Approximately 175 million people around the world speak Arabic. (See Reference 3.) As more and more Arabic speakers move to English-speaking countries, it is vital that English teachers understand how to teach English to this specific language population. The key to teaching English successfully to Arabic students lies in understanding the Arabic culture and language. Spend time learning about your students’ backgrounds and about potential problems that may arise as your students learn English so that you are better equipped to help your students through them from the beginning.
Leyla Norman has been a writer since 2008 and is a certified English as a second language teacher. She also has a master's degree in development studies and a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology.