Are you seeking to

  • flourish business with the Arab World

  • learn Arabic language as a foreign language 

  • become fluent and literate adults and children in heritage Arabic language

In our day and age, speaking languages and intercultural awareness are a necessity and no longer a luxury. It is sought after in business, tourism, and reuniting with heritage. CALLAC provides you with linguistic and cultural tools that help you navigate your business, surviving in the Arab world, and linking with your heritage.

WHY & WHAT IS CALLAC?

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The world has become one global village for business. Speaking the language and inter-awareness of the unique cultural nuances of a given speaking community has become a necessity to conduct and carry on successful business with new and old markets, the Arab world is one of these important markets. 

In business CALLAC offers courses that focus on the unique culture of doing business with Arabs. We are specialized in developing programs, courses and workshops that cater to your own needs. Your company will be ahead of other companies doing business with Arabs, because with us you will have the keys and tools to effective conversations and communication. 

CALLAC offers programs and courses  in learning Arabic. If you are a heritage speaker and need to communicate with your parents and family in the Arab world, CALLAC is your place. You will receive courses that tie in linguistic and cultural components. Courses where all language skills are integrated equally in an interactive, fun, engaging lessons.


If you are a parent who want their children to learn your native language or dialect, CALLAC is the place where your children will get educational, fun and engaging lessons

The Arab world is vast and houses diverse culture, and if you are tourist who would like to learn the language or dialects, this is the place where you will have a rich program in both language and culture. 

CALLAC offer language courses in the most engaging, interactive, rewarding and fun way. We employ the latest pedagogical methodologies as well as technology. We will always strive to make CALLAC the ultimate source for learning foreign languages and inter-cultural awareness. Get in touch with us today to learn how CALLAC can help you.

What is CALLAC?


Center for Acquisition of Language, Literacy And Culture (CALLAC) is founded by Rajaa Aquil to bridge the language and cultural gap between the Arab world and the West. 


Rajaa Aquil the founder of CALLAC

has been infatuated by languages since childhood. Born a bilingual speaking both Turkish and Arabic as native languages made her dream to be a polyglot one day. So she sailed on a journey in the field of language acquisition, literacy and intercultural awareness for over 30 years. She taught both English and Arabic as foreign languages in several universities in the USA well as internationally. Rajaa has a PhD in Applied Linguistics from Georgetown University and a never-ending-passion to discover how languages are learned and taught. She never stops finding the best ways to improve teaching foreign languages. She always implements the latest in her methodology. 


Rajaa as embodied by CALLAC believes in bridging the cultural and the language gap between the Arab world and the West.  She believes that with the Internet the world has become a global village, yet this village is divided and separated by language and cultural boundaries. CALLAC is created as a means to bridge the gap. 


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MORE ABOUT CALLAC

Meeting each client's unique needs

Welcome to the Center for Acquisition of Language, Literacy And Culture. We offer language and Culture courses. We offer courses for all levels, courses for learning Arabic for beginners, intermediate and advanced. We also offer learning English for Arabic speakers in all levels, beginners, intermediate and advanced. 


Our main goal is to always achieve a high level of customer satisfaction with the services that we provide. This simple approach effectively fuels our growth. We’re thrilled you’ve decided to visit us please browse our site to discover what we’re all about.

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The summer of 2010, it's sunny yet breezy by a very gentle cool air. This is Cairo in the summer during the day and especially the evenings. The fresh breeze is emanating from the Nile River, which surrounds Cairo.  Cairo the city of the minarets and church bell towers side by side. In this picture, Rajaa Aquil the founder and director of CALLAC is with her students visiting old Cairo.

From 2010 through 2012 Rajaa was the founder and director of the Arabic study abroad, Language for Business and Technology at Georgia Tech. She developed and directed an 8-week program where her students participated in activities learning Arabic language and culture in the mornings and in the evenings visited old and modern Cairo.

The photo is at the entrance of Mosque Mohamed Ali. Rajaa is with her students exploring, discovering and integrating learning with living. This picture is evidence that the real voyage of discovery is not only seeing new landscapes and landmarks but actually in gaining new eyes and perspectives. My students recount that learning Arabic language and culture in the USA and then in this trip has been an eye opener. This is what learning a foreign/second language and culture is all about.

FAQ

While working with clients, we’re constantly learning about their needs and managing inquiries that arise. As a result, we’ve included a list of frequently asked questions along with answers in order to provide additional support. If your question isn’t addressed below, get in touch with us and we’ll provide the information you need.

WHAT EDUCATION AND/OR TRAINING DO YOU HAVE THAT RELATES TO YOUR WORK?

I have a PhD in Applied Linguistics from Georgetown University, Washington, DC. I have taught foreign languages over 25 years. I taught English as a Foreign Language at the American University in Cairo for 15 years, and Arabic at the Universities of Maryland, Utah, and Georgia Tech for 12 years. I also have a Certificate on Online Teaching.

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED DOING THIS TYPE OF WORK?

I have been fascinated by languages since I was a child. I am a polyglot and speak 4 languages. I have been teaching foreign languages for over 25 years.

WHAT IF I AM NOT SATISFIED WITH CENTER OF ACQUISITION OF LANGUAGE, LITERACY, AND CULTURE (CALLAC)?

If you are not satisfied with Center of Acquisition of Language, Literacy And Culture, you will be refunded immediately. However, we conduct surveys to get our clients feedback on a regular basis to meet their goals, fulfill their needs and find solutions to their problems. Our clients' satisfaction is the most important aspect in our work.

ARE THERE ANY BENEFITS FOR FIRST-TIME CUSTOMERS?

Yes our first-time customers will have a 2-week trial period. They will have lessons free of charge. We care for learning and gaining our clients' trust more than anything else.

DESCRIBE A RECENT PROJECT YOU ARE FOND OF? HOW LONG DID IT TAKE?

I developed a web based blended course of teaching Arabic language, history and culture through songs. It took 9 months. I can use this course in my teaching if clients are interested.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE A CUSTOMER LOOKING TO HIRE A PROVIDER IN YOUR AREA OF WORK?

Make sure your tutor is qualified. Just being a native speaker of the language doesn't qualify the person to be a good tutor. Teaching languages requires talent as well as solid education, background and good long experience in teaching. Ask the providers if they have the right qualifications and credentials to teach. If their teaching style is student centered. Ask for concrete examples how they teach through a student-centered approach. If they are qualified to teach online and if they use interactive engaging methods.

YOUR NEEDS, OUR PRIORITY

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We care about your needs and goals because your needs and goals are our constructing blocks. Our center is based on answering and fulfilling each learner's unique needs and goals. We love to illicit from you all that concerns you in learning a foreign language and culture. Please contact us and write to all us all your inquiries and questions. We will always answer your questions promptly and produce for you optimal solutions.

NEEDS ASSESSMENT

To meet and fulfill your goals and needs, we conduct a needs assessment and develop our course's objectives and outcomes based on your own goals and needs.

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A business succeeds with the feedback and questions it receives from its clients. Please send us all your inquiries and questions in regard to, adult and children language acquisition and literacy, intercultural and cross-cultural awareness and communication, to rajaa.aquil@callac.org.

Our mission is to always fulfill your goals and needs in learning foreign languages, intercultural awareness and cross-cultural communications. Based on your interaction with us, we design the best courses that are uniquely created to meet and fulfill your specific requirements and objects. 

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