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Asmaa Zakaria Ahmad Taha

1711 Anderson Road, Oxford, MS, 38655

aztaha@go.olemiss.edu 508-873-7417
EDUCATION Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt B.A. English Language, Literature and Translation University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS M.A. TESL with Arabic as a minor (taking Masters courses at the moment)

University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS (20 hours per week) Arabic Language Assistant (June 2013 Present) Design syllabi, materials, oral exams and assessment Teach Arabic for elementary and intermediate levels EMPLOYMENT HISTORY College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA (22 hours per week) Arabic Language Assistant (August 2012 May 2013) Design syllabi, materials, oral exams and assessment Teach Arabic for elementary and intermediate levels twice a week Reed College, Portland, OR (22 hours per week) Arabic Fulbright/Instructor (August 2011 May 2012) Teach Arabic for elementary and pre-intermediate levels twice a week organized events to exchange the Arabic culture to the students e.g. hosted Arabic band by the end of the Spring semester, went to Arabic restaurant ordering food in Arabic, collaborated with my supervisor and Arabic dorm advisor for the events Created syllabi, materials, oral exams and assessments using the Aliff Baa and Aliktaab text books The Arabic Center, Cairo, Egypt (Part time job/20 hours per week) Arabic Instructor (August 2009 May 2011) Used Alif Baa, Aliktaab, Kallemni Arabi, and Alkitaab Alassassy as main textbooks and resources to teach Arabic as a foreign language twice a week for elementary and intermediate levels Al Azhar English Training Centre, Cairo, Egypt (Full time job/ 35 hours per week) Educational Manager (October 2009 July 2011) Collaborated with four team members to design schedules, syllabi and assessments Trainer (September 2009 July 2011) Delivered works and presentations for new teachers Instructor (March 2008 July 2011) Taught elementary, pre-intermediate, intermediate, upper-intermediate and IETLS Developed English for a Specific Purpose courses

Heliopolis Business Centre, Cairo, Egypt Translator (January April 2007) Translated legal contracts, certificates and medical documents Arab Integrated Company, Cairo, Egypt City, Country Translator (July October 2007) Translated legal and medical documents Middle East News Agency, Cairo, Egypt Translator (August 2004 August 2006) Proofread, edited and translated political and economic texts References

Helen Freear-Papio, the director of the foreign language assistant programme, hfreear@holycross.edu Ahmad Elewa, the head Arabic professor at Holy Cross College, aelewa@holycross.edu Daniel Frost, the foreign language assistant trainer and associate Spanish professor, dfrost@holycross.edu Thibaut Schilt, the foreign language assistant trainer and assistant French professor, tschilt@holycross.edu Paul DeYoung, the director of the international scholar programme, pdeyoung@reed.edu Kambiz GhaneaBassiri, Arabic direct supervisor and a Religion professor, ghaneabk@reed.edu Dana Bays, the assistant dean of the international student services, baysd@reed.edu Edward Monks, Fulbright Deputy Director, flta@iie.org