Doctorate In Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (DEd-TAFL)
US University for Technology, Science and Arts – USSAT DEd-TAFL, is a graduate degree program intended to address student competencies of excellence locally and internationally, to provide a broadly educated student, through the provision of knowledge creation, research skills and competencies based on scientific process and findings for teaching Arabic Language as a foreign Language.
This program offers the students the opportunity to acquire a specialization in various areas of interest and experience through the thesis which follows their coursework offered in this program.
DEd-TAFL program is specifically designed for students who wish to gain the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to work in a qualified field who upon graduation, wish to take on leadership positions in a practical environment or jobs that require more advanced research study.
Alumni apply their critical language skills in a variety of professional fields in public and private sectors as well as government, helping to support America’s competitiveness across the board.TAFL scholars represent the breadth and diversity of the United States. Through personal engagement they help to spread American values and develop mutual understanding with the people of other countries.
Program Learning Outcomes
This program of study that prepares individuals to plan, organizes, and uses different methods in foreign language learning, current practices in language teaching, materials design, and classroom management. Techniques for teaching culture, listening, speaking, reading and writing at different levels of student proficiency in a foreign language, strategies instruction and targeting advanced proficiency, classroom diagnostic and achievement assessment, reliability and validity of language tests are also studied.
The Alumni of this program will be able to:
- Identify and communicate foreign Languages, theory into Practice in a global environment.
- Evaluate ethical issues and articulate defensible resolutions to practical situations.
- Apply Linguistics in Second and Foreign Languages
- Identify foreign Language Acquisition, theory and Practice
- Determine Sociocultural and Sociolinguistic Perspectives in Language
- Identify and communicate Practicum in Second or Foreign Language
- Provide students with higher skills in Semantics and dictionaries use.
- Identify TAFL skills.
The program is of a total of 50 Credit
* 35 cr Core/Elective in max 2 years
* 15 cr Thesis in max 2 years
The student should fulfill the program requirements:
|Pedagogical Tools and Techniques||3||HU PSY 5001|
|Language pragmatics||3||ED TAFL 7002|
|Socioliguistics||3||ED TAFL 7003|
|Computational Linguistics||3||ED TAFL 7004|
|Teaching Foreign Language Frameworks||3||ED TAFL 7005|
|Learning Disabilities & Diversity management||3||HU PSY 5002|
|Psycholiguistics (Language processing & writting Sys.)||3||ED TAFL 7006|
|Linguistic Elicitation & Documentation||3||ED TAFL 7007|
|Auditory & visual word recognition and lexical process||3||ED TAFL 7008|
|Literature Review||2||ED TAFL 7009|
|Research Methods & Experimental Design||3||ED G 7001|
|Second Language Acquisition||2||ED TAFL 6003|
|Instructional Technology||1||IT ITEC 5001|
|Testing & Evaluation in FLT||2||ED TAFL 6002|
|Research Siminar and Research Guidance||1||ED TAFL 7010|
|Thesis preparation & Defense||14||ED TAFL 7011|
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