Concordia University

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Rasha El Hawari, PhD

Lecturer and Coordinator for the Semitic Languages Program, Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics

Office: S-FB 1030-21 
Faubourg Building,
1250 Guy
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 5727
Email: rasha.elhawari@concordia.ca
Website(s): Current CV

I am responsible for coordinating the Semitic Languages Program: Arabic language and Literature courses and the Hebrew courses. I teach Arabic Language Courses (all levels) and the Modern Arabic Literature courses.


I received my Ph.D. in Arabic/Applied Linguistics from Alexandria University, Egypt in 2005  and the title of my thesis was "Evaluation of Learner Attitude to Language Learning: A Study of Learner Attitude to Arabic As A Foreign Language". I obtained my M.A. from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom in 1994. My teaching Arabic experience has taken me from Egypt to the USA to Canada. My experience in teaching Arabic is extensive; as I taught at Alexandria University, as well as at Middlebury College in Vermont.  I have also worked at York University and Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario before coming to Concordia University. My research interests are in the field of Arabic Culture and Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language. Currently, my research topics include language and identity, cross-cultural communication, and language immersion programs.

Education

PhD, Applied Linguistics
Faculty of Arts, Alexandria University, Egypt "Evaluation of Learner Attitude to Language Learning: A Study of Learner Attitude to Arabic As A Foreign Language"


MA, English Language Teaching
Centre for Applied Linguistics (formerly CELTE), Warwick University, United Kingdom.

Diploma in Applied Linguistics
Faculty of Arts, Institute of Applied Linguistics and Translation; Alexandria University, Egypt (2 years postgraduate degree).
Thesis Title: Testing Reading Skills in Post Graduate Medical Courses


BA in English Language and Literature

English Department, Faculty of Arts,

Alexandria University, Egypt (4 year degree)

Languages

I am a native bilingual speaker of both Arabic and English, and a fluent speaker of French. I also have basic communication skills in German.


Teaching activities

Department of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Department of Languages and Literatures, Faculty of Arts, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Director of Centre for Teaching Arabic as Foreign Language, Faculty of Arts, Alexandria University, Egypt

Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Institute for Linguistics and Translation (Graduate Institute), Faculty of Arts, Alexandria University, Egypt

Middlebury Arabic Summer School, Teaching Intermediate Class (level 2), Middlebury- Vermont, U.S.A

Assistant Professor of Linguistics ,English Department, Faculty of Arts, Alexandria University, Egypt

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