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Alberta Iqra Arabic Conference 2017
Thu, 30 Mar 2017, 7:00 PM – Fri, 31 Mar 2017, 4:00 PM MDT
The Alberta Iqra Arabic Conference will be held at the Delta Kananaskis Lodge on March 31, 2017. The aim of this conference is to provide a forum for teachers and scholars interested in aspects of Arabic language teaching and learning, featuring keynote speaker Dr. Abdalla Idris Ali.
Dr. Abdalla Idris Ali is an internationally renowned expert of Islamic and Arabic studies, having founded Canada’s first Islamic school in Ontario 35 years ago. He has worked extensively in Canada and the United States developing and implementing Arabic Studies curriculum and ensuring high standards of educational programming. He is executive director of ISNA, the Islamic Society of North America, and was a founding member of the Council of Islamic Schools in North America.
Iqra Arabic Conference Topics:
Literacy in the Arabic language
Classroom approaches to language acquisition
Sociocultural approaches to language acquisition
Second language maintenance and transfer
Arabic language curriculum development
Language socialization and Identity
The conference location is set Kananaskis Country, one of the jewels of Alberta. The spectacular scenery brings guests from all over the world to enjoy the majestic beauty of the mountains. Many of the visitors take in outdoor activities: skiing, hiking, dog sledding and cave tours.
The 2017 Alberta Iqra Arabic Conference is proudly sponsored by Palliser Regional School Division, Muslim Community Foundation of Calgary, Al Madina Language Charter Academy and Horizon Academy Institute.
Early bird registration is available until January 31, 2017 for $50 and regular registration from February 1st onward is $75 per person. The conference attendance will be capped at 200 registrants and early registration is suggested.
Accommodations are available at the Delta Kananaskis for the night of March 30 under “Iqra Conference” at the conference rate of $138 per night plus applicable taxes. The hotel block will be available until February 1, 2017. Please call the Delta Kananaskis at 1-888-591-6240 for hotel reservations.