BATA Webinars

The Second Series of BATA Webinars: Blended Learning and the teaching of Arabic language, culture and literature.

This series will focus on Blended learning and will offer colleagues a platform to explore the opportunities and challenges of delivering Arabic teaching inside and outside the classroom. It comprises several online webinars delivered by experienced educators in Language Teaching. Webinars are free for BATA members and subscribers, so please subscribe if you have not done so!

To apply for BATA membership, or subscribe to BATA newsletter, please visit our website at https://britisharabicteaching.org/membership/

FIRST webinar of the 2nd series Teaching Online: Levelling up Language Proficiency through Stories: by Susan Wicht on 25th of November 2020 at 5pm.

The recordings for this webinar can be found HERE

Susan Hanna Wicht has taught Arabic language and culture at different institutions in the United States and in Europe.  She holds a Master of Arts in Bilingual Bicultural Education from Teachers College Columbia University (2015). She has worked with the Research Center at City University New York (CUNY) on the Arabic curriculum content for Students with Interrupted Formal Education (SIFE). She is currently working on an Arabic language curriculum exploring Arab cultures, and incorporating stories by Arab authors. In 2019/2020, she co-led the New York Arabic Teachers’ Council (NYATC), organising events and activities for Arabic teachers. She has presented a number of webinars on best practices in teaching Arabic. Susan’s interests center on bilingual education, language and culture in curriculum design, Arabic instruction development, and Arabic stories as a source of language acquisition.

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SECOND webinar of the 2nd series Developing Online Language and Translation Teaching Materials: A Reflective account of preparing materials on and during Covid-19 By Dr Mariam Aboelezz on 18th of December 2020 at 5pm.

Registration for this webinar is now OPEN. To register, please click HERE

Dr Mariam Aboelezz is a Lecturer (Education) in Arabic translation at UCL. She has a PhD in Linguistics and MA in Language Studies from Lancaster University. She taught sociolinguistics and applied linguistics at Lancaster University and Birkbeck College prior to her current appointment. Her research falls within the field of Arabic linguistics. Mariam is also a practising translator and interpreter: She is a Chartered Linguist with a Diploma in Translation from the Chartered Institute of Linguists, and is certified Legal Translator by the UAE Ministry of Justice. She has been a Translation Officer at the British Library / Qatar National Library Partnership Programme since 2016.

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THIRD webinar of the 2nd series Dr Muntasir Al-Hamad in January 2020 (Date & title TBC).

Dr Muntasir Al-Hamad worked as a lecturer of Arabic and Oriental Studies at the Manchester Metropolitan University, before moving to Qatar University to teach Arabic at the Arabic for Non-Native Speakers Centre. He provides training and consultancies for various universities, schools, educational firms and publishers in the field of teaching Arabic as a second/foreign language.

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The First Series of BATA Webinars: Teaching Arabic Online: Opportunities and Challenges (Materials and recordings for this series can be found HERE)

The theme of the first series focuses on Teaching Arabic online. This series will offer colleagues a platform to explore the opportunities and challenges of delivering Arabic teaching online. It is composed of three online webinars delivered by experienced educators in Language Teaching. Webinars are free for delegates, but priority will be given to BATA members and subscribers, so please subscribe if you have not done so! To apply for BATA membership, or subscribe to BATA newsletter, please visit our website at: https://britisharabicteaching.org/membership/

Information about registration and programme can be found HERE.

Over 100 colleagues have attended BATA webinars. Below are some screenshots from the webinars.