Hebatalla Salem holds an M.A. in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language from the American University in Cairo, Egypt, where she also earned a B.A. in mass communications with a minor in psychology. She currently teaches various levels of Egyptian Colloquial and Modern Standard Arabic at AUC. She has collaborated in developing materials for teaching Modern Standard and Egyptian Colloquial Arabic, especially to beginners. She has also participated in developing computer-assisted teaching materials, a web site for reading materials, and listening materials for Aswat Arabia. She is coauthor of a book on Colloquial Arabic that is being developed at AUC.