Carla El Khoury

Lecturer - Middle East Studies
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Mobile phone +47 46665181
Room 369
Visiting address Niels Henrik Abels vei 36 P. A. Munchs hus 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1010 Blindern 0315 OSLO


Academic interests

Teaching Arabic is not just my career, it is my passion.

I primarily teach Arabic language courses in IKOS. During my teaching experience, I have seen how learning languages ​​can broaden a person's perspective and give them access to other cultures. For me, teaching is a way to build a global citizen who is able and willing to reach out to other people of different backgrounds and nationalities. This is mainly achieved when students reach a threshold of communicative competence and intercultural awareness, two main components of successful language learners.

Communicative language learning is a major component of my language teaching because it allows me to create opportunities that help students convey realistic and relevant messages. My role as a teacher is to create a suitable effective learner-centered environment that creates lifelong learners.

My research for the Master's degree focused on the pedagogical uses of technology. I specifically studied the role of interactive video in expanding course offerings and experiences as well as accelerating learning and motivating students.


  • Arabic Teaching Associate, Arabic Studies Department, Williams College, MA.
  • Arabic Instructor, Center of Arab and Middle Eastern Studies, American University of Beirut (AUB).
  • MA (2017), Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL), Lebanese University.
  • BA (2013), Translation, Lebanese University.


Participated in different workshops:

  • Foreign Language Teaching Workshop with Professor Li Yu, Williams College, USA. 
  • Micro-Teaching: focusing on basic drilling techniques with Professor Li Yu, Williams College, USA. 
  • Diversity in the Classroom with Professor Li Yu, Williams College, USA. 
  • How are languages ​​learned? with Professor Li Yu, Williams College, USA. 
  • Amplifying student voices for better engagement with Mr. George Chehwan, Lebanese University, Lebanon.
  • Brain-Based Teaching with Dr. Juhaina Musharraf, Haigazian University, Lebanon.
  • Classroom Management: Are We Seeking Obedience or Responsibility with Dr. Lina Osseiran, Haigazian University, Lebanon.
  • How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students with Dr. Lina Osseiran, Haigazian University, Lebanon.
  • Effective methods in teaching the Arabic Language with Dr. Amal Yazighi, Notre Dame University, Lebanon.
  • Reading strategies with Dr. Suha Safiyiddeen, Saint Joseph School, Lebanon.


  • Native in Arabic
  • Advanced Proficiency in English
  • Advanced Proficiency in French
  • A2 in Spanish Language
  • A1 in Norwegian Language


Published Aug. 12, 2019 1:44 PM - Last modified Jan. 13, 2020 1:05 AM