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The Arabic Language Teachers’ Association is conducting many professional learning opportunities throughout the academic year. The Association also liaises extensively with other key partners in the education sector, such as AISWA [Association of Independent Schools Western Australia] and SCSA [School Curriculum and Standards Authority].

The following guests presenting talks at ALTAWA seminars:

  • Nadia Selim: Researcher and Academic, and Arabic language teacher, the University of South Australia [UniSA].

  • Helen Kuehs: Incumbent president of the Modern Language Teachers Association of Western Australia.

  • Kate Reitzenstein: AISWA languages consultant, ALTAWA member, and past president of the MLTAWA [Modern Language Teachers’ Association of Western Australia].

  • Nadia Civa: Past president of the MLTAWA [Modern Language Teachers Association of Western Australia].

  • Dr. Moayad Abul Rahman: Head of Department [Arabic].  Australian Islamic College, Perth. Master Arabic calligrapher.



ALTAWA is also affiliated with the MLTAWA, and the membership brings numerous benefits such as being notified of the latest calendar of events, seminars and workshops and Pop up Professional learning opportunities in the languages landscape. The MLTAWA also hosts a biannual conference, every 2 years, this presents a great opportunity to engage with experts in language learning and language acquisition and it is a much-anticipated event that delivers quality presentations.  By being a member of MLTAWA, the Association is also affiliated to the AFMLTA [Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers’ Associations]. The AFMLTA hosts an international conference, every 4 years, this conference attracts experts and participants from around the world.

Every school in Western Australia where Arabic is being taught is represented on the ALTAWA committee. This gives us all a sense of collaboration for the improvement of the Arabic language delivery in the classroom and raising the profile of Arabic language acquisition within schools and beyond.

The Association is also actively seeking to broaden its network of Arabic language teachers and researchers, interstate and globally, to foster positive learning opportunities and professional engagement.

Please watch this space for more information regarding upcoming professional learning opportunities of the Arabic Language Teachers’ Association of Western Australia [ALTAWA].

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