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									Arabic Teachers Survey

                               Gender:

                                               Response       Response
              Answer Options
                                                Percent        Count
                   M                           56.5%            118
                   F                           43.5%            91
                                         answered question            209
                                           skipped question             0
Teacher Gender




                 M
                 F
Arabic Teachers Survey

                               Age:

                                            Response       Response
              Answer Options
                                             Percent        Count
               Under 30                      7.2%            15
                30-45                       49.3%            102
               Over 45                      43.5%            90
                                      answered question            207
                                        skipped question             2
Teacher Age




              Under 30
              30-45
              Over 45
Arabic Teachers Survey

                    Are you a native speaker of Arabic?

                                                    Response      Response
              Answer Options
                                                     Percent       Count
                  Yes                               73.1%           152
                  No                                26.9%           56
                                             answered question            208
                                               skipped question             1
Native Speaker




                 Yes
                 No
Arabic Teachers Survey

   If you answered "Yes" to Question 3, what is your native dialect?

                                                           Response
                   Answer Options
                                                            Count
                                                             150
                                    answered question             150
                                      skipped question              59

Number      Response Text                                Categories
    1                        Egyptian
    2                        Egyptian
    3                       Jordanian
    4                        Egyptian
    5                        Egyptian
    6                       Lebanese
    7                   Palestinian Arabic
    8                       Palestinian
    9                       Lebanese
   10                       Palestinian
   11                Egyptian, Levantine, Gulf
   12                       Moroccan
   13                       Moroccan
   14                        Egyptian
   15                        Algerian
   16                       Egypyptian
   17                         Syrian
   18                       Moroccan
   19                       Lebanese
   20                        Egyptian
   21                        Egyptian
   22                        Yemeni
   23                       Jordanian
   24                          Iraqi
   25                         Syrian
   26                       Lebanese
   27                         Syrian
   28                       Lebanese
   29                        Yemeni
   30                       Jordanian
   31                       Palestinian
   32                       Levantine
   33                       Palestinian
   34                          Iraqi
   35                    Egyptian Arabic
   36                       Lebanese
   37                       moroccan
   38                   Moroccan dialect
   39                        Egyptian
   40                        Egyptian
41             Palestinian
42             Palestinian
43               Egyptian
44   Levantine - I am from Lebanon
45              Jordanian
46                 Iraqi
47                Levant
48               Egyptian
49               Egyptian
50         Lebanese Arabic
51      Levantine (Palestinian)
52             Palestinian
53               Egyptian
54              Lebanese
55                Libyan
56               Egyptian
57             Palestinian
58              Lebanese
59                Jordan
60              Levantine
61         Jordanian Arabic
62               Egyptian
63           Yemeni Arabic
64               Egyptian
65              Levantine
66              Jordanian
67               Egyptian
68               Egyptian
69              moroccan
70              Lebanese
71              Jordanian
72     Sudanese/ Saidi Egyptian
73              Lebanese
74               Egyptian
75               Egyptian
76              Lebanese
77              Lebanese
78      Iraqi (Baghdadi) Arabic
79               egyptian
80                Syrian
81                Syrian
82               Tunisian
83              Lebanese
84               Egyptian
85              levantine
86             Damascene
87     Egyptian (heritage learner)
88              moroccan
89               Shamiyy
90              Sudanese
91               Algerian
92              Lebanese
93          Egyptian
94         Moroccan
95        Palastinian
96            Iraqi
97      Tunisian Arabic
98          Tunisian
99        Palestinean
100        Sudanese
101       Palestinian
102          Syrian
103           Iraqi
104          Syrian
105         Egyptian
106        Laventine
107          Shami
108          Lybian
109         Egyptian
110        Jordanian
111       Palestinian
112           Iraqi
113        Lebanese
114         Egyptian
115          Libyan
116           Iraqi
117        Moroccan
118       Palestinian
119         Tunisian
120        Lebanese
121        Lebanese
122        Moroccan
123          Levant
124         Egyptian
125         Egyptian
126        Levantine
127        lebanese
128           Iraqi
129        Jodanian
130   Levantine-Palestinian
131         Tunisian
132    Cairene and Hijazi
133        Levantine
134        Lebanese
135           Iraqi
136        Moroccan
137           Iraqi
138        Lebanese
139           Iraqi
140        Lebanese
141         Egyptian
142        Lebanese
143        Sudanese
144      Gulf (Bahrain)
145   levantine
146   Egyptian
147   Tunisian
148   Tunisian
149    yemeni
150     Srian
Arabic Teachers Survey

  If you answered "No" to Question 3, what is your mother tongue?

                                                         Response
                 Answer Options
                                                          Count
                                                            59
                                  answered question                  59
                                    skipped question                150

 Number                 Response Text                  Categories
    1                       English
    2                       English
    3                       English
    4                       English
    5                       English
    6                 [Bostonian] English
    7                       English
    8         American English (South N. Jersey)
    9                       English
   10               Gujarati (Indian lang.)
   11                      Chinese
   12                       English
   13                       English
   14                       English
   15                       English
   16                       English
   17                       English
   18                   Serbo-Croatian
   19                       English
   20             Bilingual (Arabic-English)
   21                       English
   22                       English
   23                      Russian
   24                       English
   25                       English
   26                       English
   27                   English/Greek
   28                       English
   29                        Urdu
   30                       English
   31                       English
   32                       English
   33                       English
   34                       English
   35                      German
   36                       English
   37                       English
   38                       English
   39                       English
   40                        Same
41               English
42   Russian and Ukrainian (bilingual)
43               English
44               english
45               English
46         English & Russian
47               English
48               English
49           English-Arabic
50               English
51               English
52               English
53               English
54                 n/a
55               English
56               English
57               English
58              Spanish
59               English
Arabic Teachers Survey
If you are not a native speaker of Arabic, how many years have you lived in an Arabic-
                                   speaking country?
                                                          Response         Response
                   Answer Options
                                                           Percent           Count
                           0                                 7.5%               5
                           1                                11.9%               8
                           2                                16.4%              11
                           3                                13.4%               9
                           4                                 4.5%               3
                           5                                13.4%               9
                           6                                 3.0%               2
                           7                                 3.0%               2
                           8                                 0.0%               0
                           9                                 1.5%               1
                          10                                 1.5%               1
                          11                                 1.5%               1
                          12                                 1.5%               1
                          13                                 0.0%               0
                          14                                 0.0%               0
                          15                                 0.0%               0
                          16                                 0.0%               0
                          17                                 0.0%               0
                          18                                 0.0%               0
                          19                                 1.5%               1
                          20                                 1.5%               1
                          21                                 0.0%               0
                          22                                 0.0%               0
                          23                                 0.0%               0
                          24                                 1.5%               1
                          25                                 4.5%               3
                          26                                 0.0%               0
                          27                                 1.5%               1
                          28                                 4.5%               3
                          29                                 0.0%               0
                          30                                 6.0%               4
                                                    answered question                67
                                                      skipped question              142
        Arab World Residence

18.0%
16.0%
14.0%
12.0%
10.0%
                               Series1
8.0%
6.0%
4.0%
2.0%
0.0%
Arabic Teachers Survey

                             Highest degree earned:

                                                        Response        Response
                Answer Options
                                                         Percent         Count
                   B.A.                                  4.3%                9
                   B.S.                                  1.0%                2
                   M.A.                                 31.9%               66
                   M.S.                                  6.8%               14
                  Ph.D.                                 46.9%               97
                  Ed.D.                                  1.9%                4
          Other (please specify)                         7.2%               15
                                                 answered question               207
                                                   skipped question                2

 Number             Other (please specify)           Categories
    1                        MFA
    2                         JD
    3                  PhD in progress
    4                        ABD
    5                      BA, MA
    6                        M.Ed
    7                   PhD Candidate
    8                        ABD
    9                        ABD
   10                30 credits above MA
   11                        ABD
   12     B.A and professional Arabic diploma from Moroccan Ministry of National Education
   13                        MFA
   14                       Dr. Ing
   15                       M.I.S.
Highest Degree Earned




                        B.A.
                        B.S.
                        M.A.
                        M.S.
                        Ph.D.
                        Ed.D.
                        Other (please specify)
Arabic Teachers Survey

                Discipline in which you have earned your highest degree:

                                                            Response         Response
                    Answer Options
                                                             Percent          Count
            Arabic Linguistics                               11.5%               24
           General Linguistics                                9.6%               20
                Literature                                   18.2%               38
            Applied Linguistics                              13.4%               28
                  TAFL                                        4.8%               10
              Arabic Studies                                 11.5%               24
          Middle Eastern Studies                             13.9%               29
             Social Sciences                                  6.2%               13
          Other (please specify)                             37.3%               78
                                                      answered question                209
                                                        skipped question                 0

Number        Other (please specify)                       Categories
          1   TEFL
          2   Computer Science
          3   TEFL
          4   Literary translation
          5   Human science
          6   Law
          7   MA in Arabic Translation and Comparative ling. PhD in French Studies with application on the Middle East
          8   Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Arabic
          9   English Literature
         10   Islamic Studies
         11   Education
         12   Arabic Language and Literature
         13   Arabic and Islamic Studies
         14   COMPARATIVE Semitics
         15   Educational Management
         16   TESOL
         17   I have BA and MA in Linguistics and PhD in Comparative Religion
         18   My program is a combination of philology, intellectual history, and religious studies
         19   TFL - Teaching Foreign Languages
         20   Political Science with M.E. concentration
         21   African history
         22   Islamic Studies
         23   communication
         24   Arabic Translation
         25   Spanish
         26   Curricula and Teaching Methods / Arabic Language
         27   Comparative Literature
         28   Phonetics
29   Foreign Language Teaching
30   German Studies
31   Spanish and French
32   French Pedagogy
33   French Literature
34   Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
35   Human development, college education
36   Business (MBA)
37   English Literature
38   Cultural Anthropology
39   education
40   English Literature
41   Education
42   Petroleum Technology and International Peace Studies
43   Translation + Journalism + Teaching French as a Foreign Language
44   Political Science
45   Education
46   Islamic Studies
47   Classics
48   Education
49   Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
50   Engineering and Science
51   Literary Translation
52   Translation
53   OD
54   French literature / linguistics and minor in Pedagogie
55   Psychology- language acquisition
56   Library And information, Compuer Information systems, Knowlege Management
57   Mechanical Engineering
58   Engineering
59   My master degree is in Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE)
60   Islamic Studies
61   Comparative Literature
62   Textual linguistics and Francophone literature
63   Geography and Regional Planning
64   Arabic Literature
65   Engliah language and Literature
66   Foreign Language Education
67   french
68   Education
69   Multilingual-Multicultural Ed
70   Teaching Methods & Cultural Geography
71   EDucation(Curriculum & Instruction)
72   Law
73   Modern Languages
74   Humanities
75   English Literature & American Studies
76   Semitic Languages
77   Gifted and Talented Education
78   Arabic Language, Literature and Linguistics
                                Discipline




                                             Arabic Linguistics
                                             General Linguistics
                                             Literature
                                             Applied Linguistics
                                             TAFL
                                             Arabic Studies
                                             Middle Eastern Studies
                                             Social Sciences
                                             Other (please specify)




pplication on the Middle East
Arabic Linguistics
General Linguistics


Applied Linguistics


Arabic Studies
Middle Eastern Studies
Social Sciences
Other (please specify)
Arabic Teachers Survey

     How many years have you been teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language?

                                                    Response       Response
               Answer Options
                                                     Percent        Count
           less than 5 years                        30.3%             63
       between 5 and 10 years                       31.7%             66
       between 11 and 20 years                      21.6%             45
          more than 20 years                        16.3%             34
                                              answered question            208
                                                skipped question             1
Years Teaching Arabic




                        less than 5 years
                        between 5 and 10 years
                        between 11 and 20 years
                        more than 20 years
Arabic Teachers Survey
 If you have taught subjects other than Arabic as a Foreign Language at the college level,
                  please indicate the subject(s) and the number of years.
                                                            Response
                    Answer Options                                        Response Count
                                                             Percent
                Subject 1                                 100.0%                145
           Number of years taught                         98.6%                 143
                Subject 2                                 57.9%                  84
           Number of years taught                         57.9%                  84
                Subject 3                                 30.3%                  44
           Number of years taught                         29.7%                  43
                                                    answered question                      145
                                                      skipped question                      64

                                                                                             Number
                                                       Number of
Number        Subject 1                                                  Subject 2           of years
                                                       years taught
                                                                                             taught
          1   Arabic Literature                               10         MIddle Eastern Studies 2
          2   Applied linguistics                          25 years                            culture
                                                                         Arabic literature and 25 years
          3   English                                          9
          4   English Literature                              14         EFL                     26
          5   English                                          7
          6   Computer science                                 3                                  2
                                                                         Arabic/Middle Eastern literature/film
          7   Modern Hebrew                                    1
          8   Arabic Media                                     2
          9   Introduction to Arabic Linguistics              15                              10
                                                                         Arabic Syntax and Semantics
         10   Language and Gender                              1         Intro to Islam        1
         11   English as a Foreign Language                    2
         12   French                                           5
         13   French                                           5
         14   Arabic literature in translation                 5
         15   Arabic Lit. in translation                       7         Arab Culture             5
         16   ESL                                              3
         17   ESL                                              1
         18   literature                                       5
         19   Ontology of Palestinian Literature         One semester
         20   French languagage                                4         Middle East Geopolitics 1
         21   Modern Arabic Literature                        14                                12
                                                                         Medieval Islamic History
         22   Linguistics                                      1
         23   general linguistics                             10         French                   5
         24   English as a Foreign Language                    1
         25   Urdu                                             5         Gujarati                 1
         26   Survey of Islamic Civilization              1 semester
         27   Arabic literature                               10         Islamic history         10
         28   Middle East History                             18         Arabuc Lit              18
         29   English                                          2
         30   Middle East Cultural History                     5         Levantine Literature     5
31   Arabic literature (in translation)       2                             2
                                                  Arabic linguistics (various topics)
32   Arabic Literature                       10   Linguistics               3
33   ENGLISH 101 AND ENGLISH 102              8
34   I taught English                         1
35   Linguistics                             25   Phonetics                25
36   English as a second language             3   Linguistics               3
37   French                                   8   Translation               3
38   English as a second language             2
39   French language, lit and culture        10                           4
                                                  Business French & Translation
40   Islam                                   10                           History
                                                  Arab-Muslim Intellectual3
41   Intro to the Middle East (ME Studies)    9                           9
                                                  Historical & Contemp Arab Culture
42   Window on Arabic Culture/English         3                           2
                                                  Arab women Writers/English
43   History of Middle East and Islam         3                           2
                                                  Anthropology of the Middle East
44   Educational Psychology                   2   Evaluation              2
45   Arabic Literature                        1   Arabic Culture          2
46   Spanish and Latin American lit & civ     7
47   Arab Culture                             5                            4
                                                  Introduction to the Middle East
48   English                                  8   Linguistics              6
49   English as a Foreign Language            3
50   French                                   1
51   English                                 10
52   Culture & Identity                       3   Calligraphy              3
53   Literature                               1   Politics                 2
54   French as a Foreign Language             2
55   English Language                         5   Linguistics              1
56   Classical Islamic and Arabic Texts       1   Arabic Calligraphy       3
57   English                                  3
58   Modern Middle Eastern History            8
59   ESL                                     20                            3
                                                  Linguistics/Applied Linguistics
60   French Language                          4   Arabic Literature        5
61   English Language Skills                  7   Linguistics courses      6
62   ESL                                     12   Literature              20
63   Arabic Literature                        2                            1
                                                  Humanities of the Islamic World
64   Arabic Literature                        1   Arab World               1
65   Arabic phylology                         3   linguistics              3
66   English                                 12   French                   5
67   German Language and Cultural Studies     9
68   Spanish                                 12   ESL                      4
69   Arabic literature and culture            6
70   Cultures of the Middle East              5   Anthropology             5
71   French                                  12
72   French language                          1   Islamic history          8
73   English and Comparative literaature     12
74   Physics                                  8   English Language         10
75   Arabic literature                       15
76   Arabic poetry                           25   Middle East studies      15
77   Islamic Humanities                       1   Intro to Islam            1
78   Media Arabic                            18
79   Spanish                                 15
80   Arabic lit and film                      1
81   French                                   1
82   French                                   2   Italian                  1
 83   English as a Foreign Language                     10                                    3
                                                                    Tranlsation from Arabic into English and vice versa
 84   Anthropology                                       6
 85   Arabic linguistics                                 1                                    6
                                                                    Arabic Literature in Translation
 86   Arabic literature                                  8          Arabic culture            8
 87   Arabic Culture                                     8          History                  10
 88   EFL                                               11          ESL                       8
 89   Translation                                        3
 90   Geology                                            1
 91   French as a Foreign Language                      10          German                 1 year
 92   French                                             6
 93   N/A
 94   Middle East Studies                                5
 95   Islamic Studies                                   10
 96   Language & culture                                 7          Veil in Muslim Socities 7
 97   Latin                                              1
 98   Translation                                        5          Linguistics               3
 99   Arabic                                             5          English                   3
100   Arabic Literature                                  6          Quran and Islamic Lit 3
101   Literary Translation                               1
102   World of Islam, HUM                                3
103                                                      2           and Chechen wars)
      Comparative Culture (war representations in pop culture - GulfEgyptian Pop Culture 1
104   Arabic for Arabs (UAEU)                            7
105   Cinema Francophone/ Cinema du Monde Arabe          6                                   10
                                                                    Advanced writing in French and Films/ Advanced F
106   Middle Eastern Studies                            11          Isalmic Studies           5
107   Islamic Humanities                                 5
108   Arab/Islamic Civilisation in Iberia                1
109   Engineering                                       30
110   Islamic Studies                                   15          Electrical Engineering 1
111   mechanical engineering                             5          Intercultural training   10
112   Arabic Literature in Translation                   3                                    2
                                                                    Culture of the Arabic Middle East
113   Syntax                                            10          Ibtro to linguistics      5
114   Arabic Literature in translation                   3
115   Arabic Literature in Translation                   4          English Composition (TA)  1
116   sociology                                         22          middle eastern studies 5
117   world literature                                   2          political philosophy      4
118   near eastern studies                               2          anthropology              2
119   Sociolinguistics                                  1.5         Old and New Testament1
120   English as a foregin language                      5
121   Arab culture                                       6          Islamic Studies         4 yrs
122   Arabic 101                                         4
123   french                                            15
124   Media                                              3          Culture                   5
125   Arabic literature in translation                   1
126   Intro to the Arab World                            5
127   Arabic Literature and Culture                      5          Islamic Culture and Texts 5
128   Medieval European Literature                       1
129   English                                           25
130   Arabic lit and Culture                            10          Arabic calligraphy       20
131   Modern and Classical Arabic Literature             4          Arab Culture             10
132   Arabic Literature
133   Comparative Literature Courses                     2
134   ESL                                                4          French                    4
135   EFL                                          7   Translation             1
136   Modern Arabic Literature                     3                           3
                                                       Women's Lit. in the Middle East
137   Islamic Civilization                         4   Islamic Literatures     3
138   English Language                             8
139   educationa psychology                        7   curriculum design        7
140   Applied Linguistics                          5   Translation              5
141   AramaicSyriac                               15   Dead Sea Scrolls         4
142   Comparative Literature                       3                            3
                                                       Intro. to Reading and Writing
143   French                                      24                            9
                                                       Cultural Diversity Trainer
144   Arabic language and literature for native    4
145   English Composition                          1                              6
                                                       Arabic literature in translation
                                                                      Subjects Taught


                            120.0%


                            100.0%


                             80.0%


                             60.0%


                             40.0%
          Number
Subject 3 of years
          taught             20.0%


                              0.0%
                                           Subject 1    Number of       Subject 2    Number of     Subject 3
Arabic literaure 2
                                                       years taught                 years taught
                  2
Litertary translation / creative writing


             10
Arabic Grammar




                 15
Islamic Civilization/classical texts




German           5

Persian          2




               5
Near Eastern Studies
Arabic Culture 15



Arabic Literature6in Translation


               5
Arabic language, Lit and Culture
Sufism         3

Media arabic 1
                 Capstone class
World of Islam - 6
                 2
educational reform




               1
Egyptian Colloquial Arabic


                3
Methods of Language Teaching
                2
Post Colonial Theory

Linguistics    10
                1
Islam in Contemporary Society
                1
Foreign Language Teaching




Arabic Media    3

Medieval (European) history



              20
English and Comp. Lit.




English         2
                  6
Arabic culture/film

Islamic Studies 12
French           1




Arab Culture     2


               1
Sexuality and Gender in Arab Lit and Culture

                  10
Different litterature survey
English            7




                 4
Semitic linguistics

               Core
TA (Humanities2.5 curriculum)
anthropology 10




Literature in Translation




                3
Visual Culture and Intellectual History


Spanish          2
ESP            3

              2
Modern Middle Eastern Literatures

                 7
testing and evaluation
                11
English as a foreign Language
Islam            1
Spanish          1


               10
Courses in Arab Culture
Subject 3    Number of
            years taught
Arabic Teachers Survey

     Type of institution in which you currently teach: (Please click all that apply)

                                                            Response          Response
                  Answer Options
                                                             Percent           Count
              state university                               54.5%              114
             private university                              44.0%              92
private institution (e.g, language center)                    5.3%              11
             two-year college                                 6.2%              13
             four-year college                               11.0%              23
           religious institution                              2.4%               5
    government-sponsored institution                          2.4%               5
          other (please specify)                              3.3%               7
                                                     answered question                 209
                                                       skipped question                  0

 Number    other (please specify)                        Categories
   1       Global Eduction Excellence
   2       University of California, Los Angeles
   3       George Mason University!
   4       United States Naval Academy
   5       FSI
   6       High School
   7       land grant University
Institutions


               state university

               private university

               private institution (e.g,
               language center)
               two-year college

               four-year college

               religious institution

               government-sponsored
               institution
               other (please specify)
Arabic Teachers Survey

   How long have you taught Arabic at the institution where you are teaching now?

