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ACTFL Arabic Special Interest Group (SIG)

Formed Nov. 2008, click here to add this SIG to your ACTFL membership.
The mission of the ACTFL Arabic SIG will be as follows.

The ACTFL Arabic SIG’s mission is as follows:

  • To provide a professional network for Arabic language educators K-16
  • To promote the teaching and learning of the Arabic language and cultures
  • To provide a forum in which to highlight the contributions of Arabic language educators to the field of world language and cultures education in America.

To this end, we provide a professional space for discussion of relevant and important topics that advance the cause of teaching and learning Arabic. These topics include best practices and approaches, latest research, and resources and opportunities for professional development. We also pursue our mission by serving as the Arabic language education community’s voice within the larger ACTFL organization, and as a liaison with other professional organizations whose mission it is to support the needs of Arabic language education K-16 in the United States.


Arabic SIG email address:

Chair: Hicham Jennane,
Vice Chair: Geroge Chahwan,
Secretary: Dr. Naji Abduljaber,

Read minutes from previous SIG business meetings. Access the Arabic SIG Online Community eGroup. View links of interest to Arabic SIG members.


What Our Members Are Saying

ACTFL has been a foundational support to me throughout my career. As a district world languages coordinator, the support I need from ACTFL is different from what I needed as a classroom teacher, but the community of learners that ACTFL provides each one of us has remained constant and faithful over time.

Greta Lundgaard, Plano Independent School District