Why Arabic Phonics?

Why Arabic Phonics?

Learn how to teach Arabic Phonics How do we keep Arabic relevant and engaging for children to learn? Outdated materials, curricula and teaching methods make it difficult. We need to attract their attention and get them excited about learing to read and write in...
AUC Arabic Conference Day 3

AUC Arabic Conference Day 3

This post is about the Third International Conference on Arabic Language and Linguistics: Heritage and Innovation. It took place at the American University in Cairo, 14-17 Dec 2019 This is a round-up of the talks I attended and my personal highlights. Day 3 Ghazi...
AUC Arabic Conference Day 3

AUC Arabic Conference Day 2

This post is about the Third International Conference on Arabic Language and Linguistics: Heritage and Innovation. It took place at the American University in Cairo, 14-17 Dec 2019 This is a round-up of the talks I attended and my personal highlights. Day 2 Our...
How can we develop early literacy skills in Arabic?

How can we develop early literacy skills in Arabic?

Research has shown time and again that a well-established practise for developing early literacy skills is that of ‘reading aloud’. This is where parents read aloud to their children from the earliest age. Even babies can be read to by their parents. Benefits Reading...
Teaching Arabic Grammar: Day 1 (afternoon)

Teaching Arabic Grammar: Day 1 (afternoon)

I attended a 3-day Teaching Arabic Grammar workshop for university and school teachers at Leeds University on 22-24 July 2019.  We were 25 participants from the UK, Europe and the USA. Our excellent facilitators were Rasha Soliman and Amanda Howard. This post is about...

Teaching Arabic Grammar Workshop – Day 2

I attended a Teaching Arabic Grammar workshop for university and school teachers at Leeds University on 22-24 July 2019.  We were 25 participants from the UK, Europe and the USA. Our excellent facilitators were Rasha Soliman and Amanda Howard. Read about Day 1 here....