Chicago Arabic Teachers Council


About Us

In partnership with Qatar Foundation International, the Chicago Arabic Teachers Council at the Middle East and North African Studies Program (MENA) at Northwestern University was established in September 2016 with the purpose of serving the 250+ Arabic teachers in the Chicago area by building relationships between and providing resources to Arabic language instructors, school administrators and education professionals.

CATC Executive Committee

On December 17, MENA convened a daylong CATC symposium on Classroom Practices and Teaching Strategies, featuring presentations by experienced Arabic instructors and a keynote workshop led by Blaine Ray, the developer of Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS).

See story on CATC and December 17 Symposium.

See handout from Blaine Ray on TPRS.

Using Technology in the Arabic Language Classroom

View the Symposium program.

See photos from the event.

Please check back for updates and upcoming events.