Come Together: The Future of Arabic Language in North Carolina
هيا بنا نجتمع: مستقبل تعليم اللغة العربية في نورث كارولينا
November 13-14, 2021
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies is pleased to host a conference for Arabic language educators this fall: Come Together: The Future of Arabic Language in NC. This conference, held November 13-14, 2021, at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will gather educators, administrators, and other representatives from K-16 institutions all working to expand Arabic as a world language offering. Featuring grade level-specific sessions as well as keynote presentations, the conference will connect Arabic language educators across the state and address how lessons learned from the past year of pandemic virtual learning can positively translate to the classroom moving forward.
The purpose of this conference is two-fold: First, the conference aims to provide quality professional development to serve the needs of Arabic educators across K-16 levels as we navigate the similarities and differences between online and in-person learning. Attendees will discuss methods, curricula and pedagogy with colleagues.
Second, this conference aims to generate connection and community among Arabic language teachers in North Carolina by serving as the inaugural event of the newly-forming North Carolina Arabic Teacher Council (NCATC). Membership and structure of the NCATC will be discussed at the conference. The NCATC will coordinate annual professional development to serve the needs of underrepresented Arabic teachers.
Marhaban bikom (Welcome to all!)