Teaching Arabic as a Heritage Language is a practical guide to Arabic pedagogy for Heritage Learners of Arabic.
Exploring the teaching of Arabic as a foreign language (TAFL) in North America and Europe, it covers sociocultural topics such as diglossia and religion alongside theoretical approaches to Heritage Language Learning. It also provides a new and detailed definition of the heritage language learner (HLL) of Arabic. The role of the professor and the material are explored to ensure a successful learning experience. The latest advances in HLL are considered together with the recent and recommended changes in classroom practice, giving rise to the recognition of the individual needs of heritage learners.
This is an indispensable resource for instructors, researchers, and students in the fields of TAFL and TASOL, as well as linguists interested in Arabic language learning and teaching.
Table of Contents
Part One: Arabic as a Heritage Language
Chapter One: What is a Heritage Language?Chapter 2: Arabic Language (s) in the Arab World
Chapter 3: Arabic Beyond the Arab World
Part Two: Heritage Language Learning Pedagogy
Chapter Four: Heritage Language Learners and Assessment of Arabic Language Proficiency
Chapter 5: The Heritage Language Learner of Arabic
Chapter Six: The HLL and the Arabic Language Classroom
Rasha ElHawari is a Senior Lecturer of Arabic and the Coordinator for the Semitic Languages Program at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. She has extensive experience in TAFL and teaching Arabic immersion programs.