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MA in Teaching Arabic for Speakers of Other Languages (TASOL)
Alternate Name: TASOL
Program Homepage: http://ali.ksu.edu.sa/TeacherPreparationDepartment#?pg=25
Institution: King Saud University
Address: P O Box 4274
City: Riyadh
Zip/Postal Code: 11491
Country: Saudi Arabia
Application Deadline: 16/7/2011
Contact Person: Majed Alhamad , Dr.

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Phone: 0096614681309
Fax: 0096614672767
Linguistic Subfield(s): Applied Linguistics
Other Program Specialties: - Second Language Acquisition of Arabic
- Teaching Arabic as a Second Language
Language/Language Family Specialization(s): Arabic, Standard
Program Size: Medium (11-25 students)
Program Description: This program enables students to become professional teachers and specialists in the field of Arabic Applied Linguistics. It covers a variety of scientific areas in the field of Arabic Applied Linguistics, such as: methods and techniques of teaching Arabic to speakers of other languages, second language acquisition, performing contrastive studies and error analysis, principles of testing, language learning strategies, and principles of psychology related to language learning and teaching processes.
Furthermore, this proposed program offers training for prospective teachers and enables them to conduct research, analyze language materials, become aware of language planning and the diversity of foreign cultures, and practice using state-of-the-art teaching aids in a real classroom environment.
Available Financial Aid: King Saud University offers full scholarships for all the students accepted in the program.
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