Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Ryan Fan

PhD in Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures (expected 2017),

Graduate Student / Assistant Instructor
Ryan Fan



Egyptian Sign Language, Language Contact, Arabic Dialectology, TAFL


Ryan Fan is a PhD student in The Department of Middle Eastern Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. After graduating from Cornell University in 2010 with a B.A. in Linguistics and Mathematics, Ryan moved to Egypt to study Arabic in Alexandria on a Fulbright Grant (2010-2011) and in Cairo on a CASA fellowship (2011-2012). 

His academic interests include Egyptian Sign Language, language contact, leveling and accommodation, and Arabic pedagogy. Ryan has worked as a Teaching Assistant (first, second, and third year Arabic; Fall 2012-Summer 2014), and as an Assistant Instructor (Summer 2015-Spring 2016). 

His other interests include chimes and carillons, folk guitar, houseboats, bread baking, and rock climbing. 


ARA 621K • Intensive Arabic III

40345 • Fall 2015
Meets MWF 200pm-300pm JES A307A

This course is the third semester of intensive Arabic language instruction and is not open to native speakers of Arabic.


Brustad, Al-Batal, Al-Tonsi:  Al-Kitaab fi Ta'allum al-Arabiyya Part One with DVDs


To be provided by instructor. 

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