                                                        Response         Response
                 Answer Options
                                                         Percent          Count
                1-5 years                                68.4%             143
                6-10 years                               17.2%             36
               10-15 years                                5.7%             12
            More than 15 years                            8.6%             18
                                                  answered question                 209
                                                    skipped question                  0
Years Teaching at Current Institution




                                        1-5 years
                                        6-10 years
                                        10-15 years
                                        More than 15 years
Arabic Teachers Survey

What department is your Arabic language program housed in?

                                                          Response        Response
                    Answer Options
                                                           Percent         Count
       Arabic Studies department                           1.0%               2
     Middle (Near) Studies department
 Arabic and IslamicEastern Studies                         3.3%               7
               department
          Middle (Near) Eastern                           17.7%              37
   Civilizations/Cultures department                       6.7%              14
 Languages and Literature department                      41.6%              87
       Religion/Religious Studies                          0.5%               1
          Classics department                              3.3%               7
          Other (please specify)                          25.8%              54
                                                    answered question              209
                                                      skipped question               0

Number        Other (please specify)                      Categories
          1   Linguistics and Languages
          2   Linguistics
          3   Linguistics
          4   Asian Languages
          5   Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
          6   Slavic and Eastern Languages and Literatures
          7   German, Russian, and East Asian Languages
          8   International Studies/Middle East Studies Program
          9   Lang uage and Culture Studies
         10   German,Russian and east Asian studies
         11   Asaian Studies
         12   Modern and Classical Languages
         13   Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
         14   African Languages and Literature
         15   Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures
         16   Language Teaching Center
         17   Flagship Program
         18   Classical and Semitic Languages and Literatures
         19   African and African-American Studies
         20   Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Department
         21   Language Center
         22   Humanities
         23   Middle East and Islamic Studies
         24   Modern and Classical Language Studies
         25   Linguistics
         26   Program of African and Asian Languages
         27   World Languages Academy (Arabic, Korean, Swahili, Portuguese, Norvegian)
         28   Comparative Literature
         29   Asian and Near Eastern Languages
30   Linguistics Department
31   NELC
32   Language, Culture and Communication Department
33   Modern Languages and Comparative Literature
34   Department of Medern and Classical Languages
35   African Studies
36   Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures
37   Modern Languages
38   Asian Studies
39   School of World Studies
40   Classics and Modern Languages Dpt
41   Asian and Near Eastern Languages and Literatures
42   African Languages and Literature
43   Foreign Languages
44   Asian & Near Eastern Lgs.
45   Linguistics
46   Linguistics
47   Asian Studies
48   currently housed within a college Program (not a dept.)
49   Comparative Lit. & Lang. Department
50   Foreign Languages
51   Middle East Studies Division
52   Arabic and Asian Languages
53   French and Italian
54   Asian Studies
             Arabic Studies department
Department

             Arabic and Islamic Studies
             department

             Middle (Near) Eastern Studies
             department

             Middle (Near) Eastern
             Civilizations/Cultures
             department
             Languages and Literature
             department

             Religion/Religious Studies


             Classics department


             Other (please specify)
Arabic Teachers Survey

                         What is your rank within your institution?

                                                             Response      Response
                    Answer Options
                                                              Percent       Count
               Professor Emeritus                              0.0%           0
                    Professor                                  5.3%          11
               Associate Professor                             9.1%          19
               Assistant Professor                            14.9%          31
                 Senior Lecturer                               8.2%          17
                     Lecturer                                 27.4%          57
                    Instructor                                14.9%          31
               Teaching Assistant                              4.8%          10
                Adjunct Instructor                             8.2%          17
              Other (please specify)                           7.2%          15
                                                      answered question           208
                                                        skipped question            1

Number        Other (please specify)                      Categories
          1   Assistant Instructor
          2   Assistant Instructor (Graduate student)
          3   Language Specialist
          4   I was lecturer then became Assistant Professor
          5   Graduate Student Instructor
          6   Professorial Lecturer
          7   Director/Instructional Assistant Professor
          8   Full time Colleteral
          9   Tutor
         10   Lecturer in one and adjunct in another
         11   Visiting Assistant Professor
         12   Visiting Assistant Professor
         13   Instructional Professor
         14   visiting professor
         15   Visting Lecturer
Teacher's Rank




                 Professor Emeritus
                 Professor
                 Associate Professor
                 Assistant Professor
                 Senior Lecturer
                 Lecturer
                 Instructor
                 Teaching Assistant
                 Adjunct Instructor
                 Other (please specify)
Arabic Teachers Survey

                         What is your job status?

                                                    Response      Response
              Answer Options
                                                     Percent       Count
               Full-timer                           76.4%           159
               Part-timer                           23.6%           49
                                             answered question            208
                                               skipped question             1
Job Status




             Full-timer
             Part-timer
Arabic Teachers Survey
    Were you hired primarily to teach Arabic or was teaching Arabic a secondary
                                   consideration?
                                                         Response        Response
                 Answer Options
                                                          Percent          Count
                  Primary                              85.6%             179
                 Secondary                             14.4%             30
                                                 answered question              209
                                                   skipped question               0
Arabic Teachers Survey




                         Primary
                         Secondary
Arabic Teachers Survey

I have chosen to teach Arabic because ... Please rate each of the choices below in order of importance (1 being extremely

                                                            1- Extremely        2- Very        3- Somewhat
                     Answer Options
                                                             Important         Important         Important
           I love the language                   159          37                                     5
       it is financially Arab culture with
to share knowledge ofrewarding                   20           49                                    83
            American students                    132          54                                    17
               I love teaching                   158          37                                     8
                other reasons                    18            6                                     2
                                          If other, please specify
                                                                                                                            ans
                                                                                                                              s

Number        If other, please specify                          Categories
          1   i love to teach
          2   Teaching the language is an important part of my job assignment. I supervise the Arabic program
          3   job was available
          4   I teach Arabic as part of a joint appointment between the English and Modern Languages departments. The teach
          5   I needed a job I could do while raising two small children. A tenure-track job seemed too hard!
          6   because it enables me to spend most of the rest of my time doing literary research.
          7   Circomstances
          8   I can work out of it an interesting combination of comparative studies as I'm trilingual linguist.
          9   Research in Islam and Islamic history
         10   Also, because it is my highest expertise and I am always willing to learn
         11   the need for quality language instruction
         12   Guarantees TAship
         13   Enjoy introducing learners to foreihn cultures
         14   Teaching Arabic is the career that I am most qualified and I got the most training to work in.
         15   Filling the gap for qualified Arabic teachers.
         16   It is a reach field for research, especially in the area of Arabic-English contrastive linguistics.
         17   Professional reward. I felt that I could make more of a contribution in the field of ASL than in the field of ESL.
         18   I had hoped that it would help me in my otehr career as a publsihed writer and literary critic
         19   The need to introduce the language and culture as part of the larger attempt to understand the Arab worl
         20   I am interested in second language acquisition, esp. reading in non-Roman scripts.
         21   I was relatively good both at the language and at teaching
         22   Note that "financially rewarding" means being able to get a job, not the amount of the pay.
         23   Able to keep up with Arabic since I am not a native speaker
         24   It was useful for me to teach language while writing my dissertation (less time, simple assignments)
         25   Develop a program in Arabic
         26   Teaching is my profession I did it all my life
         27   Found no positions teaching Linguistics
         28   I am a teacher by profession
         29   To keep teaching French and Arabic
         30   Combining my technology knowledge with my Arabic knowledge in teaching
         31   Help to educate American about the real Arabic culture and values and fight steriotypes about arabs
         32   I started teaching Arabic as part of a scholarship to study for an MA degree in Comp. Lit.
33   I want to make a difference in the world and contribute to increased understanding globally as well as improve ap
34   new experience of teaching my own language
35   to allow students to work and to think comparatively in a global and humane context
36   To bring understanding of the Arab/Islamic world to the citizens of the US.
37   Share knowledge of teaching Arabic with Arabic teachers in home countries and take a part in chaning standards
38   Teaching Arabic fits into a larger commitment to Arab studies for myself
                                                                                                                          Reason for Teachi
mportance (1 being extremely important, and 4 not important).

                     4- Not                         Response
                                  Rating Average
                   Important                         Count
                      1                1.25           202
                     39                2.74           191
                      0                1.43           203
                      0                1.26           203
                      4                1.73           30
                                                      38
                               answered question             209
                                 skipped question              0



rabic program

uages departments. The teaching of Arabic complements my teaching of Arabic literature and film (in translation) and literary translation and




L than in the field of ESL.

erstand the Arab worl




 le assignments)




ypes about arabs
globally as well as improve approaches to language education.



ke a part in chaning standards and methodology of teaching MSA in the Arab world
            Reason for Teaching




                                                    I love the language

                                                    it is financially rewarding

                                                    to share knowledge of Arab culture
                                                    with American students
                                                    I love teaching

                                                    other reasons




on) and literary translation and creative writing
Arabic Teachers Survey
  How many class contact hours per week does your Arabic program provide for the following years of
                                           instruction?
                                                        Response                         Response
                 Answer Options                                     Response Total
                                                         Average                           Count
                      1st year                            6.66            1,319             198
                      2nd year                            6.09            1,144             188
                      3rd year                            5.28             892              169
                      4th year                            3.87             511              132
                                                                  answered question               202
                                                                    skipped question                7

Number     1st year                                  2nd year         3rd year         4th year
    1                           6                           6                5                3
    2                           4                           4                3                4
    3                           4
    4                           4                            3               3
    5                           3                            5               4               4
    6                           6                            6               3
    7                           4
    8                           6                            6               5               4
    9                           5                            5               5               5
   10                           5                            5               5
   11                          75                           75              45               45
   12                           6                            6               6                3
   13                           5                            5               5                5
   14                           5                            5               5                5
   15                           5                            5               3
   16                           5
   17                           6                            6               5               3
   18                           6                            6               6               3
   19                           5
   20                           4                            3               3               3
   21                           4                            4               4               0
   22                           4                            4               4               4
   23                           5                            5               5               2
   24                           6                            6               5               4
   25                           5                            5               4               3
   26                           4                            3               3
   27                           6                            6               3               3
   28                           5                            4
   29                           5                            5               3               0
   30                           5                            5               3               3
   31                           5                            5               4               4
   32                           5                            5               5               3
   33                          20                           26              26
   34                           5                            3               3               3
   35                           4                            3               3               3
36   4    3    3    3
37   4    4    2    2
38   4    4    4    3
39   5    5    4    3
40   4    3    3    0
41   6    5    5    4
42   3    3    3    3
43   4    3    3
44   4    4    3    3
45   6    6    6
46   5    5    3    3
47             3
48    4    4   4    0
49    5    4   3    3
50    5    5   6    6
51    5    4   3
52    5    5
53   12   12   12   12
54    5    4    3    3
55    5    3    3    3
56    3    3    3    3
57    4    4    4    4
58   35
59    4    4   3    3
60    4    3   3
61    5    5   3    3
62    4    4   4    4
63   40   40
64    4    4   4
65    5    5   4    3
66    5    5   4    4
67    4    4   3    3
68    5    4   3    3
69    5    5   2
70    5    5   5
71    4    4   4
72    4    4
73    5    5   2    2
74    6    6
75         5   5    4
76         3   3
77   5     3   3    3
78   5     5   3    3
79   5     4   3    0
80   6     6   6
81   6     6   5    4
82   5     5   4    4
83   5     3   3    3
84   2     2
85   5     5   3    3
86   6     5   3    3
87   5     5   3    3
88     4   4    4    4
89     3
90     5    4
91     2    2
92     4    3   3    0
93     4    4
94     5    5   4    4
95     6    6   6    3
96     6    6   6    3
97     5    4   3    3
98     8    4   3    3
99     6    6   4
100    6    6   6    3
101    5    5   3    3
102    5    5   3    3
103   15   15
104    4    4   4    4
105    6    6   3    3
106    5    4
107    4    3   3    1
108    5    5   5
109    5
110    5   5    4    4
111    4   4    4    1
112    5   5    3    3
113    6
114    4   4     3   3
115    5   6     3
116    5   3     6   3
117    5   5     5
118    8   8    16
119              3
120   4    4     3   3
121   8    8     4   4
122   5    3     3   0
123   4    3     3   4
124   4    4     3
125   4    4     2
126   5    3     3   3
127   4    4
128   8    6    6    9
129   5    3    3    3
130   6    6    5    3
131   5    5    5    4
132   4    4    4
133   4    4    3    4
134   4    4    3    3
135   4    4    3    3
136   6    6    3    3
137   4    4
138   5
139   5    5    3    3
140     4    4    4     4
141     6    6    6     6
142     4    3    3
143     4    4    3     0
144     4    4    3     3
145     4    4
146     5    5    10    9
147     5    5     4    3
148     8    4
149    20   20    20    20
150     5    3
151    21   21    15    12
152     4    3     3     0
153     5    4     3     3
154     5    5     5     5
155     6    6     4     3
156     6    5     5     4
157     4    4     3
158     6    6     6    6
159    20    3     3    0
160     6
161     4    4     3    3
162   120   120   120
163    15    3
164     6    6    6     3
165     5    5    7     4
166     4
167     5    4    3     3
168     5    5    3     0
169     6    6    6
170     4    4    3     3
171     4    4
172     3    3     3     3
173    16   16    16    16
174     6    6     5     5
175     5    5     3
176     4    3     4    3
177     5    5     4    3
178     4    4     3    4
179     4    3     3
180     5    5     4    3
181     4    4     4    0
182    20
183     2    4     4
184    10   10    10    10
185     4    3     3     3
186     3    3     3
187     5    5     5    5
188     5    4     3
189     4    4     4    4
190     4    4     4    4
191     3    3     3    3
192   5   5
193   6   6
194   6   6   6   6
195   5   5   4   0
196   4   4
197   3   3   3
198   5   3   3   3
199   4   3   3
200   6   5   4   3
201   4   4   3   3
202   4   4   4   4
Contact Hours by Year




                        1st year
                        2nd year
                        3rd year
                        4th year
1st year
2nd year
3rd year
4th year
Arabic Teachers Survey
 Which of these components does your Arabic program offer (Please click all that apply. Please indicate
                    whether or not students receive credit for these components)
                                                                                            Response
                  Answer Options                            Credit        No-Credit
                                                                                             Count
                 Lab
   Arabic table (informal optional                               46              80                126
            conversation)
Conversation hour (required scheduled                            38              112               148
            weekly hour)                                         69              52                120
               Other                                             22              17                38
                       Please specify                                                              45
                                                                        answered question                 183
                                                                          skipped question                 26

Number        Please specify
          1   we conduct review sessions and one-one tutoring
          2   portfolio writing (credit)
          3   films, Arabic-language lectures
          4   Arabic Circle where students watch a movie or discuss a topic weekly
          5   Extra-curricualr activites: films and lectures
          6   None of these is applied in Columbia University
          7   Middle East Studies club, events
          8   Language partners
          9   Arabic House, Arabic Film Series, Coffee Hour
         10   students receive extra credit for attending cultural activities and Kalaam fii Kalaam sessions
         11   5 % for arabic table, but it is not enforced.
         12   Arabic Folklor in general and Egyptian in particular
         13   Field trips, residential programs, travel aborad, etc.
         14   Weekly Culture Night
         15   Movie Club
         16   Summer Session
         17   Presentations
         18   weekend homestay
         19   None, just class time
         20   tutoring--no credit
         21   Middle East Study Club events. For both those and conversation hour students receive 1% added to their attenda
         22   Coffee hour weekly not required) conversation with natives (number of hrs is depending on the year of instruction)
         23   "Arabic Circle," weekly, no credit, informal lecture in Arabic
         24   Arabic Language Housing with native speaking facilitator
         25   Arabic Conversation Hour every Tuesday since 1991
         26   Arabic films, Arabic Club
         27   Movie and discussion club
         28   Peer tutorials
         29   meet with a tutor
         30   Arab Film Club - no-credit but attendance counted towards participation grade. Same with Arabic Table
         31   Drils once a week+body conversation with a native speaker
         32   all are offered one credit
         33   weekly arabic culture club and conversational partner (few weeks)
34   club, film
35   Conversation hour = 6th hr(1st & 2nd yr)
36   film club, Arabic newsletter, tutoring with native speaker, exchange with int'l students, guest speakers (some for e
37   required weekly speaking appointment with instructor or T.A.; we also have an optional men's and a women's Ara
38   language tutor
39   Independent Study and Small Group Courses
40   Arabic lectures several times per semester
41   We have a Language and Culture Club
42   Unfortunately none - we don't have human resources to take care of these great activities
43   projects done the group of students
44   Cultural Activities
45   cultural activies about once a month; conversation hour is offered some semesters, but not always
                                                                Program Components

                            160
                            140
                            120
                            100
                                                                                                     Credit
                             80
                                                                                                     No
                             60
                             40
                             20
                              0
                                          Lab            Arabic table    Conversation hour   Other
                                                      (informal optional     (required
                                                        conversation)    scheduled weekly
                                                                               hour)




eive 1% added to their attendance grade which itself is usually 30% of the final grade
 ding on the year of instruction) required




me with Arabic Table
 s, guest speakers (some for extra credit)
onal men's and a women's Arabic apartment immersion living option




 but not always
Credit
No-Credit
Arabic Teachers Survey

   How many contact hours do you teach per week? (Do not include office hours)

                                                      Response         Response
                Answer Options
                                                       Percent          Count
                      1                                 0.0%               0
                      2                                 1.0%               2
                      3                                 2.4%               5
                      4                                 7.3%              15
                      5                                12.7%              26
                      6                                 9.3%              19
                      7                                 2.9%               6
                      8                                12.2%              25
                      9                                 4.4%               9
                      10                                4.9%              10
                      11                                4.4%               9
                      12                               18.0%              37
                      13                                3.4%               7
                      14                                3.4%               7
                      15                                7.3%              15
                      16                                2.0%               4
                      17                                0.0%               0
                      18                                0.0%               0
                      19                                0.0%               0
                      20                                4.4%               9
                                                answered question                205
                                                  skipped question                 4
Weekly Contact Hours

                       1
                       2
                       3
                       4
                       5
                       6
                       7
                       8
                       9
                       10
                       11
                       12
                       13
                       14
                       15
                       16
                       17
                       18
                       19
                       20
Arabic Teachers Survey

   As a teacher, how many hours do you spend per week on the following activities?

