Included here is a selection of sample activities that are currently in use at Hunter College. They can be used as specific lesson plans or broader activity outlines that take into consideration the specific needs and goals of Heritage Language Learners. The content of these activities aligns with our Arabic program’s design and goals. Please feel free to use them as they are, or to adapt them to fit the design and goals of your own program.
Teaching Materials to Download
What does a student need to do in order to graduate on time?
Modes of communication: Interpersonal and Interpretative
Proficiency/Performance Range: Novice-high to Intermediate-high
What Matters for Arab Americans Today?
Modes of communication: Interpersonal, Interpretative, and Presentational
Proficiency/Performance Range: Intermediate to Advanced*
*While this activity is intended for Intermediate to Advanced level learners, you can adapt it to the proficiency level of the students by modifying the function and text type. We highly recommend assessing the proficiency level of the students at the start of the course to ensure learning goals reflect feasible proficiency development expectations.