Musings on Teachers Being Mad!

Teachers should be mad from time to time.

Being mad means …

… being creative, innovative, and inventive

… being a rebel

… acting and thinking outside the box

… breaking the rules occasionally

… coming up with ideas, practices, and approaches that were never tested before

… being brave to try something new that might or might not work

… acting from “What if”

… stepping back and asking oneself “What if there is a simpler and better way to teach?”

… being spontaneous, unplanned, and off-the-cuff

ditching that textbook (1) and creating your own unique teaching resources

… ditching that lesson plan to attend to your students’ questions and needs

… being an artful educator (2)

… being experimental, unorthodox, and unconventional from time to time

… being playful by nurturing a playful learning environment

… taking creative risks

… embracing failures as valuable learning opportunities

… being courageous to be rubbish (3)

… embracing imperfection

… challenging the status quo

putting yourself on the hook (4)

… being fearless, daring, and venturous

Being a MAD teacher means being able to Make A Difference to your students

Being mad is a good thing after all!

Being a mad teacher means being able to Make A Difference (MAD) to your students

References

(1) Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your Classroom, by Matt Miller (2015)

(2) The Artful Educator: Creative, Imaginative and Innovative Approaches to Teaching, by Sue Cowley (2017)

(3) Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, by Greg McKeown (2014)

(4) Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? How to drive your career and create a remarkable future, by Seth Godin (2018)

Photo Credit: Prostock-studio (freepik.com)

Whoever humbles himself for God, shall be raised (من تواضع لله رفعه الله)

7 Recommended Readings on … Writing Skills for Learners of Arabic

Publication DatePublicationFind out More
2012Developing Writing Skills in ArabicRead more
2021How to Write in Arabic: Developing Your Academic Writing StyleRead more
1995The Connectors in Modern Standard ArabicRead more
2013A to Z of Arabic-English-Arabic TranslationRead more
2013Uktub Al-‘Arabiya: Beginners Writing Skills in Modern Standard Arabic (Beginners)Read more
2014Uktub Al-‘Arabiya: Intermediate Writing Skills in Modern Standard ArabicRead more
2012Uktub Al-‘Arabiya: Writing Skills in Modern Standard Arabic (Advanced)Read more
2010The Grammar and Writing Guide: Arabic A-LevelRead more
2018THE WRITING GUIDE: Arabic GCSE Based on EDEXCEL SPECIFICATIONRead more
1999Arabic Writing for StyleRead more
2005Using Arabic: A Guide to Contemporary Usage Read more

Part of “The Arabic Learner’s Writing Toolkit” series. To find out more about this series, go to → 7 Things to learn

7+ Ways to say … “Please, accept my condolences” in Arabic (S)

7+ Idiomatic Phrases to use when talking about… Death in Arabic

Part of “The Arabic Learner’s Writing Toolkit” series. To find out more about this series, go to → 7 Things to learn

Events Calendar

Conferences, training workshops, symposia and similar events on Arabic language education and related fields . Updated regularly as and when events are advertised.

If you know of other events that should be added to this calendar, please feel free to share them in the comments section

2021


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

Conference in Innovation in language teaching and learning

  • 11 – 12 November 2021
  • 7 June 2021 Deadline for submitting abstract

ICALR 2021: International Conference on Arabic Language and Rhetoric

  • Date: August 05-06, 2021
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

BATA Inaugural International Conference

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

A Small Symposium on “New Trends in Arabic Language and Literacy Teaching

  • Organiser: The Education Unit of ATINER
  • Date : 17-20 May 2021
  • Location: Athens, Greece

ICAIS 2021: International Conference on Arabic and Islamic Studies

  • Date: April 22-23, 2021
  • Location: ONLINE, New York, United States

The 3rd Biennial Arabic Language Teaching & Learning in the UK Higher Education Conference

  • Organiser: Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies conference
  • Date: 8 – 9 April 2021
  • Location: Online (Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies)
  • Call for Papers: The deadline for submissions to the 3rd Biennial Arabic Language Teaching & Learning in the UK Higher Education Conference is 12:00 am (GMT) on Saturday 19th December 2020

“العربية: أسئلة في الجذور والافاق”

  • Event: “العربية: أسئلة في الجذور والافاق”
  • Date : اليوم: الساعة ١٢:٣٠ ظهرا (الدوحة)
  • Organsier: د. منتصر الحمد – جامعة قطر


1. هل العربية شريفة أم مشرفة
2. الاصل السامي للغة والخط العربيين
3. هل ستصمد امام العولمة والعمالة الوافدة والعربيزي وغيرها.
4. مأسسة العربية باعتبارها راس مال بشري


محاضرات معرض الكتاب الإفتراضي – اللغة العربية: الجموع الأصيلة

7+ Ways to say I Can, I Should & I Should have in Arabic (Modalities)

7+ Dramatic Headlines in Arabic about The 2021 Suez Canal Crisis أزمة قناة السويس

Headlines

Letter Sheen | “I’m Charlie ___ and the only thing I’m addicted to …” | A wee Introduction to Arabic Letters (Using English Words & Rhymes)

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Letter Ghayn | “As the saying goes : No pain, no gain” | A wee Introduction to Arabic Letters (Using English Words & Rhymes)

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Letter Seen | “Haven’t seen you in while …” | A wee Introduction to Arabic Letters (Using English Words & Rhymes)

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Letter Jeem | “If you want to get in shape… “ | A wee Introduction to Arabic Letters (Using English Words & Rhymes)

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Letter Sheen | “He is an American actor….” | A wee Introduction to Arabic Letters (Using English Words & Rhymes)

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Letter Saad | “Sod is another synonym for turf” | A wee Introduction to Arabic Letters (Using English Words & Rhymes)

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Letter Meem | “ I was a meme like the letter before the Internet!”

