Position title: Intermediate Arabic Instructor
May George holds a doctoral degree in teacher education from the University of Arizona with a focus on a bilingual education, curriculum theory design, and language cognition. After receiving her doctorate, she held two prestigious postdoctoral fellowships, an Andrew Mellon Fellowship and a Fredrick Douglas Fellow, to support her continued research on bilingual education. George has teaching experience in higher education nationally and internationally. She has also worked with the United Nation Missions in Kurdistan, Iraq, to educate women. In addition to being a lecturer in Smith college since 2016, she also taught summer courses in APTLI at the University of Wisconsin in 2016, 2017, and 2019 and coordinated and taught Arabic in the Arabic summer program at the University of Chicago in 2018. George’s research interests center on classroom pedagogy, new trends in foreign language teaching in relation to area studies, and communicative approach. She uses different technological tools in teaching. Her research in bilingual education is related to the pedagogy of acquiring a second language, focusing on intentions, culture and cognition.
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