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ACTFL Arabic Special Interest Group (SIG)

Formed in Nov. 2008, the ACTFL Arabic SIG’s mission is:

  • To provide a professional network for Arabic language educators K-16;
  • To promote the teaching and learning of the Arabic language and cultures; and
  • 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.

Hicham Jennane
Vice Chair: Geroges Chahwan
Secretary: Dr. Naji Abduljaber

Arabic SIG email address:

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

If you are already a member of ACTFL and wish to join this SIG, contact us. ACTFL membership includes one free SIG; individuals may join additional SIGs for $5 per year per SIG.

What Our Members Are Saying

The ACTFL Convention & World Languages Expo is unparalleled as far as the variety and richness of sessions and workshops. It’s exciting to see first-time attendees when they enter the exhibit hall and discover all the latest resources, technology, and advocacy that is available to them. Once you attend the annual convention, you’ll be hooked and want to return year after year.

Ken Stewart, Chapel Hill High School