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  • 1250 N Bellflower Blvd Long Beach, CA, 90815 United States (map)


Invites you to attend our mini conference sessions 


Join us for a day filled with learning, fun, and creativity  

Opening Session:

 “100% Target Language, 100% Active Engagement.”    

 by Lewis Johnson                                                

Putting Students in Charge of their Learning
by Iman A. Hashem

Abstract: In this session, participants will have first-hand experience that are centered around them in their role as learners. The instructor will guide participants to plan activities and use strategies that put their students in charge of their own learning.  At the end of the session, the participants will  have the chance to design their own activities centered around their students interest and need.

Student - Centered in Language Classroom
By Layla Bahr Al- Aloom

Abstract: This session will help the teachers in understanding how to implement the student-centered in the Arabic language classroom. Teachers also will learn new effective strategies through cooperative learning that will motivate the students to interact and use the Arabic language more.

Spice your Students’ Vocabulary
By Lina Kholaki

Abstract: As we learned from research that students need to hear a vocabulary word and practice it around 28 times. Who has the time? This session will allow participants to examine, explore and create opportunities for their students to recycle and retain vocabulary learned in an engaging and fun way.

Finding, Sharing & Publishing Arabic Teaching Resources on Al- Masdar
By Munir Shaikh

Abstract:  Al-Masdar is a new free website sponsored by QFI for Arabic teachers. Bring your laptop for this hands-on training session. Learn how you can effectively search for high quality lesson plans, PowerPoint, multimedia clips, and other resources to use in your teaching. Earn a digital badge and recognition by creating an Al-Masdar account and sharing your own resources, handouts, and activities to enrich the website (you can upload Word docs, PDFs, PowerPoint, audio/video clips, etc.).

Later Event: January 18
Second Annual State Wide Conference