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Letter Ayn | “Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone” | A wee Introduction to Arabic Letters (Using English Words & Rhymes)

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Letter Daal | “I’m a children’s author …” | A wee Introduction to Arabic Letters (Using English Words & Rhymes)

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Letter Seen | “Have you seen the crime scene?” | A wee Introduction to Arabic Letters (Using English Words & Rhymes)

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Letter Raa’ | “The animals went in two by two …” | A wee Introduction to Arabic Letters (Using English Words & Rhymes)

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Letter Taa’ | The Arabic alphabet is so friendly… A wee Introduction to Arabic Letters (Using English Words & Rhymes)

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Letter Laam| “Mary had a little lamb …” | A wee Introduction to Arabic Letters (Using English Words & Rhymes)

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Letter Noon | “I like to take my afternoon naps” | A wee Introduction to Arabic Letters (Using English Words & Rhymes)

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Letter Waaw | “When I saw you, I was like wow!” | A wee Introduction to Arabic Letters (Using English Words & Rhymes)

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Letter Meem | “Arabic has all the best memes” | A wee Introduction to Arabic Letters (Using English Words & Rhymes)

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Letter Kaaf | “A baby cow is called a calf” | A wee Introduction to Arabic Letters (Using English Words & Rhymes)

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Letter Baa’ | “Baa, Baa black sheep, Have you any wool?” | A wee Introduction to Arabic Letters (Using English Words & Rhymes)

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A wee Introduction to Arabic Letters | Using English Words & Rhymes

1Letter Bā’ (ب)“Baa, Baa black sheep, Have you any wool?
2Letter Tā’ (ت)“The Arabic alphabet is so friendly… “
3Letter Jīm (ج)“If you want to get in shape… “
4Letter Dāl (د)“I’m a children’s author …”
5Letter Rā’ (ر)“The animals went in two by two …”
6Letter Sīn (س)“Haven’t seen you in while …”
7Letter Sīn (س)“Have you seen the crime scene?
8Letter Shīn (ش)“He is an American actor….
9Letter Shīn (ش)“I’m Charlie ___ and the only thing I’m addicted to …”
10Letter Sād (ص)“Sod is another synonym for turf
11Letter ʿayn (ع)“Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
12Letter Ghayn (غ)“As the saying goes : No pain, no gain
13Letter Rā’ (غ)“There’s a well-known river in Europe …”
14Letter Kāf (ك)A baby cow is called a calf
15Letter Lām (ل)“Mary had a little lamb …
16Letter Mīm (م)“I was a meme like the letter before the Internet!”
17Letter Mīm (م)“Arabic has all the best memes
18Letter Nūn (ن)“I like to take my afternoon naps
19Letter Wāw (و)“When I saw you, I was like wow!

Set #23 | Similar Sounding Consonants: Single ⇄ Double

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Set #22 | Short ⇄ Long Vowels (Damma vs, Waaw)

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Set #21 | Short ⇄ Long Vowels (Kasra ⇄ Yaa’)

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Set #20 | Short ⇄ Long Vowels (Fatha ⇄ Alif.)

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Set #19 | Similar Sounding Letters: Double يّ ⇄ Single ي

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Set #18 | Similar Sounding Letters: Consonant ي ⇄ Vowel ي

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Set #17 | Similar Sounding Letters: Consonant و ⇄ Vowel و

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Set #16 | Similar Sounding Letters: The Case of Alif (آ ⇄ أ)

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Set #15 | Similar Sounding Letters: The Case of Alif (ا ⇄ أ)

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Set #14 | Similar-Sounding Letters ( ك ⇄ ق)

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Set #13 | Similar-Sounding Letters ( س ⇄ ص)

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Set #12 | Similar-Sounding Letters ( ز ⇄ س )

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Set #11 | Similar-Sounding Letters ( ز ⇄ ظ )

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Set #10 | Similar-Sounding Letters ( ذ ⇄ ز)

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Set #09 | Similar-Sounding Letters ( ذ ⇄ ظ)

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Set #08 | Similar-Sounding Letters ( د ⇄ ض)

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Set #07 | Similar-Sounding Letters ( خ ⇄ غ)

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Set #06 | Similar-Sounding Letters ( ح ⇄ ع)

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Set #05 | Similar-Sounding Letters ( ح ⇄ ه)

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Set #04 | Similar-Sounding Letters ( ث ⇄ ص)

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Set #03 | Similar-Sounding Letters ( ث ⇄ س)

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Set #02 | Similar-Sounding Letters (ت ⇄ ط)

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Set #01 | Similar-Sounding Letters (أ ⇄ ع)

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Similar Sounding Letters in Arabic | Pronunciation Training Resource

Overview

The following is a comprehensive set of pronunciation drills of similar-sounding Arabic letters which highlight the contrast between strong/emphatic and light/non-emphatic sounds in Arabic. The examples in these drills are arranged in pairs and might sound very similar in pronunciation. Notice the different meanings of these words in the numbered “Key to Vocabulary ” without the need to memorise them at this stage.

