The method of teaching Arabic to non-native speakers is different from any other language because it is related to teaching a second language but not teaching Arabic to native speakers. In other words, teaching Arabic to non-native speakers in an art and a proficiency that leads to achieving a new communication means names “a second language”, while teaching Arabic to native speakers is an art that leads to achieving knowledge, information, culture and thought and that is why it is not possible to use methods in teaching Arabic to native speakers for the aim of teaching Arabic to non-native speakers.
For this reason, The Mother Tongue Center offers specialized courses for teachers of Arabic to improve their skills in teaching Arabic to non-native speakers to help communicating with other peoples of other cultures. The center provides practical and realistic solutions to the needs of teachers of Arabic for the cultural communication and the professional performance for the success of the teaching process. The center offers these training courses for the sake of improving and developing the personality of teachers of Arabic as a second language
The department of teachers’ training aims at:
- Preparing training courses in teaching Arabic to non-native speakers.
- Creating innovative teaching systems and methods adopting the center’s curricula.
- Making teaching aids depending on the systems of training courses.
- Developing a reputable job description for the job of teaching Arabic to non-native speakers in all the specializations.
- Developing decent job description for trainers on Arabic teaching to non-native speakers.
Objectives of Teachers’ Training:
- To have the ability to solve teaching difficulties with innovative solutions.
- To have a greater self-confidence and to improve the ability to communicate with the students.
- To gain good teamwork skills.
- To be able to speak in “Fusshha” with the work team and students.
- To apply all grammar roles in his practical classes both oral and written.
- To gain a creative thinking in the ways, methods and skills in teaching Arabic to non-native speakers.
- To adopt the idea of respecting others’ thoughts.
- To gain the necessary skills for dealing with people from different cultures and background and to respect their culture.
- To maintain a sense of initiative.
- To make his performance a practical evident to the integration of the goals of the teaching process (knowledge, skills, behavior) and the teamwork.
- To be able to use his knowledge in Arabic and its culture in the service of the community but not to merely deliver it.
- To respect the other opinion and to promote a mutual respect not to cling to his opinion
Teachers’ Training Courses:
Teachers’ training courses at The Mother Tongue Center are divided into two stages:
- The Theoretical stage: This stage is for 20 hours and includes the following outlines:
- Introduction to Linguistics and its importance in teaching a language
- Introduction to the sources of applied Linguistics
- Methods of teaching a language
- Definition of the teaching aids
- The essence of the teaching tools and its importance in the educational system
- Teaching tools and the modern teaching methods
- Diverse kinds of linguistic exercises
- The difference between teaching Arabic to native speakers and teaching Arabic to non-native speakers
- Understanding the language ad its cultural dimensions
- The teaching profession and teachers’ preparation
- Why the Standard Modern Arabic “AL Fusshha”?
- Difficulties of teaching Arabic and their solutions
- Classroom administration
- The practical stage:This stage is for 12 hours and includes the following:
- Classroom management
- Using modern teaching techniques
- Techniques of teaching Arabic without a medium language
- Address pronunciation difficulties
- Solving problems in reading Arabic script
- Teaching through the various activities
- Teaching of Arabic structure
- Motivate and encourage students to speak in Arabic
- Testing and evaluation