SOAS University of London

SOAS Language Centre

SOAS Language Centre/Qatar Foundation International CPD Programme in Teaching Arabic in UK Schools


SOAS Language Centre, in association with Qatar Foundation International, is offering a programme of professional development running over the academic year 2016-17 comprising:

• An intensive one-week practical Teacher Training Workshop at SOAS in London running 24th-28th October, 2016. A schedule for this will later be sent to successful applicants.

• Post-workshop mentoring by an experienced SOAS Arabic Teacher Trainer that includes:
- Approx. 3 classroom school visits/observations by a mentor and
- 6 virtual meetings/forums (online or via Skype)

It is especially important that you are available for all observations and meetings as cancellations and re-scheduling will not be possible. Participants are also expected to actively contribute to the exchange of views and discussions on the online training forum. If accepted, you are expected to fulfill all these requirements and be a part of the training programme from its start to its end.

The Purpose of the Programme

The purpose of this UK Professional Development programme hosted by SOAS Language Centre is for current of aspiring teachers of Arabic in the UK to develop their skills and knowledge related to the communicative approach of teaching Arabic as a foreign language as well as to get hands-on experience and feedback on how to implement best practices in teaching Arabic for communicative purposes.

Novice teachers and teachers in training are welcome to apply but all must be, or be about to become, teachers of Arabic in UK schools (state or private) at KS1-5. Applicants should be resident in the UK during academic year 2016-17 and have a strong command of Arabic and English.

Application Process

In order to apply, please complete all the required documents in the whole Application Package:

The whole application package above, completed in full and with all supporting documents, must be sent to the Programme Convenor by email no later than midnight on August 1st, 2016. We regret that late (after August 1st.) and incomplete applications cannot be considered. We are unable to give feedback on unsuccessful applications and the decision of the SOAS programmes convenor, Ms Ilham Salimane, is final.

Please send all the completed Application Documents by post or e-mail to:

Ms Ilham Salimane
Arabic Teacher Training Programmes Convenor
SOAS Language Centre
22 Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG
Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4870

Whilst attending the summer workshop at SOAS University of London, participants, like all SOAS students, agree to abide by the code of conduct of the institution, which may be found at:

Participants are also protected by the professional standards of the institution, which operates a transparent and accessible complaints procedure which may be found at:

Every effort is made to ensure that the information given about our programmes is accurate and up to date. However, some changes may become necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. In such circumstances, SOAS will: (i) endeavour to keep any changes to a minimum; (ii) take all reasonable steps to minimise disruption; and (iii) keep trainees informed appropriately by email advising of where to seek further information if required.

Please contact the Programme Convenor if you have any questions about our Terms and Conditions before you apply: Ms. Ilham Salimane, Arabic Teacher Training Programme Convenor,