Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Formerly the Monterey Institute of International Studies

Abdelkader Berrahmoun

First Name
Abdelkader
Last Name
Berrahmoun
abdelkader-berrahmoun
Job Title
Assistant Professor, Summer Intensive Arabic Language Coordinator
Location
IIRC Building 2
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone
831-647-6500
Language(s)
العربية
Français

Abdelkader Berrahmoun hails from Oran, Algeria in North Africa. After completing a B.A. in Philosophy from Oran University in 1991, he left Algeria to pursue a master’s degree at Creteil University in Paris, France.

Expertise

Pedagogy of language acquisition, integration of technology and cultural studies into the language curriculum, conflict and peace in the MENA (Middle East-North Africa) region, the history of colonialism and its aftermath in North Africa, socio-political and economic roots of popular uprisings in the Arab world, and political Islam

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ARLA 8100 - Elementary Arabic I      

Summer 2015 Language Programs

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ARLA 8101 - Elementary Arabic I      

Summer 2015 Language Programs

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ARLA 8210 - Intro to Intermediate Arabic I      

Fall 2014 - 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.

Fall 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS

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ARLA 8228 - SurvivlLangSklsArabicCountries      

Spring 2014 - MIIS

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ARLA 8234 - Arabic Speaking Countries II      

Fall 2013 - MIIS

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ARLA 8242 - ArabicSpeakingCountriesInDepth      

Spring 2014 - MIIS

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ARLA 8251 - Religion/EthnicGroups-ArabWrld      

Fall 2014 - 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.

Fall 2013 - MIIS

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ARLA 8290 - Topics in Arab Culture      

Fall 2015 - MIIS

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ARLA 8353 - Changes in the MENA Region      

Spring 2015 - MIIS

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ARLA 8394 - TopicsInSecurity&IntlRelations      

Fall 2015 - MIIS

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FRLA 8280 - Maghrebis,ID&IntegratnInFrance      

Fall 2015 - MIIS

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Rana Issa

First Name
Rana
Last Name
Issa
Rana Issa
Job Title
Lecturer
Location
McCone Building 235
Phone
831.647.4601

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.

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Courses offered in the past four years.
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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.

Fall 2015 - 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.

Fall 2014 - MIIS

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ARLA 8236 - Arab Customs and Traditions      

Fall 2015 - 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 2015 - MIIS

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ARLA 8288 - The Levantine Culture(s)      

Fall 2013 - MIIS

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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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Expertise

Arabic language, Arabic culture

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Education

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

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

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MIIS Student’s Humorous Newsletters to Friends Published in Book

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First year MPA student James Reavis kept in touch with the friends he made during the Summer Intensive Language Program in Arabic at the Monterey Institute in 2006 by sending out regular email newsletters.   Those newsletters became a cultural phenomenon during his time in law school and were recently published in a book by Carolina Academic Press.

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Mahmoud I. Abdalla

First Name
Mahmoud
Last Name
Abdalla
mahmoud-i-abdalla
Job Title
Associate Professor
Location
IIRC Building 7
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA
Phone
831.647.4607
Language(s)
svenska

Mahmoud Abdalla earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in applied linguistics at Essex University and the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom. He has taught and lectured extensively on linguistics, Arabic language, and Arab culture and media in several universities and academic institutions in Egypt, Europe, and the United States. He was previously the academic director of the Arabic Language Flagship Program and the coordinator of the Arabic Program in the Department of Linguistics and German, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages at Michigan State University.

Expertise

Arabic language, Arab culture and media, linguistics, second language acquisition, language culture and identity.

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Courses offered in the past four years.
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ARBC 6698 - Language Practicum      

This is a one unit course which is designed to give graduate students an opportunity to reflect on Arabic pedagogical theories and become familiar with a range of teaching strategies and techniques. The course includes class observation, lesson planning, a micro-teaching component and actual teaching demonstrations of the language skills. Students are required to conduct interviews with professional instructors during which they discuss the best practices as well as problems encountered in teaching the beginning, intermediate and advanced college level Arabic classes. To address the linguistic phenomenon of diglossia, students will practice teaching Arab dialect(s) alongside the formal varieties of the language. The course is offer in the last summer session towards the completion of the Master’s degree.

Summer 2013

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ARLA 8263 - Cultur/ComMedArabcSpkCountries      

Spring 2014 - MIIS

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ARLA 8290 - Topics in Arab Culture      

Fall 2014 - MIIS

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ARLA 8294 - Mediterranean Cultures      

Spring 2015 - MIIS

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ARLA 8312 - Events in the Arab World      

Fall 2015 - MIIS

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ARLA 8373 - ChangesInContmpraryArabSociety      

Fall 2013 - MIIS

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ARLA 8384 - Events in the Middle East II      

Fall 2014 - MIIS

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ARLA 8385 - Lang/ID:RoleSoclMediaArabWorld      

Spring 2014 - MIIS

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ARLA 8392 - Nat'l ID &Women's Status,M.E.      

Fall 2013 - MIIS

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ARLA 8396 - Arab & Islamic Culture in Asia      

Spring 2015 - MIIS

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ARLA 8397 - Arab-African Relations      

Fall 2015 - MIIS

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