The Middle East Studies Center presents CBI PATH a collection of lesson modules for content-based instruction of Persian, Arabic, Turkish, and Hebrew.
Content-based language instruction is a holistic approach to teaching and learning languages. It utilizes a content area, subject matter, disciplinary interest or theme as the context and pretext for the teaching and learning of a language. It can be described as the 'learning of language through a subject matter' (Stryker & Leaver).
The website is an open resource for use by students and instructors and is intended for advanced and distinguished level instruction. Activities included on this site involve receptive skills, mainly reading and listening, that draw on authentic audio-visual and written sources, either recorded by instructors or harvested from a variety of media.
The website is a project of the Western Consortium of Title VI National Resource Centers for Middle East Studies.
The Middle East Studies Center at Portland State University promotes understanding of the people, cultures, languages and religions of the Middle East. As a National Resource Center for Middle East Studies under the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI program, the Center serves as a resource on issues pertaining to the Middle East through activities that reach students and scholars, as well as businesses, educators, and the media. The Middle East Studies Center supports academic conferences, workshops, cultural events, lectures, and a resource library.