One-Day Training Courses For Arabic Teachers
Creative Approaches to the teaching of Arabic pronunciation:
A one-day training course for teachers of Arabic with two leading experts in Phonology; Dr. Yehia A. Mohamed, Assistant Professor of Arabic at Georgetown University and Adrian Underhill, author of Sound Foundations (Macmillan 2005).
Session one (10.00 – 12.00): Phonology in the Arabic language classroom – Dr. Yehia A. Mohamed
-Lunch (12.00-12.30): Arabic food will be served
-Session two (12.30 – 2.30): The Cinderella of language teaching – Adrian Underhill
Dr. Yehia A. Mohamed is an Assistant Professor of Arabic at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service in Qatar (SFS-Q). He earned his B.A. and M.A in Semitic Linguistics from Cairo University; and received his Ph.D. in Arabic and Semitic Phonology and Phonetics from Cairo University in 2008. He previously served as a lecturer in Arabic programs at Georgetown University’s Washington D.C. Campus, the Middle East Institute, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland, and George Washington University. Yehia Mohamed co-founded Georgetown University in Qatar’s Arabic program in 2007. He developed courses and taught numerous instructional Arabic, skill-based and content-based classes; in addition to conducting proficiency and assessment exams. He also trained Arabic teachers in Qatar, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. His research interests cover 3 areas: applied linguistics (language acquisition and error analysis), phonology, and language changes and sociolinguistics. He recently published two books on the Arabic and Semitic languages’ phonology. Dr. Mohamed has organized many workshops, roundtables, and professional development events at Georgetown University in Qatar throughout the past ten years
Adrian Underhill is a teacher trainer and consultant, writer and speaker. He’s a past President of IATEFL and current IATEFL ambassador, ex director of International House Hastings, and series editor of Macmillan Books for Teachers, which includes my book Sound Foundations and the app Sounds: The Pronunciation App. He works with teachers and managers on developing ‘schools that learn’ and ‘intelligent organisations’, and with teachers and trainers on ways of incorporating natural human faculties like intuition, playfulness and improvisation into classroom learning.