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Salem Aweiss

Salem Aweiss

Lecturer, Stanford Language Center

Salem Aweiss holds a Ph.D. (1993) in educational studies/second language acquisition from The Ohio State University. He is currently teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language at Stanford University’s Language Center. He taught at several universities in the US and overseas including Middlebury College, University of Florida, Monterey Institute, University of Maryland, and Birzeit University in Palestine. He has collaborated in research projects with colleagues from Haifa University, the Truman Institute at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and Geneva Foundation at Geneva University. Dr. Aweiss also served as an expert, consultant, observer, and external evaluator in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Austria, France, Germany, Georgia, Israel, the Netherland, Switzerland, and the US. His research interests include second language acquisition, teacher training, evaluation and assessment, heritage and bilingual learners, curriculum design and development, education reform, among others. He is also a certified ACTFL/ILR OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview) tester and is active in the testing community. Dr. Aweiss is the co-author of two books and the author of a number of articles in reading comprehension strategies, comprehensive education reform, interfaith dialogue, peace and tolerance education, research design in foreign language education, and other publications.