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Office Location
McCone Building 235

Email Address
rissa@miis.edu

Phone Number
831.647.4601

Rana Issa

Lecturer, Language Studies


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.

Expertise

Arabic language, Arabic culture

Education

MA, Teaching Foreign Languages (Arabic), Monterey Institute of International Studies, May 2011 Candidate

BA, Business Administration, University of Balamand, Elkoura, Lebanon

Courses

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ARLA 8210 - Intro to Intermediate Arabic I      

Fall 2010 - MIIS

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ARLA 8214 - Arabic Speaking Countries I      

This course will be a study of the basic information related to the Arab world and Middle East. The course focuses on enhancing abilities to communicate personal meaning effectively and satisfy personal needs and social demands to survive in an Arabic-speaking environment. Students acquire the ability to describe fluently themselves, their homes, towns, countries, provide and request basic information, and talk about their daily activities, jobs, education, interests and personal preferences, as well as physical and social needs, such as food, shopping, travel and lodging.

Spring 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS

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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.

Spring 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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ARLA 8234 - Arabic Speaking Countries II      

Spring 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS

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ARLA 8251 - Religion/EthnicGroups-ArabWrld      

Fall 2013 - MIIS

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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 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS

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ARLA 8254 - BasicInfo:Arab SpkngCountries      

Fall 2010 - MIIS

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ARLA 8256 - Arabic Speaking Countries III      

Fall 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS

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ARLA 8281 - Media in the Arab World      

Fall 2011 - MIIS

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ARLA 8288 - The Levantine Culture(s)      

Fall 2013 - MIIS

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ARLA 8300 - Advanced Arabic I      

Summer 2012 Language Programs

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ARLA 8301 - Advanced Arabic I      

Summer 2012 Language Programs

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ARLA 8310 - The Arab Spring      

Fall 2013 - MIIS

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ARLA 8312 - Events in the Arab World      

Spring 2014 - MIIS

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ARLA 8333 - Arabic Media II      

Fall 2014 - MIIS

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ARLA 8490 - IntrcltrlCmptnc4PersnlProfnlDv      

Spring 2014 - MIIS

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ICCO 9490 - IntrcltrCmptnc4PersnlProfDvARB      

Spring 2014 - MIIS

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