Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
Teaching Foreign Languages K–12
A Library of Classroom Practices
Arabic: Teaching Arabic Overview
The Teaching Arabic Video Collection
The most important thing for teachers of Arabic who are teaching at K–12 is how to create a learner-centered classroom.
- Mahmoud Al-Batal, University of Texas
About This Collection
This collection of videos illustrates best practices for K–12 Arabic-language instruction. The videos demonstrate what good teaching looks like, highlighting many of the effective practices that real teachers use. The videos provide examples of successful methods and styles used by teachers in classrooms like yours. The seven videos feature teachers from different backgrounds in regions across the country. Elementary, middle, and high school classes are all represented, in both public and public charter schools.
The videos address some of the greatest needs identified by teachers in the areas of differentiated instruction; using a learner-centered approach; and integrating instruction of culture, content, and language. Support materials with each video provide insights into lesson design, prompts to connect video content to your teaching, and resources to help teachers develop their own lessons, classroom activities, and teaching materials for a range of student competency levels.
Teaching Arabic Overview Video
To begin, watch the “Teaching Arabic Overview” video, which includes excerpts from the lesson videos that capture the range of teaching practices shown in the collection. You will also see reflections from teachers, students, and experts in the field that frame the issues faced by Arabic-language programs.
After watching the overview video, explore the seven classroom lessons in the Arabic collection.