Handbook for Arabic Language Teaching Professionals in the 21st Century, Volume II

1st Edition

Kassem M. Wahba, Liz England, Zeinab A. Taha

Routledge
Published July 27, 2017
Reference - 434 Pages - 44 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138934771 - CAT# Y204286

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Summary

Drawing on the collective expertise of language scholars and educators in a variety of subdisciplines, the Handbook for Arabic Language Teaching Professionals in the 21st Century, Volume II, provides a comprehensive treatment of teaching and research in Arabic as a second and foreign language worldwide. Keeping a balance among theory, research and practice, the content is organized around

12 themes:

  • Trends and Recent Issues in Teaching and Learning Arabic
  • Social, Political and Educational Contexts of Arabic Language Teaching and Learning
  • Identifying Core Issues in Practice
  • Language Variation, Communicative Competence and Using Frames in Arabic Language Teaching and Learning
  • Arabic Programs: Goals, Design and Curriculum
  • Teaching and Learning Approaches: Content-Based Instruction and Curriculum
  • Arabic Teaching and Learning: Classroom Language Materials and Language Corpora
  • Assessment, Testing and Evaluation
  • Methodology of Teaching Arabic: Skills and Components
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development
  • Technology-Mediated Teaching and Learning
  • Future Directions

The field faces new challenges since the publication of Volume I, including increasing and diverse demands, motives and needs for learning Arabic across various contexts of use; a need for accountability and academic research given the growing recognition of the complexity and diverse contexts of teaching Arabic; and an increasing shortage of and need for quality of instruction. Volume II addresses these challenges. It is designed to generate a dialogue—continued from Volume I—among professionals in the field leading to improved practice, and to facilitate interactions, not only among individuals but also among educational institutions within a single country and across different countries.

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