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First Annual State Wide Conference

  • Anaheim Hilton Hotel 777 W. Convention Way Anaheim, CA 92802 USA (map)

Southern California Arabic Language Teacher Council (SCALTC) invites you to our First Annual State Wide Conference!

All Arabic teachers K-16 and interested educators are invited to a day full of learning to enhance teaching of Arabic to all learners. Register Online Here.

Nationally Renowned Guest Speakers:

  • Paul Sandrock, Director of Education at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), directs this national organization’s professional development and initiatives around standards, curriculum, instruction, and performance assessment. Previously, Paul was Assistant Director of Content and Learning at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, beginning that state's implementation of Common Core State Standards, and earlier served as the state consultant for world languages. Paul taught Spanish for 16 years in middle school and high school and authored The Keys to Assessing Language Performance and Planning Curriculum for Learning World Languages
  • Dr. Khaled Huthaily, assistant professor of Arabic and Linguistics and Head of the Arabic Section at the University of Montana, is a Fulbright scholar, holding a B.A. in education, an M.A. in applied linguistics (focusing on Arabic-English contrastive linguistics), and an Ed.D. in curriculum and instruction (focusing on Arabic language instruction and curriculum development based on linguistic analysis). He is the author of “Second Language Instruction with Linguistic Awareness: Teaching Arabic to Speakers of English,” which discusses research findings on the use of linguistics to improve Arabic language instruction.

Workshop 1: Charting Language Learners’ Progress – Developing Performance Mode by Mode

Presented by: Paul Sandrock

How do I know my language learners are improving and are able to perform at a higher level?  Examine the key characteristics of Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced ranges of performance.  Learn useful tools for teachers to focus both instruction and assessment and for learners to reflect on their progress. Experience and analyze strategies for developing and assessing language learners’ performance in each mode of communication (interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational).  Identify what to emphasize in order to build learners’ confidence in using Arabic and help them progress to the next proficiency level.

Workshop 2: The Teaching of Arabic Language Skills

Presented by: Dr. Khaled Huthaily

Linguistics is an essential component to improve second language instruction and acquisition. In this workshop, Dr. Huthaily will discuss and connect research findings in the field of educational linguistics with the Arabic language skills (namely, listening, speaking, reading, and writing). The audience will participate in the workshop by sharing their classroom experience and by working on activities as groups.



Registration is FREE
Parking is FREE
Breakfast & Lunch Provided

Limited sponsorship for hotel accommodation (double/triple occupancy for one night, 1/18/14 for attendees traveling over 100 miles).

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