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Our Arabic program for children is committed to the task of building an appreciation of the language and understanding of its culture among the youth. We aim to prepare young students to become confident speakers at an early age. We teach Modern Standard Arabic at all levels and across different age groups. Lessons are conducted in MSA in an immersion style environment and
No prior knowledge of Arabic is required for students to participate in our program. However, students with some Arabic proficiency will be given an assessment test to determine their level before attending class. Students will be grouped in different classes based on language ability and age. Heritage Speakers and Non-native Speakers of Arabic follow the same course of study in our program.
Our program is a scholarship-based program available to qualified children who reside in Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland.
Open House: January 27, 2018, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Application Deadline: February 18, 2018
Assessment Test: February 19 to February 22, 2018, 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Session I: March 3 to May 19
Time: 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Levels and Age Groups
Our courses are divided into two levels for each age group category: Level 1 for beginners and level 2 for intermediate.
Level 1 (Ages 6-11 years)
In this course, students will learn the Arabic alphabet and long and short vowels. This course is designed to enable students to read three and four-letter words. They will also be able to develop basic writing skills by joining letters. Students will be able to express themselves in simple sentences, learn numbers, and learn basic conversation skills. The course curriculum incorporates the use of educational games, stories
Level 2 (Ages 6-11 years)
In this course, students will be introduced to basic Arabic grammar – singular pronouns and possessive pronouns. Students will engage in conversation about personal data, school life, family members etc. In addition to the required textbook, this course will utilize educational posters and handouts which will help students to verbally express themselves with simple sentences. Students will have spelling tests to assert their proficiency of letters and vowel sound recognition. The course places a greater emphasis on reading and listening comprehension.
Level 1 (Ages 12-15 years)
In this course, students will learn the Arabic alphabets and long and short vowels. Students will master recognition of Arabic script and dictation. While students are learning basic grammatical patterns, they will learn Arabic greetings, know how to introduce themselves, tell time, days of the week, and numbers. In addition, they will engage in educational games, stories
Level 2 (Ages 12-15 years)
In this course, students will be able to read sentences and small paragraphs. They will master essential grammar structure to form correct sentences. The will learn verb and noun conjugation, adjectives, and adverbs. Students will be introduced to the ten measure chart. They will be able to write short paragraphs. This course is designed to hone students’ verbal communication skills through role plays and guided conversations to advance their proficiency and fluency in Arabic.
Application is open now for Session I (March 3 to May 19)
Application Deadline is February 18.
The International Women’s Anthropology Conference (IWAC) is hosting a panel at the July 2018 meetings of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) in Florianopolis, Brazil.
PANEL TOPIC: Women of Marginalized Social Groups Working to Empower Themselves
PANEL THEMES AND FOCUS: This panel will consist of orally presented papers. Panelists will discuss challenges facing women of socially marginalized groups in multiple countries – for example, indigenous women, low caste women in South Asia, and women in socially marginalized ethnicities, racial groups, or economic classes of other countries, depending on speakers’ availability and expertise. The emphasis will be on women’s advocacy activities and self-help organizations. The goal of the discussion is to consider ways that very low status women can and do strengthen their social position and claim their human rights, sharing the experiences of people of different countries. The panel relates to three IUAES conference themes: Practice and Advocacy, Race and Ethnicity, and Women/Gender.
CONVENORS: Dr. Suzanne Hanchett (Planning Alternatives for Change LLC) and Dra. Jenniffer Simpson (University of Coimbra)
LANGUAGES: English, Portuguese with English titled slides
DATES OF THE IUAES MEETINGS: July 16–20, 2018
LOCATION: Florianopolis, Brazil
DEADLINES: We must submit all paper proposals to IUAES before Feb. 28, 2018
Please send expressions of interest as soon as possible. Send a 50–100 word summary of your paper topic on or before Feb. 20 to:
Dr. Suzanne Hanchett ([email protected]) English language communications
(or) Dra. Jenniffer Simpson ([email protected]) Portuguese communications
IUAES will review and accept our abstracts before March 15, 2018
After their papers are accepted, speakers will be expected to register in advance for the conference, to guarantee their participation.
IWAC website: planningalternatives.com/iwac-women
The Center for Social Justice at the University of Oklahoma invites nominations for the award honoring the work of forensic anthropologist, Dr. Clyde Snow. The award recognizes the efforts of those who strive to restore the humanity and dignity of individuals and communities that have suffered human rights violations.
Nominees should have a record of efforts towards supporting survivors of human rights abuses, honoring victims of atrocities, and advocating on behalf of communities in the pursuit of justice. Individuals or groups may nominate themselves, or be nominated by someone else. Nominators should submit a completed application, consisting of the nomination form, a copy of the nominee’s resume (or a chronological summary of accomplishments, if the nominee is a group), and a letter of nomination detailing the nominee’s efforts and accomplishments. Letters of nomination should:
- demonstrate the nominees’ leadership, courage, and compassion in their work advocating for victims of human rights abuses;
- give a clear history of the nominees’ involvement with their causes; and
- explain how the nominees’ efforts give continuity to Dr. Snow’s work.
