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Al-Batal, Mahmoud


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Al-Batal, Mahmoud (Director, Arabic School), July 10, 1996

Identifier: MOH122
Scope and Contents 1 interview with Mahmoud Al-Batal, Director of the Arabic School.Al-Batal discusses how he came to Middlebury; the duties of a director; the new Arabic curriculum; incorporating culture in language; strengths and weaknesses of SLS; requirements for hiring faculty; turnover of teachers; American perspectives of Arabic culture; media view of "Arab"; Arabic stereotypes; lack of Arabic programs and teachers; graduate internship; teaching different dialects of Arabic; how the Gulf War increased...
Dates: July 10, 1996