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Department of Religious Studies|College of Arts & Sciences

Ali H. Raddaoui
Associate Professor

Spring 2014 Office Hours

Mon/Wed, 11:00-11:50 in RH, Room 131

Fri, 11:00-11:50 in CIC, Room 204


BA, 1981, Ecole Normale Superieure, Tunis, Tunisia; MA, 1985, Indiana University of Bloomington; Ph.D., Applied Linguistics, 1988, Indiana University of Bloomington; Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies 2010.

Biography

From 1984 through 1988, Ali Raddaoui was a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship and graduated from Indiana University of Bloomington with an MA and Ph.D. in applied linguistics.  Prior to that, he haD received his Bachelor degree in English Language, Literature and Civilization from the Ecole Normale Superieure, (Normal School for Teachers) Tunis, Tunisia.  Ali’s extended teaching career spans five countries, UK, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and the United States.  He has taught, at different times, French, English and Arabic, in addition to other courses such as sociolinguistics, translation, comparative stylistics, teaching methodology and research methodology.  Among other leadership roles, Ali served as deputy-dean for academic affairs at the College of Letters and Humanities of Sfax, University of Sfax, where he was promoted to the position of professor of Higher education, before joining the University of Wyoming. 

With a strong interest in second and foreign language learning and teaching methodologies and the theories informing them, Ali Raddaoui’s primary mission at the University of Wyoming is to consolidate a nascent Arabic program and to do what it takes to assist with student learning.  The end goal of the Arabic teaching operation is for students not only develop a working knowledge and understanding of Arabic text and media, but are also to deploy this knowledge to investigate primary material generated in Arabic while pursuing their degree programs in their different majors such as history, political science, international studies, religious studies, anthropology, petroleum engineering, etc. 

Ali has a strong record of translation and research.  He has co/translated and co/edited four books from English into Arabic pertaining to the fields of management, pedagogy and learning psychology.  Given his keen interest in creative writing and comparative literature studies, Ali is now looking to translating into English Arabic literary material.   

Ali Raddaoui’s primary research interests lie in language planning and policy, second/foreign language learning and identity as well as the present and future of Arabic, Standard and otherwise.  The creation of a learning objects repository for Arabic, together with experimentation of online learning/teaching environments are two of Ali’s long-term plans, and he welcomes cooperation on any of the above-mentioned areas.

Publications

1.    E-Learning Challenges in the Millennium - Tunisia. (Zeineb Deymi and Ali Raddaoui). Demiray, P. (Ed.) Chapter 38.  Pp. 817-537.  March 2010.

2.    If You Don’t Feed the Teachers, They Eat the Students. By Neila A. Connors. 2008. Translation into Arabic (with Dr. Khalifa Al-Suwaidi). Education Bureau for the GCC countries Press, Riyadh, KSA

3.    Teacher and Student Perceptions of Teaching Best Practice. TESOL International.  Volume Editors: Christine Coombe and Lisa Barlow. TESOL Press: 2007.

Courses Taught

ARBC 1010, First Semester Arabic
ARBC 1020, Second Semester Arabic
ARBC 2030, Third Semester Arabic
ARBC 2040.  Fourth Semester Arabic
ARBC 3050, Modern Standard Arabic and its Dialects (in lieu of fifth semester Arabic)
ENGL 2110, English Oral Skills
LANG 4800, American Representations of Arabia

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