Qatar Foundation International (QFI) has hosted the annual Arabic Language and Culture Summer Institute on the George Mason University campus in Fairfax, Virginia, US, Gulf Times reported. The Arabic Summer Institute was founded four years ago to meet the needs and interests of Arabic language educators and to equip them with best practices in curriculum planning, classroom management and integrating culture. It brings together new and experienced teachers from QFI’s Arabic programmes across the US, providing a forum for them to share activities, resources, curricula and experiences in teaching Arabic as a foreign language. This year’s Institute focused on the themes of curriculum development, classroom management and integrating culture into Arabic teaching. Some 32 participants were sponsored by QFI to attend this year.