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Conference: Come Together: The Future of Arabic Language in North Carolina

November 13, 2021 - November 14, 2021


The Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies is pleased to host a conference for Arabic language educators this fall: Come Together: The Future of Arabic Language in NC. This conference, held November 13-14, 2021, at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will gather educators, administrators, and other representatives from K-16 institutions all working to expand Arabic as a world language offering. Featuring grade level-specific sessions as well as keynote presentations, the conference will connect Arabic language educators across the state and address how lessons learned from the past year of pandemic virtual learning can positively translate to the classroom moving forward.


The purpose of this conference is two-fold: First, the conference aims to provide quality professional development to serve the needs of Arabic educators across K-16 levels as we navigate the similarities and differences between online and in-person learning. Attendees will discuss methods, curricula and pedagogy with colleagues.


Second, this conference aims to generate connection and community among Arabic language teachers in North Carolina by serving as the inaugural event of the newly-forming North Carolina Arabic Teacher Council (NCATC). Membership and structure of the NCATC will be discussed at the conference. The NCATC will coordinate annual professional development to serve the needs of underrepresented Arabic teachers.


  • Learn more and register for the conference on the conference website.
  • This conference is free; registration is required.
    • Please note that a limited number of hotel scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis to participants traveling more than 60 miles round-trip to the conference. Please indicate your interest on the registration form.


Finally, we hope to host this conference in-person. However, we will continue to monitor COVID-19 cases and adapt the conference to a virtual format if necessary. Please note that visitors to campus must abide by the UNC-Chapel Hill COVID-19 Community Standards.


If you have any questions about the event or the forming NC Arabic Teacher Council, please contact:

-Caroline Robinson,Teaching Assistant Professor of Arabic, UNC-Chapel Hill, Caroline Robinson

-Emma Harver, Director of Outreach, Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies,


Sponsored by the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies.


Saturday, November 13 – Sunday, November 14

FedEx Global Education Center

UNC-Chapel Hill


November 13, 2021
November 14, 2021
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FedEx Global Education Center
301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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