Co-DUS for Modern Middle Eastern Studies; Certified ACTFL OPI Full Tester in Arabic
Sarab Al Ani is a Senior Lector in Arabic. Her current research interests focus on, using technology for language teaching, overcoming challenges that face students of Arabic in the U.S., the means to achieve desired language skills with minimum of difficulty, in addition to optimum methods of testing.
Amongst other places, she had taught Arabic in Middlebury Language Summer Schools as well as Michigan State University. Her teaching interest at Yale University ranges from Beginner Arabic to a course on Modern Arabic Political Thought. Amongst other areas of Arabic language she has toughed are courses on Business Arabic, Modern Arabic Narrative, Modern Arabic Poetry, Media Arabic, Iraqi Dialect, Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Arabic classes.
Previously, in the University of Baghdad, she taught linguistic-related courses in general linguistics, morphology, and phonology and. She has also worked in areas related to ESL and foreign language pedagogy. She has also worked as a professional Arabic-English translator, in addition to working as a testing consultant and external examiner with several programs such as FLAS.
She is currently enrolled in the Post Graduate program of Foreign Language Pedagogy at Columbia University in New York City with a focus on teaching and testing Arabic in the US.
Recently organized workshops include: ”ACTFL’s Language for the 21st Century: Practical Applications”, Summer,2014. “Arabic Online Testing with OWL” (Fall/Spring,2014).
Recent projects: “Using I-pad for continuous language learning and testing” (Fall,2014 in cooperation with ITSSOL Instructional Technology at Yale University)