Dr. Nabil Abdelfattah

Nabil Abdelfattah


   Ph.D., Arabic Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin, 1990


Dissertation title, "Linguistic Changes in Journalistic Language in Egypt, 1935-1989: A Quantitative and Comparative Analysis."

  M.A., Applied Linguistics, Indiana University at Bloomington, 1983

  B.A., English and Education, English Department, College of Education,Tanta University, Egypt, 1979

Work Experience


Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of

Modern Languages, Montana State University.

2003-present Arabic/English Translator
1998-2002 Content Editor, On-Line Course on Arabic Language and Civilization, Developed for the National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education, Middlebury College, Vermont.
1998-2002 Director of the Arabic School, Middlebury College, Vermont. Previously worked as an instructor at the Arabic School for ten summers.
1999-2002 Assistant Professor of Arabic Language and Culture, Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Languages, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
1994-present Examiner Responsible for Arabic Ab initio, International Baccalaureate Organization (IB), United Kingdom.
1993-1999 Lecturer and Coordinator of Arabic, Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of California at Berkeley.

Part-Time Instructor, Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA), American University in Cairo, Egypt


Assistant Professor of Linguistics, English Department, College of Education at Kafr El-Sheikh, Tanta University, Egypt.


     Conference Presentations

Computer-Mediated Communications in the Arabic Language Curriculum, The Middle East Studies Association conference (MESA), San Francisco, 1997

Developing Reading Comprehension Strategies for Beginning and Intermediate Arabic students Using Interactive Multimedia Tools. Paper and computer demonstration presented at the Wayne State University conference on Arabic as a Foreign Language in the New Millenium, Detroit, 1999

Mental processing and the Development of Reading Comprehension Strategies among Beginning and Intermediate Arabic Students. An invited lecture at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, February 2000.

Inter-dialectal Intelligibility in Interlocutory Arabic Discourse, Fourth annual meeting of International Association of Arabic Dialectology, Marrakech, Morocco, April 2000.


Led workshop on the Oral Proficiency Interview, at the American University in Cairo, March 1992.

Led workshops for Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language, held at the International Baccalaureate Schools in Dubai, 1997; Cairo, 1998; Amman, 1999.

Led workshop on Teaching of Reading Comprehensive Strategies in Arabic, at Al-Akhawayn University in Ifran, Morocco, April 2000.

Led workshop on Arabic Oral Proficiency Testing, at Al-Akhawayn University in Ifran, Morocco, April 2000.



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