Mader Morkus is the Director of the Middlebury Arabic School.

Middlebury has named Nader Morkus as the director of the Arabic School, one of 13 Middlebury Language Schools, known internationally for their full-immersion approach to language teaching and the Language Pledge®. 

Nader has been appointed to serve as Director of the Arabic School through summer 2025. His appointment begins February 2024.

Nader has taught in the Middlebury Arabic School since 2005. He is an Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics and Director of the Arabic Language Program and Academic Director of the Arabic Flagship Program at the Department of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures at Indiana University, Bloomington.

The Arabic School, founded in 1982, is operated by Middlebury and located on the campus of Bennington College in Bennington, Vermont. It offers an eight-week summer immersion program with beginner through advanced-level courses as well as a graduate program.

“We are excited about Nader stepping into this leadership role,” said Tim Page, Acting Dean of Language Schools.