Professional Certificate of Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language to Non-Arabic Speakers (PCTAFL)
This program has two parts:
First Part: Prerequisite Courses
It is for those do not have a university degree in Arabic language. They have to study eleven courses of the Arabic language that offered in BA in Islamic and Arabic Studies. Each course is explained through videos and audios along with weekly live sessions with the instructor as shown in the table below.
- A credited university degree
- Arabic language is the applicant’s first language or already studied.
- A non native Arabic speaker can register for this program if he receives a certificate proves his wide studying of Arabic language.
- Personal interview
Duration and Certificate:
33 months/186 hours if studied one after one.
A student will receive a transcript along with and attendance certificate after finishing these eleven prerequisite courses.
Second Part: Main Courses
It is for those who received a university degree in Arabic language.
- A credit university degree in Arabic language.
- Having a credited university degree in Arabic language or finishing the above-mentioned eleven courses.
Duration and Certificate:
- Ten months comprised of 120 hours of study including Arabic writing.
- A student will receive a credited certificate by the US Department of State.
Supplementary Tools of Study
- Functional Language Sciences by Dr. Abdu Ar-Rajhi.
- Al-Marge’ in Teaching Arabic for the non-Arabic Speakers by Dr. Tuaima.
- Ways of Teaching Arabic Language by Dr. Mahmoud An-Naqa.
Language Skills Objectives
Our objective in this special professional program is fluency in listening and communication skills alongside with reading and writing. The student is expected to be capable of teaching non-Arabic speakers, and accomplish the following:
- The various daily interactions in every aspect of life
- The courage to utilize the language with confidence
- Practicing the teaching methods and the linguistic skills.
- Becoming skilled at reading comprehension of the contents of the chosen materials.
- Comprehending some of the fundamentals of functional grammar and functional morphology.
- Completely mastering the fundamentals of writing Arabic and teaching.
Methods of Evaluation and Assessment
- Exercises for listening, pronouncing, writing, Qur’anic recitation, alongside developing vocabulary and word structure during each class.
- Exercises in the notebook – 15% of the total grade.
- Classroom activities, participation, and attendance – 10% of the total grade.
- Final analytical exam – 75% of the total grade.