The Arabic Language Teachers’ Association is a not-for-profit organisation which was founded in 2016 with the following aims: 


  1. To promote the study and teaching of the Arabic language in Western Australia.

  2. Identify the needs of teachers of Arabic in Western Australia. 

  3. Establish collaboration among teachers of Arabic.

  4. Foster collegiality in all sectors of Education, including the Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia (AISWA) and the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA).

  5. Keep abreast with the variety of changes and trends of languages teaching methodology. 

  6. To organise engaging activities for students of the Arabic language. 

  7. Keep members informed of any curriculum requirements and changes. 

  8. Organise and encourage the participation of members in professional learning opportunities. 

  9. Liaise with the broader Arabic speaking community to raise awareness of the Association’s activities, aims and objectives. 

  10. Keep professional links with other professional languages associations like the Modern Language Teachers’ Association (MLTAWA) and the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers’ Association (AFMLTA). 

Our Executive Committee

President (Founder)


Mr Muhammad Agherdien

Teacher - Al-Ameen College

Vice President

Ms Khadija El-Kadri

Teacher - Al-Hidayah Islamic School


Ms Fatima Syaid

Teacher - Al-Hidayah Islamic School


Ms Najat Abu-Rgeef

Teacher - Australian Islamic College

Our Committee Members

Dr. Moayad Abdul-Rahman

(HOLA - Australian Islamic College)

Dr. Hoda Abougamos

(Director - Dar Alarqam Arabic Multicultural Association)

Ms Fathia Ibrahim

(Teacher - Fountain College) 

Ms Hoda Nawar

(Arabic language educator)

Ms Shaamillah Davis

(Primary school coordinator - Al-Ameen College)

Mr Idris Omer

(Teacher - Al-Hidayah Islamic School)

Ms Kate Reitzenstein

(AISWA - Languages Consultant)