Rana Issa is specialized in teaching Arabic language and culture and teaches courses such as Arabic, Arabic Speaking Countries, and Media in the Arabic World. She has extensive experience coordinating language programs, translating documents, and working in a professional Arabic-speaking environment.
Rana has received the Commandant Coin of Excellence for superior dedication to teaching and curriculum development in the Defense Language Institute.
Arabic language, Arabic culture
MA, Teaching Foreign Languages (Arabic), Monterey Institute of International Studies, May 2011 Candidate
BA, Business Administration, University of Balamand, Elkoura, Lebanon
Courses offered in the past four years.
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ARLA 8231 - Exploring the Arab World I
This course will be a study of the basic information needed to explore the different regions and cultures that exist in the Arab world and the Middle East. The course will focus on enhancing students’ skills and abilities in using the Arabic language to be able to survive in the Arab World.
Fall 2014 - MIIS
ARLA 8251 - Religion/EthnicGroups-ArabWrld
ARLA 8252 - Arabic Media
Arabic Media is a course that is designed for students at the intermediate level. It introduces the language of print, internet, TV news media to students of Arabic and provides them with the basic skills and vocabulary required for understanding the language of newspapers, magazines, television, and internet news. It will cover a wide range of topics such as business, politics, current events, society, culture, and environment.
Spring 2015 - MIIS
ARLA 8288 - The Levantine Culture(s)
ARLA 8310 - The Arab Spring
ARLA 8312 - Events in the Arab World
ARLA 8333 - Arabic Media II
Fall 2014 - MIIS