1000 East University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82072
Phone: (307) 766-3423
Fax: (307) 766-3533
Dr. Ali Raddaoui, Associate Professor, Religious Studies and Global & Area Studies, Arabic Program Director
B.A., Ecole Normale Superieure, Tunis, Tunisia 1981; M.A., Indiana University of Bloomington 1985; Ph.D. 1988, Indiana University of Bloomington, Associate Professor of Arabic 2010.
Dr. Ali Raddaoui’s training is the area of linguistics applied to the teaching of language. He was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship from 1984 to 1988, during which period he received his MA and Ph.D. from the Indiana University of Bloomington’s Linguistics Department. In addition to the USA, his teaching experience spans the UK, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Tunisia. In his native country, Tunisia, he served as deputy-dean for academic affairs at the College of Letters and Humanities of Sfax from 2005 through 2008 and represented the Virtual University of Tunisia at the Euro-Mediterranean Permanent University Forum.
In keeping with the University of Wyoming’s internationalizing mission, Dr. Raddaoui’s main charge is to consolidate its nascent Arabic program and help UW students develop a level of knowledge in Arabic which allows them to independently approach Arabic material, understand it, and integrate it into their study and research work. In parallel, students should be able to picture the realities of life in America and present them to Arabic speakers and users worldwide, and thus serve as intercultural locutors.
Dr. Raddaoui’s work revolves three axes: translation from and into Arabic and English, the psychology of language learning, and the intersection between language and identity in the Arab world.
Dr. Raddaoui primarily teaches the five semesters of Arabic, with focus on reading, conversation, and writing skills. As the Arabic program expands, he is working on providing more courses that should help students apply their knowledge of Arabic to their specific areas of study. Prior to that, Dr. Raddaoui taught research and teaching methodology, translation, comparative stylistics, English and CALL courses in the various places where he worked.