Closure of ICESCO’s Training Session: “Training of trainers of Arabic language Teachers in Malaysia”
7 July 2022
The Center of Arabic for Non-Arabic Speakers of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) concluded on Thursday, July 7, 2022, the Training Session for trainers of teachers of Arabic for non-Arabic speakers in religious secondary schools, at the headquarters of Sultan Abu Bakar School of Language and Religion, in Pahang State, Malaysia, in cooperation with Pahang Islamic Religious Affairs Department and MS Asia in Kuala Lumpur.
Forty teachers representing various educational institutions in the state of Pahang participated in the five-day training session. They benefited from theoretical and applied fundamentals and the basic methods of integrating language skills in teaching Arabic to non-Arabic speakers, through combining the students’ culture with the Arabic language and the ability to change teaching methods, strategies and objectives based on the learners’ needs.
Dr. Haji Zulkifli Bin Haji Ali Hafiz, Pahang Islamic Religious Affairs Department, chaired the Training Session, and Dr. Majdi Haji Ibrahim, Head of ICESCO Center of Arabic for Non-Arabic Speakers, Dr. Mahmud Muhamad Ali, educational advisor to the said Department and Dr. Mutawakkil Abdullatif Al Fadini, director of MS Asia in Kuala Lumpur, supervised its activities.
At the closing ceremony, the trainees commended the theme of the training session and its well-organized activities. For his part, the Director of the Religious Affairs Department expressed his gratitude to ICESCO for its efforts in spreading the Arabic language and strengthening its position in non-Arabic speaking Islamic countries, hoping to hold more training sessions in other Malaysian states.
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