She is generally interested doing research about Arabic socio-linguistics, language varieties, Language choice, and computer-mediated communication. Her research is focused on looking into the effects of technology and social media on the Arabic language usage.
Arabic sociolinguistics, identity and language, computer-mediated communication, language choice, language varieties, material development
ARAB 1010 - Beginning Arabic 1
Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
Introduces students to speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in the standard means of communication in the Arab world. This course is proficiency-based. All activities within the course are aimed at placing the student in the context of the native-speaking environment from the very beginning.
ARAB 2110 - Intermediate Arabic 1
Proficiency-based course emphasizes speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Covers a variety of topics. Students give classroom presentations and write short essays in Arabic. Speaking ability is assessed through an oral proficiency interview.