                                                           Response         Response
                  Answer Options
                                                            Percent          Count
Preparing lesson plans for your classes                   99.5%               202
   Correcting assignments and tests
    Creating materials, handouts,                         99.5%               202
               worksheets                                 100.0%              203
   Meeting with students individually
Coordinating with other Arabic teachers                   98.5%               200
            in your program                               94.1%               191
                                                     answered question                 203
                                                       skipped question                  6




                                                                                             Meeting
                                                                          Creating
                                                        Correcting                           with
                                                                          materials,
Number     Preparing lesson plans for your classes      assignments                          students
                                                                          handouts,
                                                        and tests                            individuall
                                                                          worksheets
                                                                                             y



    1                            4                              8           03/04/2011       ########
    2                        3 hours                        6 hours           2 hours         2 hours
    3                            3                             15                 3               4
    4                            4                              3                 6               1
    5                            5                              5                 5               7
    6                            2                              2                 2               2
    7                            6                              5                 3               4
    8                            2                             12                 1               2
    9                            2                             12                 4               4
   10                            5                              5                 1               3
   11                           15                              5                 5               2
   12                            3                              1                 2               1
   13                            3                             10                 1               1
   14                            5                             10                 5               3
   15                            5                             10                 5               3
   16                            4                              4                 1               2
   17                            9                              6                 6               6
   18                            5                              5                 5               5
   19                            3                              5                10               4
   20                            1                              8                 5               3
   21                            5                              6                 5               8
   22                            3                              1                 3               2
   23                            3                            12.5                5               4
   24                            5                              7                 5              10
25         4           10            3         0.5
26         3           10            5          4
27         3            7            3          1
28         6            5            5          5
29         1            1            1          1
30         5            8            5          2
31         2            5            3          1
32         2            1            1          -
33         3            2            3          2
34     4 hours      4 hours      forever     3 hours
35         5           15            5          2
36         5            5           10          2
37         3            2            2          3
38         0            1            2          4
39   05/10/2011   10/15/2011   05/10/2011   ########
40        18            6            6          6
41         5            5            1          2
42         7      07/10/2011         5      ########
43         3            5            5          3
44         6           10            6          6
45    12 hours     10 hours      6 hours     4 hours
46        10           10            7          4
47         6            9            9          6
48        15           18            3          2
49         2           14           10          5
50         2            2            2          3
51         4            6            4          6
52         2            3            2          3
53         5            4            2          3
54         5           20            5          2
55         5            5            6          5
56         8           12            4          3
57         5            5            7          5
58         3            2            3          5
59         3            5            3          3
60         2            4            2          4
61         3            2            3          2
62   08/12/2011   08/12/2011   02/04/2011   ########
63        15           10            8          8
64         2            5            2          1
65        10            8           12          4
66         5            4            3          2
67         3            3            3          2
68        10           14            4          5
69         1      01/02/2011   05/15/2011   ########
70         4            6            5          3
71         5            5            4          3
72     7 hour       3 hours       5 hour        3
73        15           10            5          2
74        10            4           10          3
75         3            2            2          2
76         5           10            5          2
77      4 hours      5 hours         2 hours       2 hours
78         10            5              20             6
79          4            3               3             1
80          7            6               4             3
81          6           13              12             4
82          2            1               1             2
83          3           10               3             8
84         10           20               4             4
85          7           20              10            15
86          2            4               3             4
87          2            1               5             5
88          5            5              10             4
89          5           10              10             5
90          4           10               5             4
91          5            4               6             1
92          3            3               3             3
93    03/05/2011   03/04/2011            5             3
94          3            3               3             2
95          2            7             0.5             3
96          8            8               4             4
97          3            3               2             1
98          3            6         02/04/2011    ########
99          5            2              10             2
100         2            5               2             1
101         5           11               4             2
102         1            3               3             3
103         6           12               6             6
104         3            5               5             5
105         2            3               3             2
106   09/12/2011   09/12/2011 9 and need more time 6
107      4 hrs        5 hrs           4 hrs    2 hrs/per week
108         8            6               3             2
109         2            3               2             2
110         5            8               1             3
111        10           10               5             5
112         5            2               5             1
113         5            2               5             3
114         2            2               4             1
115         5            5               5             5
116   05/07/2011   10/15/2011      03/04/2011          5
117         1            2               2             2
118         5            3               5             5
119         3            3               2             2
120        10           10              15 whenevercthere's a need
121         2            2               2             1
122         1            2               2             2
123     9 hours     12 hours         5 hours       2 hours
124         3            3               2             1
125         3            5               5             2
126         8            6               8             8
127         8            8               3             2
128         4            5               4             5
129        3           4             3         4
130       2.5         2.5            1         1
131        2           3             1         2
132   08/10/2011       4        08/10/2011     5
133        2           7            <1         <1
134        2           4             8         2
135        5           5             5         4
136        6          12             5         2
137        2           6             1         2
138        4           6             2         2
139        6           6             6         3
140        1           2             1         2
141        7           5            10         4
142       15          10             5         4
143        3           3             8         3
144        2           3             3         2
145        8           3             3
146       10          16             6          3
147        3           3             2          4
148        5                         4
149        5            6            8           5
150        6            7            6           5
151        2            4           10           2
152        1            1            1           1
153        3            3            5           4
154        3            2            1           0
155   01/02/2011        2       02/03/2011       2
156        7            4            4           3
157        5            5            5           5
158   02/03/2011   03/05/2011   02/04/2011   ########
159       14            3            6           3
160        4            4            2           2
161       12            5            5           1
162        6            4            4           2
163        3            2            4       ########
164       10           12            6           2
165        5            5            5          10
166        3            5            3          10
167        6            4            8           3
168        1           0.3           1           2
169        2            2            3           5
170        2            2            4           1
171        2            2            2           2
172        4            4            4           2
173       16           12           20           8
174        3            7            6          0.5
175       15           10           10           8
176        6            3            3           2
177        2            2            2           1
178        8            5            6           2
179   02/05/2011   05/10/2011   05/10/2011   ########
180        4            2            2       ########
181        3            2       05/06/2011   ########
182      5 hr         5 hr         5 hr        3 hr
183        4            2            2           2
184        7            2            2           3
185        3            3            3           3
186        5            3            5          10
187        5            3            5           3
188   07/10/2011        5            2           2
189        5            3            3           3
190        6            6            6           3
191        1            1            2       ########
192        1            2            1           2
193        3            3            6           2
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197                    10           10
198        8            8           10           5
199        2            1            4           2
200       24           20           24           8
201        3            4            4           1
202       10            6            4           3
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                            Teacher Activities




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Arabic Teacher Survey

                  What is the average class size you teach?

                                                     Response     Response
               Answer Options
                                                      Percent      Count
                    1                                 0.0%           0
                    2                                 0.0%           0
                    3                                 0.0%           0
                    4                                 1.0%           2
                    5                                 1.5%           3
                    6                                 0.5%           1
                    7                                 0.5%           1
                    8                                 2.4%           5
                    9                                 0.5%           1
                    10                                8.7%          18
                    11                                0.5%           1
                    12                                8.3%          17
                    13                                2.4%           5
                    14                                3.4%           7
                    15                               21.4%          44
                    16                                3.4%           7
                    17                                3.4%           7
                    18                               13.1%          27
                    19                                1.0%           2
                    20                               12.6%          26
                    21                                1.0%           2
                    22                                2.9%           6
                    23                                1.0%           2
                    24                                1.5%           3
                    25                                6.3%          13
                    26                                0.0%           0
                    27                                0.0%           0
                    28                                1.5%           3
                    29                                0.5%           1
                    30                                1.0%           2
                                              answered question          206
skipped question   3
        Class Size


25.0%




20.0%




15.0%




10.0%




5.0%




0.0%
Arabic Teachers Survey

    What is the percentage of students of Arab descent in the classes you teach?

                                                        Response         Response
                 Answer Options
                                                         Percent          Count
                   1-10%                                 76.1%             156
                  10-20%                                 15.6%             32
                  20-40%                                  7.3%             15
               more than 50%                              1.0%              2
                                                  answered question                205
                                                    skipped question                 4
Students of Arab Descent




                           1-10%
                           10-20%
                           20-40%
                           more than 50%
Arabic Teachers Survey
 What is the percentage of students of non-Arab Islamic heritage (e.g., Pakistanians,
                        Iranians) in the classes you teach?
                                                         Response          Response
                  Answer Options
                                                          Percent            Count
                   1-10%                                  57.7%              120
                  10-20%                                  28.4%              59
                  20-40%                                   6.3%              13
               more than 50%                               7.7%              16
                                                   answered question                208
                                                     skipped question                 1
Non-Arab Islamic Heritage Students




                                     1-10%
                                     10-20%
                                     20-40%
                                     more than 50%
Arabic Teachers Survey

                    Do you have teaching assistants?

                                                  Response       Response
              Answer Options
                                                   Percent        Count
         Yes, every semester                      28.2%            58
        Almost every semester                      9.2%            19
           Once in a while                        14.1%            29
                Never                             48.5%            100
                                            answered question            206
                                              skipped question             3
Teaching Assistants




                      Yes, every semester
                      Almost every semester
                      Once in a while
                      Never
Arabic Teachers Survey

   If you answered "Yes" above, what are the duties of the TA? (click all that apply)

                                                              Response         Response
                     Answer Options
                                                               Percent          Count
                grading                                        50.5%               53
                tutoring                                       63.8%               67
           taking attendance                                   24.8%               26
        supervising group-work                                 41.9%               44
 designing teaching materials for class                        10.5%               11
         Other (please specify)                                49.5%               52
                                                       answered question                 105
                                                         skipped question                104

Number        Other (please specify)
          1   guest teaching on occasion
          2   Preparing a reading bank for lower level classes
          3   teaching dardasha class
          4   Drills and conversation
          5   teaching, usually once per week
          6   Teaching one session per week
          7   teaches a class every other week
          8   TFs teach two hours per week and assist in correcting homework
          9   grading of homework
         10   teaching a spoken section complementary to the course
         11   organizing extracurricular events & language tables
         12   TAs help in teaching, our program cancelled TAship for the years to come
         13   TA is responsible for his/her class, and recieve lesson plans and exericises from the supervisor. the TA is free to
         14   teaching lab
         15   teach drill class
         16   running conversation hour
         17   teaching first and second year levels
         18   Our TA situation is in flux. It has now become dependent on class size. TAs teach an hour a week. This may inclu
         19   helping out on homework assignments
         20   Leads the informal conversation hour
         21   typing materriLS FOR THE CLASSES AND HELPING DESIGNING THEM
         22   teaching one class per week
         23   Teaching one hour a week
         24   2 weekly office hours plus teaching occasionally
         25   Encouraging students to participate in cultural activities outside classroom
         26   Arabic Table, Arabic Club, Showing Films
         27   conversation sessions outside the class and movie club
         28   Arabic Club
         29   our Arabic GTAS teach
         30   TAs only occasionally design teaching materials, perhaps once per semester
         31   Teaching, especially listening sessions.
         32   teaching
33   drill session
34   treaching occasional class under my supervision and with feedback from me
35   Lab
36   correcting homework, helping the lead teacher with conversation classes, attending regular classes and helping w
37   Each TA meet with the same small group of students for a drill (all the TAs use the same drill that I prepare for the
38   teaching the small groups/drilling/speaking appointments
39   Competent TAs teach 1 to 2 hours of my regular contact hours. They teach all skills.
40   teaching (1st, 2nd year + colloquial)
41   conducting conversation hours
42   trianing for teaching-teaching one hour per week
43   speaking appointments with students, sometimes teaching
44   discussion
45   teaching assistants' at our university teach three courses, on their own, with supervision--which means occasiona
46   Teaching
47   teaching the class independently once or twice per week
48   my graduate instructors teach as part of a For Lang instruction course as well.
49   supervise tests
50   Fulbright Language Fellow who teaches 1 hour a week, but does not grade
51   teaching one hour a week under supervision
52   leading drill sessions
                                                          TA Activities




                                                                                    grading

                                                                                    tutoring

                                                                                    taking attendance

                                                                                    supervising group-work

                                                                                    designing teaching materials for
                                                                                    class
                                                                                    Other (please specify)




om the supervisor. the TA is free to use his own materials.




each an hour a week. This may include explaining new material, but mostly, it is doing drills, answering questions, leading conversation sess
nding regular classes and helping with small-group work
e the same drill that I prepare for them)




upervision--which means occasional meetings with a supervisor, and perhaps a few class visits by supervisor throughout the semester. no 'a
questions, leading conversation sessions, and correcting the waajib collected on the day they teach. I always review their corrections. TAs ne
rvisor throughout the semester. no 'assistants' in class, though--everyone teaches on their own.
ways review their corrections. TAs neither make exams or correct tham. All grading is done by me.
Arabic Teachers Survey

           Are you familiar with the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines?

                                                     Response        Response
              Answer Options
                                                      Percent         Count
              very familiar                          62.2%             130
           somewhat familiar                         30.1%             63
            not familiar at all                       7.7%             16
                                              answered question              209
                                                skipped question               0
Familiar with ACTFL?




                       very familiar
                       somewhat familiar
                       not familiar at all
Arabic Teachers Survey
   To what extent does your Arabic curriculum incorporate the ACTFL Proficiency
                                   Guidelines?
                                                        Response       Response
                 Answer Options
                                                         Percent          Count
             to a large extent                        35.9%             74
              to some extent                          35.9%             74
             to a small extent                        12.1%             25
                  not at all                           7.8%             16
                I don't know                           8.3%             17
                                               answered question              206
                                                 skipped question               3
ACTFL Incorporation




                      to a large extent
                      to some extent
                      to a small extent
                      not at all
                      I don't know
Arabic Teachers Survey

        To what extent does your program incorporate proficiency testing?

                                                       Response        Response
                Answer Options
                                                        Percent         Count
             to a large extent                         23.4%                48
          to a moderate extent                         28.8%                59
            to a small extent                          22.4%                46
                 not at all                            25.4%                52
                                                answered question                205
                                                  skipped question                 4
Proficiency Testing




                      to a large extent
                      to a moderate extent
                      to a small extent
                      not at all
Arabic Teachers Survey
If you answered "Yes" above, what type of proficiency test is utilized? (You can click on
                               more than one choice)
                                                           Response          Response
                  Answer Options
                                                             Percent           Count
 OPI (ACTFL Oral Proficiency Testing)
   WPT (ACTFL Writing Proficiency                              79.5%              101
                Testing)
  Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)                         15.7%              20
     University of Test for Reading
Arabic Proficiency Michigan Arabic and                          7.9%              10
        Proficiency Test (APT)                                  5.5%               7
       Other standardized tests                                20.5%              26
                   Please specify                                                 35
                                                       answered question                 127
                                                         skipped question                 82

Number         Please specify
          1   we make up our own non-standardized test
          2   i'm getting trained next year to perform testing, but the details are still murky
          3   I use my own tests ... other test are defecient in grammar & syntax
          4   similar to ACTFL Testing
          5   MOPI
          6   i use my own test which is based on the University of Jordan testing
          7   Wa started this year on the OPI for 3rd year students
          8   DLPT
          9   STAMP, BYU
         10   We do (unofficial) OPI Testing (most of us are not formally certified)
         11   ILR
         12   We are in the process of creating our own
         13   NMELRC proficiency tests
         14   Our own in-house proficiency-based placement exams
         15   semester-end oral interview--not formal OPI
         16   CAP: http://cap.uoregon.edu
         17   own achievement tests
         18   DLPT
         19   an oral test with the students then followed by tests from Alkitaab fi Ta3alum al3arabia
         20   My own Standard
         21   we just have our own leveling exam for new students
         22   the new NMELRC reading and listening tests
         23   optional presentation and continuous Q & A interaction during class
         24   ACTFL is a model (not yet used consistently)
         25   NMELRC online tests
         26   our final evaluations try to evaluate proficiency, but we don't have any resources to do formal testing
         27   testing is based on student's ability to apply language skills
         28   Modified (unofficial) OPI-style test
         29   In house OPT
         30   I have created my own provisional proficiency and placement tests although I'd like to use a more standardize ver
         31   I design my own tests
         32   The College just agreed to allow students to work toward a Certificate in Arabic so proficiency testing is somethin
33 Developed my own based on tesol tests
34 Aspect of the above are incorporated
35 OPI was used at the 3rd year level for the first time in sp 09
                                                   Proficiency Tests Used   OPI (ACTFL Oral Proficiency
                                                                            Testing)



                                                                            WPT (ACTFL Writing Proficiency
                                                                            Testing)



                                                                            Center for Applied Linguistics
                                                                            (CAL) Arabic Proficiency Test for
                                                                            Reading and Listening


                                                                            University of Michigan Arabic
                                                                            Proficiency Test (APT)



                                                                            Other standardized tests




es to do formal testing



d like to use a more standardize version

c so proficiency testing is something we are looking into.
Arabic Teachers Survey

               Have you participated in either of the following OPI training?

                                                             Response           Response
                    Answer Options
                                                              Percent            Count
   OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview)
 CAL SOPI (Simulated Oral Proficiency                         99.1%               106
              Interview)                                      15.9%               17
          Please explain why/why not.                                             104
                                                      answered question                 107
                                                        skipped question                102

Number        Please explain why/why not.
          1   The Arabic program is new and only first-year Arabic is offered thus far.
          2   to get to more familiar with the proficiency testing and become an OPI Tester.
          3   The first time to know more about it, the second time to be certified.
          4   so I could learn about and try to become certified as an OPI tester
          5   can't get away from family duties
          6   i have been one of the pioneers in receiving ACTFL OPI training.
          7   i only started teaching here this past year
          8   I was never invited to do so.
          9   I was certified as an FSI examiner for ten years
         10   Wanted to see what it was about
         11   For the last 15 years teaching graduate seminars dealing with classical and modern texts
         12   job related
         13   Very good program, i wanted to improve myself
         14   No.
         15   lack of time
         16   It was part of my studies in grad school. all the universities where I worked requisted it
         17   to be officially certified
         18   I was not aware that CAL SOPI training was available.
         19   Not that interested in it
         20   no time to do it and no funding
         21   I came to this country recently!
         22   It is very important for all Arabic teachers to receive training on testing skills
         23   Lack of financial support and time
         24   NO
         25   Not yet had the opportunity
         26   I have taken the training only once in 1998.
         27   Never invited / I design my own proficiency based on the material I teach!
         28   To force students to develop oral communications skills and to evalluate student's proficiency
         29   It adds to my knowledge and experience
         30   Arabic faculty participated in (unofficial) OPI training, as part of a teaching workshop
         31   Have not had the opportunity to participate in an OPI training.
         32   I had to test students at Middlebury
         33   Not yet
         34   These are exteremly useful and help with buidling a successful program and improve my teaching
         35   I attended a workshop with Roger Allen in the early 1990's
         36   to better assess students
37   I was not given the oppertunity
38   Because I am interested in oral proficiency testing.
39   not familiar with them and such training is not offered here to the best of my knowledge
40   Knowledge of proficiency guidelines helps in curriculum development, adoption, and adaptation.
41   To earn certification
42   Never participated in that.
43   financial reasons
44   I do not understand the question.
45   not aware of it
46   Never had a chance or the time
47   No, I've never had the opportunity.
48   I participated primarily to meet other instructors in the field
49   Have not had the chance. Would like to but find that such workshops are not well advertised.
50   L
51   tO HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING ON HOW TO HEPL STUDENTS REACH HIGHER LEVEL OF ORAL PR
52   No easy opportunity
53   It was offered at the department I work in and I believe it is very useful.
54   It was part of the teacher training at Middlebury.
55   Haven't been invited
56   No, due to busy schedule.
57   Don't kow anything about them.
58   I haven't got the chance yet but I would love to.
59   The Director of my Program organizes OPI training.
60   as a service to the profession
61   Important for my teaching job
62   No. I do not know about it.
63   No money and no time
64   not aware
65   I never had the chance.
66   N/A
67   To be certified in opi
68   I have not been aware of one in our area
69   It was offered free of charge at my school, which I considered a very good deal.
70   to incorporate these in teaching
71   something to look forward to
72   Registered fro one in the fall, 09
73   no chance
74   participating in this workshop is essential for any teacher of Arabic
75   I'm not certified and the program does not require them
76   I would like to become a certified examiner.
77   there was no chance to do so
78   No time available
79   Not required.
80   Haven't the chance to do
81   No. Never offered to me
82   didn't have an opportunity
83   I'm not primarily a language teacher
84   It is a great way to test the ability to speak the language.
85   I did this long ago as a grad. student to get familiarity.
86   Have not had the opportunity
87   not familiar
88   To become familiar with the test
 89   Attended OPI workshop as graduate student
 90   Peace Corps and CASA exit exams; test interviews for teachers wanting to get certified
 91   As a student in the summer CASA program, I was tested at the beginning and end of the summer.
 92   quite aware of them, because worked at CAL and plan to use them next academic year
 93   i did not get any invitation of none of that and did not know how and where.
 94   No, I did not have the chance
 95   I would love to but have not been able to afford it or afford the time.
 96   only as a student, not as a tester
 97   Haven't heard about it
 98   No, because I haven't had the time
 99   did not have enough tme during he semester
100   No time and students mainly interested in written Arabic
101   informally as an instructor at Middlebury College
102   to use it for admission/placement purposes
103   I am a reader with ETS. Igraded speking and literature tests for AP classes
104   No. I did not have the change. Hopefully in the near future.
                     OPI Training




                                    OPI (Oral Proficiency
                                    Interview)
                                    CAL SOPI (Simulated Oral
                                    Proficiency Interview)




ent's proficiency




mprove my teaching
on, and adaptation.




well advertised.

EACH HIGHER LEVEL OF ORAL PROFICIENCY
end of the summer.
Arabic Teachers Survey

            If you have participated, have you received certification?

                                                        Response         Response
               Answer Options
                                                         Percent          Count
       Yes, I am a certified tester                      18.0%             24
No, but I am in the process of being certified           15.8%             21
     No, I am not a certified tester                     66.2%             88
                                                 answered question              133
                                                   skipped question              76
OPI Certification




                    Yes, I am a certified tester

                    No, but I am in the process of
                    being certified
                    No, I am not a certified tester
Arabic Teachers Survey
   How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statement? The Arabic
 curriculum should provide training in a dialect of Arabic from the very early stages of
                                                             Response         Response
                  Answer Options
                                                              Percent           Count
               Strongly Agree                               30.9%               63
                   Agree                                    34.8%               71
                  Disagree                                  22.1%               45
              Strongly Disagree                             12.3%               25
                                                     answered question                 204
                                                       skipped question                  5
Dialect Training




                   Strongly Agree
                   Agree
                   Disagree
                   Strongly Disagree
Arabic Teachers Survey
 To what extent is colloquial incorporated in Arabic classes during the first 2 years of
                              instruction at your program?
                                                           Response           Response
                  Answer Options
                                                            Percent             Count
               to a large extent                            11.5%                24
                to some extent                              28.4%                59
               to a small extent                            42.3%                88
                    not at all                              17.8%                37
                                                     answered question                 208
                                                       skipped question                  1
Incorporation of Colloquial in First 2 Years




                                               to a large extent
                                               to some extent
                                               to a small extent
                                               not at all
Arabic Teachers Survey

   If colloquial is incorporated, which dialect(s) is/are introduced?

