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Creating a "Discourse Community": How to get your students to speak the target language more in class!
Thursday, October 26, 2017, 14:50 - 16:10
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Thursday, October 26, 2017
2:50 pm - 4:10 pm
Location- College Avenue Language Lab Building, LLB-110

As language teachers, our goal is to produce students who have some degree of control and confidence in using the language they are learning. Many of us get frustrated by how difficult it is to get students to use the target language on a regular basis. In this workshop, Jamal Ali will share with you some important philosophical ideas regarding use of the target language in language teaching, as well as some practical tips and techniques that you can use in the classroom to increase the use of the language among your students, and create not just a language class, but a "discourse community," a community of individuals whose primary means of communication with each other is the target language.



Jamal Ali is a Teaching Instructor of Arabic in the Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures (AMESALL). He has a PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures from UCLA, and has full certification from ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) to administer oral proficiency exams in Arabic (OPI). He is the author of two valuable books for learners of Arabic: the reference book Using Numbers in Arabic (Georgetown University Press, 2013), and Arabi Liblib: Egyptian Colloquial Arabic for the Advanced Learner (co-author, 3 vols., American University in Cairo Press, 2011).


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