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Handbook for Arabic Language Teaching Professionals in the 21st Century

Edited by: Kassem M. Wahba , Zeinab A. Taha , Liz England

Print publication date:  April  2006
Online publication date:  June  2014

Print ISBN: 9780805851014
eBook ISBN: 9780203824757
Adobe ISBN: 9781136781636

10.4324/9780203824757
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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. More resources and more varied materials are seriously needed in Arabic teacher education and training. The goal of this Handbook is to address that need.
The most significant feature of this volume is its pioneer role in approaching the field of Arabic language teaching from many different perspectives. It offers readers the opportunity to consider the role, status, and content of Arabic language teaching in the world today. The Handbook is intended as a resource to be used in building Arabic language and teacher education programs and in guiding future academic research. Thirty-four chapters authored by leaders in the field are organized around nine themes:
*Background of Arabic Language Teaching;
*Contexts of Arabic Language Teaching;
*Communicative Competence in Arabic;
*The Learners;
*Assessment;
*Technology Applications;
*Curriculum Development, Design, and Models;
*Arabic Language Program Administration and Management; and
*Planning for the Future of Arabic Language Learning and Teaching.

The Handbook for Arabic Language Teaching Professionals in the 21st Century will benefit and be welcomed by Arabic language teacher educators and trainers, administrators, graduate students, and scholars around the world. It is intended to create dialogue among scholars and professionals in the field and in related fields--dialogue that will contribute to creating new models for curriculum and course design, materials and assessment tools, and ultimately, better instructional effectiveness for all Arabic learners everywhere, in both Arabic-speaking and non-Arabic speaking countries.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  History of Arabic Language Teaching Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Teaching Arabic in the United States Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Models of Second Language Acquisition  Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Is Spanish Really So Easy? Is Arabic Really So Hard?: Perceived Difficulty in Learning Arabic as a Second Language Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Teaching Arabic to Non-native Speakers at Alexandria University Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Teaching Arabic in Israel Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Teaching Arabic in Korea Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Arabic Teaching in Britain and Ireland Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The Arabic Language at the University of Bucharest Download PDF
Chapter  10:  What Is Communicative Arabic? Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Arabic Language Use and the Educated Language User Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Integrating the Colloquial with Fuṣḥā in the Arabic-as-a-Foreign-Language Classroom Download PDF
Chapter  13:  A Profile of Students of Arabic in U.S. Universities  Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Arabic Language Learners' Needs: Pedagogical, Cognitive, Affective, and Social Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Developing Frames of Reference for Assessment and Curricular Design in a Diglossic L2: From Skills to Tasks (and Back Again) Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Issues in Developing Standardized Tests of Arabic Language Proficiency Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Technologies for Arabic Language Teaching and Learning Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Learner Strategies at the Interface: Computer-Assisted Language Learning Meets Computer-Mediated Communication Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Instructional Media and Learning Arabic Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Creating Interactive Web-Based Arabic Teaching Material with Authoring Systems Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Teaching Arabic with Technology: Word Processing, E-Mail, and the Internet Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Arabic Receptive Language Teaching: A New CALL Approach Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Arabic Immersion and Summer Programs in the United States Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Playing with Words: Teaching Vocabulary in the Arabic Curriculum Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Reading Fluently in Arabic Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Toward Pragmatic Competency in Arabic Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Arabic/English Translation and Interpreting Teaching in Britain Download PDF
Chapter  28:  International Arabic Language Programs Download PDF
Chapter  29:  A Plan for the Future of Teaching Arabic: A Viewpoint from Within the Arab World Download PDF
Chapter  30:  The Teaching and Learning of Arabic in the United States: Realities, Needs, and Future Directions  Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Marketing Arabic as a Second/Foreign Language Programs Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Professional Standards for Teachers of Arabic Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Methodology in Arabic Language Teacher Education Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Arabic Learners and Heritage Students Redefined: Present and Future Download PDF
Author_Index Download PDF
Subject Index Download PDF
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