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Kamran Scot Aghaie, Chair CAL 528 | 204 W 21st St F9400 | Austin, TX 78712-1029 • 512-471-3881

Fall 2007

ARA 383C • TEACHING ARABIC AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
42600 MW
4:00 PM-5:30 PM
CAL 21
AL-BATAL, M

Course Description

This seminar provides an introduction to the field of Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL) and explores some of the principal concepts connected to the teaching and learning of Arabic. We will explore issues such as lesson-planning and classroom management, syllabus design, teaching methodology, learning strategies, proficiency-oriented instruction, teaching the various skills, assessment, etc., as they relate to Arabic. Class discussions and activities will be supplemented by observations of actual UT Arabic classes and micro-teaching.. Seminar discussion is conducted entirely in Arabic, with readings and writings in both Arabic and English.

Grading Policy

Preparation & class participation 20%, weekly reaction papers to readings 25%, micro-teaching 15%, three class observations & reports 20%, fifteen-page research paper 20%.

Texts

Brown, H. Douglas. Teaching by Principles: An Interactive Approach to Language Pedagogy, 2nd edition, Longman, 2001. Richards, Jack C. & Renandya (eds.). Methodology in Language Teaching: An Anthology of Current Practice, Cambridge University Press, 2002.

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