If you are a teacher, you must be a member of at least one mailing lists. Here are some of the well known and active mailing lists for professionals in the field of Arabic language education and related fields.
ARABIC-L is a mailing list for Arabic Language Teaching professionals, currently administered by the University of Leeds (prior to that it was administered by Prf. Dilworth Parkinson from Brigham Young University)
To subscribe: send a message to Arabicemail@example.com
To contact the person managing the list: firstname.lastname@example.org
Arabic Network (JISCmail)
Arabic Network (JISC) is a discussion list for teachers of Arabic working secondary, higher and further education.
The Modern Languages Centre at the University of Huddersfield is looking for an Arabic tutor for the 2021-22 academic year. This is a PTHP, term time only post. We are a small centre with a friendly team providing a variety of languages to students, staff and the general public. For more details and to express your interest please contact Vickie Sala Arslan, Languages Coordinator email@example.com
If you’re a language teacher using technology, keep this “Skills Pyramid” in mind … Both technical know-how and pedagogical knowledge are key skills to acquire and nurture in today’s technology-driven education. Skills Pyramid (Hampel & Stickler 2005)
Specific technical competence for the software
Dealing with constraints and possibilities of the medium
Facilitating communicative competence
Creativity & choice
Skills Pyramid (Hampel & Stickler 2005)
Source: Hampel, R. & Stickler, U. (2005). New Skills for new classrooms. Training tutors to teach languages online. In CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning). 18 (4). pp. 311 – 326.
Event: Digital transformation of Arabic Language Learning and Teaching: Post Pandemic Implications
Date: December 18th-19th, 2021
Organiser: The Department of Arabic Language Instruction (ALI) and The Department of Applied LinguisticsTeaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL) In Collaboration with Leiden University Language Learning Resource Centre (LLRC) Announce The Fourth Biennial International Conference
OERabic Cards are a free set of printable and digital visual signs designed to help teachers and learners – and any remote participant – to communicate easily and visually (using visual clues) during teaching sessions online.
There’s a lot of advice and guidelines about teaching and learning online in the context of Covid19, which could be overwhelming sometimes, especially for teachers new to this area. The following checklists are basically a summary of top tips and recommendations (drawn from my personal experience in the field) as well utilising key findings from relevant literature. Feel free to copy them to your workspace in Notion and use them as a quick reference when teaching online.
I very much welcome your suggestions and contributions to the checklists. The lists will remain open drafts for editing and improvements.
To download the checklist for personal use, go to: