Shahira Yacout is a senior II language instructor in the Arabic Language Instruction (ALI) at The American University in Cairo. She has a BA in English Literature from Cairo University and a master’s degree in teaching Arabic as foreign language (TAFL) from The American university in Cairo. She taught different skills, many levels and participated in forming new courses in ALI. Moreover, she contributed in materials development for universities and schools. She has presented papers in many conferences and participated in national and international workshops in Egypt, United States, Dubai and Qatar. Yacout is a responsible examiner in the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) since 2003. She is involved in paper setting, marking and moderation process. Yacout has experience in immersion programs she has taught in Middlebury School for several years and her last experience was in Japan summer 2016. Based on her effectiveness in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language, in May 2012 she was granted CASA Excellence in Teaching Award. In 2017, she published a paper “Integrating Listening and Speaking Skills in a Content-Based Instruction Class Using a Task-Based Framework."