July 21, 2014

Student Reflections: My Journey With The Arabic Language


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


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


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 […]

May 28, 2014

Student Reflections: My Unforgettable Trip to Qatar


Going to Qatar has been a great experience for me. Not only did I go to a new place that I have never been to before, but I also experienced a new kind of culture completely different from mine. The week I was in Qatar felt like a week I have never experienced before. Right […]

May 23, 2014

Student Reflections: Aber 2014


My experience in Doha, Qatar was truly amazing and I will never forget going to there. After what I’ve experienced, I now want to share it with my community. I’ve also practiced speaking Arabic. It was fun to experience this once in a lifetime opportunity. I liked meeting my peers, and the Qatari girls because […]

May 21, 2014

Teacher Reflections: the Arabic Teacher Workshop at Concordia Language Villages

Shaima Basuni

The Arabic teacher workshop at Concordia Language Villages was a helpful and enlightening experience for my future teaching endeavor. It opened my eyes to many new methods of teaching the Arabic language; a way to keep students interested in learned the Arabic language and using the target language most of the time. This workshop provided […]

May 19, 2014

Aber: Student Testimonial by Selena Sanchez


What’s Your Story trip to Qatar is one that I will never forget.  I met many amazing people from both the United States and Qatar, all of which left an impact on my life.  It was through the story telling curriculum that I learned many things and more.  I realized that every person, place and […]

May 14, 2014

Aber: Student Testimonials

Aber: Student Testimonials

This past spring, Qatar Foundation International brought 50 students together on an educational exchange that aimed to bring together students from the U.S. and Qatar in an exploration of identity and cultures through the Arabic language. ‘Aber is an annual QFI educational exchange that stems out of it’s Arabic Language and Culture program, which aims to […]

May 11, 2014

Your Child Wants to Learn Arabic: What You Need to Know

Your Child Wants to Learn Arabic: What You Need to Know

  When my then-six year-old son William announced his desire to learn Arabic after a whirlwind trip to the Holy Land, I did the typical dad move of agreeing to whatever he said, expecting that he’d soon forget and move onto a more reasonable interest.  He’s a kid from Alaska whose family is Boston Irish, […]

May 9, 2014

QFI Teacher Profile: Haitham Elsherbiny


Teacher’s Name: Haitham Elsherbiny Physics Teacher at AlWakra Independent Secondary School for Boys in Doha, Qatar for five years. Number of students: 90 (2013:2014) Number of classes: Three (2013:2014) Fun fact about yourself: I am trying hard to convince my son to love physics, hopefully I can make it happen. Proudest moment as a teacher: There […]

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