Gisele El Khoury

Director Language Resource Center World Languages, Cultures, and Media Department
Education Master of Science in Education (MSED) in Ed Technology Specialist - SUNY Potsdam (obtained with distinction); and Master in Law - Lebanese University.
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Gisele El Khoury is originally from Lebanon and came to the United States in 2005 after earning her Master's degree in Law. El Khoury started her teaching career as an Arabic professor at New Hampshire (UNH). She taught for two semesters before moving to Potsdam, where she taught for three years at SUNY-Potsdam. At St. Lawrence University, El Khoury teaches Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced Arabic, in addition to cultural topics.

Regularly Taught Courses

  • Elementary Arabic 101-102 with lab
  • Intermediate Arabic 103-104 with lab
  • Intermediate & Advanced Conversation
  • Advanced Arabic I & II
  • Arabic Literature and Media
  • Conversational Arabic & Media
  • Arab Society through Films, Cartoons & Hip Hop.
  • Mediterranean culture through Cinema
  • Intro to translation
  • Arabic Language through Songs & Films
  • Senior Year Experience (SYE) Program
  • Teaching Languages (which is a pedagogy language course for TAs in the use of the language technologies)

Publications

Telling the story of the Arab Spring: an interactive graffiti map – Article published in “Muftah.org”  (an online magazine on the Middle East and North Africa) – October 2014.

Hasan and Marcus: A Film to Learn From Article published in “Muftah.org”  (an online magazine on the Middle East and North Africa) – January 2014.

6 Web 2.0 Resources for Teaching Arabic – Article published in the FLTMAG (A magazine on technology integration in the world language classroom) – November 2013

Understanding Politics in the Arab world through Naji Al-Ali’s cartoons  Article published in “Muftah.org”  (an online magazine on the Middle East and North Africa) – October 2013.

How the Syrian War Impacts Politics and Sectarianism in Lebanon – Article published in “Muftah.org”  (an online magazine on the Middle East and North Africa)  – July 2013.

Projects: Gisele has been creating an Arabic Multimedia collection; click on this link to check it.

Selected Presentations:

Presentation at the ACTFL convention 2019 titled: "Using Fairy Tales, Graphic Novels, Hip-hop, Maps and Films to Teach Culture."

Presentation at the NeMLA convention 2018 titled: "Looking to jazz up your language classes? Teaching Culture "differently."

Seminar presented for SOAR – Lifelong Learning in the North Country. Seminar title: "Telling the story of the Arab spring through Graffiti"

Presentation at the NeMLA convention 2014 titled: "6 Web 2.0 Resources for Teaching Arabic"

Presentation during the May College event titled: "Digital Textbooks at St. Lawrence University."

Guest speaker in the "EDLS 333: Education, Language and Culture "course – gave a presentation titled: "Arab World: what do you need to know."

Presentation during the NYSAFLT event titled: "Changing Language Education."

Seminar presented for SOAR – Lifelong Learning in the North Country. Seminar title: "Arab World: Reality and Myth"

For more info, check my blog.

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