Arabic Teachers Council in Yorkshire – Led by Rasha Soliman
مجلس مدرسي اللغة العربية في يوركشاير بدعم من مؤسسة قطر الدولية
The Arabic Teachers Council in Yorkshire (ATCY) was the first network of Arabic school teachers to be established in the UK in 2019 with funding from Qatar Foundation International (QFI). The council aims to bring together a community of Arabic teachers from mainstream and supplementary schools who teach Arabic at different levels including exam-focused lessons (i.e. GCSE & A-Levels) to both heritage and non-heritage learners of Arabic. The council includes Arabic teachers from Leeds city as well as the surrounding regions such as Bradford, York, Halifax, Huddersfield, Dewsbury and Sheffield where a considerable number of current and potential Arabic schools exist.
The ATCY’s annual activities are decided and run by a steering committee of Arabic teachers representing the participating schools. For the committee to ensure inclusivity, it includes Arabic teachers with a range of experiences representing an adequate number of teachers working in institutions from primary to tertiary levels. Our activities include continuous professional development workshops, networking events, competitions, lesson observations and get-together events to share good practices in Arabic school teaching. Arabic schoolteachers in Yorkshire and beyond can subscribe to our mailing list to receive updates on events and activities and can also join our WhatsApp group to keep updated with opportunities of interest.