Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL)

Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL) Programme 

Full time option: 3 weeks (25 hours per week)
2 weeks of teaching practice for novice teachers will take place immediately after the end of the course
Next intake: 30th of October 2017

Part time option: every Saturday (25 weeks)
Autumn term: October 21st – December 16, 2017 (9 Saturdays)
Winter term: January 6th – March 17, 2018 (10 Saturdays)
Spring term: April 7th – May 12, 2018 (6 Saturdays)

Why should you attend? You will practice innovative and creative ways of teaching that are unique and only provided by Sharek Centre. You will learn about teaching Communicative Arabic for specific purposes and Arabic through contexts such as Drama and Storytelling. You will also get access to a variety of Arabic language teaching and learning resources and develop skills in creating your own material and resources.

Course description: The TAFL course explores the teacher qualities, skills and knowledge required for teaching Arabic at schools, universities, higher and further education institutes, and language centres. It combines a focus on practical classroom techniques and strategies with a strong theoretical underpinning. Input seminars and workshops focus on key areas such as expanding teachers’ language awareness, how to teach Arabic grammar, correction techniques, how to develop learners’ speaking skills, and drama. The teaching practice component enables you to put these ideas into practice with real learners of Arabic, whilst your personalised teaching portfolio develops your ability to self-reflect and critique your own practices.

After successfully completing each component, and passing the assessment, trainees will gain a certificate in Teaching Arabic as a foreign Language (TAFL) accredited by Sharek Centre, London.


Please apply early as places are limited. Contact enquiries@sharekcentre.com

Early bird rate: £1850* (Normal price £2150) – Please apply by 30th of September to benefit from discounted pricing