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.

Career Opportunities

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:
ModulesCredits   Code
Pedagogical Tools and Techniques    3HU PSY 5001
Language pragmatics    3ED TAFL 7002
Socioliguistics    3ED TAFL 7003
Computational Linguistics    3ED TAFL 7004
Teaching Foreign Language Frameworks    3ED TAFL 7005
Learning Disabilities & Diversity management    3HU PSY 5002
Psycholiguistics (Language processing & writting Sys.)    3ED TAFL 7006
Linguistic Elicitation & Documentation    3ED TAFL 7007
Auditory & visual word recognition and lexical process    3ED TAFL 7008
Literature Review    2ED TAFL 7009
Research Methods & Experimental Design    3ED G 7001
Second Language Acquisition    2ED TAFL 6003
Instructional Technology    1IT ITEC 5001
Testing & Evaluation in FLT    2ED TAFL 6002
Comprehensive Exams    5 
Doctorate ThesisCredits  Code
Research Siminar and Research Guidance    1ED TAFL 7010
Thesis preparation & Defense    14ED TAFL 7011
Degree Requirements

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