Author Archive for Sarab

Enjoy a perfect Zoom class session every time!

With the start of Fall 2020 rapidly approaching, you have surely prepared and modified your syllabi, online class materials, synchronous tasks, asynchronous assignments as well as assessments and evaluation methods. How much time have you spent thinking about your Zoom…

Teachable Opportunities with COVID-19

Many – if not all – educational institutions in the world are dealing with an unpredictable situation where they need to take various measures to help prevent any chances of the spread of COVID-19. Many have decided to cancel events…

Using Art in Teaching World Languages.

The problem of the twenty-first century is the problem of the image, according to cultural theorist W.J.T. Mitchell (1995). The power of the visual, he states, is greater than ever before, and the “pictorial turn” replaced the “linguistic turn” in…

Yale Hosts NERALLT Conference

In a perfect New England Fall weather, the Center of Language Study at Yale hosted the annual conference of The New England Regional Association for Language Learning Technology (NERALLT) on Yale Campus. Language Education and Globalization; The Evolving Role of…

Proficiency Based Curriculum Design

The Connecticut Council for Language Teachers (CT COLT) ran and organized a two-day summer institute in June 2019. Hostesses Lea Graner Kennedy, Kathleen Archibald and language education expert Greg Duncan led one hundred and some world language educators on a…

Training online: to do or not to do!

The Center for Language Study at Yale has the crucial role of supporting language teaching faculty in ways that promote pedagogically sound as well as most relevant manners of language teaching/learning here at Yale. And in that effort the center…

Arabic Script Calligraphy Workshop

Calligrapher Elinor Holand accepted my invitation to give a workshop on Arabic script calligraphy. We, our summer students of Beginner Arabic I as well as our guests from the Yale community learned a lot, experienced a lot and of course appreciated the…

Oh…PI.

  Four days of intensive training averaging about eight hours a day, took me and a dedicated group of eleven other members of language faculty here at Yale on a journey to explore the wonders of the world of the…

MESA 2014/ Washington DC

The Middle East Studies Association (MESA) brings together scholars, educators and all those who are interested in studies (language, literature, culture, politics, etc.)  related to that area of the world from all over the world. It holds a yearly meeting in the…