The Co-Academic Coordinator will coordinate and administer all academic aspects of the Arabic Overseas Flagship (AOF) Capstone program in direct, active partnership with the current Academic Coordinator. S/he will be responsible for the design and quality of Moroccan Colloquial Arabic (MCA) and Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) courses provided to American participants of the AOF Capstone program in Meknes, Morocco at the Arab American Language Institute in Morocco (AALIM). The core responsibilities consist of the following: coordinate the instruction of courses, oversee the quality of instruction, oversee the academic progress of AOF Capstone participants, provide faculty training and evaluations, design curriculum and lesson plans, oversee the cohesion of course sections, and teach at least three Arabic language courses per year.
The Language Flagship and the Arabic Overseas Flagship (AOF) Capstone Program:
The Language Flagship is an effort to change the way Americans learn languages. The Language Flagship offers language programs at schools across the United States (U.S.) for undergraduate students in critical languages such as Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu. Designed as a network of programs, The Language Flagship seeks to graduate students who will take their place among the next generation of global professionals, commanding a superior level of proficiency in one of many critical languages. American Councils of International Education (ACIE) works in partnership with The Language Flagship and AALIM to administer the AOF Capstone program in Meknes, Morocco. Participants of the AOF Capstone program complete the equivalent of four academic years of Arabic language studies at their U.S. home institution before pursuing a full academic year of intensive and immersive Arabic language studies in Morocco with the goal of reaching superior proficiency in the language.