning and the British Council
  • Location: Dulwich College (South London), UK
  • Participants: Conference Delegates
  • No of Trainees: 30

4h Training Workshop: Using Free Audio Online tools to Enhance Learning and Teaching in Languages

  • Date15 Jun 2012
  • Organised by: London Metropolitan University
  • LocationLondon Metropolitan University, UK
  • Participants: Teachers of Modern Foreign Languages
  • No of Trainees: 20

4h Training Workshop: Podcasting and Videocasting

2-day Intensive Course: Essential e-Learning Skills for Language Teachers

  • Date: Sep 2012
  • Organised by: CASAW(Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World), U. of Edinburgh
  • Location: U. of Edinburgh
  • Participants: Teachers of Arabic and Urdu in HE from the UK and abroad
  • No of Trainees: 8

2011

1-day Training Workshop: Creating e-Flashcards for Language Learning and Teaching: Past, Present and Future

  • Date:27 Jan 2011
  • Organised by: e-Learning symposium 2011, LLAS (Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies)
  • LocationUniversity of Southampton, UK
  • Participants: Teachers of Modern Foreign Languages
  • No of Trainees: 7

1-day Training Course: Essential eLearning Skills for Arabic Language Teachers

1-day Training Course: Essential eLearning Skills for MFL Language Teaching

  • Date: Apr 2011
  • Organised by: Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies (IMES), U. of Edinburgh
  • Location: University of Edinburgh
  • Participants: Teachers of Arabic, Persian & Turkish from IMES
  • No of Trainees: 6

2-day Intensive Course: Essential e-Learning Skills for Language Teachers

  • Date: Feb 2011
  • Organised by: CASAW(Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World), U. of Edinburgh
  • Location: Goldsmiths University, London
  • Participants: Teachers of Arabic in HE and Primary/Secondary Schools from the UK and abroad
  • No of Trainees: 7

2-day Intensive Course: Essential e-Learning Skills for Language Teachers

  • Date: Jul 2011
  • Organised by: CASAW(Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World), U. of Edinburgh
  • Location: U. of Edinburgh
  • Participants: Teachers of Arabic in Primary/Secondary and HE from the UK and abroad
  • No of Trainees: 12

2010

2h Training Workshop: Essential eLearning Skills and Resources for Creative Language Teaching

  • Date: Nov 2010
  • Organised by: SSAT (Specialist Schools and Academies Trust), London
  • Location: U. of Bradford
  • Participants: Teachers of Arabic in HE & Primary/Secondary Schools from the UK
  • No of Trainees: 25

1-day Workshop: eLearning Skills for Language Teachers

  • Date: Aug 2010
  • Event: Communicative Teaching Approach to Foreign Language Instruction: 5-day Intensive Course
  • Organised by: CASAW(Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World), U. of Edinburgh
  • Location: British Council, London, UK
  • Participants: Teachers of Arabic
  • No of Trainees: 13

1-day Training Course: Essential e-Learning Skills for Community Language Teachers

  • Date: Nov 2010
  • Organised by: Lincolnshire School Improvement Service, Arabic School For All (ASFA)
  • Location: Lincoln, UK
  • Participants: Teachers of Arabic in Primary/Secondary & Supplementary Schools
  • No of Trainees: 16

1-day Training Course: Essential e-Learning Skills for Community Language Teachers

  • Date: Sep 2010
  • Organised by: Community Language Teacher Development Day, Westway Development Trust
  • Location: London, UK
  • Participants: Teachers of Arabic in Primary/Secondary & Supplementary  Schools
  • No of Trainees: 23

2-day Intensive Course: Essential e-Learning Skills for Language Teachers

  • Date: Jul 2010
  • Location: Goldsmiths College, U. of London
  • Organised by: CASAW(Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World) in collaboration w/ Goldsmiths College, U. of London
  • Participants: Teachers of Arabic language in HE and Schools
  • No of Trainees: 15

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