How to use this resource?

  1. Practice reading these words aloud multiple times
  2. Pay close attention to the subtle difference in pronunciation between the letters/sounds in the right vs. the left column.
  3. Pair up with a study partner or a native speaker and practise reading the words together.
  4. Note down which sounds you are finding difficult and which ones require more practice. Discuss them with your teacher.

Archive

 Emphatic vs. Non-Emphatic Sounds
set #01Similar-Sounding Letters (أ vs. ع)
set #02Similar-Sounding Letters (ت vs. ط)
set #03Similar-Sounding Letters ( ث vs. س)
set #04Similar-Sounding Letters ( ث vs. ص)
set #05Similar-Sounding Letters ( ح vs. ه)
set #06Similar-Sounding Letters ( ح vs. ع)
set #07Similar-Sounding Letters ( خ vs. غ)
set #08Similar-Sounding Letters ( د vs. ض)
set #09Similar-Sounding Letters ( ذ vs. ظ)
set #10Similar-Sounding Letters ( ذ vs. ز)
set #11Similar-Sounding Letters ( ز vs. ظ )
set #12Similar-Sounding Letters ( ز vs. س )
set #13Similar-Sounding Letters ( س vs.ص)
set #14Similar-Sounding Letters ( ك vs. ق)
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 Similar Sounding Letters: The Case of Alif “أ”
Set #15Similar Sounding Letters: The Case of Alif (ا vs. أ)
Set #16Similar Sounding Letters: The Case of Alif (آ vs. أ)
 Similar Sounding Letters: The Case of Waaw “و”
Set #17Similar Sounding Letters: Consonant و vs. Vowel و
 Similar Sounding Letters: The Case of Yaa’ “ي”
Set #18Similar Sounding Letters: Consonant ي vs. Vowel ي
Set #19Similar Sounding Letters: Double يّ vs. Single ي
 Short vs. Long Vowels
Set #20Short vs. Long Vowels (Fatha vs. Alif.)
Set #21Short vs. Long Vowels (Kasra vs. Yaa’)
Set #22Short vs. Long Vowels (Damma vs, Waaw)
 Short Single vs. Double Consonant
Set #23Similar Sounding Consonants: Single vs. Double

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Speaking Portfolio

Keynote Speeches, Conference Presentations, Seminars & Workshops. For Teacher-Training Courses & Workshops, go to: Teacher-Training

Since 2007 until now, I have delivered:

  • 6 keynote lectures/talks (5 as invited keynote speaker & 1 event organiser) 
  • 9 public lectures/talks (for public engagement and KE) 
  • 3 media interviews
  • 4 widening participation workshops (for school pupils in Scottish-based schools) 
  • 23 conference presentation& seminars

The themes of the presentations were in: language learning, educational technology, Arabic language and the impact of Arabic on European languages. 

KEYNOTE TALKS & LECTURES 

EdArabFest Director’s Opening Speech

  • 2015 Edinburgh Arab Festival (The Fringe)
  • LLC, U. of Edinburgh
  • 28-29 Aug 2015

The Potential of Visuals and Social Photo-Sharing and networking for learners and teachers in today’s digital education 

  • Keynote Lecture
  • Arabic for Non-Native Speakers Centre, U. of Qatar
  • Jan 2013

Keynote Speech, Book Launch of (Write & Read Arabic Script: Teach Yourself Series) (John Murray ltd) by Mourad Diouri

  • Blackwell’s Bookshop Edinburgh
  • Organised by CASAW (Centre of the Advanced Study of the Arab World), U. of Edinburgh
  • Nov 2011

Let’s Learn Arabic Together: Using emerging social networking tools in teaching and learning Arabic

  • Conference Keynote Speech,
  • Conference (Blended & Mobile Learning: Potential & Challenges)
  • Arab Open University, Oman
  • Dec 2010

Islam’s Contribution to Scotland                                                                

  • Keynote speech for the launch of (The Arab Community in Scotland) report
  • Fife Arabic Society, Fife, Scotland
  • Apr 2008

Modern Educational Strategies and Technologies: The Potential of Audio-Visual Libraries (فنون وأسالیب التعلیم عن طریق التقنیات الحدیثة: قیمة المكتبات السمعیة البصریة)

  • Keynote Speech
  • Conference (ARABELE 2009 International Congress on Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language)
  • Casa Árabe-Instituto Internacional de Estudios Árabes y del Mundo Musulmán, Madrid, Spain
  • Oct 2009

PUBLIC LECTURES (Widening Participation & Knowledge Exchange) 

MEDIA INTERVIEWS (live & recorded) 

AlJazeera Live Broadcast of the Opening Speech & Ceremony of the Edinburgh Arab Festival 

  • Opening Speech
  • LLC, U. of Edinburgh
  • The opening ceremony of the festival was broadcasted live on the channel “AlJazeera Live”
  • 28-29 Sep 2015

BBC Arabic Radio Interview (Edinburgh Arab Festival) 

  • Live Radio Interview
  • Recorded interview (w/ BBC World Service & BBC Arabic)
  • BBC at the Edinburgh Festivals, U. of Edinburgh
  • 28-29 Sep 2015

Media Live Radio Discussion (You Already Speak Arabic: Islam’s Contribution to European Languages)

  • Invited Guest Speaker in a live radio show
  • BBC Arabic Xtra Show (BBC Radio Scotland)
  • The media interview was a discussion based on the Edinburgh Festival event “You Already Speak Arabic: Islam’s Contribution to European Languages” which I delivered for the “Islam Festival”.
  • Thurs 27 Aug 2009

WIDENING PARTICIPATION WORKSHOPS 

You Already Speak Arabic! : Why is it Important to Learn a Second Language?                    

