Gisele El Khoury is originally from Lebanon and came to the United States in 2005 after she earned her Master’s degree in Law. El Khoury started her teaching career as an Arabic professor at the University Of New Hampshire (UNH) where she taught for 2 semesters before moving to Potsdam, where she taught for 3 years at SUNY-Potsdam. At St. Lawrence University, El Khoury is teaching Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced Arabic.
Having received a Master’s degree in Law from the Lebanese University in Lebanon in 2004, El Khoury's goal is to effectively use the knowledge and experience that she has acquired over the years studying Arabic language and Arabic Laws (Civil, Criminal, Commercial as well as International Laws) in all her Arabic classes in an effort to engage students and teach them a new and interesting language.
Currently, El Khoury is pursuing a Master degree in Educational Technology Specialist.
Spring 2014: El Khoury is teaching:
ARAB 102 A: Elem. Arabic
ARAB 102 B/C: Lab
ARAB 104 A: Interm. Arabic
490: Senior Year Project (SYE)
Self-Study Program: Japanese 101, Japanese 102 & Russian 101.
Presentations, Exhibitions, Performances and Published Work:
- 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 Politic 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.
Regularly Taught Courses:
- Elementary Arabic 101
- Elementary Arabic 102
- Intermediate Arabic 103
- Intermediate Arabic 104
- Advanced Arabic 201
- Teaching Languages