                                                             Response
                     Answer Options
                                                              Count
                                                               166
                                      answered question             166
                                        skipped question              43

Number        Response Text
          1   Egyptian and Levantine
          2   Egyptian Colloquial Arabic
          3   Egypian and Levantine
          4   egyptian, Iraqi, Moroccan
          5   Egyptian, Iraqi, Moroccan
          6   Egyptian
          7   Egyptian/Levantine
          8   Levantine and Egyptian Dialects
          9   Egyptian and Levantine
         10   Mainly Egyptian of Shaami, depending on the dialect of the Instructors or the TAs
         11   Egyptian, Shami
         12   Egyptian
         13   Egyptian, Levantine
         14   Egyotian
         15   some egyptian from the book. a little moroccan from my own experiences
         16   Egyptian, Lebanese
         17   Egyptian, Levantine
         18   we offer alternatelt Levantine and Egyptian Arabic at the third year level
         19   Egyptian
         20   Egyptian
         21   Egyptian
         22   Egyptian
         23   Egyptian
         24   mosly Egyptian
         25   a mixture of Egyptian (because of book) and Iraqi
         26   Syrian, Iraqi, Egyptian
         27   Egyptian
         28   Levantine
         29   Egyptian and Levantine
         30   Levantine
         31   Levantine/Jordanian/Palestinian
         32   generic 'ammiyya elements
         33   Egyptian and/or Levantine
         34   Levantine Arabic. Jordan/ Palestine
         35   Egyptian
         36   Iraqi
         37   Egyptian and Levantine
         38   Levantine
         39   Egyptian
         40   Moroccan
41   Egyptian
42   Egyptian
43   Egyptian
44   Egyptian / Palestinian / Gulf
45   Syrian/Levantine
46   Levantine
47   Lavant
48   Egyptian (from al-Kitaab materials), but very little and in some classrooms not at all
49   Egyptian
50   Egyptian
51   Egyptian
52   Egyptian and Levantine
53   Levantine
54   egyptian
55   Egyptian
56   Egyptian
57   Eastern
58   Egyptian
59   Egyptian, Syrian
60   Jordan - palestine
61   Egyptian/Levantine/Iraqi
62   Mostly Egyptian
63   N/A
64   This depends on the teacher's dialect.
65   Usually Egyptian and Shaami
66   Egyptian but only minimally
67   Levantine
68   Egyptian
69   Egyptian
70   egyptian (textbook) but also other dialects present in each class.
71   Egyptian
72   Egyptian from the book, Lebanese from me
73   Egyptian
74   Egyptian
75   Egyptian
76   Lebanese/Egyptian
77   Egyptian--exposure only
78   Egyptian
79   Egyptien and Lebanese
80   Egyptian
81   Lebanese--Eastern Arabic
82   Egyptian
83   Egyptian
84   Laventane
85   Egyptian
86   Egyptian/Levantine
87   few words of Egyptian and Shami
88   Egyptian
89   Egyptian
90   Shami
91   Egyptian, Moroccan
92   Egyptian
 93   Levantine
 94   Levantine
 95   moroccan
 96   Shammiyy, Egyptian
 97   Egyptian
 98   Egyptian
 99   Lebanese/Egyptian
100   Egyptian
101   Egyptian
102   Shami, Misri
103   different dialects
104   Egyptian
105   Egyptian, Levantine
106   Egyptian
107   Palestinean
108   Egyptian
109   Egyptian with the book; a little Levantine by the teachers - for everyday interactions
110   egyptian
111   Lebanese
112   Syrian and Egyptian
113   standard
114   before 3rd year students only know a few phrases and major differences between Egyptian and Levantine
115   Egyptian
116   Laventine, Egyptian,
117   Egyptian and Shami
118   Egyptian
119   Egyptian
120   levantine & Egyptian
121   Egyptian
122   Levantine
123   Egyptian
124   "Educated" Egyptian
125   Iraqi Arabian Gulf), Egyptian and Lebanese/Syrian
126   egyptian, levant
127   Egyptian
128   Levantine, Egytptian, others if speakers available
129   We have taught Egyptian,Jordanian,Iraqi in separate classes
130   egyptian, lebanese
131   Egyptian
132   only for exposure/passive comprehension: Egyptian; instructor's own home dialect
133   Egyptian
134   ALL
135   Egyptian
136   Egyptian in the first two years. Third year is done abroad, so students currently do Jordanian, but they have done
137   Egyptian
138   Egyptian
139   Levantine/Egyptian
140   Egyptian and Levantine
141   lebanese, egyptian, syrian
142   Jordania, Egyptian, Syrian, Iraqi
143   Egyptian
144   Levantine-Palestinian
145   Egyptian
146   Egyptian and Tunisian
147   Cairene, Levantine, Gulf- depending on the teacher's origin and the student needs
148   Egyptian; Levantine
149   What ever dialect the teacher brings with him/her. In our case Levantine
150   none
151   Egyptian and Leventine
152   Egyptian, and Iraqi
153   Rather than stress colloquials, I stress how MSA is the master register from which all dialects are derived (I draw
154   Egyptian
155   Middle Eastern and Egyptian
156   Egyptian
157   Lebanese & Egyptian
158   Egyptian
159   Lebanese
160   levantine
161   Egyptian
162   Egyptian
163   Shami
164   Egyptian and yemeni
165   Egyptian
166   Egyptian
gyptian and Levantine




ordanian, but they have done Egyptian, Moroccan, and Syrian in the past.
all dialects are derived (I draw a sort of Venn Diagram). I use idioms mostly in the first year.
Arabic Teachers Survey

If a dialect other than the one with which you are most familiar is introduced in 1st or 2nd
   year within your program, to what extent do you feel capable of teaching the basics of
                                        this dialect?
                                                                Response          Response
                     Answer Options
                                                                 Percent           Count
                   comfortable                                   59.8%               113
              not very comfortable                               17.5%               33
              not comfortable at all                              6.9%               13
                  not applicable                                 15.9%               30
                         Comments                                                    59
                                                         answered question                  189
                                                           skipped question                  20

Number        Comments
          1   Comfortable with Egyptian and most Levantine dialects other than Lebanese.
          2   I would have no problem in teaching any dialect with a minimal knowledge. I LOVE ALL DIALECTS! AND IT'S FU
          3   I am more comfortable with Levantine, but I lived in Egypt, so I feel as if I can teach enough of it to get by.
          4   It will not be natural for a native speaker to fluently speak another Arabic dialect. However, it will not be completel
          5   It really depends on the dialect. I have no problem with Egyptian and other Leventine dialects. However, I will not
          6   The department strategies are against teaching the dialect
          7   This is a complicated question for a survey. Teaching the basics presumably means structures and not communic
          8   For the basics, I'm comfortable, for the rest, not so much.
          9   I only teach MSA
         10   I can understand Egyptian quite well and can speak it but with an Iraqi intonation. In short, I have an Iraqi accent
         11   I am afraid that I might confuse the students because of my tendency to return to my dialect the one that I feel mo
         12   I may be comfortable teaching the basics of the Egyptian dialect even though I come from a Yemeni background.
         13   The availability of good teaching materials is a major handicap and integrating them into our existing program is a
         14   if essentially approached as listening exercises, I have no problem whatsoever introducing unfamiliar dialects
         15   I would need the support of a lead teacher who is native, and has taught the dialect before.
         16   One of sure i will not teach Egyptian Dialect in my class. I think its a waste of time to be honest with you. Students
         17   Last semester I taught the levantine dialect. I, however, prefer to teach the egyptian dialect as it is the lingua franc
         18   I would feel uncomfortable because of my insufficient knowledge of the dialect. I would want to study the dialect a
         19   if a good textbook is available for a certain dialect, it is a lot easier to teach.
         20   If there is a book that explains the grammar and structure of the taught dialect I would be more comfortable teachi
         21   I see that it is important to start with the standard Arabic the formal Language, and then the dialect will be easy for
         22   As a non-native speaker of a dialect, I don't feel that I sound authentic. My Egyptian dialect ids very limited. Howe
         23   This would depend on the teaching materials and on how "educated" the variety is, i.e. drawing heavily on Fusha
         24   depending on how well I know the dialect
         25   The more I read and practice teaching it, the more comfortable I feel about it.
         26   In general, I feel comfortable teaching any dialect that is not my own. I can easily teach Egyptian and will need to
         27   The Egyptian dialect, which the book occasionally introduces, is familiar to me as for most Arabs.
         28   Anything but Maghribi! I can navigate with a degree of confidence the Levantine and Khaliji dialects. With a bit mo
         29   My native dialect is Lebanese but I feel equally at ease with egyptian and other dialects.
         30   I can teach most Middleeastern Arabic dialects provided there is a textbook, or some teaching materials.
         31   I am glad to have the book introduce the Egyptian dialect because it doesn't feel natural for me to use it in class in
         32   I am most comfortable with Egyptian, and we give only a very small amount of it. As a non-native I would not be c
33   Teachers need to be more educated linguistically about the various Arabic dialects. I wish we can develop teache
34   Tunisian is very different from other dialects. If we teach Egyptian and a student wants to travel to Morocco, what'
35   I lived in Egypt for three years and I can express myself fluently in its dialect. I can also do Jordanian and Syrian.
36   I would like to add Moroccan dialect to the program.
37   I beleive strongly in teaching the classic Arabic
38   Question #33: I prefer to introduce the dialect during the third semester, that is why I said: disagree. I do not disag
39   I use it to compare it withthe Fusaha in order to demonstrate that we talking about the same language.
40   Not sure I understand the question. I am quite familiar with the dialect introduced, so I do feel comfortable. If it we
41   I like to teach the classical Arabic (Alfusha), however, if needed, I can teach the Syrian, The Egyptian and the Iraq
42   I personally believe that students need to have a good foundation in Standard Arabic then they can learn a dialec
43   Othman at the University of Jerusalem has done a serious study on Paletinian dialect in a book called Yalla Nihki
44   I lived in Egypt and Egyptian dialect is known anyway to Lebanese people I have no problem teching it.
45   I beleive that standard arabic is the way to go with some dialects as examples so they can get a flavor of it and he
46   I don't think we should teach a dialect with which we're not very familiar.
47   Although I feel more than capable to teach Levantine or Egyptian I do not desire to have any dialect imposed on m
48   Although I have familiarity with Egyptian, I prefer to have the Egyptian colloquial course (stand alone course)taug
49   We believe that dialect shuld be introduced as a variation of MSA after the students have some knowledge of the
50   I am relatively comfortable with Levantine, Egyptian, and Gulf Arabic
51   I can speak dialect well, but am not very comfortable teaching it systematically. Also, as not a native speaker, I do
52   I have actually taught Egyptian Arabic.
53   Comfortable within Levantine and Egyptian but not within the North African and Gulfian dialect.
54   With little effort, an Arabic native speaker could easily master any Arabic dialect. Therefore, I would feel comforta
55   I would introduce a dialect that is not my "own" (Lebanese/Levantine) but I would prefer it to be a "major" dialect (E
56   Students now go to many Arab countries. Teaching a certain dialect is not practical.
57   Only for Levantine
58   Ihave provided interpretation and translation in all dialects, except Iraqi. I understand the speakers, but I reply in
59   There is always the time restrain for teaching MSA and colloquial
                                      Capability of Teaching Unfamiliar Dialect




                                                                                           comfortable
                                                                                           not very comfortable
                                                                                           not comfortable at all
                                                                                           not applicable




 OVE ALL DIALECTS! AND IT'S FUN!
teach enough of it to get by.
 ct. However, it will not be completely out of realm of possibility to do so with the help of A/V aids.
ventine dialects. However, I will not be comfortable at all with Moroccan or Gulf dialects.

means structures and not communication.


  on. In short, I have an Iraqi accent when speaking Egyptian.
   to my dialect the one that I feel more comfortable to use.
 I come from a Yemeni background. We need training for other dialects. But, overall, dialects are excellent to be introduced in 3rd year. We h
g them into our existing program is a major barrier to teaching a dialect.
er introducing unfamiliar dialects
 ialect before.
  ime to be honest with you. Students are better of learning Levantine Arabic or Gulf Arabic simply becasue students can understand what is
yptian dialect as it is the lingua franca of the arab world.
 t. I would want to study the dialect as much as possible before teaching it.

 I would be more comfortable teaching it. Without a text book that have clear explanation of the structure I wouldn't teach a dialect that I am n
  and then the dialect will be easy for a clear goal. American students should build their choice after start studying Arabic> They should test th
yptian dialect ids very limited. However I do feel that my students should learn it.
 ty is, i.e. drawing heavily on Fusha vocbulary and expressions.


sily teach Egyptian and will need to put some effort to teach dialects such as Moroccan or Tunisian.
e as for most Arabs.
ne and Khaliji dialects. With a bit more focused exposure, this degree of confidence would increase. Thanks, al Jazeera!

 r some teaching materials.
eel natural for me to use it in class instead of my Lebanese. (Although I must admit that I never attempted to do it)
  it. As a non-native I would not be comfortable teaching a lot of colloquial or teaching something other than Egyptian.
 lects. I wish we can develop teacher training courses/workshops for this purpose where a teacher learns how to speak a dialect different from
 nt wants to travel to Morocco, what's the benefit?
  can also do Jordanian and Syrian.


s why I said: disagree. I do not disagree with the introduction of the dialect but not simultaneously with MSA during the first two semesters.I d
bout the same language.
ced, so I do feel comfortable. If it were a dialect I did not know, I would not feel comfortable or even very helpful!
he Syrian, The Egyptian and the Iraqi and the rest of the Gulf colloquial, having lived there for while.
d Arabic then they can learn a dialect overseas--only they are fully prepared.
n dialect in a book called Yalla Nihki Arabi transcribed in latin letters with verb conjugation in ten forms,
ave no problem teching it.
  so they can get a flavor of it and help them to comprehend it.

re to have any dialect imposed on me.
ial course (stand alone course)taught by a native speaker of Egyptian (or his or her native dialect in the case of other dialects)
dents have some knowledge of the language and its basics.

y. Also, as not a native speaker, I don't think I have the proper nuances so essential to the richness and beauty of 'ammiya. It could be better

 d Gulfian dialect.
ect. Therefore, I would feel comfortable with teaching the basic of any dialect.
 uld prefer it to be a "major" dialect (Egyptian, Gulfi, Iraqi) not b/c I am prejudice against al-Maghreb but only for practical purposes.


 erstand the speakers, but I reply in MSA
nt to be introduced in 3rd year. We have seen students who took dialect in 1st year along with standard but were very weak in standard com



sue students can understand what is said to them. IF Egyptian is what they learned and they go to other countries they look like a deer caugh



e I wouldn't teach a dialect that I am not familiar with.
 studying Arabic> They should test their ability of studying this language and then they will be free to choose the dialect they are interested in




anks, al Jazeera!



han Egyptian.
s how to speak a dialect different from his/her native one.




SA during the first two semesters.I do not feel comfortable teaching a dialect other than the one I speak. And to question # 37: we have plan




 case of other dialects)


beauty of 'ammiya. It could be better and more enthusiastically conveyed by a native speaker.



only for practical purposes.
but were very weak in standard compared to those who never took a dialect.



countries they look like a deer caught in head light. They understand at the responses that come toward them.




oose the dialect they are interested in.
. And to question # 37: we have planned to introduce and teach Tunisian Arabic summer 2010 thanks to the financial support of the African S
the financial support of the African Studies Center.
Arabic Teachers Survey

       Does your program offer dialect classes separate from MSA classes?

                                                      Response        Response
                Answer Options
                                                       Percent         Count
                   Yes                                 34.5%                71
                Sometimes                              20.4%                42
                   No                                  45.1%                93
                                                answered question                206
                                                  skipped question                 3
Dialect Classes Separate from MSA Classes




                                            Yes
                                            Sometimes
                                            No
Arabic Teachers Survey
 If separate dialect classes are offered, what Arabic prerequisites does your program
                               require for these classes?
                                                           Response         Response
                   Answer Options
                                                            Percent           Count
            No prerequisites                              20.3%               27
     1 year of Arabic prerequisites                       35.3%               47
       years of Arabic prerequisites
     2 More than 2 years of Arabic                        39.8%               53
              prerequisites                                4.5%                6
                                                   answered question                133
                                                     skipped question                76
Prerequisites for Dialect Classes




                                    No prerequisites

                                    1 year of Arabic prerequisites

                                    2 years of Arabic prerequisites

                                    More than 2 years of Arabic
                                    prerequisites
Arabic Teachers Survey

                        What textbook(s) do you use in teaching? (You can choose more than one)

                                                                                                  Response
                                      Answer Options
                                                                                                   Percent
                 Ahlan wa Sahlan by Mahdi Alosh                                                   13.0%
  Elementary Modern Standard Arabic by Peter Abboud et al.                                         4.8%
          Al-Kitaab Al-Asaasi by El-Said Badawi et al.                                             3.4%
   Al-Kitaab fii Taᶜallum al-ᶜArabiyya by Kristen Brustad et al.                                  90.4%
Elementary Arabic: An Integrated Approach by Munther Younes                                        2.9%
       Standard Arabic by Jane Dickins & Janet Watson                                              0.5%
                       other (please specify)                                                     18.8%
                                                                                           answered question
                                                                                             skipped question

Number        other (please specify)
          1   Teachers who teach content courses in the target language design their own materials
          2   Dardasha, by Mustafa Mughazi
          3   Brustad et al is the required text for students.
          4   My own selections
          5   Syrian Arabic by Mary Jane Liddocott
          6   supplementary grammar materials from a variety of books
          7   Dardasha
          8   Formal Spoken Arabic by K. Ryding for the dialect class
          9   I use Al Kitaab, and take it as a framework in which I develop my own materials.
         10   My own books (Published and in manuscript form)
         11   other materials from different books and extra songs and news for listening
         12   Different other sources
         13   Materials prepared by the faculty
         14   children's books from Lebanon
         15   We were using both EMSA and al Kitaab for first and second year, until 2007.
         16   Brustad's et al (Al-Kitaab) is the primary textbook
         17   my own materials
         18   I do not use textbook
         19   Arabic Language Through Dialogue
         20   Alif Baa
         21   Schulz, Krahl, Reuschel Modern Standard Arabic
         22   Using many other materials
         23   Haywood's Grammar
         24   own materials for 4th Year classes
         25   In addition to material that I create
         26   I have built Alphabet teaching thru verbs exclusively that leads the student to immidiately start building verbal sen
         27   I also use Alif ba for the first couple of weeks
         28   I have to complement with material I design
         29   no comment
         30   Material developed in-house
         31   Many other books and resources, it would be a long list.
32   Arabic Language Through Dialogue (Designed and published by SDSU)
33   Arabic Language through Dialogue by Hanada Taha Thomure and Youniss El Cheddadi
34   wa law!!!??!! al-Kitaab ya akhi
35   my own, al-Jaleys
36   This is sometimes supplemented with material from Ahlan wa Sahlan and the P. Abboud series
37   other simple native speakers books
38   certain lessons and exercises are used from the other materials available
39   I use a book I have developed with another professor at LSU (for beginners) The adselecting best methods used
 one)                                     Textbook(s) Used
                 Response                                    Ahlan wa Sahlan by Mahdi Alo
                  Count
                   27                                        Elementary Modern Standard
                   10                                        Arabic by Peter Abboud et al.

                    7                                        Al-Kitaab Al-
                   188                                       Badawi et al.

                    6
                                                             Al-Kitaab fii Ta
                    1                                        by Kristen Brustad et al.
                   39
                          208                                Elementary Arabic: An Integra
                                                             Approach by Munther Younes
                            1

                                                             Standard Arabic by Jane Dick
                                                             & Janet Watson


                                                             other (please specify)




diately start building verbal sentences
dselecting best methods used conducive to cultural and linguistic proficiencies
Ahlan wa Sahlan by Mahdi Alosh



Elementary Modern Standard
Arabic by Peter Abboud et al.


  Kitaab Al-Asaasi by El-Said
Badawi et al.


   Kitaab fii Taᶜallum al-ᶜArabiyya
by Kristen Brustad et al.


Elementary Arabic: An Integrated
Approach by Munther Younes


Standard Arabic by Jane Dickins
& Janet Watson


other (please specify)
Arabic Teachers Survey
How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statment? I prefer to develop
               my own material rather than use a designed textbook.
                                                          Response         Response
                 Answer Options
                                                           Percent            Count
              Strongly Agree                               7.8%              16
                  Agree                                   27.2%              56
                 Disagree                                 55.3%              114
             Strongly Disagree                             9.7%              20
                                                   answered question                206
                                                     skipped question                 3
Prefer to Develop Own Materials




                                  Strongly Agree
                                  Agree
                                  Disagree
                                  Strongly Disagree
Arabic Teachers Survey
 If your institution offers multiple sections for the same Arabic course, do you use the
                             SAME SYLLABUS for all sections?
                                                              Response        Response
                     Answer Options
                                                               Percent          Count
           Yes, every semester                              63.5%               125
          Almost every semester                             18.8%               37
             Once in a while                                10.2%               20
                  Never                                      7.6%               15
                                                     answered question                 197
                                                       skipped question                 12
Same Syllabus




                Yes, every semester
                Almost every semester
                Once in a while
                Never
Arabic Teachers Survey
 If your institution offers multiple sections for the same Arabic course, do you use the
                               SAME EXAM for all sections?
                                                              Response        Response
                     Answer Options
                                                               Percent          Count
           Yes, every semester                              39.5%                77
          Almost every semester                             19.0%                37
             Once in a while                                21.5%                42
                  Never                                     20.0%                39
                                                     answered question                 195
                                                       skipped question                 14
Same Exam




            Yes, every semester
            Almost every semester
            Once in a while
            Never
Arabic Teachers Survey
If your institution offers multiple sections for the same Arabic course, to what extent is
                            there coordination among sections?
                                                             Response         Response
                     Answer Options
                                                              Percent           Count
               to a large extent                             66.2%               129
               to a small extent                             26.7%               52
 Not at all. Every instructor works on his/her own            7.2%               14
                                                  answered question                     195
                                                    skipped question                     14
Coordination Among Sections




                              to a large extent

                              to a small extent

                              Not at all. Every instructor
                              works on his/her own
Arabic Teachers Survey

   What percentage of your students participate in Arabic study abroad programs?

