DEGREE: Doctorate Degree in Bilingual Education, George Washington University, Washington DC POSITION: Director of Outreach and K-12 Initiatives, Arabic Flagship Program, STARTALK Program Director RESEARCH INTERESTS: Instruction: Methodology, Assessment, Content; Curriculum Development; Bilingual Education; Teacher Preparation: Pre-Service, Professional Development; Second Language Acquisition; Foreign Language Learning and Teaching Standards; Motivation and Language Learning CAMPUS ADDRESS: B-330 Wells Hall PHONE: 517-353-7870 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Wafa Hassan is a graduate of the George Washington University, Graduate School of Education and Human Development with a specialty in Bilingual Education. She has extensive experience in teacher preparation; Curriculum development and assessment. Wafa Hassan is a co-author of the National Standards for Learning Arabic K-16. Dr. Hassan is a well-known teacher trainer for teachers of Arabic and other foreign languages on a regular basis in the United States and internationally. These workshops included many subjects on pedagogy, second language acquisition, bilingual education, teaching children with learning difficulties, learning styles, motivation, and curriculum and materials development. She directed and led many STARTALK summer teacher training and students programs.
Dr. Hassan is the author of a recent book titled Inclusion of ELL with Special Needs in General Education. Dr. Hassan is currently the Director of Outreach and K-12 Initiatives for the Arabic Language Flagship Program at Michigan State University. She is co-author of a new National standards-based Arabic Curriculum for high school students. The curriculum currently is being used by over eighty schools in the United States. Recently Dr. Hassan developed performance based assessment for Arabic language and currently being used in the state of Michigan. Dr. Hassan is the content online course developer for the Chicago public schools online Arabic course that has been provided to high school students for the past two years and now to all IL students starting next year.