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Attwa, Mona Farrag Instructor

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Research

research overview

  • Mona's research focuses on the effects of globalization and superdiversity on cross country communication in the Arab world. More specifically, she is interested to explore the linguistic and semiotic resources used by Arabs on pan-Arab satellite channels and social media and the indexicality of this usage on identity and ideology in The Arab world.

keywords

  • arabic language, teaching arabic as a foreign language, sociolinguistics, globalization, media studies, anthropology

Teaching

courses taught

  • ARAB 1010 - Beginning Arabic 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    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
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    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.
  • ARAB 2120 - Intermediate Arabic 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Continuation of ARAB 2110.
  • ARAB 3110 - Advanced Arabic 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Designed to train students further in the four language skills (writing, speaking, reading, listening/comprehension) at an advanced level. Enables students to acquire a better and broader understanding of Arabic culture and texts drawn from various genres of Arabic letters.
  • ARAB 3120 - Advanced Arabic 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Continues training in the four language skills (writing, speaking, reading, listening/comprehension) at an advanced level. Enables students to acquire a better and broader understanding of Arabic culture and texts drawn from various genres of Arabic letters.

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