                                                        Response        Response
                 Answer Options
                                                         Percent         Count
                      0%                                 4.9%              10
                      5%                                19.9%              41
                      10%                               16.0%              33
                      15%                               13.1%              27
                      20%                                8.3%              17
                      25%                                8.7%              18
                      30%                                7.3%              15
                      35%                                2.9%               6
                      40%                                3.4%               7
                      45%                                0.5%               1
                      50%                                6.3%              13
                      55%                                0.0%               0
                      60%                                3.9%               8
                      65%                                0.5%               1
                      70%                                4.4%               9
                                                 answered question                 206
                                                   skipped question                  3
                         Arabic Teachers Survey


25.0%



20.0%



15.0%



10.0%



5.0%



0.0%
        0%   5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 50% 55% 60% 65% 70%
Arabic Teachers Survey
If your program has an "official" study abroad institution please indicate the name of this
                                 institution and its location.
                                                               Response        Response
                   Answer Options
                                                                Percent          Count

Institution where "official" Arabic study abroad is located       90.7%             78
 Country where "official" Arabic study abroad is located          91.9%             79
                                                          answered question                 86
                                                            skipped question               123


                                                              Country where
              Institution where "official" Arabic study       "official" Arabic
Number
              abroad is located                               study abroad is
                                                              located

          1                                              Egypt
              Alexandria University and American University
          2   Alexandria Uiversity                       Egypt
          3   Arabic Flagship site in Alexandria         Egypt
          4   Flagship Program                           Egypt, Syria
          5   Al-Akhawayn University                     Morocco
          6                                              Egypt, Morocco, Jordan
              more than one: AUC, al-Akhawayn, University of Jordan
          7   University of Alexandria                   Egypt
          8   n/a                                        n/a
          9   AUC, CIEE (AMMAN), AUI, GU AT ALEXANDRIA   CAIRO, JORDAN, MOROCCO
         10   AUC                                        Egypt
         11   AUC                                        Egypt
         12   Al-Akhawayn, Lebanese American University, Morocco and Lebanon
         13   Jordan University                          Amman
         14   University of Alexandria                   Egypt
         15   ILI, AUC (CS), Jordanian U Language Center,Egypt/Jordan
         16   University of Jordan                       Amman-Jordan
         17   AU IN EGYPT AND MOROCCO
         18   TEFL International                         Egypt
         19   U of Moulay Ismael, Meknes                 Morocco
         20   Virginia-Yarmuk                            Jordan
         21   Ame. Univ. in Cairo                        Egypt
         22                                              Amman, Jordan (or other countries for Credit by Examination
              Qasid - However, we allow them to go to other institutions and test them later on when appropriate)
         23   Damascus university                        Syria
         24   AALI Morocco in Meknes                     Morocco
         25   somewhat official: Hashimiyya University   Jordan
         26   Hashimat University                        Jordan
         27   University of Jordan                       Jordan
         28                                              Egypt
              Flagship Program in Alexandria and Damascus. and Syria
         29   Al-Akhawayn Institute                      Morocco
         30   Duke Engage
         31   Al-Akhawain University                     Morocco
         32   Jerusalem                                  Israel (this is part of a general "Civilization" sequence, not primarily f
33   ASIP                                          Hashemite University, Jordan
34                                                 Arabic Language Institute, Fez, Morocco
     Center for Arabic Language and Eastern Studies, Sana'a, Yemen
35                                                 Egypt
36                                                 in Jerusalem
     Nearest is the culture program (for our core) at the Hebrew University
37   AUB                                           Lebanon
38   Flagship                                      Egypt, Morroco
39   alqaid in Amman -Jordan                       Jordan
40   Alexandria University                         Egypt
41   http://wla.uoregon.edu/arabic/studyabroad.htmlJordan, Morocco, Oman, Tunisia
42                                                 Meknes, Morocco
43   Center for Cross Cultural Learning            Rabat, Morocco
44   University of Jordan                          Jordan
45                                                 Jordan
     The Hashemite University (you will now know who I am)
46   NO
47   Rabat                                         Marocco
48   American University of Cairo                  Egypt
49   American University of Cairo                  Eygpt
50   University of Jordan                          Jordan
51                                                 Egypt, Jorden, Syria, and Yeman
52   American University in Cairo
53   Al-Akhawayn University                        Morocco
54                                                 Egypt
55   Micigan State University                      Egypt
56   University of Jordan                          Jordan
57   QASID                                         Amman in Jordan
58   no specific                                   no specific
59                                                 morocco
60                                                 Egypt
     Egypt Halwan University but they are establishing couple of new ones
61                                                 Jordan
62   Al-Akhawayn - Alexandria University           Morocco - Egypt
63   University of Jordan                          Jordan
64                                                 Morroco but changing to Jordan
65   Denver                                        Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco
66   summer emmersion in Moroco                    Morocco
67                                                 morrocco
68   AUC Cairo
69                                                 Tunisia
     Study Abroad Program in Tunisia but not affiliated w/any institution there
70   AUC, Cairo                                    Egypt
71   Center for Cross-Cultural Understanding, RabatMorocco
72   AUC                                           Egypt
73   University of Jordan                          Jordan
74   KIIS of Kentucky
75   AUC                                           Egypt
76   Fez, Morocco
77   AUC, Cairo and Univ. of Alexandria, AlexandriaEgypt
78   Morocco- ALIF                                 Jordan- U of Jordan
79   Al-Akhawayyn University                       Morocco
80   University of Alexandria                      Egypt
81                                                 Not yet- but
     Not yet- but for 2010 plan on recruiting between 10-20 plan to have it either in Egypt, Emirates or Qatar
82   Varies, depend on the students                Egypt
83   American University in Cairo                  Egypt
84   not sure of exact names                       Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan
                                          Cairo, Irbid, at Alif
85 AUC; Yarmouk-UVA summer intensive Arabic; U. Florida Fez Inst.
86 AUC                                    Egypt
es when appropriate)




ivilization" sequence, not primarily for Arabic. Studnets go in the spering quarter and take some history classes and either Arabic or Hebrew
in Egypt, Emirates or Qatar
classes and either Arabic or Hebrew. This is a very new program.
Arabic Teachers Survey
If you don't have an "official" study abroad site, what country(ies) and what institution(s)
                         do your students go to for study abroad?
                                                              Response         Response
                    Answer Options
                                                               Percent           Count
                     Country 1                               100.0%               127
                    Institution 1                            81.1%                103
                     Country 2                               86.6%                110
                    Institution 2                            65.4%                83
                     Country 3                               63.0%                80
                    Institution 3                            44.9%                57
                     Country 4                               35.4%                45
                    Institution 4                            23.6%                30
                                                       answered question                 127
                                                         skipped question                 82

                                                                                               Institution
Number      Country 1                                     Institution 1     Country 2
                                                                                               2
     1                       Damascus                                       E
                                                          Univ of Damascus gypt                AUC
     2                         Syria                                        E
                                                          University of Syria gypt             University of Alexandria
     3                         Cairo                      AUC               Morocco
     4                         Egypt                      AUC               Morocco
     5                         Egypt                      American University of Cairo
     6                        Jordan                                        Lebanon
                                                          Jordanian University                 American University
     7                         Egypt                      CASA              Syria              CASA
     8                         Egypt                                        Egypt
                                                          Alexandria University                University of Cairo
     9                         Egypt                                        Jordan
    10                         Egypt                                        Morocco
                                                          American University in Cairo         Al-Akhawayn University
    11                        Morocco                     Al-Akhawain       Syria
    12                        Morocco                     Al-Akhawain       Syria
    13                         Egypt                      AUC               Yemen              forgot the name
    14                         Egypt                      AUC               Jordan             Irbid
    15                         Egypt                      AUC               Morocco            al-Akhawayn
    16                         Egypt                      Syria             Maghrib            Yemen
    17                         Egypt                      AUC               Morocco            ALIF
    18                         Egypt                      AUC               Jordan             CIEE
    19                         Egypt                      AUC
    20                         Cairo                      AUC               Jordan             Virginia/Yarmouk
    21                        Morocco
    22                         Egypt                      CASA            Jordan               Private institutions
    23                         Egypt                      Jordan          Morcco
    24                         Egypt                      AUC             UAE                  American Univeristy of Dubai
    25                         Egypt                                      Jordan
                                                          American university
    26                         Egypt                      AUC             Syria                Damascus
    27                         Egypt                      AUC             Jordan               University of Jordan
    28                         Egypt                                      Morocco
                                                          American University in cairo         Alakhawayn University
29       Egypt                        Morocco         Al-Akhawayn University
                     Alexandria Univesity and the American University in Cairo
30       Egypt       AUC              Lebanon         AUB and LAU
31       Egypt                        Morocco
                     American university              Al Akhawayn
32     Morocco                         Meknes
                     Moulay Ismael U,Jordan           Egypt
33       Egypt       AUC              Jordan          Yarmour
34       Egypt                        Palesine
                     American University in Cairo     Beir Zeit University
35       Egypt       AUC              Jordan          Hashimite Univ.
36       Egypt                        Jordan
                     American University              Jordan university
37       Egypt       AUC, AMIDEASTJordan              CIEE Language and Culture - Amm
38       Egypt       Sibawayh, AUC Jordan             Jordan University
39     Morocco                        Egypt           in Morocco
                     Arab American Language Institute American University in Cairo
40       Egypt       Middlebury , Alexandria
41       Egypt
42       Egypt                         Lebanon
43       Egypt                         Egypt
                     University of Alexandria           The American University in Cairo
44       Egypt                         Jordan
                     AUC, Univ. of Alexandria           Univ of Jordan
45       Cairo                         Morroco
46       Egypt       CASA              Morocco          al-Akhawayn
47       Egypt       American Research Center-Egypt
48       Egypt       AUC               Lebanon          AUB
49       Syria       University of Damascus
50       Egypt       Syria             Marrocco
51     Yemen                            Center
                     San'aa LanguageJordan              University of Jordan
52       Egypt       Arabic Academy SyriA               Damascus University
53       Egypt                          Fajr
                     CASA, ILI, ALI, alSyria            CASA, U of Damascus
54       Egypt                         Lebanon
                     American University in Cairo       Lebanese American University an
55      Jordan                         Morocco
                     Hashemite University               AUI
56       Egypt       AUC
57       Egypt       various           Jordan           various
58       Syria                         Egypt
                     Institut Français du Proche-Orient American University in Cairo
59     Morocco       Fez               Egypt            UAC
60       Egypt                         Yemen
                     Alexandria University              Yemen Institute
61       Egypt       various schools Syria              various programs
62       Egypt                         Syrria
                     AUC;ILI; Kalimat:Fajr              Uof Damascus
63       Egypt       AUC               Jordan           Jordanian University
64       Egypt       CASA              Syria            U of Damascus
65      Jordan                         Egypt
                     Jordanian University               AUC
66      Jordan                         Jordan
                     University of Jordan               MALIK Center
67   Egypt & Syria   CASA              Syria            French Institute (IFAD)
68       Egypt       AUC               Jordan           Amman University
69       Egypt       AUC               Jordan           U of Jordan and SIT Study Abroad
70      Oman                           Lebanon          AUB
71       Egypt                         Syria
                     Middlebury -Alexandria, AUC        The French Institute
72       Egypt       CASA, AUC         Lebanon          AUB
73     Morocco                         Egypt            AUC, Amideast
                     Tangiers Program, al-Akhawayn, Amideast
74       Egypt       AUC               Morocco          al-Akhwayn
75      Jordan                         U
                     Amman University AE                AUD
76     morocco       ALIF, ALAKHWAYN   Egypt
77       Syria                         Egypt
78      Sudan        Egypt
79       Egypt       AUC               Lebanon          The American university
80     Morocco       Alif Institution  Egypt            American university in Egypt
81               Eygpt               AUC              Libanon         AUB
82               Egypt                                Jorden
83             Morocco               Alif, Al-AkhawaynJordan          Qasid
84         Egypt and Syria           CASA and IFPO Jordan             CIEE
85               Egypt                                Jordan
86               Syria               U Damascus
87               Egypt               American Unversity in Cairo
88               Egypt               AUC              Jordan          Jordanian University, Yarmouk
89              saudia
90               Egypt               AUC             Egypt             Middlebury Program in Alexandria
91               Egypt                               Jourdan           The university ILI
                                     The Arabic Language institue at the AUC, CASA, of Amman, Qaasid
92    American University in Cairo
93              Jordan                                Egypt
                                     Yarmouk University and Qasid     AUC
94              Jordan                                Egypt
                                     Qased (Kasad) Al Kitaab is taughtAmerican University of Cairo- Al K
95               Egypt               Us University    Jordan          Jordan University
96              Jordan                                Egypt
97               Egypt                                Moroco
98               Egypt                                Syria
                                     AUC, Al-Diwan, Other private     Private
99               Egypt                                Syria
100              Egypt                                Syria
101            Morocco               SIT
102             Jordan                                Egypt
                                     Yarmouk University               AUC
103             Yemen                                 Jordan
                                     Yemen Language Institute         Programs in Amman and Irbid
104              Egypt               AUC or ALI... some of our undergrads try to apply to CASA
105              Egypt               various          Morocco         various
106              Egypt               AUC              Syria           Univeristy of Damascus
107             Jordan                                Syria
108              egypt                                jordan
109              Egypt                                Egypt
                                     American University in cairo     Middlebury Alexandria Program
110              Egypt                                Jordan
                                     AUC and private institutes       al-Qasid, U of Jordan and Yarmou
111              Egypt               AUC
112             Yemen                                 Egypt           AUC
113             Jordan                                Egypt
                                     UVA-Yarmouk, Qasid               AUC
114              Egypt                                Jordan
115             Jordan                                Egypt
116            morooco                                jordan
117              Egypt               ALI              al-Magreb       various
118              Egypt               AUC              Lebanon         AUB
119              Egypt                                Syria           U. of Damascus
                                     AUC (but students are no longer encouraged to go because of the co
120            Lebanon                                Jordan
121              Egypt                                Jordan
122            morocco                                Jordan
123              egypt               auc              morocco         al-akhaween
124              Egypt               AUC              Jordan          more than one
125            Morocco               ALIF             Egypt           AUC
126             Tunisia              AMIDEAST & Bourguiba
127             Tunisia                               J
                                     Bourguiba School ordan
                       Institution Categorie           Categorie Institution Categorie
           Country 3                         Country 4
                       3           s                   s         4           s
            Egypt      Alexandria
University of Alexandria

           Jordan

American University

            Syria      University of Damascus
            Morocoo                           Oman
            Egypt      University of Alexandria
            Jordan
            Jordan
forgot the name
            Morocco Alif                      Lebanon            AUB
            Morocco ALIF                      Jordan             Qasid
            One of the Gulf States
            Jordan                            Oman
            Yemen      unsure

           Jordan      Qasid                Morocco              ALIF

           Morocco     Maghribi Center      Lebanon              AUB

           Oman                             Tunis
           Morocco
           Jordan      ?                                         ?
                                            Morroco, Tunis, Lebanon, Yemen
           Jordan      Yarmouk University   Morroco              Alif
           Yemen
          Jordan    various
          Jordan                             Morocco
                    University of Virginia/Irbid                Al-Akhawayn
                    Fez
          Morocco, Fez

           Yemen     University of Sanaa
           Jordan    Jordan University      Yemen               San'a University
Hashimite Univ.
Jordan university
           Morocco   Ifrane - Al-Akhawayn Israel                Hebrew U, Ben-Gurion U, Tel Aviv U, U of Haifa
Jordan University
           Jordan    University of Jordan   Syria               University of Syria


          Jordan                          Morroco
          Syria      University of Damascus
          Morocco    Al-Akhawayn

          Syria      U Damascus, CASA                           various
                                            Yemen, Jordan, Lebanon (AUB)

          Morocco                           Yemen


          Morocco    Muhammad V University
          Yemen
          Jordan     Qasid, Yarmouk         Yemen
          Jordan     Yarmouk University     Morocco             Al-Akhawayn
          Jordan     CIEE


          Israel     Tel Aviv University
          Egypt      Independent InstitutionSyria               Independent Institution
          Syria      Damascus University
          Jordan     Qaasid and others
          Jordan     Qasid
          Lebanon    LAU
U of Damascus
          Morocco    Al-Akhwayn University Yemen
MALIK Center
          Morocco    Program in Fez         Lebanon             AUB
Amman University
          Morocco    ALIF and Al-AkhawaynOman                   SIT Study Abroad

          Jordan

          Jordan                          Yemen
                     U Jordan, SIT, Amideast                    Yemen Arabic Center
          Jordan     Univ of Jordan
          Egypt      AUC                  Lebanon               AUB
          Jordan                          Yemen


The American university
          Jordan                             Lebanon
                      American university in Jordan             American university in Lebanon
            Syria                            Yeman
            Yemen      Yemen Arabic InstituteSyria                University of Damascus
            Morocco    ALIF                  Tunisia              Institut Bouguiba des Langues Vivantes



            Lebanon    LAU/AUST/AUB             Yemen, Morocco, Oman

            Jordan     CIEE
            Morroco    AlAkhaween UniversityLebanon               AUB

            Lebanon    AUB
            Lebanon    American University- Al Kitaab is taught
            Marroco    ?


            Morocco    Alif, diffrent universitiesJordan          diferent rivate institutions

            Lebanon                             Jordan

               Lebanon AUB                  Yemen                 Yemini Insititue??
                                            Tunisia
               Morocco Al-Akhawayn, Arabic Language Inst (Fez)    Bourguiba Institute
grads try to apply to CASA

            Jordan     Univeristy of Amman Morocco                Al-Akhawayn
            Lebanon

            Jordan     CIEE                     Jordan            SIT
            Morocco    al-Akhawayn, ALIF        Lebanon           AUB and other programs

            Syria                               Morocco           Alif, al-Akhwayn
            Morocco    ALIF
            syria                               Morocco
            Oman                                Lebanon
            eygpt
            Syria      al-M'ahad
            Jordan     Jordanian University     Morocco           Meknas
            Morocco    Rabat/Fez
            Egypt                               UAE
            Syria                               Morocco

  al-akhaween
            Morrocco more than one
            Jordan   University of Amman Syria                    University of Damascus
iv U, U of Haifa
Arabic Teachers Survey
How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statement? A teacher of Arabic
                   must have formal training in language pedagogy.
                                                           Response       Response
                  Answer Options
                                                            Percent         Count
                Strongly Agree                            56.7%              118
                    Agree                                 37.0%              77
                   Disagree                                6.3%              13
               Strongly Disagree                           0.0%               0
                                                    answered question              208
                                                      skipped question               1
Formal Training in Language Pedagogy




                                       Strongly Agree
                                       Agree
                                       Disagree
                                       Strongly Disagree
Arabic Teachers Survey
  How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Non-native
                  speakers can be successful teachers of Arabic.
                                                         Response       Response
                 Answer Options
                                                          Percent         Count
             Strongly Agree                            48.3%            100
                 Agree                                 44.4%            92
                Disagree                                5.8%            12
            Strongly Disagree                           1.4%             3
                                                answered question              207
                                                  skipped question               2
Non-Native Teachers of Arabic




                                Strongly Agree
                                Agree
                                Disagree
                                Strongly Disagree
Arabic Teachers Survey
How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statement? I perceive myself
                     as a teacher who can challenge students.
                                                         Response         Response
                  Answer Options
                                                           Percent          Count
               Strongly Agree                             67.8%             139
                   Agree                                  29.3%             60
                  Disagree                                 2.9%              6
              Strongly Disagree                            0.0%              0
                                                   answered question              205
                                                     skipped question               4
I Can Challenge Students




                           Strongly Agree
                           Agree
                           Disagree
                           Strongly Disagree
Arabic Teachers Survey
How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Arabic is a difficult
                                  language to learn.
                                                          Response        Response
                  Answer Options
                                                           Percent           Count
                Strongly Agree                               9.3%               19
                    Agree                                   41.0%               84
                   Disagree                                 37.1%               76
               Strongly Disagree                            12.7%               26
                                                     answered question                205
                                                       skipped question                 4
Arabic is Difficult to Learn




                               Strongly Agree
                               Agree
                               Disagree
                               Strongly Disagree
Arabic Teachers Survey

 How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Superior level
proficiency in Arabic can be attained without the need to spend time in the Arab world.

