Conference: Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language in Morocco

In collaboration with IES Abroad Rabat, the Université Mohammed V-Agdal held a conference this January on the teaching of Arabic as a foreign language in Morocco. The event celebrated International Arabic Day and was held in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the University’s founding.

Various educational institutions and organizations participated in the event, including the Islamic Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ISESCO); Moulay Ismail University; the Moroccan American Commission for Education and Cultural Exchange; and more. Presentations and lectures from IES Abroad faculty and staff covered topics ranging from intercultural competence to unique Arabic language teaching approaches and beyond.

See a list of presentations from the conference below:

  • Center Director Oussama El Addouli (IES Abroad Rabat) presented Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language: The Present and The Future
  • Stephanie Willman (IES Abroad Rabat Internship Seminar Professor) spoke about Fostering Intercultural Competence Among Study Abroad Students in Morocco
  • Dr. Yamina El Kirat (Vice Dean, Université Mohammed V, and IES Abroad Rabat Professor) discussed The Challenges and Opportunities of Teaching Arabic as Foreign Language to Native Speakers of Asian Languages at Université Mohammed V
  • Rachid Idrissi (IES Abroad Rabat Arabic Language Professor, Winner of the 2014-15 IES Abroad Excellence in Teaching Award) shared Comparisons Between the Focus on Linguistic Tasks in the Teaching of Arabic and a Content-Focused Approach

The conference events were later covered by national news in Morocco. Watch the video, in Arabic.

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