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Staying in the Target Language, Providing Comprehensible Input (Part 1)

This is part 4 of 10 of the K-12 Arabic Teacher Methods Course held by Qatar Foundation International and Concordia Language Villages. Led by Dr. Salah Ayari, Instructional Associate Professor of Arabic and Arabic Studies at Texas A&M University. The session is divided as follows:

Staying in the target language, Providing comprehensible input (Part 1):
Using the target language 90% of the time in class
Avoiding translation
Ways to ease student comprehension
Using Arabic in the classroom- MSA? Dialect? Both?
Stephen Krashen’s theory on second language acquisition- comprehensible input
Group discussion: What strategies do you use to provide comprehensible input in the target language without resorting to translation?

Qatar Foundation International, LLC is a grant-making not-for-profit organization located in Washington, DC focused on connecting cultures for greater global good. The Arabic Language and Culture Program aims to increase the quality and quantity of Arabic programs in K-12 public and public charter schools in the Americas. For more information, please visit

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