University of California, Davis (History)
I have tutored students in informal settings with grammar, pronunciation, and speaking since Fall 2013. In addition to helping fellow classmates, I also conduct video lessons with other students that I've met through my travels that are wanting to further their Arabic studies despite not having access to classes our resources at their home institutions.
I have tutored a student from Saudi Arabia in English for two years, which started in Fall 2013. Usually we spend 8-10 hours together weekly, practicing English, but also talking about history, culture, and politics.
I have three years of formal classroom study at the University of California, Davis, finishing the Advanced Arabic series. In Summer 2014 I studied in Nizwa, Oman under a Critical Language Scholarship administered by the US Department of State. The program lasted seven weeks and included three hours of MSA study and one hour of Omani dialect study daily, requiring adherence to a language pledge at all times. In summer 2015 I studied in Amman, Jordan through Amideast under a Benjamin A. Gilman scholarship which is also administered by the US Department of State. Amideast is a program that specializes in Arabic study abroad in the Middle East. The program lasted eight weeks and included four hours of MSA study and one hour of Shami/Jordanian dialect study daily. Both programs required Arabic to be used at all times inside the classroom and in assignments. I've finished my Arabic grammar study by completing Al-Kitaab book three this past summer. Additionally, through my studies with Amideast, I've studied intensively Arabic literature, where I've analyzed and discussed various literary works in Arabic. At the end of summer of 2014 I received certification by the American Council on Teaching foreign Languages as having a speaking ability of "Advanced Low", meaning that I'm able to have basic Arabic conversations with ease. I'm planning on taking the same exam again soon, which I expect to obtain a higher rating after my completion of another intensive Arabic program. I have also conducted research in Arabic regarding Graffiti in Lebanon, using authentic materials and interviews.
I have a wide variety of resources, techniques, and contacts to help others further their Arabic study that I've accumulated throughout my studies at various institutions, for both MSA and Dialect study. I enjoy helping others learn a beautiful language which has a grammar system that is definitely unique. In addition to my language capabilities, I have first hand cultural knowledge and experience in two different countries in the region. Whether your goal is to learn Qur'anic Arabic, Dialects, or MSA, I have the necessary experience, knowledge, and resources that will help you achieve your goals! I have tutored students in informal settings with grammar, pronunciation, and speaking since Fall 2013. In addition to helping fellow classmates, I also conduct video lessons with other students that I've met through my travels that are wanting to further their Arabic studies despite not having access to classes our resources at their home
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