Raghda Essawi  Associate Professor, Applied Linguistics Department

El Essawi

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Hall
Associate Professor
Department of Applied Linguistics
AUC New Cairo
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Brief Biography

El Essawi received her PhD from Al-Azhar University in 2001. Currently, she is an associate professor at the Department of Applied Linguistics, The American University in Cairo and is serving as director of Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language MA Program. She has published and contributed chapters to books addressing Arabic as foreign language pedagogy, Arabic and communication technology, teacher training, and Arabic Sociolinguistic features. She conducted numerous teacher training workshops locally and internationally. She also took part in the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages’ project for restructuring the Arabic proficiency guidelines used in the US. Most recenlty, she is involved in is restructuring TAFL certificate of the School of Continuing Education at AUC.

  • Book Chapter

    “Language LEarning Strategies in Arabic as a Foreign Language Textbooks,” Georgetown University Press: Al 'Arabiyya, 37-60.

    “Language Learning Strategies in Arabic as a Foreign Language Textbooks,” Georgetown University Press: Al 'Arabiyya.

    “Developing Learners' Vocabulary by Using Printed Media,” Boston: Brill, 34 pages.

    in Global English: Issues of Language, Culture, and Identity in the Arab World, (A. Al-Issa L. Dahan) Ed(s), Oxford: Peter Leng Publishers, 32 pages.

  • PhD, 2001, Al Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt

  • Blended Learning Pilot Course Development Award, 2014, Provost office - The American University in Cairo.

    CASA Excellence of Teaching Award, 2007, Center for Arabic Studies Abroad.

  • Methods of TESOL I

    Methods of TESOL II

    Second Language Acquisition

  • School of Continuing Education - AUC, AUC- Cairo -Egypt, I am working on restructuring the CCTAFL professional certificate offered by School of Continuing Education and developing from scratch an additional level to that certificate, October 14, 2014 0 December 14, 2015.

Research Interest
  • Second/Foreign language pedagogy
  • Technology in the language classroom
  • Second language acquisition
  • Communication technology & Arabic