Abeer Hamza (Mohamed)
Lecturer, Program Coordinator
Abeer teaches all levels of Modern Standard Arabic and spoken Egyptian Arabic. She assesses students for their language placement and conducts the OPI for the FLAS fellowship and others. Abeer created a range of materials and activities complementary to the textbook. She also created spoken Egyptian Arabic modules for the “Watch and Learn” web-program; a program by the CNES, UCLA. As a coordinator, she arranges and moderates regular language/cultural exchange meetings between the Arabic learners and the Arab students. She also supervises the teaching assistants and facilitates their training.
Abeer earned her Ph.D. from Ain Shams University, Cairo in 2000. She taught at Ain Shams University and California State University before she was appointed to teach in UCLA. She also visited the Middlebury intensive summer program where she observed classes and gave lectures. She participated in several professional development workshops and conferences as well. She also received Arabic teaching training in the University of Texas at Austin.
In terms of research interests, Abeer focuses on language pedagogy, language assessment, and comparative Spanish and Arabic literature.