Assistant Professor of Professional Practice
Rana Issa teaches Arabic language and culture, including courses such as Arabic, Arabic Speaking Countries, and Media in the Arabic World. She has extensive experience coordinating language programs, translating documents, and working in a professional Arabic-speaking environment.
Rana has received the Commandant Coin of Excellence for superior dedication to teaching and curriculum development in the Defense Language Institute.
Courses offered in the past two years.
- Current term ●
- Upcoming term(s) ○
This course will be a study of the basic information related to the Arab world and Middle East. The course focuses on enhancing abilities to communicate personal meaning effectively and satisfy personal needs and social demands to survive in an Arabic-speaking environment. Students acquire the ability to describe fluently themselves, their homes, towns, countries, provide and request basic information, and talk about their daily activities, jobs, education, interests and personal preferences, as well as physical and social needs, such as food, shopping, travel and lodging.
Spring 2018 - MIIS
Areas of Interest
Arabic language, Arabic culture.
- MA in Teaching Foreign Languages (Arabic), Monterey Institute of International Studies
- BA in Business Administration, University of Balamand, Elkoura, Lebanon