TAFL course

Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL)


Over the years, we have trained hundreds of teachers using the techniques and standards of our affiliate organization, International House, London, www.ihworld.com


International House is the founder a world-leader of modern language training with more 50 years' experience. ILI. International House Cairo, is the only IH-recognized centre for training teachers of Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL) and is regularly inspected, supported and up-dated. The 100-hour courses comply with the standards of the Cambridge ESOL Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults.

The course covers:

• Classroom Management 
• Different techniques to present and practice language 
• Teaching Literacy Skills 
• Developing the four language skills 
• Different approaches to teach Arabic grammar 
• Awareness of the Arabic phonology, vocabulary grammar and morphology 
• Awareness of students’ learning styles and motivation 
• Awareness of students learning problems and how to handle them 
• Lesson planning and timetabling 
• Awareness of available course books and how to use them effectively 
• Using IT technology to supplement teaching and learning


You can download the teacher training course outline here.


• University graduate. 
• Good knowledge of Arabic grammar (High School Level). 
• Good knowledge of English, spoken & written. 
• With or without previous teaching experience. 
• Pass the entry tests. 


• Complete the application by clicking here
• If your C.V meets the course requirements, ILI's course Director will contact you to  

  arrange a pre-registration interview and an Arabic/English test. 
• Based on a successful interview, you will be advised to complete the paper work to finalize your enrollment.


The Interview: 
The interviewer will ask for information about the following areas:

• Your education and professional experience - you will be asked to speak in Modern    

  Standard Arabic. 

• Your reasons for taking the teacher training course - you will be asked to speak in  

• Your proficiency in Arabic grammar and pronunciation - you will be asked to read an

  Arabic text aloud and will then be asked some questions about the grammar based on

  its content.

What is Basem doing now?

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Used to ask about what someone is doing

I have enjoyed my time at ILI very much and feel at home here quickly. The teaching is brilliant and learning in an Arab country really makes it special. I like the range of courses and trips offered.

Emily Wales - United Kingdom