Sarab Al Ani’s research interests focus on the use of technology in language teaching, overcoming challenges that face students of Arabic in the U.S., the means to achieve desired language skills with minimum difficulty, and optimal testing methods. She has taught Arabic at the Middlebury Language Summer Schools and Michigan State University and linguistics, morphology, and phonology at the University of Baghdad. At Yale, she teaches all levels of Arabic. Her advanced courses include Modern Arabic Political Thought, Business Arabic, Media Arabic, and Levantine Dialect. She has also worked in areas related to ESL and foreign language pedagogy, as a professional Arabic-English translator, and as a testing consultant and external examiner with several programs such as FLAS.
Recent Workshops and Presentations
OPI for Arabic Language Learners, Rhodes College, January 2022
OPI Workshop, Arabic Flagship Program, Indiana University, January 2022
Expo Lingua 2022, Conference for Arabic Language Educators in Germany, March 2022
Mulitlingual Approaches in World Language Education: Perspectives from Arabic Learning Contexts, November 2021
How the Covid-19 Pandemic Offers Opportunities for Student Engagement in Language, MESA, November 2021
Leveraging Teacher Immediacy to Enhance Class Community, ACTFL Virtual Conference, November 2021