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TASOL CERTIFICATE – ARABIC TEACHERS TRAINING PROGRAM

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TASOL Post Graduate Diploma (Module A & B)

Arabic is the official language of over 22 countries and there are well over 400 million native speakers of the language. It is also an official language of the United Nations, the Arab League, Organization of Islamic Conference, and the African Union. Since the Iraq’s liberation and the Open Business Concept introduction in Dubai, thousands of Westerners have started doing business with the Middle East. With the growing importance of the Middle East & Egypt in international affairs, learning the Arabic language and culture has become an important tool for businesses and there is an extreme shortage of workers in the West who are versed in Arabic linguistics. To add to that importance, there is the need of preserving Arabic language among the new Arabic communities’ youngsters and children around the world. Although Arabic Teaching Skills and educational programs have long been existing in forms of Bachelor, Master or Traditional Religious Education, but TESOL Canada is the founder of TASOL in global scale since 1995. TASOL program provides detailed teaching skills required to teach Arabic in certification format. Sponsored by TESOL CANADA, TASOL is now available through TESOL USA in the United States and global community. Teaching the rules of Arabic grammar & Conversation can be extremely challenging if instructors do not have the proper training. Since native Arabic speakers learn grammar incidentally, many teachers find it easy to make grammatical corrections but difficult to explain the grammatical rules behind them. The TASOL Diploma Program provides students with a thorough understanding of different aspects of grammar and enables them to learn the techniques to teach this subject effectively in a classroom. In this course students will find concepts set in an interesting and humorous tone to provide an effective and unique learning experience.

Module A- TASOL Certification

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  • The 300 hour TASOL/TASL Post Graduate Diploma includes 150 hours of Practicum and 150 hours of theory
  • Graduates with 95% score or higher in TASOL Board Exam will receive an honors distinction.

Module B- TASOL Post Graduate Diploma & TAC Teaching Arabic to Children Certificate 

  • The 600 hour TASOL/TASL Post Graduate Diploma includes 300 hours of TASOL &  300 hours of TAC.
  • Graduates with 95% score or higher in TASOL Board Exam will receive an honors distinction.

Program Length

  • TASOL Certificate, The 300 hour course must be completed within three months of registration
  • TASOL Post Graduate Diploma & TAC Certificate, The 600 hour course completed in six months.

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All Diploma programs offered may be conducted by correspondence/ online. Theoretical aspects of the courses can be conducted online while the experience portion must be completed at a representative school of TESOL USA.

Pre-requisite

  • Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree, in any field, taught in the Arabic Language.
  • If a Bachelor is in different language, a United Nation‘s Arabic Language Proficiency Exam will be conducted.
  • Applicants with only one year of college education may be accepted with condition of teaching experience.

Course Objective
In completion of the Teaching Arabic TASOL Module, students will:

  • Perfect their own grammar & conversation skills and be encouraged to develop a holistic approach to teaching grammar & conversation
  • Be able to identify common grammatical errors, learn strategies to communicate proper techniques in an integrated and enjoyable manner
  • Develop communication tasks for students
  • Learn strategies for designing different types of units including an “Icebreaker” Lesson Plan
  • Learn a vast array of entertaining lesson plans to incorporate grammar and conversational activities
  • Learn how effectively teach students of various ages
  • Learn how to become a motivational and operative instructor
  • Develop a list of valuable resources to use in the classroom
  • Develop a great deal of knowledge regarding teaching methodologies including Communicative Language Teaching (CLT).
  • Have experience in an interview setting (Grammar & Conversation are the basic components in every language classroom and Arabic teachers will often have their skills be evaluated in the interview process)

Recommended Background
Applicants should be native speakers of the language and have a basic understanding of Arabic grammar through high school and/or University/College education. Non-native applicants will be admitted based on the results of the Arabic Proficiency Exam. APE is the United Nation’s equivalent for Arabic University Language Evaluation (AULE). APE exam is available online upon request.

Course Evaluations
In this module students will complete readings, personal reflections, assignments and a final exam consisting of 100 multiple-choice questions and a written segment. Students may earn honor distinctions in this module by scoring an average of 95% or higher on TASOL Board Exam.

 

Course Materials

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  • Teaching Arabic Assignment Booklet
  • TESOL Manual developed by TESOL USA intuitional members
  • Online Open Source Resources, Madina Material
  • Arabic Conversation Activities & Lesson Plan Samples

Employment Opportunities

Students who achieve the TASOL Post Graduate Diploma will be able to work for foreign enterprises which exchange businesses with the Middle East & North Africa. Our graduates hold various prestigious positions and work with individual CEOs, Directors of companies and even foreign ambassadors and political figures. Being proficient in teaching both grammar & conversation, will open doors to many employment opportunities in Middle East, Europe & North America. Our graduates have found careers in a variety of fields: journalism, business sectors and oil industry, education, finance and banking, translation and interpretation, consulting, foreign service and intelligence, and political affairs. The growing population of foreign investors, researchers and academics in the Persian Gulf area as well as Egypt & Morocco have created an unprecedented demand to teach Arabic to foreigners. Arabic will soon be one of the most spoken languages across the world and there will be an even greater need for qualified Arabic teachers.

“By joining TASOL, you will be among pioneers of TASOL paving the way for Arabic language education world wide”.

For more information or to register please complete our online application/ contact form or call us at 1 (888) 360-3113.

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