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Mrs Reem W Shishakly

[Mrs Reem Weiss Shishakly]

Other Faculty, Modern Languages
Last Updated: February 28, 2020
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Biography

Biography

Reem Shishakly is the inaugural lecturer of Arabic Language and the Arabic section head at the University of Texas at Arlington, department of Modern Languages. Her research and expertise revolve around the history and works of the Arabic Literature with concentration on Modern and Contemporary Literature. Her graduate thesis researched literary translation as a form of intertextuality. Her current research and work focuses on the pedagogy of teaching Arabic to non- native students at the university level. Other teaching and research interests are translation studies, and technology enhanced language learning.

Education

Education

    • 2013 MA in Arabic Literature and Literary Criticism
      Al-Madinah International University, 2013
    • 1984 BA in English Language and Literature
      University of Damascus, Syria, 1984
    • 1980 Diploma in Music
      The Conservatory of Music in Damascus, Damascus, Syria, 1980

Appointments

Appointments

    • 2009 to Present Arabic Language Lecturer and Coordinator
      Modern Languages, University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX, United States)
      -Drove the development of an Arabic program from one beginner's class to a 3-year program with 8 course levels, a Minor in Arabic option and a Globalization, Localization, and Translation certificate in Arabic in UTA. -Served as Instructor for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year level Arabic courses, encompassing curriculum design, textbook selection, oral/written evaluations, student advising, and test administration -Founded the Arabic Language & Culture Organization in UTA, providing tutoring conversation sessions, discussions, cultural events, music, dance, poetry reading, food, and films. -Contributed to student recruitment for the Arabic Program through on-campus student events brochures and social media marketing. -Served as member in the Modern Languages Lecturers Committee (MLLC)
    • 2006 to 2009 Substitute Teacher
      Arlington ISD (Arlington, TX, United States)
    • 2002 to 2005 Arabic Language Teacher/ Arabic Department Head
      Arabic Department, Al-Hedayah Academy
      -Led advanced Arabic classes for students, including curriculum advancement, textbook selection, faculty meetings, and communicating issues to parents. -Led and coordinated lower elementary Arabic faculty team.
    • 1998 to 2000 Founder of Elementary School & Arabic Teacher
      Al-Maarifa School
    • 1996 to 1997 English Teacher
      Al-Hedayah Academy
    • 1991 to 1995 English Language Teacher
      Department of Education, UAE Department of Education

Memberships

    • 2016 to Present South Central Modern Language Association
    • 2014 to Present American Association of Teachers of Arabic
    • 2012 to Present Arabic Language & Culture Organization, UTA
      Faculty Advisor
    • 2005 to 2010 Al-Hedaya Academy Women's Auxiliary

Awards and Honors

    • Dec  2016 Student Organization Advisor of the Year Award sponsored by UT Arlington
    • Dec  2015 The Charles T. McDowell Center Research Award sponsored by UT Arlington
    • Dec  2004 Al Hedayah Academy Teacher of the Year Award sponsored by Al Hedayah Academy
    • Dec  1999 Al Marifa School Teacher of the Year Award sponsored by Al Marifa School

Publications

      2015
      • Research Report
        Arabic Within Reach, Teaching Arabic to Non-Natives, Curriculum & Methodology
        [Shishakly, ReemWeiss]. Dubai International Conference Book Publications. 6,

Presentations

    •  2015
      Shishakly, ReemWeiss, "-", Dubai. ( , 2015).