  • Open Day Workshop, Widening Participation For School Pupils,
  • Loretto School (Organised by Al-Waleed Centre, U. of Edinburgh)
  • Jul 2011

You Already Speak Arabic! : Arabic Influence On World Languages                

  • Public Speech/Workshop, Languages Awareness Day,
  • of Aston, Birmingham
  • Apr 2011

You Already Speak Arabic!: Calligraphy Exhibition & Workshop 

  • Audience: Delegation of college students from Saudi Arabia
  • Organised in collaboration with Master Iraqi Calligrapher Jawdat Khadim
  • LLC, U. of Edinburgh
  • Organised by Al-Waleed Centre, UoE
  • 15 Jul 2017

You Already Speak Arabic!: Public Exhibition 

  • Organised in collaboration with Fife Arab Society, Scotland
  • Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh
  • 14 Jan 2007

PUBLIC LECTURES & SEMINARS 

A Conversation with Prominent Arabists: Live Video Conference

  • Speakers: (1) Mr. Leslie McLoughlin (The Royal Interpreter, Arabist & Scholar U. of Exeter)
  • Speaker (2) Dr. Paula Santillán Grimm (Lecturer in Arabic & Translation, U. of Pompeu Fabra)
  • IMES, U. of Edinburgh
  • 28 Sep 2018

Book Launch Event (Essential Arabic Vocabulary: Teach Yourself Arabic Series) (John Murray ltd) by Mourad Diouri 

  • 2015 Edinburgh Arab Festival (The Fringe)
  • LLC, U. of Edinburgh
  • 29 Aug 2015

Live Interpreting & Commentary for a Calligraphy Workshop by Master Calligrapher Haji Noor Deen 

  • Live Interpreting & Commentary (Arabic to English)
  • 18 Aug 2015
  • Edinburgh Book Festival
  • Organised by The Alwaleed Centre, U. of Edinburgh 

You Already Speak Arabic!: Arabic Loanwords in European Languages                                 

  • Presentation & Exhibition, Inaugural Arab Cultural Open Day
  • of Aberdeen
  • 9 May 2012

Intensive Language Workshop/Taster Class on Islamic-Arabic (x3 Events) 

  • Open to the public
  • Location 1: Al-Andalus Centre, Glasgow | 7 Jan 2012
  • Location 2: MYF Foundation, Manchester | 30 Dec 2011
  • Location 3: The Hubb, Birmingham | 29 Dec 2011

You Already Speak Arabic! : Islam’s Contribution to European Languages                

  • Public Speech
  • Islam Festival, Edinburgh International Arts Festival (Central Edinburgh Mosque)
  • 25 Aug 2009

Islam’s Contribution To The World: English Words of Arabic Origin                

  • Public Lecture
  • Islamic Society, U. of Edinburgh
  • Feb 2009

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS, SEMINARS & PRESENTATIONS

2015Learner Centred and Communicative Learning: Putting it into Practice (The case of Arabic) 

  • Conference Presentation, 8th Annual Conference for Arabic Language and Culture
  • British Council, London
  • Mar 2015

2013Using Technology in Teaching Foreign Language 

  • Conference Presentation, 7th Annual Conference for Arabic Language and Culture
  • British Council, London
  • Nov 2013

2011Revolution 2.0: The Power of Social Media & Networking in the Arab Revolutions

  • Research Seminar
  • IMES, U. of Edinburgh
  • Sep 2011

How to Mingle the Web2.0 Way: Maximising the Potential of Language Learning Using Emerging Web2.0 Technologies          

  • Conference Presentation, eLearning 2.0 Conference
  • of Brunel
  • Jul 2011

Daily Micro-Blogging Using Innovative Web 2.0 Tools To Improver Writing Skills                 

  • Conference Presentation, “Enhancing Business Performance: The Role of Technology in Developing Skills”
  • JISC, Edinburgh
  • Feb 2011

2010eTAFL (e-Teaching of Arabic as a Foreign Language):Modernising the way we learn and teach Arabic    

  • Conference Presentation, Arabic Language & The Internet
  • Temimi Foundation in Tunis & CASAW, Tunis
  • Dec 2010

Top 10 Secrets of e-Language Learners                                                                           

  • Induction Session, Induction Week
  • IMES, U. of Edinburgh
  • Sep 2010

Blended CPD in Essential eLearning Skills for Foreign Language Teachers: Are we prepared for our digital students?             

