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Lessons offered by Karam
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • ESL
  • French
  • Arabic
  • Hebrew
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College
  • Adult Education
  • ILR Level 0
  • ILR Level 1
  • ILR Level 2
  • ILR Level 3
  • ILR Level 4
  • ILR Level 5
  • Other
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Experienced/certified teacher/translator of ARABIC, ESL, French and Hebrew for adults and children

Methodology

My students range from school kids to college and university students of various levels and ages.
I use the the integrated method of spoken and formal based on the four skills of learning a language in my teaching method which include reading, listening, writing and big emphasis on speaking.
My long years of experience in teaching have equipped me with effective tools which make learning a language faster and more enjoyable. Also, patience is one virtue that teachers can't do without in addition to creativity, empathy, dedication and open-mindedness.
In short, as William Arthur Ward stated: "The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires."

Background

I have over 25 years of experience teaching Modern Standard Arabic as well as spoken Levantine. I am skilled at formulating curricula and lesson plans, training instructors and structuring language programs including cultural component. At my present position at Seton Hall University as a full-time instructor and the coordinator of Arabic Language Program I have structured the program and introduced Arabic as a minor for the first time in the history of the University. I have developed similar program at the Magnet Stuyvesant High School.
It should be noted that I am also enrolled in TESOL Certification Program at the New School which is regarded one of the leading innovative programs in teaching English to nonnative speakers.
Throughout my career I have been recognized for improving student’s performance and developing innovative programs. What I would bring to this position includes effective communications skills, the ability to acquire and keep students’ attention, and a strong desire to provide the highest quality of education possible.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $45/h

Details

Rates varies depending on level and age. Travel time will be added for lessons at student's location.

Lessons offered by Karam
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • ESL
  • French
  • Arabic
  • Hebrew
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College
  • Adult Education
  • ILR Level 0
  • ILR Level 1
  • ILR Level 2
  • ILR Level 3
  • ILR Level 4
  • ILR Level 5
  • Other
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Karam's resume

WORK EXPERIENCE


Fall 2008 – Present Seton Hall University
Department of Asian Studies
New Jersey
Instructor/coordinator of The Arabic Program
Developed advanced courses; Assisted in developing a Minor in Arabic Studies

Spring 2006 – Present New School
Department of Foreign Languages
New York City
Instructor of Arabic language

Fall 2015 – Present College of Staten Island
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
New York City
Instructor of Arabic

Fall 2012 – June 2015 John Jay College
Department of Modern Languages
New York
Instructor of Arabic

Fall of 2012 BBC- The World
Interpreting for Syrian Puppet Show “Masaset Matta”

Fall of 2011 Khalil Gibran International Academy
Mentoring and Developing curriculum for teaching Arabic

1992 - Present Freelance Arabic Translator and Interpreter
Legal: Federal, NY State and City Court System, INS, EBT
Nonprofit and Human Rights
Educational: Board of Ed
Media: TV networks, radio stations and newspapers
Medical: hospitals and clinics

Spring 2010 – Fall 2011 Fordham University
Department of Modern Languages
Arabic Instructor

Fall 2005 –Spring 2009 Stuyvesant High School
Department of Foreign languages
New York City
Instructor of Arabic language
Developed an Arabic teaching program.

Fall 2004 – Fall 2008 Baruch College
New York City
Instructor of Arabic language

Fall 2004 – Fall 2010 NAAP- Network of Arab American Professionals
New York City
Implemented and taught Arabic

Summer of 2004 Filmmaker Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 911”
Translation and transcription

09/2003 – 11/2003 Center for Immigrant Health-NYU Medical Center
Training Arabic-speaking health advocates/interpreters

10/2003 – 6/2004 Rennert Bilingual
New York
Arabic instructor

11/2002- 09/2003 Lutheran Medical Center
Brooklyn, New York
Outreach/case worker

02/1999 – 06/2008 Alwan Center of the Arts
New York
Implemented an Arabic language program [Modern Standard and Spoken Arabic]

09/1998 – 03/2002 Department of Justice- US Attorney
Southern Dist. New York
Linguistic Specialist/Translator/transcriber

05/2001 – 08/2001 Witness
New York City
Volunteer translator

07/1998 - 07/2001 The Committee to Protect Journalists
New York City
Research Associate, Translator/Interpreter

01/1999 – 01/2000 Oxford University Press
Translation and editing of the English-Arabic Oxford Picture Dictionary


01/1998 –01/1999 Ittihad
Brooklyn, NY
Volunteer
Networking and organizing fundraising events for the organization
Educating the community about social, cultural and educational issues

11/1995 - 11/1996 N.Y Immigration Hotline
New York City
Immigration counselor for the Arabic-speaking communities rendering information on immigration issues and making referrals to various institutions

03/1995 - 06/1999 Board of Education
New York City
Certified Bilingual teacher.
Implemented and taught an after-school Arabic program

09/1994 - 02/1995 Arab American Family Support Center
New York City
Case Worker, Teacher of English as a Second Language and a translator/Interpreter

Advocacy and referrals to shelter, legal services and other agencies; Counseling and crisis intervention
Assistance to children with school, daycare, court, health services advocacy; Referrals to shelter, legal services and other agencies; Information regarding police domestic violence units, court, Crime Victims Board and other procedures; Support groups for domestic violence victims; Information on emergency financial assistance; Information about emergency housing transfers within the New York City Housing Authority; Empowering women through ESL with survival skills, awareness with cultural difference and learning job skills

08/1993 – 09/1997 International Rescue Committee
New York City
Teacher of English as a Second Language
Implemented English courses to help refugees with their day-to-day life, their adjustment to new culture and learning job skills

01/1993 - 09/1995 Berlitz School of Languages
New York City
Teacher of Arabic and English

01/1991 - 08/1992 United Nations Relief and Welfare Agency
(UNRWA), Jerusalem
Translator

09/1990 - 03/1991 YMCA
Jerusalem
Taught Arabic to none-native speakers







































EDUCATION

Summer of 2016 New School University
TESOL Certificate
(In progress)

Summer of 2014 Penn State University- Pennsylvania
Seminar on StarTalk methodology in teaching Arabic

Summer of 1995 Fordham University- New York, USA
Summer program in ESL-Bilingual Studies

09/1989 – 06/1992 Mt. Scopus University - Jerusalem
Degree: Masters in Criminology and Arabic

09/1985 - 05/1989 San Francisco State University - California, USA
Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Journalism

09/1982 - 05/1985 Skyline College - San Bruno, California, USA
Degree: Associate of Arts in Paralegal Studies


SKILLS Over 25 years of teaching MSA and Colloquial Arabic, Criminal Justice system and Legal knowledge; Interpreting/translation with familiarity of several Arabic Dialects; Board of Education certification in Bilingual Studies; Community activism in the field of human rights and community organizing.
Windows, PowerPoint, Word-processing

ORGANIZATIONS ATA (American Translators Association), New York Circle of Translators, NAJIT, Arab American Teachers of Arabic

LANGUAGES Fluent in English, Hebrew and Arabic

LEGAL STATUS Citizen of the United States of America

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