Dr. Jana Bou Reslan

Professor of Educational Psychology, University of Balamand Dubai

Public speaker, Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Balamand Dubai (UOBD), TEDx Speaker, corporate trainer for Arabic and English communication, content creator in AR & ENG languages about education and psychology. 16 years of teaching experience with an MBA and PhD in Educational Leadership from USA.

Global Learning

14 November 2021 | 15:45 - 16:05 | Teaching Arabic is Really Fun, But how? Let's Talk "Psychology"!

This workshop identifies best practices and methods of teaching and learning Arabic from a psychological standpoint – highlighting the way where students would want to learn the language (in-class and remote learning). An exemplary lesson plan will be formed as a whole group discussion during the workshop: first activity. Then, we will act-out different teaching practices in an attempt to execute the lesson plan in 2 ways: One that “works for students” and motivates them. While the other demonstrates the malpractices of teaching Arabic in schools. The workshop is highly interactive. It seeks to solve the problem of teaching Arabic in a traditional, mundane way that students describe as “boring”. Instead, it encourages teachers to use principals of educational psychology in class such mastering techniques of motivation and emotions, self-regulation, conceptual understanding, and student-teacher relationships.