Courses

      • ARAB 3304-001 ARABIC CONVERS & CULTURE II
        (Course Id: 111823)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • ARAB 4393-001 ARABIC INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 112442)
        Spring - 2020
      • ARAB 1441-001 BEGINNING ARABIC I
        (Course Id: 111466)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • ARAB 2313-022 INTERMEDIATE ARABIC I
        (Course Id: 111468)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • ARAB 2314-022 INTERMEDIATE ARABIC II
        (Course Id: 111469)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • ARAB 3312-001 TOPICS IN ARABIC LIT & CULTURE
        (Course Id: 112441)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • ARAB 3310-001
        Fall - 2019
      • ARAB 3303-001 ARABIC CONVERSATION & CULTURE
        (Course Id: 111822)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ARAB 4393-001 ARABIC INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 112442)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ARAB 1441-022 BEGINNING ARABIC I
        (Course Id: 111466)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ARAB 1442-001 BEGINNING ARABIC II
        (Course Id: 111467)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ARAB 1442-022 BEGINNING ARABIC II
        (Course Id: 111467)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ARAB 3312-001 TOPICS IN ARABIC LIT & CULTURE
        (Course Id: 112441 | Xlist Coursepre: ARAB | Xlist Coursenum: 3303)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ARAB 3304-001 ARABIC CONVERS & CULT II
        (Course Id: 111823)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ARAB 4393-001 ARABIC INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 112442)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ARAB 1441-001 BEGINNING ARABIC I
        (Course Id: 111466)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ARAB 2313-022 INTERMEDIATE ARABIC I
        (Course Id: 111468)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ARAB 2314-022 INTERMEDIATE ARABIC II
        (Course Id: 111469 | Xlist Coursepre: 2313 | Xlist Coursenum: 022)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ARAB 3303-001 ARABIC CONVERSATION & CULTURE
        (Course Id: 111822)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ARAB 4393-001 ARABIC INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 112442)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ARAB 1441-022 BEGINNING ARABIC I
        (Course Id: 111466)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ARAB 1442-001 BEGINNING ARABIC II
        (Course Id: 111467)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ARAB 1442-022 BEGINNING ARABIC II
        (Course Id: 111467)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ARAB 1441-001 BEGINNING ARABIC I
        (Course Id: 111466)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • MODL 3391-002 INDEPENDENT STUDY
        (Course Id: 110951)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ARAB 2313-022 INTERMEDIATE ARABIC I
        (Course Id: 111468)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ARAB 2314-022 INTERMEDIATE ARABIC II
        (Course Id: 111469)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ARAB 3312-001 TOPICS IN ARABIC LIT & CULTURE
        (Course Id: 112441)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ARAB 3303-001 ARABIC CONVERSATION & CULTURE
        (Course Id: 111822)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ARAB 1441-022 BEGINNING ARABIC I
        (Course Id: 111466)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ARAB 1442-001 BEGINNING ARABIC II
        (Course Id: 111467)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ARAB 1442-022 BEGINNING ARABIC II
        (Course Id: 111467)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ARAB 3303-001 ARABIC CONVERSATION & CULTURE
        (Course Id: 111822)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ARAB 2313-022 INTERMEDIATE ARABIC I
        (Course Id: 111468)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ARAB 2314-001 INTERMEDIATE ARABIC II
        (Course Id: 111469)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ARAB 2314-022 INTERMEDIATE ARABIC II
        (Course Id: 111469)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ARAB 1441-022 BEGINNING ARABIC I
        (Course Id: 111466)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ARAB 1442-022 BEGINNING ARABIC II
        (Course Id: 111467)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • MODL 3391-001 INDEPENDENT STUDY
        (Course Id: 110951)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ARAB 2313-001 INTERMEDIATE ARABIC I
        (Course Id: 111468)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ARAB 3303-001 ARABIC CONVERSATION & CULTURE
        (Course Id: 111822)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ARAB 1441-001 BEGINNING ARABIC I
        (Course Id: 111466)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ARAB 1442-001 BEGINNING ARABIC II
        (Course Id: 111467)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ARAB 2313-001 INTERMEDIATE ARABIC I
        (Course Id: 111468)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ARAB 2314-001 INTERMEDIATE ARABIC II
        (Course Id: 111469)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ARAB 1442-001 BEGINNING ARABIC II
        (Course Id: 111467)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ARAB 2313-001 INTERMEDIATE ARABIC I
        (Course Id: 111468)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ARAB 2314-001 INTERMEDIATE ARABIC II
        (Course Id: 111469)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ARAB 3312-001 TOPICS IN ARABIC LIT & CULTURE
        (Course Id: 112441)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ARAB 3304-001 ARABIC CONVERS & CULT II
        (Course Id: 111823)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ARAB 1441-001 BEGINNING ARABIC I
        (Course Id: 111466)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ARAB 2313-001 INTERMEDIATE ARABIC I
        (Course Id: 111468)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ARAB 2314-001 INTERMEDIATE ARABIC II
        (Course Id: 111469)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ARAB 3303-001 ARABIC CONVERSATION & CULTURE
        (Course Id: 111822)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ARAB 1441-001 BEGINNING ARABIC I
        (Course Id: 111466)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ARAB 2313-001 INTERMEDIATE ARABIC I
        (Course Id: 111468)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ARAB 2314-001 INTERMEDIATE ARABIC II
        (Course Id: 111469)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ARAB 3304-001 ARABIC CONVERS & CULT II
        (Course Id: 111823)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ARAB 1442-001 BEGINNING ARABIC II
        (Course Id: 111467)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ARAB 2313-001 INTERMEDIATE ARABIC I
        (Course Id: 111468)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ARAB 2314-001 INTERMEDIATE ARABIC II
        (Course Id: 111469)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ARAB 3303-001 ARABIC CONVERSATION & CULTURE
        (Course Id: 111822)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ARAB 1442-001 BEGINNING ARABIC II
        (Course Id: 111467)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ARAB 2313-001 INTERMEDIATE ARABIC I
        (Course Id: 111468)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ARAB 2314-001 INTERMEDIATE ARABIC II
        (Course Id: 111469)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ARAB 3304-001 ARABIC CONVERS & CULT II
        (Course Id: 111823)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ARAB 2313-001 INTERMEDIATE ARABIC I
        (Course Id: 111468)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ARAB 2314-001 INTERMEDIATE ARABIC II
        (Course Id: 111469)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ARAB 3303-001 ARABIC CONVERSATION & CULTURE
        (Course Id: 111822)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ARAB 1442-001 BEGINNING ARABIC II
        (Course Id: 111467)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ARAB 2313-001 INTERMEDIATE ARABIC I
        (Course Id: 111468)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ARAB 1442-001 BEGINNING ARABIC II
        (Course Id: 111467)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ARAB 2314-001 INTERMEDIATE ARABIC II
        (Course Id: 111469)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ARAB 1441-001 BEGINNING ARABIC I
        (Course Id: 111466)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • ARAB 2313-001 INTERMEDIATE ARABIC I
        (Course Id: 111468)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • ARAB 1442-001 BEGINNING ARABIC II
        (Course Id: 111467)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • ARAB 2314-001 INTERMEDIATE ARABIC II
        (Course Id: 111469)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • ARAB 1441-001 BEGINNING ARABIC I
        (Course Id: 111466)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • ARAB 2313-001 INTERMEDIATE ARABIC I
        (Course Id: 111468)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • MODL 1442-001 MODERN LANGS II
        (Course Id: 104600)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • MODL 1441-001 MODERN LANGS 1
        (Topic: Arabic | Course Id: 104599)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009