                                                          Response         Response
                  Answer Options
                                                           Percent          Count
               Strongly Agree                               2.9%                6
                   Agree                                   14.6%               30
                  Disagree                                 46.6%               96
              Strongly Disagree                            35.9%               74
                                                    answered question                206
                                                      skipped question                 3
Superior Proficiency without Time in the Arab World




                                                      Strongly Agree
                                                      Agree
                                                      Disagree
                                                      Strongly Disagree
Arabic Teachers Survey
 As a teacher of Arabic, Please rate the level of difficulty (as you perceive it) for learners to master each of the following as
                                                                            being extremely difficult and 6 not difficult).
                                                             1-Extremely
                  Answer Options                                                     2                3
                                                               Difficult
             pronunciation                                         19             64           76
                grammar                                            15             52           72
               vocabulary                                          11             49           66
   dealing with the different registers                            26             50           68
       understanding the culture                                    3             21           43
                  other                                            11              5            2
                                                                           If other, please specify


Number        If other, please specify
          1   fluency
          2   Dealing with teachers' attitudes such as culture, dialect and methods
          3   Understanding spoken language: Difficult
          4   listening
          5   gaining opportunities to use the language authentically
          6   I suppose you mean "dialects" when you say "registers"?
          7   idioms; collocations; expressions
          8   Things gets difficult in the advanced levels. Yet, if students are well taught and and had a solid background, I am
          9   Developing the motivation to use authentic material on their own such as in browsing Arabic Internet website, blog
         10   American students in general neglect pronucition and it is hard on them to memorize the vocab because they are
         11   writing
         12   It is difficult to pry some students away from the notion that you can do Arabic simply by translating your way from
         13   Translation from Arabic into Englsih or vice versa
         14   Suprasegmentals: intonation, stress, etc
         15   accuracy
         16   I rated vocab as difficult because of the quantity. Other--simply mastering the script to read efficiently, absent ear
         17   fluency in speaking on different subjects other than the text book
         18   I think there is a lot of material to be covered and absorbed in a short time.
         19   developing language learning skills, like memorization of rules and voc.
         20   It varies It varies some students do suprisingly very well and others not so well
         21   writing
         22   dealing with multiple dialects
         23   Understanding a single concept alone is easy but combining the concepts is the difficule tak for the learners
         24   Alkitab is designed to be accumulative knowledge. They cannot get a full picture from one class but when studyin
         25   reading strategies: lack of vowels, need for context-based deciphering and reading on sentence level
         26   pronunciation might be the most difficult in my book, but not impossible.
         27   using Arabic as an innate form of self-expression
         28   Mastery of the language is difficult to attain
         29   Listening is the most difficult of the four skill areas
         30   It is not difficult, it is challenging and it is hard to generalize since languange is so individual
         31   parsing connected speech
32   hand writing
33   some students come with anti-Arabs sentiments
34   This part of the survey is misleading. It does not take account of individualized instruction and accomodation for s
35   developing proficiency in active use of the language (e.g., moving from understanding concepts and applying them
 aster each of the following aspects of Arabic. Please rate your choices in order of difficulty (1
cult and 6 not difficult).
                                                                                      Response
                       4              5          6-Not Difficult Rating Average
                                                                                         Count
                      30                 17             2               2.85              208
                      36                 24             7               3.11              206
                                                                                                                understanding the culture
                      42                 30             9               3.28              207
                      34                 15             6               2.90              199                    dealing with the different
                                                                                                                         registers
                      46                 58            34               4.16              205
                       2                  4             3               2.70               27
pecify                                                                                     35
                                                               answered question                 208
                                                                 skipped question                  1




had a solid background, I am sure the learning will go smooth.
g Arabic Internet website, blogs, newspapers, TV News or speaking to native speakers.
e the vocab because they are not trying hard in using them in building sentences. From my experience with the American students for 8 year

y by translating your way from English



t to read efficiently, absent early training.




icule tak for the learners
m one class but when studying the whole picture they will learn comprehencively
on sentence level
ruction and accomodation for student
ng concepts and applying them naturally)
                                                  Difficulty of Arabic Aspects


                          other


    understanding the culture

     dealing with the different
             registers

                    vocabulary


                      grammar


                 pronunciation

                               0.00       0.50      1.00       1.50      2.00       2.50       3.00         3.50   4.00




e American students for 8 years in different academic institutions I can tell that being patiant is n/ a.
4.50
Arabic Teachers Survey

Please rank the following language skills in order of importance (1 being most important and 5 least). If two or more are of e

                                                              1-Most
Answer Options                                                                    2                3
                                                             Important
Reading                                                         100               74               23
Speaking                                                        150               40               10
Listening                                                       124               60               15
Writing                                                          53               77               45
Culture                                                          89               62               27




                                                        Ranking of Language Skills


                  Culture


                   Writing


                 Listening


                 Speaking


                 Reading

                          0.00                0.50               1.00                  1.50              2.00
least). If two or more are of equal importance you may rank them equally.

                                 5-Least                         Response
                   4                           Rating Average
                                Important                         Count
                    5               2               1.70           204
                    2               0               1.33           202
                    4               1               1.52           204
                   17              10               2.28           202
                   11              10               1.95           199
                                            answered question           204
                                              skipped question            5




         2.00               2.50
Arabic Teachers Survey
  How much time do you expect your students to spend at home daily doing written
                  homework and preparing for class activities?
                                                      Response         Response
                Answer Options
                                                        Percent          Count
          no homework given                             0.0%             0
           1 hour or less/day                           8.7%            18
             1-2 hours/day                             68.8%            143
             2-3 hours/day                             21.6%            45
         more than 3 hours/day                          1.0%             2
                                                answered question              208
                                                  skipped question               1
Student Preparation Time




                           no homework given
                           1 hour or less/day
                           1-2 hours/day
                           2-3 hours/day
                           more than 3 hours/day
Arabic Teachers Survey
  What type of homework assignments do you give your students during the first two
                           years? (Mark all that apply).
                                                         Response      Response
                 Answer Options
   listening to CD/DVD to learn the                       Percent         Count
               vocabulary                                       96.6%               200
     writing vocabulary sentences
reading grammatical explanations in the                         89.4%               185
                textbook                                        71.0%               147
         written grammar drills                                 86.5%               179
      Preparing oral presentations                              86.5%               179
              Essay writing                                     69.1%               143
                  Other                                         24.2%               50
               If other, please specify                                             61
                                                         answered question                 207
                                                           skipped question                  2

Number        If other, please specify
          1   reading and listening comprehension, in 2nd year
                                                                                                              listening to CD/DVD to
          2   writing (composition)
          3   preparing skits, recording reading passages
          4   Listening comprehension from Aswaat Arabiyya, Voicemail recordings
          5   n/a
          6   LISTENING TO NEWS AND WRITNG WHAT THEY HEARD
          7   I record exercises for them to listen to, then ask questions.
          8   tons of exercises and projects and activities.
          9   listening to other links,culture HW "memorize proverbs and give comments about cultraul concepts,3ala alhawa in
         10   Students are expected to prepare and learn about the lesson before coming to class. Class time is deveoted to pr
         11   pair-conversation on specified topics
         12   skits, video clips, cooking, interviews, etc.
         13   Listening to and reading material to develop the two skills
         14   Listening to passages and answering questions about them.
         15   Diaries, interviewing others, cultural research that is then presented orally in class.
         16   Power Point Presentations using Arabic Internet Ressources
         17   different vocabulary exercises
         18   Reading on their own (articles, internet, books); blog or email writing; research on a topic in culture/history using E
         19   respond to authentic situations
         20   Preparing certain exercises to do orally in class
         21   Online assignments
         22   I don't teach thee first two levels
         23   I normally teach 3rd year and above
         24   written vocab drills from book
         25   writing short paragraphs
         26   Interviewing native speaker; reading
         27   looking up and finding relevant materials online
         28   research a topic for discussion
         29   Skits
30   translations to and from Arabic
31   verb conjugation and forms
32   listening to Arab Music
33   verb work
34   Record reading aloud for pronunciation practice
35   Songs, and cultural stories
36   reading assignments
37   journals
38   Translation of sentences
39   Skits and cultural presentation. Create their own sentences with the grammar that they learn on a new lesson to c
40   some computer drills, presentation prep, live your language activities
41   reading and discussing children's books is very successful
42   Conversation (listening and Speaking)
43   Recording vocabulary sentences
44   Talk about curent affairs- what is in the news and link it to class
45   listening to recorded Arabic broadcasts
46   oral interview with native speaker
47   Recording oral presentations
48   reading assignments (mostly gisting)
49   watching films, culture-related writing/discussion online
50   Video skit
51   Reading simple short stories by the third quarter, Diary writing
52   Oral recordings and translations
53   Writing reflections on the cultural components, memorizing poetry, preparing food and introducing it, attending co
54   Listening segmentation drills
55   listening to arabic music
56   Cultural questions
57   Essay writing is limited to intermediate plus
58   group work
59   projects
60   role playing
61   simple reading and listening comprehension exercises
                                                                Homework Assignments


                                         Other


                                 Essay writing


                  Preparing oral presentations


                         written grammar drills

                     reading grammatical
                  explanations in the textbook

                 writing vocabulary sentences

              listening to CD/DVD to learn the
                          vocabulary

                                              0.0%          20.0%          40.0%          60.0%          80.0%




 out cultraul concepts,3ala alhawa interviews "interviewing native speakers in the area to promote speaking skill
o class. Class time is deveoted to practice and speak the grammar andf vocabulary ( communication)




h on a topic in culture/history using English&Arabic sources.
that they learn on a new lesson to catch their mistakes and to see how well they can apply the ruels in their own




ood and introducing it, attending conferences on the Middle east and Central Asia
100.0%   120.0%
Arabic Teachers Survey

      To what extent do you explicitly explain grammatical concepts in class?

                                                        Response         Response
                Answer Options
                                                         Percent          Count
             to a large extent                           39.1%              81
  to a small extent - only with complicated
          grammatical structures                         58.5%             121
   not at all - Students read grammatical
                                                          2.4%                  5
            explanations at home
                                                  answered question                 207
                                                    skipped question                  2
Explanation of Grammatical Concepts




                                      to a large extent



                                      to a small extent - only with
                                      complicated grammatical
                                      structures
                                      not at all - Students read
                                      grammatical explanations at
                                      home
Arabic Teachers Survey

                                          How often do you use group work for different class levels?

                                                            More than 50%     25-50% of the    Less than 25%
                     Answer Options
                                                             of the time          time           of the time

                     Beginners                    85           79                                    36
                    Intermediate                  79           88                                    17
                     Advanced                     75           60                                    25
                                Please give reasons for your choice.
                                                                                                             answered question
                                                                                                               skipped question

Number        Please give reasons for your choice.
          1   to ensure maximum output possible by each student
          2   Group work keeps students engaged and it achieves higher consistency in student levels. It encourages students
          3   Most students like it more to exchange and share with their classmates their gained knowledge and the like to lea
          4   I think pair or group work is the best way to give students opportunities to practice.
          5   Students learn from each other, every student gets a chance to participate and practice
          6   I am personally uncomfortable with group work
          7   In the beginning and intermediate I believe that group work is essential. In the advanced level, independent work
          8   Contact hours are limited enough and while group work can be effective it comes at a high opportunity cost due to
          9   Currently I do not teach intermediate and advanced levels.
         10   more practice in groups
         11   Students learn more when they work together
         12   What's the point in learning a language if there's no group activity? Unless we consider Arabic to be a solo gig!
         13   You need time for listening and answering the questions. You need time for explanations of concepts. 50% is fair
         14   Group work is important for building communication skills, giving students more time to talk than in a teacher-cent
         15   This is a function of class size; advanced courses can be considered 'a group'
         16   the class time is limited!
         17   Class discussions take place in small groups more than 50% of the time at lower levels, and large group discussio
         18   The more they know about the language, the more the learn from each other
         19   Advanced classes are small, so they work as a group.
         20   Important to practice in groups, but at introductory level can be difficult to sustain discussions
         21   I designate about 50% of the class time to whole class discussions and individual work.
         22   So that they get comfortable speaking and hearing the language
         23   I think beginner need teacher for at least the first 3 weeks and then they can work in groups. Intermediate and adv
         24   The nature of our campus students (commuter campus) doesn't allow all students to meet at the same time. It is m
         25   Group work is a significant part of class activity each day, as it allows ALL students to practice the language and p
         26   In the first 2 years I feel that I can not always superwise the students' group work, because of the great number of
         27   I want to give my students the most time possible to use all of their language skills.
         28   I believe in group work in building language skills. It also allow more language production in class.
         29   We do a lot of dialogues (beginners), discussions, and debates (inermediate and advanced) every class meetings
         30   because students learn from each other and it is beneficial to all
         31   I believe that students learn from one another
         32   Group work creates an interactive environment where students can learn the language through negotiating meani
         33   They can't meet ,because of the schedule.
34   The time depends on the activities in the textbook(s).
35   I have gradually learned the huge importance of this method. I practise more of it during the Intermediate stage be
36   I prefer group activities to be done outside of class time so as not to waste precious class time.
37   More group work in beginning levels. Students feel more comfortable together at that time. As they advance in Ara
38   Group work allows the stidents to work through questions together, be creative with the language, and helps with
39   Group work (and I include here group work outside of class) gives learners more opportunity to practice/share wh
40   rely less because weak students stay passive in the group
41   For some of my students it is the only way to use the language. I encourage peer correction.
42   using learner-centered teaching methods more effictive in language learning
43   In an effort to make our classes as learner centered as possible, and in an effort to give our students as much opp
44   This can vary with the size of the class; in small classes of course it occurs less.
45   I give long assignmets and split them in groups of 3-5
46   Students learn from each other. They can do better than the instructor in helping weaker students out. They also e
47   The advanced classes are much smaller than the 1st- and 2nd-year classes, so there is less need to deliberately
48   I only teach Advanced
49   I strongly believe in group work, student help each others and learn from each others.
50   Group skits, group oral activities, group discussions of text
51   by 'group work' here I mean in-class practice asking and answering questions, based on the lesson.
52   Group conversation ensures everyone's participation, since we don't have enough time & some sts are too shy.
53   Students feel comfortable with each other, less threatened.
54   Group work is more efficient and productive with higher levels but out of my experience less beneficial with beginn
55   Group work encourages spoken communication in the target language and experimentation.
56   Creates a collaborative environment
57   A matter of time and to give the chance to the students to use their Arabic
58   I prefer to see their individual work and level at least in the beginner classes (that I teach)
59   supervised group work helps develop listening and speaking fluency and makes the students use the language
60   4th Year students almost lead the entire class. My role is minimal, and the course is run in a seminar format.
61   Percentages are difficult. I pepper partner/group work throughout the class session in addition to blocks for oral pr
62   I do not teach Advanced level. I use group work very often, probably close to 50% of the time. It allows each stud
63   Beginners, have littel to share, others they have more and can help each other and they enjoy it. (it is fun)
64   interactive learning, anot focused on the teacher
65   For Beginners they help each other and it works for intermediate they can depend on themself (I ask the students
66   I use the communicative approach for which group work is an essential tool of learning
67   beginners make mistakes and fellow studetns can learn the mistakes- at an advanced level they help each other w
68   Group work has psychological effect in learning and prvent the student feom feeling left out with difficult concepts
69   beginners need more teacher intervention
70   I use more group exercise with more advanced classes
71   Students are learning Arabic in order to communicate; therefore, I give them ample opportunity to do so in class.
72   Activation, and students are the better teachers and motovators (than I am at least)
73   Intermediate level lends itself more for group work where students can learn a lot from each other while beginners
74   intermediate and advanced students are more capable than biginners to work on their own
75   class is big. we introduce the concept, then activate/practice in pairs or groups.
76   Peer-learning is very effective
77   I should probably do more, but I don't always plan as I should.
78   It helps a lot in motivating the students
79   given the material we are expected to cover, this allows for meaningful communication and application
80   Group activities engage students, use time efficiently and simulate communicative experience
81   cooperative learning works
82   Group work is important, and I would like to incorporate more of it into my teaching. I think that even if students a
83   cooperative learning is essential at all levels, why should it be at one level and not the other
84   beginners need the teacher more than the group and by time they will to practice that with each other.
85   first year has one hour set aside for lab which is further broke into groups.
86   the more proficient the more they can work in groups
87   As students progress, they become more comfortable and capable of engaging in group work.
88   There are a couple of group presentations per semester
89   peer learning
90   communicating with others is essential
91   Advanced classes are smaller, so there is less need to break into small groups for active language learning
                                                                                                Use of Group Work by Class Level

vels?

                                  Response                         Advanced
                   Never
                                   Count

                     2               202
                     2               186                       Intermediate
                     6               166
                                     91
          answered question                 208
                                                                   Beginners
            skipped question                  1


                                                                               0           20       40        60


 evels. It encourages students to take ownership of their work. Helps establish the student/learner-centered environment.
 knowledge and the like to learn from each other. Students complement each other. Pedagogically t is more beneficial than have a teacher c



nced level, independent work and presentation is more effective.
 a high opportunity cost due to time consumption.



 ider Arabic to be a solo gig!
ations of concepts. 50% is fair for group work.
 e to talk than in a teacher-centered classroom, and for fostering a sense of community.


vels, and large group discussions become more frequent at upper levels, when students are better equipped to participate.




  groups. Intermediate and advance should be independent and can work together sometimes better but with specific goals.
o meet at the same time. It is more convenient to allow individualized learning. However, int he Summer residential program, we are all toget
 to practice the language and participate.
ecause of the great number of students per class.

uction in class.
dvanced) every class meetings


age through negotiating meaning. It also makes using class time more efficient because it gives students the opportunity to speak more.
uring the Intermediate stage because there's a lot more variation in student abilities (in contrast with Beginners, who are all "my products"). T

at time. As they advance in Arabic, their performance varies, hence group work becomes more difficult
 the language, and helps with large classes
 portunity to practice/share what they have learned.



give our students as much opportunity as possible to produce the language we use group work extensively


 aker students out. They also enjoy doing activities together. Group work makes class atmosphere less formal and more dynamic.
re is less need to deliberately break up into small groups.



ed on the lesson.
ime & some sts are too shy.

nce less beneficial with beginners




e students use the language
  run in a seminar format.
 in addition to blocks for oral presentation and working together.
of the time. It allows each student more time to practice and when students know each other it creates a positive classroom environment.
 they enjoy it. (it is fun)

 n themself (I ask the students their prefences) We don't hjave Advanced level

ed level they help each other with sentence sturcture and vocabulary
 left out with difficult concepts


opportunity to do so in class.

om each other while beginners need more input from their instructor and students at this level are more anxious to absorb the language from




ion and application


 I think that even if students are making mistakes, the familiarity they gain and the fun they have makes group work valuable. There is usua

at with each other.
active language learning
oup Work by Class Level




                                      More than 50% of the time
                                      25-50% of the time
                                      Less than 25% of the time
                                      Never




                 80         100


 red environment.
more beneficial than have a teacher centered classroom setting, and the teacher can always learn from his students' different point of views.




pped to participate.




 with specific goals.
 residential program, we are all together and group work is much more emphasized




s the opportunity to speak more.
inners, who are all "my products"). These group activities are great for such varied classes.




ormal and more dynamic.




 positive classroom environment.




anxious to absorb the language from the professor. Advanced level takes the student to develop thinking individually in the language and ind




group work valuable. There is usually so much ground to cover that I need everyone's attention to go over drills or explanations together tha
his students' different point of views.
g individually in the language and individual initiative taking




ver drills or explanations together that I haven't been able to incorporate more group work up till now.
Arabic Teachers Survey
To what extent do you feel that the Arabic program in which you teach has a well-defined
                  and well-articulated philosophy for teaching Arabic?
                                                            Response       Response
                   Answer Options
                                                             Percent         Count
                to a large extent                          43.5%               91
                 to some extent                            40.7%               85
                to a small extent                          13.4%               28
                     not at all                             2.4%                5
                                                    answered question               209
                                                      skipped question                0
Well-Defined Teaching Philosophy




                                   to a large extent
                                   to some extent
                                   to a small extent
                                   not at all
Arabic Teachers Survey

To what extent do you feel you are valued by your department as a language teacher?

                                                        Response        Response
                 Answer Options
                                                         Percent         Count
               Very valued                              66.8%             139
             Somewhat valued                            27.9%             58
               Not valued                                5.3%             11
                                                 answered question               208
                                                   skipped question                1
Feel Valued by Department




                            Very valued
                            Somewhat valued
                            Not valued
Arabic Teachers Survey

 How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statement? As a teacher of
   Arabic, I feel that I have a voice in setting the curriculum and program policies.

                                                         Response         Response
                  Answer Options
                                                          Percent          Count
               Strongly Agree                             47.1%              98
                   Agree                                  37.0%              77
                  Disagree                                11.5%              24
              Strongly Disagree                            4.3%               9
                                                   answered question               208
                                                     skipped question                1
Have a Voice in Curriculum and Program




                                         Strongly Agree
                                         Agree
                                         Disagree
                                         Strongly Disagree
Arabic Teachers Survey

        How satisfied are you with your current job as a teacher of Arabic?

                                                        Response         Response
                Answer Options
                                                         Percent          Count
           Very Satisfied                                48.6%                101
         Somewhat Satisfied                              44.2%                92
           Not Satisfied                                  4.3%                 9
        Completely Unsatisfied                            2.9%                 6
                                                  answered question                 208
                                                    skipped question                  1
Job Satisfaction




                   Very Satisfied
                   Somewhat Satisfied
                   Not Satisfied
                   Completely Unsatisfied
Arabic Teachers Survey

 How satisfied are you with job security within your current Arabic teaching position?

