Dr. Tarif Bazzi Bazzi is a well-known professor of Arabic Language at LAU. He earned a doctorate in Arabic Literature from the American University of Beirut, and he has a long experience in teaching Arabic for Foreigners both at AUB and LAU. His attentiveness to student’s needs and sensitivity to their language acquisition process, are frequent compliments by his former students. He is involved in teaching Elementary Arabic, Arabic Language Writing Skills, and Principles of Translation.
Dr. Wafa Abdel-Nour is currently a Faculty member of Arabic Language and Literature at LAU. She earned her PhD in Arabic Literature from Saint- Joseph University in Beirut, and has been teaching at LAU since 1994. She has also taught at both USJ and College Protestant where she handled Arabic coordination at all levels. She continues to serve on various selection and evaluation committees in her field. At SINARC she teaches the Advance Arabic levels, as well as the Arabic Language Writing Skills..
Mrs. Maha Dimachkieh received her bachelor’s degree and Masters in Education from LAU. She is a very active teacher of Arabic language at the Collège Protestant Français in Beirut. She is well known at SINARC for her creativity in teaching at the Intermediate level.
Mrs. Laure Obeid received her Bachelor of Arts from LAU in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language. In addition to her being a teacher of Arabic language at the International College in Beirut, she continues to teach Arabic (both classical and colloquial) for foreigners at SINARC and AUB Extension programs. She is currently in the process of writing her own manual for Elementary Standard Arabic.
Mrs. Wafa Kays is a teacher of Arabic as a Foreign Language at the American Community School (ACS) in Beirut. She holds a master’s degree in Education from LAU and has been teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language for the past 15 years at both the ACS and AUB. She has authored a series of Lebanese Dialect Teaching Activities that are very instrumental in bridging the gap between MSA (Fusha) and Lebanese colloquial dialect (amieh). She is also active in coordinating many social and cultural functions for SINARC students.
Additional highly qualified and experienced faculty and assistants trained in total-immersion, oral-proficiency methodology are recruited from within Lebanon and from the best Arabic programs around the world.