September 22, 2014

Cultural food immersion and keeping an open-mind; Student Aleida Murillo updates us on the progress of the Arab-Israeli Cookbook

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  Cholla High Magnet School’s QFI-supported Arabic class will be putting together their own rendition of the Arab-Israeli Cookbook play, by Robin Soans. Arab-Israeli Cookbook is a thought-provoking, powerful, universal piece of verbatim theatre bridging together cultural differences within a culinary context. Assembled from first-person interviews, Arab-Israeli Cookbook follows multiple stories from differing points of view […]

September 19, 2014

QFI Teacher Fellow Annie Hasan on the New School Year

  The new school year has started and I am pumped! I am perhaps facing the greatest challenges since I started teaching 6 years ago, but I am more prepared to embrace those challenges now than I ever have before. What challenges you say? My district recently went 1:1. This basically means that each student […]

September 8, 2014

Thought-Provoking Play by Cholla High Students; Arab-Israeli cookbook.

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Cholla High Magnet School’s QFI-supported Arabic class, will be putting together their own rendition of the Arab-Israeli Cookbook play, by Robin Soans. Arab-Israeli Cookbook is a thought-provoking, powerful, universal piece of verbatim theatre bridging together cultural differences within a culinary context. Assembled from first-person interviews, Arab-Israeli Cookbook follows multiple stories from differing points of view set […]

August 19, 2014

Michigan Arabic teacher shares success story through QFI Teacher Initiative Grant

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 Abdulnasser Ahmed, an Arabic teacher at Salina Intermediate School in Dearborn, Michigan, shares with us the opportunities he was afforded through a QFI Teacher Initiative Grant. The Teacher Initiative Grant from Qatar Foundation International (QFI) came to me in my second year of teaching Arabic as a foreign language teacher at Salina Intermediate School, in […]

August 14, 2014

The Current State of Arabic Programs at the K-12 level.

  Between December 2012 and October 2013, the Arabic Language and Culture Program of Qatar Foundation International conducted a survey of 201 U.S. K-12 public and public charter schools that teach Arabic. We aimed to take a general look at the field of Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL) at the K-12 level to […]

August 6, 2014

Different Cultures, Many Similarities

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  Hello! My name is Caitlen Diab. I am a 17-year-old Senior at Granada Hills Charter High School in Los Angeles, California. This past year, I completed my third year of Arabic in the Arabic Speakers 3 class at my school and I must say that these past three years have been life changing. Growing […]

July 24, 2014

The Girl From Chi-town

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Erin Nwachukwu, a junior at Lindblom Math & Science Academy and one of ten students sponsored by QFI to travel to Doha, Qatar, for an intensive three-week Arabic language summer program, at the Language Center of the Translation and Interpreting Institute (TII), shares with us her unique experience below.   My name is Erin Nwachukwu, […]

July 21, 2014

Student Reflections: My Journey With The Arabic Language

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In June 2014, QFI partnered with the Language Center of the Translation and Interpreting Institute (TII), an institute of Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU), to offer 10 U.S. high school students studying Arabic an intensive three-week summer Arabic language program which took place in Doha, Qatar. The TII summer program aimed to provide the students […]

June 25, 2014

Teaching Arabic Outside the Classroom

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With the support of a QFI teacher initiative grant, Laura Koebel – an Arabic teacher at Plymouth High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin created two valuable educational experiences for her students. The first was a field trip to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where the Plymouth students were guests in a fourth semester Arabic class. During their […]

June 10, 2014

Student Reflections: Summer Exchange Program in Qatar

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Qatar Foundation International and the Translation and Interpreting Institute (TII) of Hamad bin Khalifa University are excited for their partnership this year, which will bring 10 US high school students to Doha, Qatar for an intensive Arabic study abroad program. This unique opportunity is the only high school study abroad Arabic program in Qatar, and one […]

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