Attending ACTFL 2024

Samir Gibrial's "Attending ACTFL 2024" Project provides him with the opportunity to participate in professional development put on by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), as well as access resources that are geared in particular toward teachers of Arabic as a Foreign Language and connect with other Arabic teachers. By attending ACTFL's 2024 conference, Mr. Gibrial enhances his teaching skills, learn about the latest innovations in teaching methodologies, and stay up to date with the teachers of foreign languages community.

Arabic Camp Day

Emad Gerges's "Arabic Camp Day" Project strives to encourage elementary, middle, and high school students in Oxford, Mississippi to enroll in Arabic classes by putting on an outreach event that showcases aspects of the Arabic language and culture. The event recruits local college students who have been studying Arabic to run several different stations that prospective students rotate between.

Teacher PD Day ‘Climate Change Integration’

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Mr. Abdelrahman Dawoud's project "Teacher PD Day' Climate Change Integration'" focuses on training teachers to implement climate change into lesson plans for students. The project is divided into three sessions. The first will be on climate change and its effects, the second focuses on language used in the classroom, and the final session is for hands-on activities. The project will promote awareness of climate change and its direct impact on teachers and how they, in turn, can promote awareness to students.

Arabic Culture Day

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During the “Arabic Cultural Day,” Ms. Ismael's students held an after-school event to showcase their acquired Arabic language skills and promote the middle school's Arabic program to the school, teachers, and parents.

Beyond Differences

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For Ms. Sofi’s “Beyond Differences” project, students introduced Arabic culture and language to the school through an international week that concluded with an event celebrating diversity. The focus of the program was on how Middle Eastern culture influenced other disciplines. 

Arabic Hub

This project will create an Arabic Club where students will demonstrate competence in using Arabic before a large audience. Parents and community members will participate in curriculum night and cultural events. We will host a forum where the community and school staff will learn about the education, culture, cuisine, customs, traditions, and daily life in Egypt. The project will promote and reinforce the Arabic language, students'  fluency, and knowledge of the Egyptian culture.

Horus Club

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Mohamed Etify received a CLP grant for his host school’s Arabic language and culture club, the Horus Club. The project supported activities that enriched the students’ knowledge about the target language and culture.

Arabic Week Celebration

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Adbelrahman Dawoud (Baltimore International Academy, 2018-2019) and Henriette Sindjui (Baltimore International Academy, 2018-2019) received a CLP grant for an Arabic Week Celebration which will include activities for students in the Arabic immersion program and students and parents in the Arabic Language Club. Activities included a guest speaker, exhibits of students’ work, music, and performances. Before the celebration, students and teachers worked in the language club to learn songs, dances, and other performances.

CELTA Certification

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Ahmed Mohamed (2014-2015) received a CLP grant to take the CELTA certification course offered at the British Council in Cairo. In Egypt, Ahmed teaches English at the Assuit STEM School. Through the CELTA course, Ahmed will have the opportunity to develop as a teacher so as to be better equipped to prepare his students for higher education (many of his students apply to universities abroad) and future careers. He also plans to share the knowledge he will gain through the course with other teachers at his home school.

Creating a Positive Learning Environment for Language Classes through School Partnerships

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Ezzat Hassan (2015-2016) will be leading a field trip for students at his home school, Gesfa Secondary School for Girls, to Cairo to visit sites of cultural and historical interest. During this field trip, students will have the opportunity to practice English in a particular context. Prior to the field trip, students will have the opportunity to learn about American culture through webinars held by teachers at Ezzat's host school, Mentor High School. Following the field trip, Egyptian students will share their experiences on the trip with students in Arabic classes at Mentor.