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Fadia Antabli

Language Coordinator

Fadia Antabli is the Language Coordinator for the MENA Program, an Assistant Professor of Instruction, Arabic, and co-chair of the Executive Committee of the Chicago Arabic Teachers Council. A Searle Fellow for 2015-2016, she holds a Masters of Science in Adult Education from Indiana University in Bloomington and an MA in Educational Technology from the University of Huddersfield in England. Her thesis research was on “Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language.” Before joining Northwestern, Fadia worked as an Arabic language Lecturer at Indiana University—Purdue University Indianapolis. A native of Jerusalem, she comes with extensive experience in adult education and information technology instruction at the American Embassy in Amman, Jordan. Her research interests include educational theories and communicative approaches to learning, instructional design, Arabic literature and Islamic civilization and culture. Her recent research explores best classroom practices: “A Constructivist Approach to Learning: Classroom Practices for the Arabic Language Class.”

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