Faculty of Languages - Ain Shams University (English Language)
Teaching to me is labor of love. Nothing is more rewarding than seeing my students have progressed and owned the gift of speaking a new language. I believe that my students' success is my success. We mirror one another. I come with almost fifteen years of teaching experience in Egypt and the US. I am trained in second language acquisition and have taught Arabic in the US since 2008 till now. I taught in various colleges and institutions regular and intensive courses. Given my academic background, I could also help graduate students reading classical Arabic in old manuscripts or do literary analysis of classical texts. In addition, I could teach all levels of Arabic ranging from the Elementary, Intermediate to the advanced whether in Formal or spoken Arabic. I could also teach adults and kids. My pedagogical approach depends on viewing language as a means of communication. That's why, I never lecture but I encourage my students to produce the language while I can help, facilitate the process, explain the nuances and offer all help I can. At the end, I want them to own that 'magical key' to the language I mostly cherish and love.
I have a Bachelor's degree (BA) from the Faculty of Languages (Al-Alsun) in Cairo, Egypt. I also obtained my Master's and My PhD from the same faculty in English Drama and Performance. During my undergraduate years, we were trained to become translators and interpreters. That's why, I developed a strong grasp of the Arabic grammar and syntax that enables me to teach Advanced content courses of Literature in addition to language learning. During all my professional experience, I have been trained as a second language teacher. I taught various groups, various academic backgrounds and various levels as well. I manage to adapt my style to my students and help them improve. I always like to provide periodic feedback to keep track of my students' performance. I assign homework and periodic quizzes but without having my students feel overwhelmed. I keep a delicate line between professionalism-- taking Arabic seriously and friendliness -- dealing with the language as part of our human daily life routine. I think it has been a successful strategy so far.
Teaching Arabic to me is 'labor of love'. Teaching to me is labor of love. Nothing is more rewarding than seeing my students have progressed and owned the gift of speaking a new language. I believe that my students' success is my success. We mirror one another. I come with almost fifteen years of teaching experience in Egypt and the US. I am trained in second language acquisition and have
Batool is a very friendly and experienced instructor. She is also very good with children. She is currently tutoring our kids ages 7,8, and 15. She identified appropriate textbooks and workbooks, and is developing a customized comprehension curriculum to complement their studies.
I have a BA in English language and translation
I taught English as a second language for 10 years
I taught Arabic as a second language in the US for almost 7 years (Williams and MIddlebury College, in addition to the Arabic Summer School in Middlebury). I am still teaching Arabic in college (Tufts University).
I tutored American students before.
I taught independent courses in Arabic composition.