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I'm fluent on 5 languages because I was lucky to be raised in Tunisia, an Arab country on the Mediterranean. Then I moved to California for college education, where I earned an MBA & a CFPP certificate in Language Teaching at Humboldt State University (HSU) in 2004, before I single-handedly launched the first Arabic course at HSU. After 2 years of maxed out enrollment, the University of Oregon (UO) hired me to design their Arabic program, where I taught Arabic full-time from 2007 to 2011, during which Arabic became the fastest growing language & study abroad program at UO. Here's a picture of my UO classroom with my 2nd year Arabic students.
At UO, since I was allowed to take courses for free, I fine-tuned the Arabic theory I've developed during the CFPP program at HSU, by taking 3 graduate courses in linguistics (& earned an A in all of them). Since then, UO continues to invite me every first Friday of May, where I give my popular Arabic presentation ("Learn to read & write anything in Arabic in 30 minutes") to a packed room of about 100 high school seniors visiting UO during its annual FLIS Day event. Here's a picture of my UO students learning a song during our annual all-day Arabic retreat.
My Arabic theory or learning method is based on simplifying the Arabic language structure into few simple math equations, after analyzing the linguistic patterns in the Arabic language & after putting myself into my students' shoes & imagining the language obstacles they may face, as I did when I learned some languages at different stages of my life in different parts of the world. My favorite textbooks are Alif Baa and Al-Kitaab, by my Arabic teaching mentor Mahmoud Al-Batal, who teaches in the best Arabic programs in Texas and Arizona.
(I'm happy to drive to your home in Eugene or Springfield,
instead of a lesson at my home near Chavez school)
(Arabic students must be from the same grade level, unless all the students are siblings)
(when siblings attend the same lesson)
If you're not sure about the differences between those 3 terms, watch this fun 12 min video, respond to different greetings, and learn about some basic cultural similarities and differences between regions in the Arab world.
If you know little or nothing about Arabic, watch this 11 min video to learn about 10 reasons why Arabic is easier than other languages (including English), and hear why you can learn to write and read in Arabic in just 2 hours.
I organized a dinner for my UO Arabic students at Cafe Maroc in Eugene, and I performed for them with my drum. Watch this 7 min video made by my students, using their favorite Arabic song as background music.