  • Conference Presentation, Languages for the 21st century: Training, impact and influence,
  • Higher Education Academy, LLAS, U. of Sheffield
  • Sep 2010

Technology-Enhanced Language Learning from a Student Perspective                                  

  • Conference Presentation, elearning@ed 2010: The Student Perspective,
  • of Edinburgh
  • Apr 2010

Empowering Arabic Language Learning & Teaching with Educational Technology  

  • Conference Plenary Session, Arabic Language & Culture in Schools
  • British Council, UK
  • Mar 2010

Technology-Enhanced Foreign Language Learning & Teaching                                               

  • Seminar, “e-Learning Roadshow”
  • of Edinburgh
  • Feb 2010

2009Visual e-Lingua: How to empower new e-Learning technologies to support visual based learning of COLT languages  

  • Conference Presentation, Community and Lesser Taught Languages
  • of Manchester
  • Nov 2009

Revolutionising The Way We Learn And Teach Arabic: Tapping On Web-Based Tools And Technologies            

  • Conference Presentation & Paper, ARABELE 2009 International Congress on Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language
  • of Murcia, Madrid, Spain
  • Sep 2009

Moving from “Chalk & Talk” to “Surf & Connect”: Blended eLearning of Arabic Language Education in HE        

  • Conference Presentation, Blended Learning Conference 2009
  • of Hertfordshire
  • Jun 2009

Language Learning 2.0 in Action: Web 2.0 Tools To Enhance Language Learning                

  • Conference Presentation, Plymouth eLearning Conference 2009
  • of Plymouth
  • Apr 2009

eLearning Technologies To Support Foreign Language Leaning In The Classroom And Beyond

  • Conference Presentation, Arabic Language and Culture in Schools Conference
  • British Council
  • Mar 2009

2008Language Education in the Digital Age:  eLearning Technologies and Resources to Enhance Arabic Education

  • Research Seminar
  • Al-Maktoum Institute For Arabic and Islamic Studies, U. of Dundee
  • Oct 2008

Moving Beyond ‘Chalk and Talk’: Blended e-Arabic Learning and Teaching               

  • Conference Presentation, Languages of the Wider World: Valuing Diversity
  • SOAS, U. of London
  • Sep 2008

Beyond Traditional Learning: Using Virtual Realia For Innovative Language Learning And Teaching

  • Conference Paper & Presentation
  • of Plymouth e-Learning Conference
  • Apr 2008

e-Learning : Enhanced Learning of the Arabic Language            

  • Conference Presentation, Arabic on Campus and Beyond Conference
  • CASAW (Centre of the Advanced Study of the Arab World), U. of Edinburgh
  • Apr 2008

2007e-Learning and e-Teaching of the Arabic language: Benefits and Opportunities                    

  • Presentation
  • CASAW (Centre of the Advanced Study of the Arab World), U. of Edinburgh
  • Oct 2007

Innovative Approaches in Teaching Arabic in HE                                                

  • Event Presentation & Poster, Learning and Teaching Day
  • of East Anglia
  • Jul 2007

Why study languages? How Can Languages Work for You?                                         

  • Conference Presentation, Widening Participation Conference
  • of East Anglia, UK
  • Jul 2007

About

Thank you for stopping by. My name is Mourad Diouri (مراد الديوري) and this is my personal space to share my reflections, ideas, resources publications and anything related to teaching and learning Arabic, teacher-training and personal development.

I’m an author, teaching fellow (2012-Present) and eLearning lecturer (2007-2012) in Arabic language studies at the Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies Dpt at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.

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Over the course of my teaching career and outreach work, I have been very fortunate for my work to be awarded and recognised by my employers and external bodies. While these awards act as positive reinforcements, they have also strengthened my convictions in many areas of my teaching practice, pedagogy, the use of technology in language teaching as well as outreach work.

Since 2007, I have delivered numerous Keynote Speeches, Conference Presentations, Seminars & Workshops. For Teacher-Training Courses & Workshops:

  • 6 keynote lectures/talks (5 as invited keynote speaker & 1 event organiser) 
  • 9 public lectures/talks (for public engagement and KE) 
  • 3 media interviews
  • 4 widening participation workshops (for school pupils in Scottish-based schools) 
  • 23 conference presentation& seminars

The themes of the presentations are mainly related to: language learning & teaching, educational technology, Arabic language and the impact of Arabic on European languages. 

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)

I have worked in collaboration with and have done consultancy work for the following clients nationwide within the UK and internationally:

Academic & Education Institutions

Media, Publishing Houses & Other

  • [2019-21] Senior HEA Fellow (SFHEA), Higher Education Academy (On-going Application)
  • [2007-Present] Registered HEA Practitioner/Fellow, Higher Education Academy
  • [2007-Present] Registered Practitioner, Staff & Educational Development Association
  • [2008-2009] Editorial Board Member, eLearning Conference, U. of Plymouth
  • [2009-1011] Associate Member, e-Assessment Association
  • [2009-2012] Associate Member, The eLearning Guild

I have worked with numerous educational institutions as a teacher-trainer, consultant and external advisor providing consultancy on the Arabic language and culture education, quality assurance, teacher-training in Arabic language education and incorporating technology into language education.  