If the nominee makes the nomination, a letter of recommendation should also be included. Supporting documentation, in the form of media coverage, photos, videos, artwork, and testimonials, is encouraged, but these materials cannot be returned to the nominator. We accept nominations in the following UNESCO languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. The deadline for submission of all materials is February 28, 2018. The award will be conferred at a banquet at the University in Norman, Oklahoma in September 2018.
Additionally, the Center seeks donations to sustain the award and celebrate the work of Dr. Snow. The endowment will be used bi-annually for a monetary award of $5000 and the production of the award sculpture designed by Oklahoma artist Harvey Pratt, as well as travel expenses, room and board for the awardee, and the costs of the award banquet.
All information about the award, including the nomination form and guidelines for nominations, can be found at this website. Questions may be directed to the Center for Social Justice at [email protected] or call (405) 325-5787.
Established in 2009, the Center for Social Justice is an initiative of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, based in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma. The Center works to promote gender justice, equality, tolerance, and human rights through local and global engagement.
Center for Communal Studies
University of Southern Indiana
The Center for Communal Studies at the University of Southern Indiana annually invites submissions for its prize competition for the best undergraduate and graduate student papers on historic or contemporary communal groups, intentional communities and utopias. Submissions may come from any academic discipline and should be focused on a topic clearly related to contemporary or historic communal groups or utopias.
Undergraduate Paper or Thesis
Author of the best undergraduate paper or thesis will receive $250. The annual deadline for submission is 1 March. The prize winner will be announced in April 2018.
Graduate Paper or Thesis or Dissertation Chapter
Author of the best graduate paper or thesis or dissertation chapter will receive $500. The annual deadline for submission is 1 March. The prize winner will be announced in April 2018.
Please send materials as email attachments to Casey Harison at [email protected].
E-PARCC Competition for Teaching Cases
Development in Transition and Conflict Societies: Effective Use of Collaborative Methods in International Development
Competition funding: $5,000 prize for best teaching case and $1,000 honorable mention prizes
The Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University announces a new E-PARCC competition, The Glendal E. and Alice D. Wright Prize Fund for Conflict and Collaboration Case Studies in International Development. The international development community has faced significant political, economic, social, and environmental challenges over the past decades to improve the quality of public services and the lives of people in the transition and conflict countries in the developing world. These challenges have been addressed through such world-wide programs reflected in the MDGs, SDGs, and any number of global efforts to achieve these development goals. While there are improvements resulting from these development programs, there is still much work to be done to eradicate poverty and improve the livelihoods of people in these countries.
Learning approaches that emphasize participatory, collaborative, and conflict-sensitive strategies and skills have been found to be effective for enhancing public policy and managerial capacities in developing and transition societies. Such learning, however, often depends on having relevant case materials that address situation-specific requirements of diverse audiences. There is a critical shortage of such teaching cases. E-PARCC is an on-line collection of interactive materials for the teaching of collaborative governance, written by top scholars and practitioners. This special E-PARCC competition aims to expand the present knowledge base of relevant case studies, drawing on the experiences of international development academics, researchers, and practitioners.
Entries for this special competition should focus on collaborative methods in the following areas of development management in transition and conflict countries:
- Identification of public policy issues and methods of developing and implementing solutions to these problems
- Innovative management approaches to improve the delivery of public services
- Innovations in the design, implementation, and evaluation of international development programs
- Application of participatory and consensus building methods that overcome societal divisions
- Methods of improving open, transparent and accountable governments through advocacy and actions by civil society organizations
The competition is open to academics, researchers, and practitioners that are or have been actively involved in development projects through international multilateral and bilateral donor organizations, national, and local governments in transition and conflict countries, and international and national civil society organizations.
Submission Requirements: Case studies should be approximately 15–25 type-written pages (double-spaced). All entries must include a teaching note. Selection of the winners will be made by a committee of scholars and practitioners. All cases must be original and not yet published elsewhere. Winning cases are published online and downloadable free of charge on E-PARCC at: www.maxwell.syr.edu/parc/eparc. Full credit is given to authors. To enter, submit original teaching case studies and teaching simulations no later than March 1, 2018. All entries should be submitted electronically to [email protected].
Finalists will be notified around May 1, 2018. Questions should be directed to: Catherine Gerard, Director of PARCC at: [email protected].
Library Resident Research Fellowships
The Library Resident Research fellowships support research in the Society’s collections. Comprehensive, searchable guides and finding aids to our collections are available online at www.amphilsoc.org/library/guides.
Applicants must demonstrate a need to work in the Society’s collections for a minimum of one month and a maximum of three months. Applicants in any relevant field of scholarship may apply. Candidates whose normal place of residence is farther away than a 75-mile radius of Philadelphia will be given some preference. Applicants do not need to hold the doctorate, although PhD candidates must have passed their preliminary examinations.
$3,000 per month.
March 1; notification in May.
