• You need to  start and flourish business with the Arab World, but lack the language and cultural etiquette of Arab business world,

  • You want to learn Arabic language as a foreign language,

  • You wish your children could learn how to speak Arabic so that they can converse with their relatives back in the Arab world

  • You cannot find an experienced qualified tutor to teach your children how to read and write in Arabic in a fun and engaging method

The solution to these concerns is CALLAC, where Arabic is taught online by highly experienced tutor. 

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 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. 

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.

WHY  CALLAC?

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. You want your company to be ahead of all other companies doing business with the Arab world. Contact CALLAC how we help you learn the tools to effective conversations and business communication.

You are a heritage speaker, and you feel the pain of not being able to communicate with your parents nor with your family when you travel to the Arab world. Contact CALLAC to help you close this gap.

You are a parent and do not have the time to teach your child how to read and write Arabic. Also because of the lack of practice your child does not know how to speak any Arabic and you feel so embarrassed when you travel back to the Arab world. Your children cannot communicate with their grandparents, nor with their cousins. You feel they are missing a lot when you travel to the Arab world. Contact CALLAC to help you with the best teaching of heritage Arabic to children.

The summer of 2010, it's sunny yet breezy with a 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 created this study abroad trip to her students to immerse in the Arabic langague and culture

The photo above is at the entrance of Mosque Mohamed Ali. The two photos on the left are on the Suspended Church in old Cairo. 

 

These photos are evidence that the real voyage of discovery is not only to see new landscapes and landmarks but actually to gain new eyes and perspectives. Rajaa 's students recount that learning Arabic language and culture  has been an eye opener. This is what learning a foreign and culture is all about.

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.

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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.

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MORE ABOUT CALLAC

CALLAC is where language and culture are intertwined

Welcome to the Center for Acquisition of Language, Literacy And Culture. We offer language and Culture 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 mission is to always meet your goals in language learning and intercultural awareness. CALLAC offers courses uniquely developed to meet your particular objectives as well as your learning styles. Not only will you find informational and instructional content material but also, interactive, engaging and fun courses. Rajaa synthesizes language components with cultural nuances in her courses using culture artifacts such as songs. One of her courses is Teaching Arabic language, culture and history through songs, housed at Georgia Tech Serverc. clsp.gatech.edu/clsp19 She is working on developing similar courses on films and the arts. Courses that integrate all modalities, sound, visual as well as language, sociolinguistics, history and culture. 

 

We’re thrilled you’ve decided to visit us please browse our site to discover what we’re all about.

About the photo:

 

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. Rajaa adopts the same approach in her online teaching

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NEEDS ASSESSMENT

Your needs are our priority 

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.

We care about your needs and goals because they are our constructing blocks.  We love to elicit 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. We always conduct a needs assessment and develop our courses' objectives and outcomes based on your own goals and needs.

QUESTIONS

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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