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Language Pedagogy


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    Assistant Professor, Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Professorship in Persian and Iranian Studies, Director of Persian and Iranian Studies Program
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    Assistant Teaching Professor


  • What We Talk about When We Talk about Hebrew (and What It Means to Americans), edited by Naomi B. Sokoloff and Nancy E. Berg (University of Washington Press, 2018) - Winner of the 2019 National Jewish Book Award in the category of Anthologies and Collections. Learn more
  • “An Exploration of Listening Strategies:  A Descriptive Study of Arabic Learners". Al-cArabiyya 40 (2008), 71-86. Learn more
  • 2006    *“Professional standards for Arabic teachers,” in T. Wahba, and England L., eds., Handbook for Arabic Language Teaching Professionals in the 21st Century. With Mahdi Alosh, and Salah Hammoud .  New Jersey:  Lawrence Erlbaum and Associates, Inc., 2006, pp. 409-417. Equal responsibility for authorship. Learn more
  • 2005  *“Listening Comprehension and Anxiety in the Arabic Language Classroom," The Modern Language Journal 89 (2005), 206-220. Learn more
  • 2005 “The Effect of Prelistening Activities on Listening Comprehension in Arabic  Learners," Foreign Language Annals. 38 (2005), 505-513. Learn more
  • 2001 “Teaching Listening in the Arabic Classroom: A Survey of Current Practice” Al-  cArabīyya 34 (2001) 55-90. Learn more