Teach Memphis is seeking foreign language teachers and we need your help. Did you know that a foreign language major (or 24 Math credits) or an adequate score on the OPI exam can qualify a person to teach that foreign language on a transitional license in the state of TN? We are hoping that you will forward the attached announcement to your students who would be interested in changing the world and becoming a foreign language teacher for Memphis City Schools. Our most immediate needs are Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, and Arabic.
The Arabic Study Program is held at Yarmouk University, which has a student population of 22,000 and is located in Irbid, a city of approximately 500,000 inhabitants in Jordan. The primary goal of this program is to completely immerse its participants in the Arabic language and culture. Upon arriving at the university, each student takes a placement examination and then is placed into one of five levels of instruction offered at Arabic Language Department.
Each day is comprised of four hours of classroom instruction, followed by two to three hours of homework. Every student is housed in a suite that has a full kitchen, wireless internet access, a TV with around 300 Arabic channels, a common area for studying, and two single beds. There are two program sponsored educational excursions that take place during the mid-session break and at the end of the program visiting such places as Amman, Jerash,Um Qais, the Dead Sea, the Jordan Valley, Petra and Aqaba—depending on student wishes.