Al-Batal, Mahmoud (Director, Arabic School), July 10, 1996
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 enrollment; finding love at the Arabic school; developing levels of Arabic school; and Arabic school clubs and activities.
- Creation: July 10, 1996
- Al-Batal, Mahmoud (Person)
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
Open for research without restriction.
Biographical / Historical
Mahmoud Al-Batal served as Director of the summer Arabic School at Middlebury College from 1991 to 1998.
From the Collection: 147+ Objects
1 audio cassette
Assigned identifier: a13aflshp1996-17