Imagine a classroom of students taught by a teacher on a different continent! Come and learn about our synchronous interactive video conference Arabic classes, taught by teachers live from Middle East, that follow a blended learning and flipped classroom approach.
Presentation @: 6pm PST http://tinyurl.com/criticallang
Your Name and Title: Sophie Aron, Director/Founder
School, Library, or Organization Name: Critical Language Service
Co-Presenter Name(s): N/A
Country from Which You Will Present: USA or Egypt
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience (such as primary school teachers, high school administrators, students, etc.): High school administrators, curriculum supervisors.
Short Session Description (one line):
Teacher on a screen! Arabic courses for via videoconference, taught live from the Middle East.
Full Session Description (one paragraph minimum):
Critical Language Service brings interactive, organized Arabic courses to schools, homeschool groups, and independent learning groups via the Internet. Students, in any one location, are connected to qualified teachers by one of two kinds of videoconference technology: telepresence and Skype. These courses function exactly like a traditional classroom, with one teacher teaching one class at a time, and therefore allow for engaging, real-time interactions between an onscreen Arabic language expert and Arabic language students. Because our instructors live and work in the Middle East, they are immersed in the culture of the language they teach; they bring in-depth knowledge and a unique perspective into the classroom. This allows students to discover and understand colloquialisms and cultural customs in a way that is usually only possible during study-abroad programs. Now, they have access to a whole new world—from the comfort of their own classroom.
Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session:
Watch our innovative screencasts: http://bit.ly/PGhLSS
Open the attached pictures to see what our school and homeschool classes look like!