In order to maintain a connection to some physical aspects that we missed when we had to move our class online, I created a Weekly Book Club where we were reading the physical book. Nothing beats flipping the actual page 📚.
A presentation for the New England Arabic Teacher’s Council. The presentation discussed a relation between the general characteristics of Generation Z students (between 10 and 18 years of age) and ways to ge them more engaged in class during online sessions. Slides from the presentation.
The Center for Language Study at Yale has a special place in the hearts and minds of language Instructors at Yale. I was asked to speak to the participants in the CLS training sessions for Distance Language Teaching . It is always a pleasure to take part in their activities. Below is a copy of my presentation in the form of a video.
Every year I open my classes for colleagues to attend during Faculty Bulldog Days. This was not possible this year due to social distancing regulations. However, we can still share our experiences virtually. It is always a pleasure to take part in Faculty Bulldog Days. To my fellow Yale faculty, you can find it in … Continue reading Virtual Faculty Bulldog Days 2020
Current global circumstances have forced all teaching and all learning to be done remotely via the use of various tools that technology provides us with. It has also been a wonderful opportunity for educators everywhere to come together, support and help one another. In this effort, I have the pleasure to lead a workshop on … Continue reading VoiceThread Yale Workshop
Current global circumstances have forced all teaching and all learning to be done remotely via the use of various tools that technology provides us with. It has also been a wonderful opportunity for educators everywhere to come together, support and help one another. In this effort, I have the pleasure to lead a workshop on … Continue reading Zoom Training Session
Like many active language educators, I find that I attend, present, give talks and workshops in conferences that target our area of expertise multiple times in the academic year. And as such, I have come to learn that each conference is but an opportunity to learn from and engage with fellow language educators. I have … Continue reading Learning and Growing; Conference Reflections.
Brings me great joy to accept the invitation that I get from NYATC to preset. Presentation abstract: Grammar is an integral part of the composition of any language and so is teaching it. And as such, experienced and new language educators alike share the desire of teaching grammar in the most effective way possible while … Continue reading Teaching Grammar; Engaging the Learners
“My Partner is my Guide in Culture” With CT COLT President Lea Graner Kennedy and colleague Arabic Language Teacher Abeer
In this day and age, teaching students to be competent in reading, writing, math, science and technology is no longer enough if the aim was to give these students a true opportunity to success, or to provide them with genuine means to being effective and vital global citizens. Rather, it is becoming increasingly important to … Continue reading NERALLT Conference Presentation/Fall 2019
Enhancing intercultural communication for Arabic Language Classes via the use of telecollaboration; What students think Always happy to take part and present in Yale CLS Share Fair event and share with my colleagues the fruits of projects I do for my classes. Hand out for attendees
Using Technology in Teaching, shortcuts to effective strategies is a presentation that I gave for Global Language Project on March 28th 2019. The presentation looks at using technology in teaching language, and attempts to combine students’ feedback, expert advice and the teacher’s experience. Looking at teaching language with technology from these three perspectives aims at … Continue reading Webinar for Global Language Project
Always happy to present at the Yale Poorvu Center.(December 12th, 2018): Using Technology in Teaching, Shortcuts to Effective Strategies.
Goal Areas for teaching language in the 21st century are : Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons and Communities (ACTFL World Readiness Standards for Learning Language). Can all these Cs be included in one lesson in an efficient, effective and easy way?CT This was the topic of my Council of Language Teachers/ Cromwell, CT (October 22, 2018): … Continue reading Including All Cs in One Language Lesson
“Intercultural attitudes (savoir être): curiosity and openness, readiness to suspend disbelief about other cultures and belief about one’s own This means a willingness to relativize one’s own values, beliefs and behaviors, not to assume that they are the only possible and naturally correct ones, and to be able to see how they might look from … Continue reading Assessing “Savoir Etre”
The world of language teaching can be daunting especially for language educators with limited teaching experience. I am always happy to help out younger colleagues who are building up their teaching tools.and thus was more than happy to comply when Invited to give a workshop at the Yale Center for Language Studies pedagogy training workshop … Continue reading Using Technology to Teach Language