Recommended Books

for Arabic Language Teaching Professionals

Teaching and Learning Arabic As a Foreign Language

    • Get it from →  Amazon UK – Amazon US
    • Publication Date: 14 Oct 2013
    • 51zBuXQJ16LAuthor: Karin C. Ryding (Author), Roger Allen (Foreword)
    • About: This guide clearly and succinctly presents the basic tenets of teaching foreign languages specifically for Arabic teachers. Consolidating findings from second language acquisition (SLA) research and applied linguistics, it covers designing curricula, theory and methods, goals, testing, and research, and intersperses practical information with background literature in order to help teachers improve their teaching of Arabic as a foreign language (TAFL). 


Handbook for Arabic Language Teaching Professionals in the 21st Century


  • Publication Date: 6 Jun 2006
  • Author:  Kassem M. Wahba (Editor), Zeinab A. Taha (Series Editor), Liz England (Series Editor)
  • Get it from →  Amazon UK – Amazon US41cAmFLp5qL
  • About: This landmark volume offers an introduction to the field of teaching Arabic as a foreign or second language. Recent growth in student numbers and the demand for new and more diverse Arabic language programs of instruction have created a need that has outpaced the ability of teacher preparation programs to provide sufficient numbers of well-qualified professional teachers at the level of skill required. Arabic language program administrators anticipate that the increases in enrollment will continue into the next decades. 

The Teaching of Arabic as a Foreign Language: Issues and Directions (Al-Arabiyya Monograph)


  • Publication Date:  25 Jun 200841r+JgmdpEL
  • Author:  Mahmoud Al-Batal (Editor)
  • Get it from →  Amazon UK – Amazon US
  • About: This volume explores the realities and challenges of teaching Arabic as a foreign language. Distinguished contributors examine the state of the Arabic teaching profession, the institutional challenges in both US and study-abroad programs, the teaching of various skills, the varieties of Arabic and their relevance in the classroom, the uses of technology in the classroom, and testing. Published in 1995, the issues raised here remain mostly relevant today. Distributed for the American Association of Teachers of Arabic.





The Impact of Diglossia in Teaching and Learning Arabic: A Sociolinguistic Study of Language Use in Arabic Classrooms


  • Publication Date:  22 Dec 2014
  • Author:  Ibrahim Al-Huri (Author)
  • Get it from →  Amazon UK – Amazon US415iDfi73EL
  • About: Arabic diglossia has a great impact on the field of education in general and teaching Arabic in particular. The use of the vernacular in teaching Arabic certainly affects students’ linguistic performance and leads to poor proficiency. This book attempts to investigate the impact of diglossia in teaching and learning Arabic in Secondary Schools. It highlights the sociolinguistic phenomenon ‘diglossia’ with relation to education and its effect on education in general and teaching the Arabic course in particular. Recently, clear deficiencies have been noted in the students’ linguistic skills in all Arab schools, particularly at the secondary level. Some educationists attribute that lack of students’ linguistic performance to the language variety used by teachers in classroom, particularly those who are teaching the Arabic course.