The Arabic Classroom is a multicontributor work for trainee and in-service teachers of Arabic as a foreign language. Collected here is recent scholarly work, and also critical writing from Arabic instructors, Arabists and language experts, to examine the status of the teaching and learning of Arabic in the modern classroom. The book stresses the inseparability of the parameters of contexts, texts and learners in the effective Arabic classroom and investigates their role in enhancing the experience of teaching and learning Arabic.

The book also provides a regional perspective through global case studies and encourages Arabic experts to search for better models of instruction and best practices beyond the American experience.

chapter |9 pages


ByMbaye Lo

part I|57 pages

American contexts of teaching and learning Arabic

chapter 1|14 pages

Taking the Arabic classroom beyond the American experience

Navigating contexts, texts and students
ByMbaye Lo

chapter 2|16 pages

A survey of Arabic syllabi at U.S. institutions

Pedagogical implications
ByHanada Al-Masri

chapter 3|20 pages

Arabic and the problem of learning

Experiences in teaching Arabic at two Historically Black Colleges and Universities
ByAman Nadhiri, Maurice Hines

chapter 4|5 pages

On Arabic

Reflections from Edinburgh University to Duke University
ByMiriam Cooke

part II|40 pages

Texts and textbooks in teaching and learning Arabic

chapter 5|16 pages

Evaluating Alif Baa

A pedagogical perspective
ByBadr Abdelfattah Badr

chapter 6|10 pages

On technology and culture in the Arabic classroom

ByManar Darwish

chapter 7|12 pages

Some principles of the teaching of Arabic as a foreign language

A European economical point of view
ByMark Van Mol

part III|52 pages

Methods and methodology in teaching and learning Arabic

chapter 8|20 pages

Personalizing proficiency

A student-centered proficiency-oriented curriculum
ByDavid DiMeo

chapter 9|8 pages

The Arabyola portal

Integrating trusted Arabic e-resources into curriculum
ByInas Hassan

chapter 10|11 pages

Teaching grammar orally through colloquial Arabic

Report of an experiment at the University of Cambridge
ByRachael Harris

chapter 11|11 pages

Teaching literature to advanced learners of Arabic

Strategies and tools
ByRachel Anne Friedman

part IV|68 pages

Students and learners of Arabic

chapter 12|20 pages

Unleashing the power of the learner

ByMahdi Alosh

chapter 13|16 pages

Toward a new approach to teaching Arabic language

A model of teaching Arabic grammar
ByMounira Gannouni, Mbaye Lo, Charles Owen

chapter 14|20 pages

Connectors in the writing of native and non-native Arabic speakers

Similarities, differences and a teaching model
ByNesrine Basheer

chapter 15|10 pages

The Arabic plunge at Middlebury’s School in Jordan

Helping students swim after diving into Jordanian language and culture
ByKerstin Wilsch, Elsa Belmont Flores, Emily Goldman

part V|59 pages

The global contexts of teaching and learning Arabic

chapter 16|16 pages

Arabic education in Chinese universities

A historical perspective
ByLin Fengmin, Lin Zhe

chapter 17|13 pages

Arabic as a second language in Azerbaijan

The textbooks of Professor Ali Asgar Mammadov, a case of study
ByAida Gasimova

chapter 18|14 pages

Arabic education in South West Nigeria

The role of private Arabic schools (PASs)
ByA.G.A.S. Oladosu

chapter 19|14 pages

The teaching and learning of Arabic in British schools

A review of recent research commissioned by The British Council regarding the teaching and learning of Arabic
ByVicky Gough, Tony Calderbank