Skybe Meeting with Dr. Sorour

  • 05/16/2017

IUG Arabic center for teaching Arabic as a foreign language held a meeting on May 16, 2017 in Continuing Education building under the chairmanship of Mr. Hossam Ayesh with Dr. Sorour Al Hashisha Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Faculty of Arts, University of Sfax, Tunis, to exchange knowledge about the mechanism of teaching Arabic to foreigners and how to work on developing it; furthermore, we discussed some of the practical experiences conducted by the Center for Arabic Language and the experiences that conducted by International center for Arabic and other cases which Dr. Sorour face.

Also, we discussed the problems that faced teachers with some students because the students' goals and objectives are different. This led teachers to develop their own curricula to suit the students' needs. According to this point, we decided to collect all these materials which teachers made to agree on common points between all materials then put a special program for the center and agree on the mechanism of implementing this suggestion and methodology of its submission by conducting a meeting with Dr.Sorour, teachers, and others.

In addition, we discussed the difficulties that faced students in receiving the standard Arabic language in the early stages and the difficulties of practicing it in their life because of the gap between the standard Arabic and the slang. Hence, Dr. Sorour suggested an idea which is teaching slang Arabic in the early stages of teaching Arabic language then gradually moving to the standard, which makes it easier for the student to learn the Arabic language with its skills and overcome this problem which hinders the student progress in learning Arabic in a scientific and practical way.

Finally, it was agreed to hold other meetings to discuss the latest developments which we were proposed and discussed.