Position title: Persian Instructor
Fatemeh Mirsharifi is a lecturer of Persian and coordinator of the Persian program at the University of California-Berkeley. Fatemeh received her PhD in Second Language Acquisition with an emphasis on Persian from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. From 2007-2016 she taught Persian at the University of Madison. In addition, she has been working in APTLII (Arabic, Persian, Turkish Language Immersion Institute) since 2007. In the past, she has collaborated on a range of projects with the American Councils for International education as well as the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA). Fatemeh’s current research interests include second/foreign language acquisition and pedagogy with an emphasis on developing pedagogical materials for the foreign language classroom, motivation in language learning, and the role of learner attitudes in L2 motivation.