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Language Matters Series with Dr. Azza Ahmad

Wed, October 17, 2012 • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM • Texas Union Lone Star Room, UNB 3.208

Learner's Perceptions of Characteristics of Effective Language Teachers

Biography: 

Azza Ahmad is currently a Lecturer of Arabic at the Middle Eastern Studies here at UT.  Last year she was appointed as a postdoctoral fellow by the Department of Educational Psychology to continue her research on motivation of learners of less commnly taught languages. 

Azza received her Ph.D from UT  in Foreign Language Education with a specialization in Arabic language and its culture.  Her research investigates language teaching effectivenesss, motivation in foreign language classrooms, successful language learners, and learners' metacognitive knowledge.  She earned her master degree in mass communication from Oklahoma State University and BS in journalism and broadcating from the University of Cairo in Egypt.  Before coming to UT,  she introduced, taught and coordinated the Arabic language program at OSU.  She  taught at Middlebury College Arabic summer intensive program in summers  2005 and 2007.

In Spring 2010, the proposal of her dissertation was selected  by the University of Texas Profeesional Education Association,  to receive the Timy Baranoff Graduate Research Award. She is also interested in developing language learning materials and worked last year with Coerll, developing listening materials for Arabic language across different language proficiency levels

Download the presentation here.

Sponsored by: The Texas Language Center


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