Validation Panel Member & External Advisor (Educational Technology)

  • UK Open University Validation Services/ Arab Open University, Kuwait, Oman, Jordan     2010-Present: Validating and examining the degree MEd Instructional Technology) taught at the Arab Open University branches in Jordan, Oman & Kuwait.

External Advisor & Consultant (Arabic Language Teaching, Language Assessment & eLearning)

  • [2017-Present] The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School (Independent School), UK
  • [2016-Present] Oundle School (Independent School), UK
  • [2014-16] Charles Letts & Co. Ltd                                             
  • [2011] Consultant on the BBC Drama Series “Spooks”, BBC Spooks Limited, London, UK
  • [2010-11] eLearning Consultant/Instructional Material Developer, SSAT (Specialist Schools and Academies Trust), UK                                                        

Chief External Examiner  [2018 – Present] 

  • UK Open University/ Arab Open University,                                                  
  • Consulting, moderating and examining the PG degree “MEd Instructional Technology” taught at the Arab Open University branches in Jordan, Oman & Kuwait .

External Verifier [2019 – Present]

  • Scottish Qualifications Authority                                                                                    
  • Customised Award (Arabic Language)

Language Assessor & External Examiner   [2014-Present]

  • Ministry of Defence (MoD) / Language Services Direct
  • Language Assessment of Spoken Gulf Arabic

External Examiner [2014-15]                                         

  • Aston University, UK                                                                                          
  • External examination of the University’s Arabic Language Programme

Awards

Over the course of my teaching career and outreach work at the University of East Anglia and then at the University of Edinburgh, I have been very fortunate for my work to be awarded and recognised by my employers and external bodies. While these awards act as positive reinforcements, they have also strengthened my convictions in many areas of my teaching practice, pedagogy, the use of technology in language teaching as well as outreach work. a

  1. U. of Edinburgh Teaching Awards (Nominee) [2021]
  2. Award for Excellence in External Engagement (Runner Up) [2016]
  3. e-Assessment Innovation Award [2011]
  4. Formative e-Assessment Award (Highly Commended) [2011]
  5. eLearning Awards (“Excellence in the Production of e-Learning Content) (Shortlisted) [2009]
  6. Teaching Excellence Award for Innovative Course Design & Teaching Strategies [2004-2005] 

1. University of Edinburgh Teaching Awards (Nominee) [2021]

A big thank you to all my students at @EdUniStudents @LLCatEdinburgh for their kind nominations in the EUSA #TeachingAwards 2021 in “Outstanding Innovation in Digital Teaching” and “Teacher of the Year

Totally unexpected and extremely grateful and humbled


2. Award for Excellence in External Engagement (Runner Up) [2016]

  • Awarding BodyCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, U. of Edinburgh
  • When: 28th September 2016
  • The Award: “This Award will focus on an aspect of a broad range of engagement/outreach activities which might include engaging new audiences with the work of the University or outreach to support a wider community.”
  • “The runner-up of the Award for Excellence in External Engagement was Mr Mourad Diouri from the School of Literatures, Languages & Cultures. Mourad was nominated for his outstanding efforts in organising the first Edinburgh Arab Festival which aimed to open up a new forum inviting the community to experience the beauty, diversity and richness of the Arab World. The festival was highly praised and allowed visitors to gain insight into Arab Culture through live and scheduled workshops, speeches and seminars in poetry, storytelling, film screenings, food tasting and much more. “It was a great pleasure to take part in the first ever Edinburgh Arab Festival. I was humbled by the organisers’ efforts to achieve many events in a very short period of time, it was a testament of their commitment and hard work.”

Source: 2016 College Recognition Awards 


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3. e-Assessment Innovation Award (Winner) [2011]

  • Awarding Body: e-Assessment Association, Scotland
  • When: 25-26th Aug2011
  • The Award: According to the e-Assessment Association, this overarching category combined elements of formative, summative, mobile, facilitating assessment and e-portfolio in e-Assessment. The Scottish e-Assessment Award for Innovation highlighted an example of best practice in e-Assessment, which clearly demonstrated the full potential of the technology and its practical application. Harnessing Social Web 2.0 Tools for Continuous e-Assessment of Language Learners, University of Edinburgh
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4. Formative e-Assessment Award (Highly Commended) [2011]

  • Awarding Body: e-Assessment Association, Scotland
  • When: 25-26th Aug 2011
  • The Award: According to the e-Assessment Association, this category involved the process of evaluating learner progress which is used to modify learning and teaching. The winner clearly demonstrated how technology has been used for the practice of formative e-Assessment.
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5. eLearning Awards (Shortlisted for “Excellence in the Production of e-Learning Content) [2009]

  • Awarding Body: eLearning Age, BizMedia Ltd, UK
  • When: 29 Sep 2009
  • Award Submission: Harnessing Social Web 2.0 Tools for Continuous e-Assessment of Language Learners
  • The Award: “This award recognised the excellent content that enabled learning for those working in the not-for-profit sector. Excellence was judged on: the contribution made to individual learning and performance; the views of learners and other key stakeholders; the impact on organisational performance”
  • According to the the judges’ feedback, they were impressed with the eLearning agenda in general and how it had a positive impact on students.  The judges noted that CASAW (Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World) was the only shortlisted institution to use the widest variety and selection of tools and technologies to deliver eLearning.
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 6. Teaching Excellence Award for Innovative Course Design & Teaching Strategies [2004-2005]

  • Awarding Body: University of East Anglia, School of Language and Communication Studies, UK
  • When: July 2005
  • The Award: “The way that Mourad Diouri (LLT) managed to design the school’s Arabic course from scratch particularly impressed the panel. His students appreciate the way he brings the Arab world and its culture alive and 6the meticulous planning he puts into seminars”
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Source: Broadway July 2015 (The University of East Anglia’s Newsletter)

Reflections on the Launch & End of EdArabFest 2015

Today in Edinburgh marks the end of this year’s glorious International Arts Festival (the Fringe) and last week we too celebrated the launch and end of the 1st Edinburgh Arab Festival 2015.

