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FYI: ACTFL Teacher Workshop and MESA Coffee Break

Author: Jacqueline Beilhart

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

FYI Body: At this year's ACTFL, Georgetown University Press is having a
Teacher Workshop on the new third edition of 'Alif Baa,' the beginning
of the Al-Kitaab Arabic Language Program. We will explain how to use
the book, highlighting the updates in the third edition. Teacher copies
will be available for all attendees. Questions will be welcome! The
workshop will be held on Friday, November 19th from 2:00-2:50pm in
Workshop Room 4 in Exhibit Hall A. If you miss the workshop, you can
still stop by our booth, number 2017, with questions.

At MESA, Georgetown University Press will be having a coffee and
pastry break in our booth, number 88, with Kristen Brustad and
Mahmoud Al-Batal, authors of the Al-Kitaab Arabic Language Program,
on Saturday, November 20th at 10:30am. Teacher copies of the new
third edition of 'Alif Baa' will be available, and questions will be

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