Handbook for Arabic Language Teaching Professionals in the 21st Century, Volume II: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

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

1st Edition

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

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434 pages | 44 B/W Illus.

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Description

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.

Table of Contents

Theme One Trends and Recent Issues in Teaching and Learning Arabic

Ch. 1Trends and Recent Issues in Teaching and Learning Arabic Kassem Wahba, Liz England and Zeinab Taha

Theme Two Social, Political and Educational Contexts of Arabic Language Teaching and Learning

Ch. 2 Teaching Arabic in the United States II Karin C. Ryding

Ch. 3 Teaching and Learning Arabic in Japan Akiko M. Sumi and Katsunori Sumi

Theme Three Identifying Core Issues in Practice

Ch. 4 Approaches to Second Language Acquisition in Relation to Arabic Susan M. Gass and Ayman Mohamed

Ch. 5 Beliefs, Motivation, and Engagement: What Every Teacher of Arabic Should Know about Self-Efficacy Nicole Mills and R. Kirk Belnap

Theme Four Language Variation, Communicative Competence, and Using Frames in Arabic Language Teaching and Learning

Ch. 6 Syntactic Variation in Modern Written Arabic: A Corpus-Based Study in Egyptian Newspapers Zeinab Taha

Ch.7 Contemporary Arabic Variation and Conditionals: Hypotheses from Arab Bogs 2014-2015 Manuela E.B. Giolfo and Federico Salvaggio

Ch. 8 Interactional communication, curriculum development and assessment Gerald Lampe

Ch. 9 The Implementation of the Common European Framework of Reference for the Teaching and Learning of Arabic as a Second Language in Higher EducationRasha Soliman

Theme Five Arabic Programs: Goals, Design and Curriculum

Ch.10 Arabic as a foreign language at the American University of Beirut: History and current trends David Wilmsen

Ch. 11 Arabic study abroad programs:Issues of concerns, Research and Future directions Emma Trentman

Ch. 12 Teaching Arabic in Elementary, Middle, and High School Steven Berbeco

Ch.13 Motivating Heritage Students to acquire the Standard Arabic Language Mona Kamel Hassan

Theme Six Teaching and learning approaches: Content-based Instruction and Curriculum

Ch.14 Arabic for Specific Purposes: Problems and PotentialsMohssen Essesy

Ch.15 Arabiyyatti: An Innovative Technology-Based Curriculum for Teaching Arabic to Native Speakers Zeinab Ibrahim, Pantelis Papadopoulos and Andreas Karatsolis

Theme Seven Arabic Teaching and Learning: Classroom Language materials and LanguageCorporaCh.16 Using Linguistic Corpora in Arabic Foreign Language Teaching and Learning Lynn Whitcomb and Sameh Alansary

Ch.17 Materials development in Arabic language teaching and learning: Realities, Needs, and Future DirectionsKassem Wahba

Theme Eight Assessment, Testing and Evaluation  

Ch. 18 Arabic Language Assessment John M. Norris and Michael Raish

Ch. 19 Assessment of Spoken Arabic Proficiency: Issues in Elicitation and Rating Mahdi Alosh

Ch. 20 Writing Across the Arabic Curriculum: Towards Assessment for Program Development Clarissa Burt

Theme Nine Methodology of Teaching Arabic: Skills and Components

Ch.21 Integrating Listening and Speaking Skills in a Content-Based Instruction Class Using a Task-Based Framework Shahira Yacout

Ch. 22 Integrating Reading and Writing: Literature Circles Dalal Abo El Seoud

Ch. 23 A strategy for teaching the pronunciation of Arabic Khaled Rifaat

Ch. 24 The Pedagogy for Arabic Grammar Hristina Tchobanova

Theme Ten Teacher Education and Professional Development

Ch.25 Proposing Professional Standards for Arabic Teacher Certification Mouna Mana and Liz England

Theme Eleven Technology-mediated Teaching and Learning

Ch.26 Online Ethnography in the Arabic as a Second Language Classroom Francesco Sinatora

Ch.27 Importance of Collaborative Tech-based learning Model for Teacher Education Raghda El Essawi

Theme Twelve Future Directions

Ch.28 Future research directions in Arabic as a foreign language Karin C. Ryding

Ch.29 Empirical Directions in the Future of Arabic Second Language Acquisition and Second Language Pedagogy Mohammad T. Alhawary

About the Editors

Kassem M. Wahba is Professor in the Department of Near Eastern Studies, Cornell University, USA.

Liz England is Principal at Liz England and Associates, LLC, USA.

Zeinab A. Taha is Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Linguistics, The American University in Cairo, Egypt.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU005000
EDUCATION / Bilingual Education
EDU018000
EDUCATION / Language Experience Approach