Had the pleasure to be among a wonderful group of Language Educators and students in an interview with Howard Blumenthal in which we discussed ways of reinventing language learning. About the Interview: As we continue our critical look at K-12 curriculum, we now explore language learning, or, more specifically, the learning of languages from other … Continue reading Reinventing Language Learning in Schools With Howard Blumenthal
These are definitely some of the best moments I look back at as an Illok forward of teaching after the pandemic. Thank you NYATC for keeping the memory alive!
The topic for Instructional Innovation Workshop Grant 2021 is Lessons learned from the pandemic, and the focus of it was on collaboratively reflecting on the pedagogical changes necessitated by the remote environment and how these might affect your pedagogical practices going forward. I had the privilege to be selected to take part in the IIW … Continue reading Re-Using and Incorporating Asynchronous Activities to Create Stand-alone Self-study Resource Reserve
I was happy to accept The Chicago Arabic Teachers Council’s (CATC) invitation to present at their annual conference, which will focus on connecting Arabic language classrooms to the wider world. The presentation showcased opportunities for Arabic instructors to collaborate with local and international communities to enrich their teaching. The presentation included the following: Brief Background, … Continue reading Connecting with Local Communities in Arabic Language Classes
Despite it being used to hold different types of meetings, Zoom was actually designed with the educator in mind (Li et. al. 2021). From the very beginning Zoom meetings were valued differently by different educators. Some educators could not help but notice how these meetings were lacking the paralinguistic cues and nonverbal communication that is … Continue reading Zoom with Confidence and Breakout with Assurance
Experiences and innovations during the years 2020 and 2021. Read the whole article here (pages 14 to 17).
At Yale, the Hebrew and Arabic programs have collaborated to create a class in which both languages are introduced, emphasizing their linguistic resemblance, engaging the students in shared cultural themes, and introducing spoken Hebrew and a few Arabic dialects. The course has a twofold aim: to introduce a new Semitic language to speakers of the … Continue reading The Consortium of Middle East National Resource Centers Virtual Workshop
It was an honor and a pleasure to give a webinar for the ACTFL Arabic SIG. Webinar recording, as well as PDF of the slides, can be found on the ACTFL Arabic SIG library.
It was a great honor and pleasure to work alongside Dorie Conlon Perugini, LJ Randolf Jr., and Bonnie Chunmeng Wang in the ACTFL Spring Learning Series where we were able to delve deep into what it means to incorporate Social Justice Standards in the Language classroom. This was an amazing opportunity through which I personally … Continue reading ACTFL Spring Learning Series: Learning for Social Justice Standards.
Session Objectives/Outcomes Introducing research-based pedagogical strategies that are recommended to help with creating class community and their benefits. Explain best strategies for matching activity design to language learners level with the aim of creating the specific virtual tasks. Highlight the use of authentic resources to create these activities. Share technological tips, tools, and steps … Continue reading MFLA Spring Conference 2021
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Read the article in the ACTFL Distance Learning Special Interest Group Fall 2020 Newsletter (pages 12-16) DL_SIG_Newsletter_Fall_2020_FINAL