What an amazing festival it was!

The festival might have only lasted two short days, but these two days were full of surprises and happy memories for me personally to cherish over the years. Having envisaged this festival months ago as a modest cultural event that will showcase what Edinburgh’s Arab community has to offer, the high attendance and excitement about the event has simply exceeded all my expectations and predictions.

What we witnessed over the two festive days was phenomenal and truly reflected the key message of the EdArabFest: Beauty, Diversity, Richness.

Over the past four months, and with the help of many dedicated people and organisations, we managed to put together something for everyone. A wide array of open and scheduled events around: art, calligraphy, storytelling, poetry, lectures on history and science, fashion, film screenings, live music, folkloric dance, photography, language taster classes, authentic traditional cuisines, food tasting, cooking, tea ceremonies, children activities, dressing-up, panel discussions, literature readings and much more.

We also had a huge media interest and overage from Al-Jazeera Live, BBC Arabic and BBC World Service.

I personally believe and hope that the Edinburgh Arab Festival will continue to grow from strength to strength and remain a solid annual feature of the Fringe Festival.

I’d like to thank every member of the EdArabFest team who dedicated time and effort to make this festival a reality, including our wonderful volunteers, partners, sponsors, exhibitors and anyone who has supported the festival in spirit and attendance.

For those of you who attended the festival, I sincerely hope that you had an enjoyable cultural experience and hope you left the event enlightened, informed and full of inspiration, with plenty of unforgettable moments and newly forged friendships.

We will be sending a call for feedback soon (with lots of prizes to give away as a thank you gesture). We are also interested in your photos, videos and social media interactions during and after the festival. More information on this will be shared soon.

Until then, I look forward to welcoming you next year to the Edinburgh Arab Festival 2016.

Best Wishes

Mourad Diouri

EdArabFest Founder & Director

PS. There were other volunteers who didn’t make it to the photo call but they are still celebrated in spirit.

Teach Yourself: Essential Arabic Vocabulary: A Handbook of Core Terms (2015)

Overview

This book is a comprehensive guide to the most essential vocabulary in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA).  It’s an ideal study companion for those in formal or high school or college and university education as well as self-learners. 

It includes the following learning features:

  • – Contemporary and commonly used vocabulary
  • – Arabic vocalization and English translations for all words 
  • – Insight and context for Arabic loanwords
  • – Grammar toolbox of essential rules and structures
  • – Key dialect words and religious expressions
  • – Reference guide to support your studies 
  • – A wide range of useful topics 
  • – Insights into Arabic language and culture.

The book’s thematic approach covers words for:

  • – home and family 
  • – work and education 
  • – travel and tourism 
  • – government and politics 
  • – media and communication 
  • – hobbies and sport; and much more.

Contents & Thematic Sets

Featuring 20 theme-based units, this reference book is designed to help you become familiar with key Arabic words.

  • Meet the author
  • Only got a minute?
  • Only got five minutes?
  • Only got ten minutes?
  • Introduction
  • How this book works
  • How to learn Arabic vocabulary?
  • Remembering new words
  • Make learning a list of words more interesting
  • Online language tools
  • The alphabet
  • Vowels and pronunciation symbols
  • Transliteration guide
  • Toolbox: Essential Grammar
    • The root word system (simplified)
    • The definite and indefinite
    • Gender
    • Nouns
    • Pronouns
    • Adverbs
    • Adjectives
    • Comparatives and superlatives
    • Connectors
    • Diminutives
    • Word order

