Arabic Language Teaching Fellow

Biography

M.A. in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 2011; Arabic Language Teaching Certificate, 2011, The University of Alexandria, Egypt; CASA Fellow, The American University in Cairo, 2015

 

Bill received his M.A. in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 2011 as well as fellowship training at the University of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt and as a full-year fellow at the Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) at the American University in Cairo.  Prior to joining the faculty at Franklin & Marshall, Bill has taught all levels of Modern Standard Arabic and Egyptian Colloquial Arabic at the University of Michigan, University of Michigan-Dearborn, the Middlebury Summer Arabic School, the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, and Gettysburg College.  His personal research interests focus on Classical Arabic language ideology concerning notions of language correctness and standardization as treated in texts of the Arabic Grammatical Tradition.  He similarly focuses on language pedagogy relating to the teaching of Modern Standard Arabic, the Arabic dialects and their use in the Arabic language classroom.