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.

The next TAFL Methodology course will start from 26th of June 2018, and the new TAFL Classroom practice course will start on 22nd July 2018.


Click here to download the TAFL Courses Calendar
Click here to download TAFL Methodology June Course information and terms and conditions
Click here to download TAFL Classroom Practice July Course information and terms and conditions



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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“Studying at ILI is a pleasure, in fact, often the highlight of the day. I appreciate the professionalism and creativity of the teachers, who combine a blend of educational methods, resulting in a stimulating, successful learning environment for casual and serious students, alike. Aisha and Amir bring a diverse and effective approach to their teaching. Each day of class includes a synthesis of clear, encouraging, competent, and thought-provoking teaching. Apart from the classroom, the facility is comfortable and clean; with cafeteria personnel who not only actively encourage Arabic conversation. This unique element serves to foster a broad, immersive, language learning experience. All these attributes make ILI a comprehensive, thriving school, and community of learning and cultural fluency.”

Andreas M. Hofmann - United States