Language Themes

  • (1) Everyday Language: Reference Vocabulary
    • Time الزمن
    • Calendar التقويم
    • Days of the week أيام الأسبوع
    • Arabic, Islamic and Gregorian calendar التقويم العربي والإسلامي والغربي
    • Numbers الأرقام
    • Colours and sizes الألوان والأحجام
    • Quantity and quality الكم والكيف
    • Describing things وصف الاشياء
    • Describing people وصف الأشخاص
    • Prepositions of location
    • Money  المال
  • (2) Personal Matters
    • Personal information المعلومات الشخصية
    • Feelings & character المشاعر
    • Appearance & clothing الشكل واللباس
    • Daily routine البرنامج اليومي
  • (3) Family & Friends العائلة والأصدقاء
    • My family عائلتي
    • Marriage الزواج
    • Children الأولاد
    • Life events  أحداث الحياة
  • (4) Education & Work التعليم والعمل
    • Studying & learning الدراسة
    • Academic subjects المواد الدراسية
    • Types of Schools
    • Study Tools 
    • Qualifications
    • Classroom language لغة الصف
    • eLearning التعليم الإلكتروني
    • Professions المهن
    • At the office في المكتب
    • Job search البحث عن وظيفة
  • (5) Food & Drink الطعام والشراب
    • Eating & cooking الأكل والطبخ
    • Meals & mealtimes الوجبات
    • Fruits الفواكه
    • Vegetables الخضراوات
    • Drinks المشروبات
    • Fast food & snacks الوجبات السريعة والخفيفة
    • Fish & meat السمك واللحم
    • At a restaurant في المطعم
    • Popular Arab dishes وجبات عربية مشهورة
  • (6) At Home في البيت
    • Living places المسكن
    • Rooms الغرف
    • Furniture  الأثاث
    • In the kitchen في المطبخ
    • Housework عمل البيت
    • Outside خارج البيت
  • (7) In the town في المدينة
    • Getting around town     التجول في المدينة
    • Shops and shopping المحلات التجارية والتسوق
    • Services الخدمات
    • Buildings البنايات
    • The market في السوق
  • (8) Travel & Tourism  السياحة والسفر
    • Transportation وسائل المواصلات
    • Tourism and sightseeing السياحة
    • Where to go?  أماكن للزيارة
    • Where to stay? أماكن للإقامة
    • Famous Tourist Sites in the Arab World المعالم السياحية المشهورة في العالم العربي
  • (9) Health & Body  الجسد والصحة
    • Body الجسد
    • Health الصحة
    • At the hospital في المستشفى
    • At the doctors عند الطبيب
    • Personal hygiene النظافة الشخصية
    • Emergencies  حالات الطوارئ
  • (10) The Wider World العالم
    • Arab World العالم العربي
    • Arab regions المناطق العربية
    • Arab countries البلدان العربية
    • Arab cities المدن العربية
    • Continents and major regions القارات والمناطق الرئيسية
    • Africa افريقيا
    • Europe أوروبا
    • Americas أمريكا الشمالية وامريكا الجنوبية
    • Asia آسيا
    • Australasia أسترالآسيا
    • Languages 
    • Varieties of Arabic
    • World Languages
    • Ethnic Groups
  • (11) Weather & Environment الطقس والبيئة
    • Weather forecast النشرة الجوية
    • Nature and environment الطبيعة والبيئة
    • Animals الحيوانات
    • Oceans and seas المحيطات والبحار
  • (12) Recreation الترفيه
    • Parties and celebrations الاحتفالات
    • Home entertainment الترفيه المنزلي
    • Outdoor activities خارجية  أنشطة
    • Hobbies and games الهوايات والألعاب
    • Individual sports الرياضة الفردية
    • Team sports الرياضة الجماعية
  • (13) Arts & Entertainment الفنون والتسلية
    • Arts الفنون
    • Theatre & cinema المسرح والسينما
    • Music الموسيقى
    • Books الكتب
    • Literature الأدب 
  • (14) Law & Order القانون
    • Crime الإجرام
    • Law & penal code القانون
    • Public safety الأمن العام
  • (14) Arabic Culture & Society المجتمع والثقافة العربية
    • Religion الدين
    • Islam الإسلام
    • Christianity المسيحية
    • Judaism اليهودية
    • Ethnic and religious groups الجماعات العرقية والدينية
    • National & religious holidays الأعياد الدينية والعطل الوطنية
  • (15) Politics & Government السياسة والحكومة
    • Politics السياسة
    • Economy الإقتصاد
    • Trade & Industry التجارة والصناعة
    • Military & Defence   الجيش والدفاع
    • Security &  Intelligence الأمن والاستخبارات 
  • (16) Media الإعلام
    • The press الصحافة
    • Radio and television الإذاعة والتلفيزيون
    • Digital & Social media وسائل الإعلام الاجتماعي
    • Technology & Communication التكنولوجيا والإتصال
    • The Internet الإنترنيت
    • Computers الكمبيوتر
    • Searching & Browsing البحث والتصفح
    • My Digital Identity هويتي الرقمية
    • Spoken Arabic اللغة الدارجة \ العامية
    • Greetings التحيات
    • Religious expressions العبارات الدينية
    • Expressing opinions التعبير عن الآراء 
    • Essential dialect words المفردات الاساسية في اللهجات العربية
  • Miscellaneous
    • Arabic Abbreviations  المختصرات العربية
    • Arabic Idioms  العبارات الاصطلاحية
    • Arabic Proverbs  الأمثال العربية
    • Arabic Collocations  المتلازمات اللفظية
    • Arabic Similes  عبارات التشبيه
    • Arabic Homonyms, Homographs& Homophones الألفاظ المتجانسة
    • Arabised words الكلمات المعرَّبة
    • Foreign Loanwords المفردات الدخيلة
    • Blended Words مفردات النحت
    • One letter words كلمات من حرف واحد  
    • Forms of Address  أشكال التخاطب
    • Personal Names أسماء الأشخاص
    • Top 100 Frequency Words in Arabic
    • You Already Speak Arabic!: Top 100 Arabic Loanwords in English المفردات المستعارة من العربية
    • Taking it further

Also available: Get Started in Beginner’s Arabic (ISBN 9781444174960), Read & Write Arabic Script Script (9781444100198) and Complete Arabic (ISBN 9781444100174). 

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