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Established in 2021, the North Carolina Arabic Teacher Council is a professional organization committed to serving the diverse community of North Carolina Arabic language educators and promoting the expansion of Arabic language programs across the state. The NCATC’s activities include professional development workshops, conferences, and cultural events organized by and for educators, administrators, and other representatives from K-16 institutions engaged in Arabic language education. The NCATC is hosted by the Consortium for Middle East Studies at Duke University and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Arabic Language Education in North Carolina

The NCATC serves the over 40 Arabic language educators in North Carolina, including public and private school teachers at the K-12, community college, and university levels, as well as educators teaching in the military and in community-based programs. According to 2018 – 2019 statewide enrollment data from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, over 200 students enroll in Arabic language classes at NC public schools annually. Dozens more students learn Arabic in private schools and in community-based programs, and eleven universities offer Arabic language courses. The NCATC aims to support the flourishing of Arabic language programs across the state.

 

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