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Somia S.

Certified Arabic Instructor / Interpreter / Translator

Fort Mill, SC (29708)

Travel radius
20 miles
Hourly fee
$30.00
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I am a native Arabic speaker also fluent in English. I'm qualified Arabic language teacher. I 'm also an Arabic teacher, curriculum developer and content revisionist at NC Virtual Public School.

I am available for teaching in the early morning, and evenings as well as weekend appointments.

I have taught Modern Standard and Colloquial Egyptian Arabic to non-Arabic speaking students from many different nationalities and backgrounds over the last 8 years, children and adults.

I customize my lessons based on the student’s desire and purpose for learning Arabic. Each student is a unique learner and curricula may be designed to meet the needs of the individual student if necessary.

I am committed to quality teaching. My lessons are more for learning than studying; I integrate materials such as reading, writing, culture, math, conversation, grammar, classical essays, biographies, timelines and geography along with quizzes, games, interactive maps, sound recording, comparison and music. You will look forward to the next session.

Lessons levels include the following:
Arabic Level 1 - Basic topics, reading and writing.
Arabic Level 2 - Elementary level math practice, conversation, grammar, reading and dictation.
Intermediate Level 3 - Intermediate grammar, reading short stories, geography, culture and writing short Essays.
Advanced Level 4 - Advanced grammar, intensive reading, writing and essays.

I have taught Modern Standard and Colloquial Egyptian Arabic to non-Arabic speaking students from many different nationalities and backgrounds over the last 8 years, adults and university students.
I customize my lessons based on the student's desire and purpose for learning Arabic. Each student is a unique learner and curricula may be designed to meet the needs of the individual student if necessary.

Education:
B.A. Sociology, University of Alexandria, Egypt.

Certification:
Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language- Diploma- The American University in Cairo.
Teaching Arabic Professional Development Program The Academy for Arabic Teachers Boston University, Massachusetts. USA.
Designing Blended Language Instruction. University of Maryland- STARTALK -2013
Teaching Arabic Language using Technology in a Virtual Classroom. University of Maryland- STARTALK - 2013

Award:
Harvard University - Egypt Forum Program at the Center of Middle Eastern Studies
Awarded a scholarship as an educator of the Arabic language and culture - January 2012- present

Other courses:
Fundamental Classical Arabic teaching
Teaching Arabic through the Communicative approach.
Teaching Arabic through Content Based Instructions.

Memberships:
National Capital Language Resource Center (NCLRC)
Foreign Language Association of North Carolina (FLANC)
American Association of Teachers of Arabic (AATA)
Women’s Culture and Language Exchange.
Charlotte Arabic Language & Culture Enthusiasts - Meetup Group Founder.

Hourly Rate: First lesson is for 30 minutes as a free trial. I offer packages of 8, 24 or more lessons for very affordable price. When you contact me, we will discuss potential options.
My teaching schedule: I’m flexible for teaching in the early morning, evenings as well as weekends by appointment.
Payment policy: I require 24-hour cancellation notice.

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Somia’s subjects

Language:

Arabic

Certified Teacher of Arabic as a Foreign Language from the American University of Cairo.


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Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Somia will travel within 20 miles of Fort Mill, SC 29708.

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