                                                          Response         Response
                  Answer Options
                                                           Percent          Count
             Very satisfied                                39.1%               81
           Somewhat satisfied                              38.2%               79
             Not satisfied                                 15.0%               31
          Completely unsatisfied                            7.7%               16
                                                    answered question                207
                                                      skipped question                 2
Job Security




               Very satisfied
               Somewhat satisfied
               Not satisfied
               Completely unsatisfied
Arabic Teachers Survey

As an Arabic teacher, what type of support do you need from your program? Please rate each of the choices below in orde

                                                                  1- Very
                     Answer Options                                                    2                  3
    financial support for professional                           Important
               development                                         129                38              15
            teaching materials                                     93                 41              30
        high-tech media services
  mentoring and guidance from senior                               88                 54              18
                colleagues
  in-service training (certified courses,                          44                 46              29
               workshops,..)                                       78                 45              25
      assessment and testing tools                                 67                 56              25
           teaching assistants                                     64                 47              20
                   other                                           15                  0               1
                                                                                               If other, please specify


Number        If other, please specify
          1   Research funds in applied linguistics related to TAFL.
          2   help with dealing with other faculty
          3   time to do something other than teach
          4   n/a
          5   coordinator for each level
          6   Hiring enough teacher to reduce class sizes.
          7   Just I would like to mention that dealing with American students is not an easy job. They have to understand that d
          8   This question is a little confusing. I receive a lot of the support. I don't know if you meant: "how important is, for ex
          9   I need my department to have a serious search for a trained teacher of Arabic.
         10   teachers with less experience in my program would need those kinds of support more than I do.
         11   An educated, open minded Coordinator or head of dept who is familiar with technology and computer programs in
         12   There is the university-wide problem of respect for lecturers.
         13   hiring more TAs and supporting teacher training
         14   Some modifications in the current textbooks
         15   sabbatical leave for research.
         16   Scheduling classes at the right time and days!
         17   There only 2 of us and recently the colleague in charge does not speak Arabic and the other instruction is a nativ
         18   we need new blood of younger teachers who have modern back ground in education and psychology of acquisitio
         19   need to get certification
         20   I am reading this question as "what do you need--that you don't currently have?". my program is in need of both m
         21   coordination between full-time faculty and adjuncts
         22   Computing support
         23   Commitment by the Institution
 of the choices below in order of importance (1 being very important and 8 not important).

                                                                                          8- Not
                     4                 5                 6                 7                           Rating Average
                                                                                        Important
                7                      5                 6                3                 2               1.83
               17                      9                 1                3                 3               2.18
               23                      8                 4                4                 3               2.27
               22                     14                10               11                22               3.51
               17                     13                10                5                 6               2.61
               19                     12                 9                4                 4               2.57
               16                     12                 5                9                25               3.21
                1                      0                 0                0                 0               1.29
her, please specify
                                                                                                    answered question
                                                                                                      skipped question




They have to understand that dealing with native teacher is dealing with different culture that they need to learn about. They should learn how
eant: "how important is, for example, professional development" or if you meant, "how badly I need it". As I said, my department gives me an


ogy and computer programs in Arabic




the other instruction is a native speaker but has no background in education or teaching/ I try to cordinate test and syllabus but unfortunatly t
n and psychology of acquisition of languages

y program is in need of both mentoring support and teaching assistants, as there are neither. Assistance for professional development/confe
                                                                                          Types of Support Needed from Program
                 Response
                  Count
                                                                                                other
                    205
                                                                                 teaching assistants
                    197
                    202                                                assessment and testing tools
                    198
                                                 in-service training (certified courses, workshops,..)
                    199
                    196                             mentoring and guidance from senior colleagues
                    198                                                    high-tech media services
                    17
                    23                                                            teaching materials
                           206
                             3                       financial support for professional development

                                                                                                     0.00             1.00




 o learn about. They should learn how to respect the expeience not to ask teachers to be adjusted totaly to teach the American. It is really str
As I said, my department gives me anything I want and I the way I answered this is rating how much I value these issues. My answers could b




te test and syllabus but unfortunatly their is resistance


e for professional development/conferences is important, but only goes so far if you have no on campus collegial support.
ded from Program




                        2.00               3.00   4.00




 ch the American. It is really stressful.
ese issues. My answers could be misinterpreted.
Arabic Teachers Survey

In your opinion, What are the most pressing needs facing the Arabic language teaching profession? Please rate each of the

                                                                1- Very
                     Answer Options                                                  2                 3
                                                               Important
        materials development                                    131                43            19
           teacher training                                      126                43            22
 improvedimproved textbooks student
          means of evaluating                                    112                45            24
             performance                                         72                 55            51
increased access to authentic materials                          78                 59            33
             testing tools                                       64                 52            50
                 other                                           22                  2             1
                                                                                    If other, please specify


Number        If other, please specify
          1   Reclaiming the rightful place of Arabic as a foreign language independent of circumstance and events such as 9/1
          2   The formation of Instructors ready to deal with teaching culture to students
          3   more respect for language teaching within the university
          4   improved study abroad experiences
          5   a wider range of upper level "content" courses which are conducted in Arabic (literature, business Arabic, translat
          6   Finding a way to integrate a spoken variety in teaching the MSA.
          7   i wish one day that the Arabic Language tests not including yes or no or correct or incorrect. I wish the students le
          8   Long term financial stability for all programs, job security for our faculty. We don't want to end up like German and
          9   The class size must be smaller.
         10   Settling the issue of Fusha and the colloquial in the Arabic classroom
         11   Better materials for teaching dialects.
         12   Job security
         13   We need a more uniform approach to the diglossic situation.
         14   Coordinated programs and group work; TAs to help the teachers
         15   Extracurricular Activities, e.g., quality Arabic films and music
         16   Grammar courses need to be modified and more reading passages should be included in the textbooks
         17   standardized test
         18   Intensive Arabic summer courses in the USA
         19   better integration of language classes with culture classes.
         20   higher compensation will help.
         21   The teachers must Study Arabic!
         22   Higher pay
         23   Hiring instructors who are native but don't have any background in teaching or eduction / Instructor want be allow
         24   interesting and level-appropriate readings
         25   additional FLTAs/TAs, not to teach courses but to support trained teachers. they are not very effective on their ow
         26   we need more material that addresses the way American students learn in this time and place
         27   More communication between the teachers of Arabic nationally and internationally
         28   If I can add teacher training again that would be my other- being a native speaker of the language doesn't entail th
         29   resiting states, like Louisiana, need to gain an ppreciation for this wonderful language.
30 authentic materials are very important, but easily available now through the Internet and other media
sion? Please rate each of the choices below in order of importance (1 being very important and 7 not important).

                                                                        7- Not                          Response
                       4                5                6                           Rating Average
                                                                      Important                          Count
                      9                 2               1                  0              1.59             205
                      5                 2               2                  0              1.60             200
                     14                 6               1                  0              1.81             202
                     15                 7               1                  0              2.17             201
                     16                 7              11                  0              2.25             204
                     17                13               3                  0              2.36             199
                      1                 0               0                  0              1.27             26
ease specify                                                                                               30
                                                                                  answered question               206
                                                                                    skipped question                3


stance and events such as 9/11



ture, business Arabic, translation, etc.)

ncorrect. I wish the students learn how to deal with the beauty of Arabic Language. Arabic Language is really beatiful not just language for jus
ant to end up like German and Russian




ded in the textbooks




tion / Instructor want be allowed to have TAs in our instituions to help

e not very effective on their own, nor are new teaching assistants who have no training and only happen to be native speakers. I suppose it a


 the language doesn't entail the person is qualified to teach the language in a sound pedagogical way. A way that is congruent with second o
and other media
                                                                             Needs of Arabic Teachers


                                                                               other

                                                                        testing tools

                                           increased access to authentic materials

                               improved means of evaluating student performance

                                                                improved textbooks

                                                                    teacher training

                                                            materials development

                                                                                    0.00          0.50        1.00




eally beatiful not just language for just building or destroying the cultural bridge between east and west.




 to be native speakers. I suppose it all comes down to funding, and knowing how to apply for it (it seems certain programs get large amounts


A way that is congruent with second or foreign language acquisition. This is the challenge I meet with the faculty of the program I head at my
                    1.50          2.00             2.50




 certain programs get large amounts of funding; smaller programs might not be aware of how to access those funds! also, in this question, h


e faculty of the program I head at my institute.
those funds! also, in this question, how do you distinguish here between 'means of evaluating student performance' and 'testing tools?
erformance' and 'testing tools?
Arabic Teachers Survey

                     Rate the type of materials that need to be further developed for teaching Arabic from very urgent to not

                     Answer Options                         1- Very Urgent          2                 3

         grammar materials                                       54              54           47
          cultural materials                                     87              51           32
          reading materials                                      67              82           31
         listening materials                                     117             64           13
    computer programs for learning                               77              56           37
                 other                                           15               2            0
                                                                          If other, please specify


Number        If other, please specify
          1   colloquial materials at Intermediate and above
          2   Cultural materials with a broader contextualization of the Middle East and the Arabic-speaking space; Sami Micha
          3   I would like to see a larger amount of authentic materials available for teaching reading and listening.
          4   Speaking and activities are not emphasized enough in the available Arabic textbooks and writing composition for
          5   Graded supplementary readings/ reading anthologies
          6   Writing Materials
          7   Online language tools, interactive Arabic web sites, cultural sites
          8   For listening and reading, we especiially need intermediate materials (more accessible than the al-Kitaab materia
          9   vocabulary materials
         10   Reading and listening materials for beginners
         11   Materials for Secondary level learning
         12   good quality DVDs in Fusha or MSA
         13   4th year/Superior level teaching materials.
         14   More interaction with Arabic speakers programs.
         15   Vocab in context and the above components mentioned above should relate to the vocab in certain degree.
         16   we need a software for apple and microsoft to communicate because materials are not easily exchanged between
         17   More dialogue exercise in arabic-practical
         18   Also urgently needed: effective and relevant vocabulary materials. When I think 'materials,' though, I think of samp
         19   again, an approach that allows for more deeper and more meaningful connections to the language and culture
         20   The cultural and reading materials are pretty available as original texts on the internet and in libraries.
         21   Arabic for specific purposes, like Media, Business, Banking, Engineering, International Relations
         22   writing materials
         23   Speaking materials that can be accomplished online or via skype with arabic speakers around the world.
         24   Listening, reading, and cultural materials need to be up-to-date and therefore must continually be developed. We
Arabic from very urgent to not urgent (1 being very urgent and 6 not urgent).

                                                                                        Response
                      4                 5          6- Not Urgent    Rating Average
                                                                                         Count
                     17               18                13               2.66              203
                     20                7                 5               2.13              202                         computer programs for le

                     13               10                 1               2.12              204
                      6                2                 2               1.62              204
                     12               10                 7               2.21              199
                      0                0                 0               1.12              17
pecify                                                                                     24
                                                                answered question                 208
                                                                  skipped question                  1



c-speaking space; Sami Michael, Sasson Somekh etc.. are brilliant (Israeli) Arabic-Language literati who are part of the mainstream of mode
ding and listening.
ks and writing composition for advanced levels are not available at all anywhere.



 ble than the al-Kitaab materials). Also materials for incorporating colloquial.




vocab in certain degree.
not easily exchanged between different computers, harakaat are a night mare especially in conjugation

terials,' though, I think of samples that include exercises, activities, and/or evaluations, not just resources. I rate computer programs as less
o the language and culture
et and in libraries.
nal Relations

ers around the world.
continually be developed. We can make better use of computer programs to create more extensive grammar and vocab. drills. We need be
                                  Material Types Needed to Further Arabic Instruction


                                 other

      computer programs for learning

                    listening materials

                     reading materials

                     cultural materials

                   grammar materials

                                       0.00          0.50          1.00           1.50          2.00           2.50

part of the mainstream of modern Israeli literature, yet they remain outside of the restricted "cultural" space that is the Arabic-speaking world.




ate computer programs as less urgent because I have yet to see a student make significant progress using one; I am not convinced of their e




and vocab. drills. We need better pedagogical materials that clearly explain advanced grammar and morphology comprehensively
                 3.00

ce that is the Arabic-speaking world. Why can't "Arabic" cultural materials include non-Arab users of Arabic? A Persian Abu Nuwas was pa




ng one; I am not convinced of their effectiveness.




orphology comprehensively
abic? A Persian Abu Nuwas was part of the "canon" of classical Arabic literature, yet modern non-Arab contributors to the canon remain out
contributors to the canon remain outside the pale. Why?
Arabic Teachers Survey
 To what extent do you feel the Arabic field provides teacher training opportunities for
                                      teachers?
                                                           Response         Response
                  Answer Options
                                                            Percent           Count
               to a large extent                             5.0%               10
                to some extent                              44.3%               89
               to a small extent                            42.8%               86
                    not at all                               8.0%               16
                                                     answered question                201
                                                       skipped question                 8
Arabic Field Provides Training Opportunities




                                               to a large extent
                                               to some extent
                                               to a small extent
                                               not at all
Arabic Teachers Survey

                            Please rate each the professional development opportunities below in terms of their benfit to you

                                                               1-Most
                     Answer Options                                                2                3
                                                              beneficial
                 conferences                                    42            73                   61
                  workshops                                     120           58                   20
         formal training (eg. courses)                          95            61                   28
                   research                                     56            71                   41
                     other                                      15             0                    0
                                                                If other, please specify


Number        If other, please specify
          1   contact with students
          2   Attending non-Arabic based venues
          3   There is no substitute for trial and error.
          4   online forum for discussion and listserves (only one is available and with limited service)
          5   Devoloping handouts, supplementary materials and simplified textbooks and workbooks!
          6   Opportunities to take students overseas to the Arab world
          7   (The checks above are guesses.)
          8   co-teaching and peer visits and evaluation.
          9   Good colleagues
         10   we need to cooridinate with arab education minsteries and exchange the new experience in teaching Arabic for a
         11   certification
         12   informal discussions with colleagues on university or city level
         13   shadowing/TA experience with an experienced teacher--whether or not one agrees with the style of the teacher he
         14   mentoring based on in-class teaching and materials used
         15   Working with colleagues at my institution
         16   sharing ideas on the national and international level. Many sttaes and institutions do not have any clue regarding
in terms of their benfit to you as a teacher of Arabic.

                                   5-Least                          Response
                     4                            Rating Average
                                  beneficial                         Count
                                                                                                                  other
                    15               10                2.39           201
                     2                2                1.55           202
                                                                                                              research
                    12                3                1.83           199
                    20                8                2.25           196
                                                                                                    formal training (eg.
                     0                0                1.00           15                                courses)
                                                                      16
                                               answered question             206                            workshops
                                                 skipped question              3

                                                                                                          conferences


                                                                                                                       0.00




ience in teaching Arabic for a young generation that is computer savvy and satellite attuned to other sources like Aljazeera and Arbic movies


with the style of the teacher he/she shadows, it is extremely beneficial--moreso than any course.


o not have any clue regarding the urgency of developing strong programs for Arabic. These will facilitate acquition of Urdu, Farsi, and even
                   Beneficial Professional Development Opportunities



       other


   research


training (eg.



 workshops


conferences


            0.00          0.50           1.00           1.50           2.00           2.50   3.00




urces like Aljazeera and Arbic movies to teach cultrue and language MSA and dialect




e acquition of Urdu, Farsi, and even Hebrew
Arabic Teachers Survey
Please indicate any professional language training (e.g. teacher training
or testing workshops, pedagogy-related courses) you've done within the
                                                            Response
Answer Options
                                                              Count
                                                               130
                                    answered question                 130
                                      skipped question                  79

Number        Response Text
          1   Flagship, ACTFL, MSU and Middlebury College
          2   a number of workshops organized by American University in Cairo, Egypt on teaching Arabic and teaching Ammiy
          3   Teaching Arabic for K-12 and college student workshop pres ented byMahmoud Al-Batal , Kristen Brustad Washi
          4   Workshops AL-BAtal /Brustad D.C May 2008, conference Arabic LEARN (Naval Academy Feb 2009
          5   Nabil AbdelFattah - OPI training 2009MESA in Washington DC in 2009Conference on Arabic Linguistics at UMD
          6   1.Teaching Arabic as a foreign language, graduate course, University of Texas at Austin, with Dr, Al-Batal. 2.OP
          7   OPI workshopLanguage Programs Evaluation and AssessmentDesigning Listening and Reading Proficiency Test
          8   OPI testing by Mahdi AlOsh, University of Texas at Austin (2009)Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language by Mah
          9   OPI Training, ACTFL trainer, TXcoursework in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language and in Second Language
         10   OPIACTFLSTARTALK
         11   OPIACTFLSTARTALK
         12   OPI training workshop, provided by ACTFL and the University of Texas at Austin
         13   Workshop at George town Universit, DCWorkshop at University of Texas, Austin, TX
         14   For conducting teacher training workshops, I have read and prepared multiple resources (books, articles, A/V mat
         15   ACTFL conferencesCIBER conferencesArabic workshop, BYU
         16   none. i have next to no formal training as a language teacher.
         17   in-house workshops on reading, oral proficiency testing; writing, etc.
         18   Mahdi Alosh proficiency seminar.TLISI at Georgetown University
         19   A course in Teaching Arabic as a foreign language by Prof.Mahmoud Al-batal at University of Texas, Austin.
         20   OPI TrainingNMELRC Workshop
         21   n/a
         22   ACTFL- OPI-WASHINGTON DCSUMMER WORKSHOPS- WASHINGTON DC
         23   - OPI - Some Grad. courses " how to teach Arabic as a seconed language"- StarTalk Program courses ( last 3 yea
         24    A
              •	 ttended “Designing Grading Rubrics” workshop held by Campus Instructional Consulting, Indiana University, Se
         25                                                           	
              Using Videos in L2 Classrooms”: a one-day workshop,	Language Center, The George Washington University, W
         26   The Perseus Project; a Tufts University workshop co-sponsored by the Council on Library and Information Resou
         27   ACTFL-OPI training in Arabic at Middlebury 2008.
         28   none
         29   Shukri Abed's Conversations with Native Speakers workshop at USNA October 2008
         30   all the training i did is in Jordan
         31   OPI ACTFEL , Middlebury by AloshACTFEL Writing skill, Meredith CollegeACTFEL training Alosh , Duke Univers
         32   NONE SORRY TO SAY. LACK OF FUNDS AND NO TIME WAS GIVEN TO DO ATTEND ANY. WILL DO SO THI
         33   None!
         34   OPI certification workshop with Mahdi Alosh - GWUvideo formats workshop with Maria de la Fuente - GWUteachi
         35   None
         36   Attended several workshops at the Middle East Studies Association.
         37   - 2 FLTA workshops ( 2006), - National African Language Resource Center (2006), Madison, WI- Course: Topics
         38   K12 WorkshopMichigan Sate University
         39   n/a
         40   OPI training
41   None.
42   Teaching training for k-12 on the books I have authored and published by the Chicago-based IQRA' International
43   In ACTFL, participated in a workshop about using songs in teaching. I am hoping one day to integrate the fine Ara
44   ACTFL, AATA, MESA, Startalk, CLTA, OPI, WPT, + overseas workshops
45   Training Arabic language teachers at their localities. Too many to list.
46   Five-day NCLRC-Startalk Arabic teacher-training workshop with Kristen Brustad and Mahmoud Al-BatalTwo-day
47   National Middle East Language Resource Center (3 years ago)
48   Middlebury college work shops.Tufts university. Boston
49   CCTAFL , AUC, Egypt- Berlitz Language Center Teacher Training, Berlitz center, DC
50   ACTFL OPI training, training done by Dr. Mahdi Alosh, training done at the University of Texas
51   We had a one-day workshop on the "integrated approach" in August of 2008.
52   OPI Actvel Austen University of Texs
53                                                                                           A
                                                                                             	
     October 17-18, 2008: STARTALK Network for Program Excellence Meeting. Chicago	 ugust 25, 2008: Basic Blac
54   ACTFL and NMELRC workshops (Austin TX, Provo UT) and other local events
55   Integrating Colloquial with Fusha (August 2008, Cornell)
56   "Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language": A complete course with Dr. Mahmoud Al-Batal offered at University of
57   Testing Workshops ,BYU
58   New Graduate Teaching Assistants Workshop
59   Teacher training -Washington DC, Mahmoud El Batal and Martha Schulte-Nafeh - May 2007Teacher training - He
60   I have an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction (Arabic language instruction based on phonological awareness), an
61   NONE! We need real attention to facilitating the participation of Arabic teachers in these forums. Our university's C
62   10 day Program evaluation Workshop University of Hawaii NFLRCOPI Training (4 day) UT AustinText type rating
63   ACTFL OPI Tester of Arabic (Full Certification) Training in MarylandACTFL OPIc (computerized) Training in Mont
64   I attended theFulbright Cairo Wokshop last July with Professor El BatalIn March, I attended an AUC grammar wor
65   GSI Training--University of MichiganOPI training--Middlebury CollegeLanguage Pedagogy Courses--U of MI
66   OPI tester training
67   UC Davis- Training through the UC Language Consortium
68   STARTALK teacher trainingMany other workshops on pedagogy and arabic language teaching (more than 8 state
69                                                                                                             2
                                                                                                               	
