Support for 21st-century language learners


Fatima and her mother
enjoy her take home reader.


The WLI team discusses
the next step forward.


Ms. Khulood is improving
every day and loving it.


One program.
Many contributors.


WLI Standards transform
Yahya’s classroom.


Lateefa and friends
share their stories.

Why Arabic, Why Now, and Why the WLI?

At a time when English language instruction has become a priority around the world, there is also a growing demand by parents and governments to maintain native languages. Many parents whose children are attending English language schools are thrilled that their children are gaining the capacity to speak, think and learn in English to give them a chance to succeed in a competitive world. However, they also worry about maintaining their heritage and cultural identity, and seeing their children unable to speak and write effectively in their mother tongue confirms their fears.
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The TARA organizers recognize the challenges facing Arabic educators today. As new practices, programs and approaches are developed we recognize that professional collaboration is needed in order to bring isolated initiatives together to form a strong foundation for Arabic learning in the 21st century. TARA hopes to bring together the most respected educators, authors, researchers, professional...

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