Arabic Language and Cultures for Teachers

A 15-Hour Virtual Professional Development Workshop

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1 to 2:30 p.m., July 8 to 26, 2024

Join Dr. Rose Hattab and Mourad Abdennebi to learn more about Arabic language and cultures! During the 15-hour Professional Development Workshop, you will learn some basic Arabic conversation to help you connect with Arabic-speaking students and families. You will also learn about Arabic culture, including ideas about time, gender, religion, food, and differences across the region. The instructors will share resources for you and your students to learn more, and recommend materials to make your classroom more inclusive of Arabic cultures. There will also be plenty of time to address the questions that have come up in your teaching about Arabic language and culture. 

At the end of the session, teachers who attend regularly will receive a certificate for 15 hours of professional development from the University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies.

Rose Hattab, whose family moved to the US from Iraq when she was 3, went through the public school system in the Tucson Unified School District, where she has also worked as a teacher. Most recently, she earned her PhD from the University of Arizona in Middle Eastern and North African Studies. 

Mourad Abdennebi grew up in Morocco, and he has worked as a teacher in both Morocco and the US. Currently, he is a PhD candidate in Second Language Acquisition and Training at the University of Arizona. 

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