Position title: Intermediate Persian Instructor
Reza Falahati is a lecturer of academic language at Leiden University. He has taught a wide range of Persian, English, and (Applied) Linguistics courses in different universities located in Canada, Iran, and the Netherlands. His research interests are mainly L2 speech acquisition, academic writing, and discourse analysis. His research is published by Routledge, Palgrave Macmillan, and in journals such as ESP across Cultures and Journal of the Canadian Acoustical Association. His master’s thesis from the University of Victoria entitled “Contrastive Study of Hedging in English and Farsi Academic Discourse” received the 2005-2006 ISG/SUTA Outstanding Thesis Award by MIT & Sharif University. Reza holds an MA in education (University of Tehran), an MA in (applied) linguistics (University of Victoria), and a PhD in Persian linguistics (University of Ottawa). He also has the experience of working as a postdoctoral research fellow in Italy, SNS, for two years.
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