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The Arabic as a Foreign Language program (the basic section of ALS) is based on Azzaher – series of teaching Arabic to non-native speakers, authored by Mrs. Afaf Sab-El-leil and Ms. Hanan Alazmeh:

 

Afaf Sab-El-leil photo                 Hanan Al Azmeh photo

     Afaf Sab-El-leil                             Hanan Al Azmeh

1. Afaf Sab-El-leil

Background:

  • Well-known specialist in the field of teaching Arabic to non-native speakers
  • Co-author of a number of Arabic as a Foreign Language textbook series for adults and young adults (1974-present):
  • B.A in Arabic Literature, 1970
  • Several Training Courses in education
  • Authored Grammar exercises notes (for non-native beginners)
  • Taught Arabic (several levels series for non-natives), Ministry of Education - SYRIA
  • Co-author of Arabic Curriculum (for non-natives), Ministry of Education - SYRIA
  • Arabic Teaching Notes (for Syrian illiterates) in cooperation with the Faculty of Education - Damascus University, the Syrian Ministry of Culture and the UNESCO
  • Arabic Vocabulary notes dedicated to Arab expatriates children in Europe and USA
  • Taught Arabic in several secondary schools in Damascus, 1970-1974
  • Taught Arabic in the Institute of Teaching Arabic to non-natives,  Ministry of Education – SYRIA, 1974-2008
  • Attended the first, the second and the third international conferences of teaching Arabic to non-natives, Damascus University, 2005, 2006, 2007
  • Attended the conference woman and development, Damascus - SYRIA, 2005

 

2. Hanan Al Azmeh

Background:

  • Well-known specialist in the field of teaching Arabic to non-native speakers, and a Middle East correspondent of two foreign magazines
  • Professor at IFPO (L'Institute Francai du Proche - Orient) Damascus, 2009-present
  • Teaching diplomats, Canadian and Swedish Embassies Damascus, 2010-2011
  • Arabic language instructor, teachers' coach and program specialist at F.S.I (Foreign Service Institute), American Embassy-Tunis, 1995-2008
  • Attending the second international conference of teaching Arabic to non-natives, 2006
  • Submitted a research paper "Arabic exams for non-native speakers" to the third conference of teaching Arabic to non-natives, 2007
  • Teaching Arabic at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont, USA, 1995
  • Arabic language Instructor and teachers' trainer at Teaching Arabic to non-natives Institute, Syrian Ministry of Education, 1983-1995
  • Arabic language Instructor at "institut technologique d’ education", Algeria, 1979-1982
  • Arabic language teacher at Teacher Training Institute and secondary schools in Damascus
  • B.A in Arabic Literature and Diploma in Education, Damascus University
  • French Language course, Dijon University, France
  • Certified Tester, F.S.I (Foreign Service Institute), Washington DC
  • Participated in linguistic seminar, Damascus University
  • French language courses including conversation at French Culture Center, Damascus
  • Completed all EFL levels at American Language Center, Damascus and Amideast, Tunis
  • Teacher training courses, American Language Center, France
  • Translation certificate, Higher Institute of Translation, Damascus University, 2010-2011