Marie-Therese Labaki

Faculty

Marie-Thérèse Labaki holds a Master of Education (MEd) with a concentration in International Teaching from Framingham State University. She has worked in the foreign language teaching field for more than 20 years, as an instructor, language consultant, and teacher trainer.

Her international teaching experience includes having taught in many Arabic programs, at Middlebury College, and at international academic institutions in Lebanon and the Gulf. She has extensive experience in coordinating, training, and teaching in the field of foreign languages including French and Arabic, both Modern Standard Arabic and Lebanese colloquial.

From 2003-2015, she taught and coordinated Modern Standard Arabic and Lebanese colloquial at the American University in Beirut, where she designed the Lebanese colloquial curriculum, developed customized  technology-based courses,  and created the instructional material for teaching Lebanese Arabic for all levels. She is currently a Senior lecturer and Arabic language program coordinator at Ohio State University.

Multilingual, she has a keen interest in foreign languages, Levantine Arabic, psycholinguistics and the cognitive approach to second language acquisition.

 

Courses

Course List: 

Courses offered in the past four years.
indicates offered in the current term
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ARBC 3297 - Intermediate Arabic II      

This course enables students at the intermediate proficiency level to further strengthen the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Modern Standard Arabic and to understand key aspects of the Arab world and the Arab culture. Typically, students in this level have finished three or four semesters of Arabic. Students will acquire a broad range of intermediate level vocabulary, learn higher level rules of Arabic grammar, and increase the acquisition of phrases for active use in a wide variety of topics and settings. Students write lengthy paragraphs in their daily assignments and give oral presentations in class in a way that makes the use of Arabic a natural process. Work outside of class requires between four to five hours a day.

Required Texts:
/Al-Kitaab fii Tacallum al-cArabiyya: A Textbook for Beginning Arabic, Part I, Second Edition/. Brustad et al. Georgetown University Press, 2004. ISBN 9781589011045

Al-Kitaab fii Tacallum al-cArabiyya, Part II, Second Edition. Brustad et al. Georgetown University Press, 2006. ISBN 9781589010963

Connectors in Modern Standard Arabic. Al-Warraki et al. AUC Press, 1994. ISBN 9789774243547

Summer 2015 Language Schools, Mills 8 Week Session, Summer 2016 Language Schools, Mills 8 Week Session, Summer 2017 Language Schools, Mills 8 Week Session

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ARBC 3298 - Intermediate Arabic II      

This course enables students at the intermediate proficiency level to further strengthen the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Modern Standard Arabic and to understand key aspects of the Arab world and the Arab culture. Typically, students in this level have finished three or four semesters of Arabic. Students will acquire a broad range of intermediate level vocabulary, learn higher level rules of Arabic grammar, and increase the acquisition of phrases for active use in a wide variety of topics and settings. Students write lengthy paragraphs in their daily assignments and give oral presentations in class in a way that makes the use of Arabic a natural process. Work outside of class requires between four to five hours a day.

Required Texts:
/Al-Kitaab fii Tacallum al-cArabiyya: A Textbook for Beginning Arabic, Part I, Second Edition/. Brustad et al. Georgetown University Press, 2004. ISBN 9781589011045

Al-Kitaab fii Tacallum al-cArabiyya, Part II, Second Edition. Brustad et al. Georgetown University Press, 2006. ISBN 9781589010963

Connectors in Modern Standard Arabic. Al-Warraki et al. AUC Press, 1994. ISBN 9789774243547

Summer 2015 Language Schools, Mills 8 Week Session, Summer 2016 Language Schools, Mills 8 Week Session, Summer 2017 Language Schools, Mills 8 Week Session

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ARBC 3299 - Intermediate Arabic II      

This course enables students at the intermediate proficiency level to further strengthen the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Modern Standard Arabic and to understand key aspects of the Arab world and the Arab culture. Typically, students in this level have finished three or four semesters of Arabic. Students will acquire a broad range of intermediate level vocabulary, learn higher level rules of Arabic grammar, and increase the acquisition of phrases for active use in a wide variety of topics and settings. Students write lengthy paragraphs in their daily assignments and give oral presentations in class in a way that makes the use of Arabic a natural process. Work outside of class requires between four to five hours a day.

Required Texts:
/Al-Kitaab fii Tacallum al-cArabiyya: A Textbook for Beginning Arabic, Part I, Second Edition/. Brustad et al. Georgetown University Press, 2004. ISBN 9781589011045

Al-Kitaab fii Tacallum al-cArabiyya, Part II, Second Edition. Brustad et al. Georgetown University Press, 2006. ISBN 9781589010963

Connectors in Modern Standard Arabic. Al-Warraki et al. AUC Press, 1994. ISBN 9789774243547

Summer 2015 Language Schools, Mills 8 Week Session, Summer 2016 Language Schools, Mills 8 Week Session, Summer 2017 Language Schools, Mills 8 Week Session

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ARBC 3300 - Intermediate Arabic II      

This course enables students at the intermediate proficiency level to further strengthen the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Modern Standard Arabic and to understand key aspects of the Arab world and the Arab culture. Typically, students in this level have finished three or four semesters of Arabic. Students will acquire a broad range of intermediate level vocabulary, learn higher level rules of Arabic grammar, and increase the acquisition of phrases for active use in a wide variety of topics and settings. Students write lengthy paragraphs in their daily assignments and give oral presentations in class in a way that makes the use of Arabic a natural process. Work outside of class requires between four to five hours a day.

Required Texts:
/Al-Kitaab fii Tacallum al-cArabiyya: A Textbook for Beginning Arabic, Part I, Second Edition/. Brustad et al. Georgetown University Press, 2004. ISBN 9781589011045

Al-Kitaab fii Tacallum al-cArabiyya, Part II, Second Edition. Brustad et al. Georgetown University Press, 2006. ISBN 9781589010963

Connectors in Modern Standard Arabic. Al-Warraki et al. AUC Press, 1994. ISBN 9789774243547

Summer 2015 Language Schools, Mills 8 Week Session, Summer 2016 Language Schools, Mills 8 Week Session, Summer 2017 Language Schools, Mills 8 Week Session

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The Arabic School

Eman Hayyat, Coordinator arabicschool@middlebury.edu

P: 802.443.5230
F: 802.443.2075

Mailing address
Arabic School
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT  05753