Thursday, July 3, 2008

Startalk Planing Session

Arabic Teachers Performing a Lesson Plan on Family Members using the Theory of Multiple Intelligences at the 2008 Startalk Summer Technology Workshop at NVCC in Arlington, VA

NOVA Startalk Blogs 2008

Arabic Blogs by Startalk 2008 Participants

Here you will find all blogs created by Startalk Arabic participants:

Introducation to Arabic

This film introduces the Arabic language to non-Arabic speakers that I made using Photostory 3 at the 2008 Startalk Summer Workshop "Powering Up Your Arabic and Chinese Programs Using Technology," which took place at NVCC/ Arlington Center, June 30 - July 3, 2008

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


Ahalan wa sahlan fi alsaf alarabi

Please view the following clip and respond with one comment.

Ahalan wa sahlan fi alsaf alarabi

This following clip is a useful clip that I found on Youtube website. This video intended to help you as follows:

  • Practice listening the Alphabets
  • Practice reading the Alphabets
  • Practice writing the Alphabets

Startalk Arabic 2008

Startalk 2008 Arabic and Chinese Teacher Training Programs at NOVA
Powering Up Your Chinese and Arabic Language Courses with Technology
A four day professional
development course for teachers of Arabic and Chinese funded by STARTALK

DATES: June 30-July 3, 2008
HOURS: 9:00AM – 4:00PM (with a one hour lunch break)
LOCATION: Northern Virginia Community College Arlington Center(behind Holiday Inn) Address and Phone: 4600 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington Virginia (703) 933-5050

A professional development Summer Institute designed to help teachers integrate technology tools and 21st century language pedagogy in the NVCC/APS Arabic and Chinese curricula. The infusion of modern methodologies in the Arabic and Chinese programs will promote time on task among students and motivate them to persist in their language study. In order to keep learners engaged, teachers must include the most effective, standards-based activities, emphasizing all modes of communication and culture. Arabic and Chinese teachers in each language will create a collection of activities to expand the curriculum presently in place. The networking that will result from the course will enrich instruction and save teachers the task of “reinventing the wheel” by creating materials in isolation.

Dr.Marjorie Hall Haley, Associate Professor, George Mason University Dr. Mohamed Esa, Associate Professor, McDaniel College, Arabic consultantRuihua Dong, Lead Trainer of Chinese Language, World Bank, Chinese consultantDr. Laura Franklin, Professor, Northern Virginia Community College

Northern Virginia Community College Arlington Center(behind Holiday Inn)Address and Phone: 4600 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington Virginia (703) 933-5050