The application may be accessed at www.amphilsoc.org/library/fellowships/short-term-fellowships. Questions should be directed to Linda Musumeci, Director of Grants and Fellowships, at [email protected] or 215-440-3443.
Phillips Fund Grants for Native American Research
For research in Native American linguistics and ethnohistory, focusing on the continental United States and Canada. Given for a maximum of one year from date of award to cover travel, tapes, and consultants’ fees.
Applicants may be graduate students pursuing either a master’s or a doctoral degree; postdoctoral applicants are also eligible.
From $1,000 to $3,500.
March 1; notification in May.
SQCC Program Department Intern
Interns will provide crucial assistance to SQCC’s conferences, events, and outreach activities, and will provide administrative support to SQCC staff. This internship offers a unique opportunity to participate in the organization’s core outreach mission.
• Assist in efforts to promote Omani culture through assisting with the design and implementation of public events, teacher workshops, and other outreach activities
• Photograph SQCC events for website and social media
• Maintain SQCC mailing list
- Research and writing
• Conduct research and write entries for the Indian Ocean in World History website (www.indianoceanhistory.org), a K-12 teacher resource
- Website and social media
• Write content for website and contribute to social media accounts
• Work to maximize SQCC’s reach online, through increased website traffic and social media reach
• Help design flyers, booklets, and invitations
- Administrative Tasks
• Maintain students’ enrollment and attendance tracking
• Accurate data input into our Student Information System (SIS)
• Process and update all student academic records with integrity, accuracy, and timeliness
• Assist with the Arabic language program events and activities
- Required skills
• Applicants should have strong research, writing, and interpersonal skills, as well as familiarity with the Arab World
• Prior experience in research, event planning, communications, and/or office management is preferred
• Basic photography skills
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is essential
- Desired skills
• Familiarity with Oman
• Photoshop skills preferred
• Arabic language ability
• General graphic design skills preferred
• The internship is based in Washington, DC
• Interns will receive a stipend
• Please note that candidates must be authorized to work in the United States
• Applicants must be fluent English speakers
• Undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates are eligible
• Candidates with full-time availability are preferred, though part-time schedules will be considered
• SQCC is not responsible for arranging accommodations or facilitating visa applications for applicants
• SQCC will contact only those candidates who are extended an interview
Applications are accepted and reviewed on an on-going basis. Final deadline to apply for the Summer Internship is 1 March.
Please send the following to [email protected] with a subject line “Internship Application—Full Name.”
• Cover letter, including availability
• List of three references
• Brief writing sample (no more than four pages, an excerpt is fine)
Please direct any questions about the SQCC internship to [email protected]
Water is Life. The refrain of water rights activists globally is an invitation to consider the many ways in which water is essential to human economy, environments, and health. The theme of this SEA conference is the role of water in human economic life – from studies of water management in ancient societies, to irrigation in agrarian settings, to informal economies of water in squatter settlements, to social movements to secure a human right to water.
Thinking Gender, Pre-existing Conditions
28th Annual Thinking Gender Graduate Student Research Conference
March 1-2, 2018
UCLA Faculty Center
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Terri Conley, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan
The UCLA Center for the Study of Women invites submissions of paper, poster, speed pitching research roundtable, and visual arts proposals for our 28th Annual Thinking Gender Graduate Student Research Conference. This year’s conference theme, Pre-existing Conditions, will focus on the interactions of health and gender as a play on the current, on-going discussions about gender-focused health and healthcare. Pre-existing Conditions invites conversations about the directions and foci of intersectional and multi-contextual approaches to health and well-being. With our focus on gender and health, Thinking Gender 2018, Pre-existing Conditions, welcomes submissions of graduate student projects on a wide range of health and health-related topics (see the attached call or visit http://csw.ucla.edu/TG18CFP for details).
Deadline for All Proposal Submissions: November 1, 2017
We invite proposal submissions for the following categories:
- Panel Presentations
- Speed Pitching Research Roundtables
- Visual Arts Reception and Exhibition
Registered graduate students from any institution are eligible to submit presentation proposals for all Thinking Gender sessions, including the panel, poster, speed pitching research roundtable, and Visual Arts Reception & Exhibition sessions.
Registered undergraduate students from any institution are eligible to submit proposals for poster presentations and participation in the Visual Arts Reception & Exhibition only.
Full details – including proposal length requirements and additional specifications – are available in the attached call for proposals and on our website at http://csw.ucla.edu/TG18CFP.
To participate in Thinking Gender, successful applicants will be required to pay a registration fee of $50, the entirety of which will go towards covering conference costs. Participants for whom the registration fee is prohibitive are encouraged to contact [email protected].
The deadline for all submission proposals is November 1, 2017. Submissions must be made online via the link at http://csw.ucla.edu/TG18CFP. Once submissions are reviewed and accepted, all participants in the paper panel sessions will be required to submit a draft of their paper by January 29, 2018, for pre-circulation among their co-panelists and faculty moderator.
For full details, including proposal length requirements, additional specifications, and a link to the online submission system, visit http://csw.ucla.edu/TG18CFP.