I love teaching! I also love Arabic. For a number of years, I taught Arabic at a college level. I taught beginner to intermediate classes, semester long and summer intensive programs, and traditional and immersion-style courses. One of my favorite things about teaching Arabic is that the grammar has so many patterns to it, which makes it easy to explain. I love looking for new patterns and finding new ways to teach grammar and vocabulary. I also tend to use cultural songs, pictures, signs, and traditions to make learning Arabic more relevant. I think relevance is key; if it is important to you, you are more likely to remember it.
With regard to SPSS, we (me and SPSS) spent a lot of time together as I completed my doctoral dissertation, and I found that it is fairly straightforward when you get the hang of it, and it lets you organize and play with your data in all sorts of ways. I feel like I can relay a lot of that information in a clear manner, which will undoubtedly help you feel in control of your data.
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