     1- New Arabic language teaching strategies: May 21-25, Washington, DC at the Georgetown University)	 - Inter A
70   Arabic teaching seminar with Mahmoud Albatal in Austin TexasOPI training with Mahdi Alosh in WashingtonFirst
71   None; our schedule makes many of them difficult (though I consider Middlebury teaching an effective workshop, p
72   None
73   Type: OPI training workshop Porvider: ACTFLLocation: Dept of Linguistics - University of Illinois at Urbana-Cham
74   Nationa Capital Language Resource Center: Georgetown University, The George Washington University, Center
75   NMELRC-sponsored training with Al-Batal and Brustad at Georgetown University.
76   I have trained our own new and junior Arabic teachers
77   Austin, Texas
78   In the past two years, we have had several department-level workshops focusing primarily on assessment. This i
79   * 1-week summer workshop for Arabic teachers at UT w/Al-Batal & Brustad* Graduate course in linguistics gramm
80   None
81   Participating in the Past Summer Middlebury School
82   OPI
83   N/A
84   Non.
85   N/A
86   OPI testingWorkshop with Dr. Mahmoud Albatal
87   I attended the first national conference for Arabic language at DePaul University in 2008
88   unfortunately none
89   OPI workshop, UT-Austin
90   "Teaching Heritage Speakers". Columbia university.
91   OPI, Dr. Al-Osh @ MSU
92   Thank you
 93   None
 94   Haven't done any language training in the last two years, as i have been focusing on my research in Arabic literat
 95   MESA 2009Using Technology in Classrooms, The University of Chicago 2008Startalk 2008Authentic Testing in A
 96   OPI/testing class- DePaul University, Chicago- 2008Methods of teaching Arabic as a second language- Depaul U
 97   1-A workshop at FLAVA : Media /internet and Foreign Language 2-A workshop at VCU how to engage the studen
 98   De Paul University has hosted summer courses, and conferences each year and as a teacher I have attended the
 99   noneit is not offered
100   None
101   STARTALK: Georgetown University
102   Attended departmental general training and couple of session with speakers about arbic culture and language.
103   Testing Workshop at Wash U in St. Louis.
104   None
105   Within the last two years I have not done any professional language training
106   I regularly attend pedagogy workshops offered for the Departments of Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa
107   opi training workshop, ACTFL, Michigan State University
108   NCLRC 5-day workshop in K-16 Arabic teaching (Washington DC, taught by Brustad & Al-Batal)
109   CERCLL/NMELRC Recall Protocol Workshop at U. of Ariz. (one should probably consider this a reading and liste
110   Fulbright Workshop in Cairo and Washington July and Dec. 2008
111   OPI introductory training, TAFL courses U-Texas, Foreign Language Ed courses U-Texas; Applied Linguistics Co
112   OPI: CaliforniaACTFLArabic and Literature
113   Attended sessions at the MESA conference, Washington, DCI wish there was a section for comments. I'd like to a
114   Arabic workshop at UC Davis with Dr. Batal in the summer of 07.National Arabic Conference at the De Paul unive
115                      C
      August 15, 2008	 ornell University, New York. One day Arabic Language Workshop. “The Integrated Approach in
116   Methods of Teaching Foreign Language Methods of Teaching Arabic as a Second LanguageTesting and Evaluati
117   Arabic Teacher Training at The Middle east Institute in D.C. (pedagogy and assessment)OPI/ACTFL Training, als
118   I've been on leave on fellowships for the last couple of years, so have not participated in such workshops. If they w
119   One afternoon seminar on language-learning theory for all the teachers in the department (Harvard University, fal
120   OPIPreparing listening items for proficiency tests.
121   ACTFL OPI workshop/San Antonio, TXACTFL Wririting workshop/Stanford, CA
122   - ACTFL's OPI training & certification in Arabic- Went through the Annenberg TFL series- Trained teachers of Ara
123   none
124   al-Musharaka workshops for developing materials for teaching Arabic
125   I have not done any workshops, though I have been meaning to look into doing a couple in the future. Unfortunate
126   None
127   opi training, actfl
128   none in the last two years
129   too many to count. I work mostly with the College Board to train teachers in the area of French language. I traine
130   Teacher training at the State Depatment Foreign Language Service.
ng Arabic and teaching Ammiyya
Batal , Kristen Brustad Washington DCTeaching with AL-Kitaab workshop presented by Mahmoud Al-Batal Pittsburgh, PA
ademy Feb 2009
on Arabic Linguistics at UMD 2008
ustin, with Dr, Al-Batal. 2.OPI training, University of Texas at Austin, with Dr. Alosh.
and Reading Proficiency Tests
s a Foreign Language by Mahmoud al Batal, University of Texas at Austin (2009)
age and in Second Language Acquisition




urces (books, articles, A/V materials) that served my personal development and opened new horizons in the pedagogy of language reaching.




iversity of Texas, Austin.



k Program courses ( last 3 years)-Methods classes- This Summer June 2009 i am taking another class (StarTalk - Technology)- I attended la
                                                 •
                                                 		
nsulting, Indiana University, September 26, 2008.	 Attended the Language Pedagogy and Instructional Technologies Workshop for Less Com
                                                      	
                                                      -
rge Washington University, Washington DC; 11-2008	 “Teaching Arabic to Upper High School and College Students”: a five-day workshop,	   N
                                                                                                                                        	
Library and Information Resources (US Dept. of Education.)




training Alosh , Duke University
TEND ANY. WILL DO SO THIS YEAR, INSHA ALLAH.

aria de la Fuente - GWUteaching strategies workshop with Shukri Abed - Middle East Institute


Madison, WI- Course: Topics in Applied Linguistics: Language evidence in foreign language teaching and learning (2008-2009)- Course: Pe
 go-based IQRA' International Educational Foundation.
ne day to integrate the fine Arats in teaching Arabic. I began to do this and hoping to improve my materials for my classes, but it is important


 d Mahmoud Al-BatalTwo-day Arabic teacher-training workshop with Mahdi Alosh (special program for our Arabic Department faculty only)




  	
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 o	 ugust 25, 2008: Basic Blackboard University of Cincinnati	 ugust 18, 2008: Podcasting Basics, University of Cincinnati	 aturday May, 3 20


 -Batal offered at University of Texas at Austin. It covers all aspects of teaching Arabic such as teaching philosophies, preparing lesson plans


May 2007Teacher training - Hedayet Institute, Cairo, 2008Teacher training - Middlebury College, 2007 & 8Teacher training - Duke University,
  phonological awareness), an M.A. in Applied Linguistics (English-Arabic contrastive phonology), and B.A. in education. Besides presenting
hese forums. Our university's Center for the Study of Language is organizing a 3-day workshop mid-June, and I am delighted to be able to at
day) UT AustinText type rating and test item writing NMELRC
 omputerized) Training in Monterey, CaliforniaACTFL WPT Training at Stanford University, Califoirnia
 ttended an AUC grammar workshop
dagogy Courses--U of MI


ge teaching (more than 8 states)Curriculum development
                     	
                     2                                                      3
                                                                            	
 orgetown University)	 - Inter Agency round Table: NOVA, December 7, 2007	 - Network for program excellence meeting 3/7/2008-3/9/2008, W
ahdi Alosh in WashingtonFirst National Arabic Cobnference in Chicago DePaul University
ching an effective workshop, personally). --I do value good pedagogy and I try to incorporate what I learn from all sources. At the same time

sity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Washington University, Center for Applied Linguistics:Teaching Arabic to upper high school and college students, May 19-23, 2008.



 imarily on assessment. This is in part in anticipation of the upcoming mid-states accreditation review our university will undergo next year.F
ate course in linguistics grammar at University of Oregon
n my research in Arabic literature and culture
alk 2008Authentic Testing in Arabic Classesm, A workshop I presented in The University of Chicago for Chicago public School teachers
 a second language- Depaul University, Chicago-2007
CU how to engage the students in the classroom. 3--A week conference and workshop conducted by Mahmoud Al-Batal and Kristen Brustad
 a teacher I have attended them both.



arbic culture and language.



nd Cultures of Asia and African Languages and Literature at UW-Madison offered by Dr. Erlin Barnard.

d & Al-Batal)
nsider this a reading and listening testing workshop, but it was also beneficial for improving one's ability to teach these skills)NMELRC test d

Texas; Applied Linguistics Conference American University-Cairo

 tion for comments. I'd like to add mine here. When I was being "trained" as a TA, my only task was to grade homework. I was not given the
 nference at the De Paul university- Chicago, June 08.
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p. “The Integrated Approach in teaching Arabic and the Cornell Model” Facilitator: Munther Younes. 	 uly 2008-	 iddle East Institute, Washi
LanguageTesting and EvaluationTeaching CultureTeaching Foreign Lanuage with Technology
ment)OPI/ACTFL Training, also at the Middle East Institute in D.C.Attended Startalk Pre and post program excellence meetings at UCLA an
ed in such workshops. If they were available, though, I would be more than thrilled to participate.
 tment (Harvard University, fall 2007)NMELRC summer week-long seminar (UT-Austin, summer 2009)


eries- Trained teachers of Arabic in Startalk programs


uple in the future. Unfortunately, from what I gather, there are very few such short workshops available. If there are listservs (beyond the AA



a of French language. I trained many teachers in Social Studies, French, Geography, and diversity. My website contains links summarizing
atal Pittsburgh, PA




 the pedagogy of language reaching. I have benefited from attending presentations in conferences as well as co-presenters in workshops. A




(StarTalk - Technology)- I attended last 2 years StartTalk Workshops.
echnologies Workshop for Less Commonly Taught Language Instructors,” Global Center, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, August 1
                                     N
                                     	                                                               	
                                                                                                     -
ege Students”: a five-day workshop,	 ational Capital Language Resource Center, Washington DC; 05-2008	 “Teaching/Learning Culture in th




nd learning (2008-2009)- Course: Pedagogy of teaching and learning African Languages- Theory and practice. ( 2009)
als for my classes, but it is important to have a text book as a strong reference.


ur Arabic Department faculty only)




                    S
                    	                                                                                                   	
                                                                                                                        M
ersity of Cincinnati	 aturday May, 3 2008: attended the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI). University of Cincinnati	 arch 7-9, 2008. Atte


philosophies, preparing lesson plans, teaching the four language skills, culture, language acquisition, the future of teaching Arabic in the US


 8Teacher training - Duke University, with Mahdi Alosh, 2009
B.A. in education. Besides presenting at a number of workshops, I also attended the following professional development workshops in the pa
e, and I am delighted to be able to attend.




                                                	
                                                4                                                                               5
                                                                                                                                	
ellence meeting 3/7/2008-3/9/2008, Washington DC	 - Teaching Arabic Culture in Language Courses: Georgetown University April 200	 -Sta

 n from all sources. At the same time I am almost allergic to the heavy use of jargon that seems to dominate the teaching of teachers. For ex


students, May 19-23, 2008.



ur university will undergo next year.Five years ago I attended the 2 week Arabic teacher training workshop at Middlebury.
Chicago public School teachers

ahmoud Al-Batal and Kristen Brustad at University of Texas, Austin for instructors of Arabic obtained a diploma.4-An interpretation worksho




 to teach these skills)NMELRC test development training session for listening comprehension items, U of Texas-Austin



grade homework. I was not given the opportunity to teach new material or to write or grade tests or quizzes. There was little to no interest in

         M                                                                                                                          	
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 ly 2008-	 iddle East Institute, Washington DC Teacher Preparation workshop along with ACTFL certification. Mehdi Alosh, Shukri Abed	 ay

am excellence meetings at UCLA and Chicago for our Arabic Summer Institute, University of Maryland's NFLC (National Foreign Language




 If there are listservs (beyond the AATA and MESA) that produce a calendar of events each year, I would be interested in joining.



 website contains links summarizing some of these presentation. www.iclce.orgI developed the first PUBLIC Inner city curriculum. I have no
ell as co-presenters in workshops. As an active participant in professional Arabic related programs like STARTALK and others, I have gained




                                                		
                                                •
rsity, Bloomington, Indiana, August 18-20, 2008.	 Attended workshops at the “INTESOL: Language, Culture and Learner Conference,” Carm
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008	 “Teaching/Learning Culture in the Foreign Language Curriculum	 ritical Issues and Future Directions”: a one-day seminar,	 epartment o




actice. ( 2009)
                 	
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 ty of Cincinnati	 arch 7-9, 2008. Attended a three day workshop in Washington, DC sponsored by 	 TARTALK.	 ovember 3, 2007: complete


 e future of teaching Arabic in the US, etc. It is both theoretical and practical.Two-day workshop at Georgetown University about teaching the



 al development workshops in the past two years: Understanding by Design by ASCD (conducted in San Diego, CA) OPI Training by ACTFL




                               	
                               5                                      	
                                                                      6
Georgetown University April 200	 -Startalk conference in October 2008:	 - Creating Mini-Cases for the Business Language Classroom: Georg

nate the teaching of teachers. For example I have been involved in StarTalk, and I am appalled by the quantities of money that I suspect hav




op at Middlebury.
diploma.4-An interpretation workshop at Diocese of Richmond : Arabic to English and vice-versa French to English and vice versa obtained




of Texas-Austin



zes. There was little to no interest in actually teaching us to teach the language, and there was obvious tension and a corrosive hierarchy be

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                               	        T                                                                            	c
ation. Mehdi Alosh, Shukri Abed	 ay 2008	 ufts University, Medford, MA. IPOD/PODCASTS and other media in the language		 lassroom. W

s NFLC (National Foreign Language Center)




d be interested in joining.



BLIC Inner city curriculum. I have now grades K-12 curricula with specific and age appropriate examples. My colleague and I developed a b
STARTALK and others, I have gained an insight into the profession. Such participation is reflected in my own teaching as well as in my perce




                                                                   		
                                                                   •
ture and Learner Conference,” Carmel, Indiana, November 3, 2007.	 Attended the Indiana University Foreign Language Teaching Share Fair
                       	
                       D                                                                        	
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ns”: a one-day seminar,	 epartment of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Georgetown University; 03-2008	 “ACTFL Training and Arabic Pedagogy”
      	
      N
RTALK.	 ovember 3, 2007: completed all requirements for the following workshop “Communicative Ways of Using Technology in the Second


getown University about teaching the different Arabic language skills. Presented by Dr. Mahmoud Al-Batal and Dr. Kristen Brustad.One-day w



n Diego, CA) OPI Training by ACTFL (conducted at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI).




                                                        	
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                                                                                                  8
 siness Language Classroom: George Washington University	 -MESA 2008 Annual Meeting, Washington DC	 -World languages mini Semina

quantities of money that I suspect have been spent on a huge amount of hot air, beautifully displayed in Power Point slides.
h to English and vice versa obtained a diploma.I also conducted a workshopat Randolph Macon College for French High school teachers of




tension and a corrosive hierarchy between those who taught language and those who taught literature. Not to sound bitter, but there has be

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media in the language		 lassroom. Workshop attendee.	 pril 2008	 eorgetown University, Washington DC. “Teaching/Learning Culture in the




s. My colleague and I developed a book for beginners that allowed our students to master speaking, reading and writing. No one wants to h
 own teaching as well as in my perception of the status of the profession and the challenges it faces.




                                                     		
                                                     •
 eign Language Teaching Share Fair, October 19, 2007.	 Attended workshop entitled “Designing Grading Rubrics,” Indiana University, Septem
                                                          D
CTFL Training and Arabic Pedagogy”: a two-day workshop, 	 epartment of Classical and Semitic Languages and Literatures, George Washi
                                                                                 	
                                                                                 C
s of Using Technology in the Second Language Classroom”. University of Cincinnati	 ompleted the Intensive Summer Institute for World Lan


al and Dr. Kristen Brustad.One-day workshop at the American University of Beirut (AUB) presented by Dr. Al-Batal about the major challeng




    8
    	                                                             	
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n DC	 -World languages mini Seminar on teaching, Columbia MD, 2009	 -A Conference on Arabic Flagship program at University of Marylan

Power Point slides.
e for French High school teachers of Virginia " How to simplify complex french grammars points to American students with fun activities"




Not to sound bitter, but there has been misguided competition from colleagues in the field who will not even advertise the availability of Arab

C. “Teaching/Learning Culture in the Foreign Language Curriculum Critical Issues and Future Directions.” Workshop attendee. April 4, 200




ading and writing. No one wants to help us publish it. The curricula based on specific benchmarks and standards for all students, including a
                                                  		
                                                  •
 Rubrics,” Indiana University, September 28, 2007.	 Attended 5- day workshop entitled "Teaching Arabic to College and Upper Level H.S. Stu
ages and Literatures, George Washington University; 01-2008
nsive Summer Institute for World Language Teachers at Northern Kentucky University in preparation to teach Arabic and French. Summer 2


Dr. Al-Batal about the major challenges facing teachers of Arabic at AUB and the best ways to deal with them. Topics covered teaching philo




hip program at University of Maryland on Wednesday, April 29, at the University of Maryland Conference Center from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
erican students with fun activities"




 ven advertise the availability of Arabic classes at another institution for fear that it will somehow threaten their own program. The same colle

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 s.” Workshop attendee. April 4, 2008.	 ugust 2007	 niversity of Texas, Austin, TX. National Middle East Language Resource	 enter(NMEL




standards for all students, including accomodations for learning styles. No one wants to help share it. I am about to give up.
to College and Upper Level H.S. Students" sponsored by the National Capital Language Resource Center, led by Dr. Mahmud al-Batal and
teach Arabic and French. Summer 2006.


them. Topics covered teaching philosophies, the teaching of FuSHa and Ammiyya, teaching of culture, and teaching of vocabulary and read




e Center from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
n their own program. The same colleagues will also not give otherwise well-qualified candidates the opportunity to teach higher-level classe

                    	
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st Language Resource	 enter(NMELRC) Workshop with Profs. Mahmoud al-Batal and Kristen Brustad	 uly 2007	 TARTALK training seminar




am about to give up.
                                                                                                                		
                                                                                                                •
nter, led by Dr. Mahmud al-Batal and Dr. Martha Schulte Nafeh at Georgetown University, Washington DC, May 2007.	 Attended meetings an
and teaching of vocabulary and reading comprehension.Weekly coordination meetings with Dr. Al-Batal and Dr. Martha Schulte Nafeh during
portunity to teach higher-level classes because it may "threaten" their own positions.Universities are also depending greatly on ad-hoc adjun

        S
uly 2007	 TARTALK training seminar, Middlebury College. Instructors: Dr. Mehdi Alosh and Dr. Nesreen Akhtarkhavari.
             		
             •
DC, May 2007.	 Attended meetings and panels/workshops of the American Association of Teachers of Arabic held at the Middle Ea
and Dr. Martha Schulte Nafeh during which many issues related to Arabic teaching and coordination were discuss
o depending greatly on ad-hoc adjuncts and will not invest in giving these adjuncts full-

n Akhtarkhavari.
abic held at the Middle Ea
ere discuss
Arabic Teachers Survey

      Please specify the professional organization(s) in which you are a member.

                                                            Response         Response
                     Answer Options
                                                             Percent          Count

  American Association of Teachers of Arabic (AATA)          62.0%              103
       Middle East studies Association (MESA)                66.3%              110
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
                       (ACTFL)                               42.2%               70
              Arabic Linguistics Society (ALS)                9.6%               16
           American Oriental Society (AOS)                    7.2%               12
     American Association for Applied Linguistics             6.0%               10
                   other (please specify)                    21.1%               35
                                                      answered question                166
                                                        skipped question                43

Number        other (please specify)
          1   Language Testing Research Colloquium, National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages
          2   MLA - The French society of American French - La Maison francaise at Columbia
          3   Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa
          4   Modern Language Association
          5   TESOL
          6   ACLA, etc...
          7   MLA
          8   Non
          9   AMIDEAST
         10   AAUSC American Association of University Supervisors and Coordinators
         11   The Association of Professors of English and Translation at Arab Universities (APETAU)
         12   Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
         13   American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE)
         14   COFLT
         15   American Association of Anthropology - Middle East Section
         16   NECTFL
         17   Other organizations
         18   N/A
         19   AAR
         20   MLA
         21   MLA
         22   FLAVA
         23   American Academy of Religion (AAR); Middle East and Central Asia (MECA)
         24   no comment, well mostly old professor who are so distant form the technology and taste of the younger generation
         25   none
         26   I will apply to be a member of the AATA
         27   MLA, American Comparative Literature Assn
         28   MLA
         29   Phi Beta Delta-honor society for international scholars.
         30   NAE (National Education Association), Golden Key International Honors Society
31   American Linstuistic Society, Modern Languages
32   CLTA
33   ACLA, MLA, RAWI
34   MLA
35   Only for 1 year for MESA and AATA. I even attended one conference. The cost is very high. I presented about u
                                                                         Arabic Teachers Survey



                                                                other (please specify)



                                         American Association for Applied Linguistics



                                                     American Oriental Society (AOS)



                                                      Arabic Linguistics Society (ALS)


                                        American Council on the Teaching of Foreign
                                                   Languages (ACTFL)
Taught Languages

                                             Middle East studies Association (MESA)


                                          American Association of Teachers of Arabic
                                                          (AATA)

                                                                                     0.0%     20.0%   40.0%




and taste of the younger generation in learning and use of ipods and the like
ost is very high. I presented about using the song in the FL classrrom at a SCOLT conference. I used Arabic to demonstrate to the French t
60.0%   80.0%
Arabic to demonstrate to the French teacher how this method and many others can truly create an immersion setting and can enhance profici
sion setting and can enhance proficiencies. I even suggested we create a 5th C, that is CONTEXT. All critical languages have to use the 5C
critical languages have to use the 5Cs, with the addition of the 6th C for CONTEXT.

								
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