TAFL course

Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL)

 TAFL course


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 center for training teachers of Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL) and is regularly inspected, supported and up-dated. The two modules of TAFL course combined comply with the standards of the Cambridge ESOL Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults.


We offer two modules for the TAFL Course:

  • TAFL Methodology Course.
  • TAFL Classroom Practice Course.


Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL) Methodology Course


This three-week course aims at giving you clear understanding of the principles of best practice for teaching Arabic as a foreign language. By the end of this course you will have:

  • Developed good awareness the learners’ problems with Arabic in terms of meaning, pronunciation, grammar and morphology and classroom solutions for those problems.
  • Learnt how to plan engaging lessons in order to enable your students to communicate in Arabic.
  • Explored different techniques for providing your students with clear explanations and creating opportunities for them to practice and develop their Arabic language skills in class


Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL) Classroom Practice Course


This four-week course aims at developing your classroom teaching skills and preparing you to work as a professional teacher of Arabic as a foreign language in reputable language institutes. By the end of this course you will have:

  • Developed range of classroom teaching techniques to facilitate language learning and developing student’s language skills in class.
  • Developed the skill of evaluating your own teaching in order to capitalize on your strengths and work on areas that need improvement.
  • Developed your skills in lesson planning and material preparation.
  • Developed your skills in selecting, analyzing and sequencing language items for teaching.



Click here to download the TAFL Courses Calendar

Click here to download TAFL Methodology Course information
Click here to download TAFL Classroom Practice Course information



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 English. 
  • 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.

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My experience at ILI has been very positive. The content taught in the course has been very useful and practical for conversation in Egyptian Arabic. ILI has made this experience fun and convenient allowing me to study and explore Egypt's culture and language. My instructor was excellent and I learned well with her teaching style. The staff at ILI have been supportive, helpful and wonderful to me. I would do Arabic courses in the future with ILI again.

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