The Academy for Arabic Teachers @ BU

The Academy for Arabic Teachers

STARTALK Arabic Teacher Professional

Development Program – Summer 2011

The Academy for Arabic Teachers is an intensive and comprehensive Arabic teacher professional development program at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts. The program addresses all key aspects of foreign language instruction, focusing particularly on Arabic as a Foreign Language. The Academy is funded by the highly acclaimed STARTALK program.

Program Dates:

May 15- June 10 (online coursework & 2 weeks in Boston: May 30- June 10)


Participants will be awarded a $500 stipend.


  • Current or prospective Arabic teachers
  • Native, near-native, or advanced proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic
  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is require
  • US citizenship or permanent residency

Application deadline: April 20, 2011

Admission is competitive and seats are limited; early application is encouraged.

For additional information or to download the application form visit or contact the Program Assistant Director, Amani Abu Shakra, at


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