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Professor Zeinab Ibrahim

Arabic as a Foreign Language

Carnegie Mellon-Qatar

Zeinab Ibrahim, Teaching Professor of Arabic Studies at Carnegie Mellon University-Qatar, is a sociolinguist of Arabic and a teacher of Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL). She earned her PhD from Georgetown University, USA, and holds twos MA, in TAFL and in Communication, both from the American University in Cairo. She has authored one book, in addition to four edited books, and has published many articles investigating the Arabic language, linguistics and sociolinguistics. She has been the President of the American Association of Teachers of Arabic (AATA), Executive Director of CASA (Center for Arabic Study Abroad) and has also held other administrative positions. She has organized several international conferences and received several grants.