Happy to accept NYATC’s invitation to present at their event to Celebrate World Arabic Language Day and to share insights and best practices in teaching and learning Arabic.
I am excited to collaborate with my colleague Anna Iacovella to present in a panel on designing asynchronous assignments at the North East Modern Language Association Annual Convention.
I am looking forward to presenting at the North East Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Presentation title: Post-Pandemic Changes: Creating a Lasting Effect. This presentation describes in detail the changes that took place in language classes on an institutional level at Yale University in response to the recent global pandemic. The session gives … Continue reading Upcoming Presentation: NECTFL 2024 Annual Conference Feb 22-24
It was a pleasure presenting with my colleagues Luna Najera and Nandipa Sipengane on Adopting Multiliteracy in the Language Classroom. This presentation will go over the basics of the Multiliteracy Pedagogical approach for language teaching. It will address skepticism of the compatibility of this approach for language teaching in Novice and Intermediate level courses. The presentation … Continue reading ACTFL Annual Convention 2023 Nov 17-19
I am honored to contribute a chapter in the book Mosaic of Tongues: Multilingual Learning for the Arabic-speaking World. Chapter title: Learning Arabic Outside the Arab World: a Language of Identity That Opens Doors of Opportunity.
The Yale Center of Language Study recording studio was used In creating the E Audiobooks for RLP. I was happy to share this experience in a CLS-led presentation on Nov 2nd.
Presenting in the Connecticut Council of Language Teachers is an annual pleasure. This time with my colleague Randa. Presentation title: Adapting New Teaching Changes; Strategies for Success. On an institutional level, several changes took place in response to the teaching and learning that was taking place during the pandemic. The decision came as an attempt … Continue reading Adapting New Teaching Changes; Strategies for Success
Organizing an event with Karim Naji is always a great experience and a learning moment for me. Karim Naji led a wonderful workshop in which he demonstrated multiple Arab instruments, using them to communicate the concept of Maqam مقام (modal scale) and Iqa’a ابقاع (rhythmic structure). The workshop witnessed a great turnout and a lot … Continue reading Arabic Music workshop
Training in ACTFL OPI and ILR testing is essential to guarantee reliable assessment practices in and beyond the classroom.
The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) and STARTALK collaborate to offer this summer online course designed to learn more about the program evaluation process, including how to determine what types of information you need to gather for your evaluation, how to collect and analyze evaluation data, and how to use evaluation findings to create meaningful … Continue reading Excellent Language Program Evaluation: Summer Online Course
Yale Center of Language Study Instructional Innovation Workshop for 2022. The internet, multimedia, and digital media have become so prevalent in everyday life that they now constitute a regular norm of communication. These modes of communication – in addition to allowing for multi-modality – allow for a wide growth of linguistic and cultural diversity. Language … Continue reading Using reverse design to revise Elementary Arabic I (ARBC 110) syllabus.
Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish at NELC are collaborating on a website that showcases students’ work and achievements in these languages. Click here to explore the site: https://languagesofthemiddleeast.yale.edu/
I was happy to be on of the panelists discussing Heritage Language Courses at the Yale Center of Language Studies. Thursday, April 13th from 1:00-2:00 PM, the Yale CLS Brown Bag series. A discussion about heritage courses. A panel of four instructors: Julia Titus (Russian), Sarab Al Ani (Arabic), Hsiu-Hsien Chan (Chinese), and Angela Lee-Smith (Korean) will … Continue reading Arabic For Heritage Learners, A Discussion Panel
I was happy to accept the invitation of The National University of Malaysia to present to their Modern Standard Arabic Faculty on the Topic of The Criteria for Teaching Arabic in the Unites States. *******
In a Department fundraising event dedicated to supporting Turkey and Syria, an Arabic Language student recites Nizar Qabbani’s Dimascisian Poem.