Connect your students with refugees for engaging, immersive language practice and/or cultural exchange
Join thousands of students and, bring NaTakallam to you school.
In partnership with Qatar Foundation International, we are proud to offer scholarship funds to make our Arabic/Middle East-focused programs accessible to interested K-12 schools during the 2018-2019 school year.
Amplify refugees voices in your school. These sessions invite a NaTakallam conversation partner to video conference into classrooms for conversation, Q&A, and discussion of the impact that displacement has had on their lives. Each session includes a brief curriculum with suggested preparation and reflection activities.
This program, suitable for students of any age, can be conducted in English, Arabic, Spanish or French as a single 60-minute session, or a three- or 10-part series, any of which can be integrated into an existing school class or an extracurricular club activity.
Many students of Arab heritage lack opportunities to study Arabic in an academic setting. Lisaani, a unique 10-week program focuses on developing students’ reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in colloquial and formal Arabic (MSA) and dialect. A curriculum guides students in independent research, reading, and writing assignments, which explore Arabic media, current events, culture, and other topics. Students connect regularly with conversation partners in small groups. This program can be run as a foreign language independent study or an extracurricular activity.
“This was an eye-opening experience to hear from an actual Syrian refugee. For as much as we hear about the current issues and status of the country of Syria, it changed the game for me to hear and see someone who is not that different from you or me.” – Kylie Engle, Student, Academy of Holy Angels, Minnesota
Ready to bring NaTakallam to you school? Sign-up today using the link below or contact us at [email protected] with any questions.