ISBN-10:
1589016572
ISBN-13:
9781589016576
Pub. Date:
11/01/2013
Publisher:
Georgetown University Press
Teaching and Learning Arabic as a Foreign Language: A Guide for Teachers

Teaching and Learning Arabic as a Foreign Language: A Guide for Teachers

by Karin C. Ryding, Roger Allen
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ISBN-13: 9781589016576
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 11/01/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 727,637
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Karin C. Ryding is Sultan Qaboos bin Said Professor Emerita of Arabic linguistics at Georgetown University. She was dean of Interdisciplinary Programs at Georgetown for three years, and headed Arabic training at the State Department’s Foreign Service Institute from 1980 to 1986. She was president of the American Association of Teachers of Arabic (AATA), and has served on the executive committee of the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages (ADFL) as well as on the executive council of the Modern Language Association (MLA). In 2008, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from AATA as well as the Distinguished Service Award from the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics of Georgetown University.

Table of Contents

Table of ContentsForewordRoger Allen

Introduction

Part I: Fundamentals of Foreign Language Pedagogy1. Some Pedagogical Principles2. Theory and Practice3. Professionalism and Professional Standards

Part II: Approaches to Foreign Language Teaching4. Traditional Methods and Approaches for Language Teaching5. Newer Methods and Approaches

Part III: Programmatic Issues6. Learning Goals, Curricula, and Syllabi7. Materials, Resources, Technology 8. Assessment and Testing

Part IV: Planning and Managing the Elements of Teaching9. Pedagogical Practice: Classroom Management 10. Learning Styles, Strategies, and Affective Factors11. Mixed Classes and Heritage Learners

Part V: The Pedagogy of Comprehension12. Comprehension and Arabic Input: Overview13. Reading Comprehension in Arabic14. Listening Comprehension in Arabic

Part VI: Teaching Productive Skills15. Teaching Arabic Pronunciation16. Teaching Spoken Arabic17. Writing in Arabic

Part VII: Teaching Core Competencies18. Teaching and Learning Vocabulary19. Pedagogical Grammar20. Teaching Arabic Culture

Appendices

References

Index

What People are Saying About This

Yasir Suleiman

This book is more than a guide; it is a pioneering synthesis of the leading research on the teaching of Arabic as a foreign language (TAFL). It combines theory with practice. And it is written in an engaging style that will excite the profession. Karin Ryding has produced a work of great merit which will mark the birth of TAFL as a self-conscious field of study and application. Future generations of students, teachers, and scholars will have a lot to thank her for.

From the Publisher

"A must-have book for teachers and teacher trainers of Arabic. This book offers a practical guide for balancing theory and practice in the field of Arabic linguistics and pedagogy. The author is very resourceful in presenting alternative ways of instruction."—Wafa Hassan, Assistant Professor of Arabic, Western Michigan University; Director Arabic Flagship High School Curriculum Project; and STARTALK Arabic Teacher Training Program, Michigan State University

"This book is more than a guide; it is a pioneering synthesis of the leading research on the teaching of Arabic as a foreign language (TAFL). It combines theory with practice. And it is written in an engaging style that will excite the profession. Karin Ryding has produced a work of great merit which will mark the birth of TAFL as a self-conscious field of study and application. Future generations of students, teachers, and scholars will have a lot to thank her for."—Yasir Suleiman, professor of modern Arabic studies, Cambridge University

Wafa Hassan

A must-have book for teachers and teacher trainers of Arabic. This book offers a practical guide for balancing theory and practice in the field of Arabic linguistics and pedagogy. The author is very resourceful in presenting alternative ways of instruction.

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