Three educational programmes to be launched as part of ‘Arabic learning’ incubator
500 teachers from 110 private schools participate in Living Arabic
Arabic teachers from private schools in Dubai are all set to benefit from new educational programmes launched as part of a new ‘Arabic learning’ incubator. The initiative was announced at the latest edition of Living Arabic, an event by Knowledge and Human Development Authority.
Hosted at the Foremarke School, more than 500 Arabic teachers learned new teaching methods and best practices at the ‘innovation’ themed event.
Fatma Al Marri, CEO of Dubai Schools Agency said, “The Arabic learning incubator will allow teachers to benefit from latest innovations in teaching and learning Arabic. Bringing together innovative entrepreneurs and teachers will help us boost efforts to improve Arabic learning outcomes.”
She added, “We will work with schools to assess their needs and align future technology projects in the best interest of students and teachers. By supporting Arabic teachers and creating effective partnerships, we can progress faster in our journey towards achieving better quality education.”
At the Living Arabic event, 21 sessions showcased innovation in teaching Arabic, taking into account diversity of learners, with dedicated workshops for native and non-native Arabic speakers.
On her part, Naomi Williams, Headmistress of Foremarke School said, “We don’t know how the world will look like in the future but it is our responsibility to empower students with life skills that can help them integrate with the society and become valuable citizens in an increasingly globalised era.”
In his keynote address, Sheikh Fahim bin Sultan bin Khalid Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Department of Government Relations in Sharjah shared his personal journey of learning Arabic,
Sheikh Fahim said, “I did not speak Arabic in the early years of my life but as I grew older, I consistently made an effort to teach myself Arabic and it took me four years to become fluent. I am thankful to those that supported me in learning Arabic with unwavering patience, especially my colleagues.”
He called on parents to encourage their children to speak Arabic and practice their learning at home and around family.
What is Living Arabic?
Living Arabic is a platform where educators come together to share and develop innovative solutions for language teaching and learning, pushing towards one common goal of providing a first-rate education for all UAE students, as outlined in the UAE National Agenda’s Vision 2021. Living Arabic is organised by schools for schools.
– KHDA Media