The teachers giving classes at our Language Center have undergone a strict selection process and possess wide-ranging experience in the field of Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language, as well as having worked in industries like translation, interpreting, journalism and publishing. Added to their past experience and training are the opportunities for ongoing education which the Language Center provides them with periodically.
 

Saida Chermiti Chermiti (Kairouan, TUNISIA)

SaidaMs. Chermiti is the Director of the Arabic Language Center
With a bachelor’s degree in Arabic Language and Literature from the School of Philology and Human Sciences at the Université du Centre (Sousse, Tunisia, 1999) and a Master’s degree in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language (E/LE) from the University of Alcalá de Henares (2005), Ms. Chermiti is responsible for running the Arabic Language Center (CLA) and prior to that was its teaching coordinator (2014-2018), having originally created, promoted and organized the children’s Arabic language course at the Arabic Language Center (2014-present). Her career has revolved around teaching Arabic as a foreign language to both private individuals and professionals at companies in a wide range of industries: pharmaceuticals, engineering, communications and foreign trade, as well as others. She has also worked as an Arabic-Spanish translator for large Spanish enterprises which undertake projects in the region and for different publications, including a full translation from Spanish into Arabic of the book Peregrinos Hispanos a la Meca (Spanish Pilgrims to Mecca, published by the Spanish Geographic Society in 2018).

Feth Zohor Bouchenaki (Sidi Bel Abbes, ALGERIA)

ZuhurHolder of a bachelor’s degree in Arabic Philology from the University of Oran (1993), before joining our team as a teacher at the Casa Árabe Language Center in 2009, Ms. Bouchenaki taught Arabic classes at the Centro de Estudios Árabes (Center for Arab Studies, from 1999-2011), the Joint Language School of the Spanish Defense Ministry (from 1999 to 2012), the Open Language Academy (1999-2003) and Spain’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2005-2012). From 2008 through 2010, she was also a language examiner for the company Avanzo, which gives remote Arabic courses.





Djalila Chaib (Hassasna, ALGERIA)

DjalilaWith a PhD in Arab and Islamic Studies from the University of Alicante (2015), Ms. Chaib also earned a Diploma for Advanced Arab and Islamic Studies from the same university (2003) and earned a bachelor’s degree in Translation from the University of Oran (1999). Djalila Chaib is also a sworn translator of Arabic-Spanish and Spanish-Arabic certified by the Algerian Justice Ministry since 2012. Since January 2009, she has been an Arabic teacher at the Language Center, and prior to that she had taught classes in both Arabic and Spanish as a foreign language at foreign language institutes in Algeria. As a teacher at the Language Center, she has taken part in creating a method for teaching Arabic as a foreign language intended for young people (Basma, published by Akal) and has collaborated on many different translations from Spanish into Arabic.


Hassan Darkal Noriega (Damascus, SYRIA)

HasanFrom a very early age, he learned classical Arabic at traditional schools in Damascus, and when he finished his secondary schooling, he began to study Arabic Philology at the University of Damascus. Between the years of 1998 and 2000, he worked with the Cervantes Institute in Damascus to design the program of cultural exchange activities. This institution instilled him with a great interest in teaching languages. In 1996, he began to acquire experience teaching Arabic in Damascus: to native Arab speakers who had trouble when they needed to use the classical Arabic language and to foreign students who had studied Arabic Philology in their countries of origin. As time went by, he began to teach classes on Arabic for communication with numerous groups of foreign students at several academies in his home city. In early 2000, he arrived in Spain, where he came into contact with universities, language academies and professional training centers, where he started teaching Arabic classes. He has been a teacher at the Arabic Language Center since 2008.

Noha Mohamed El-Ashkar (Alexandria, EGYPT)

NohaAfter earning her bachelor’s degree in Arabic Philology from the University of Alexandria (1997) and a PhD in Arab and Islamic Studies and Oriental Studies from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (2013), Noha has been a teacher at Casa Árabe’s Language Center since 2008. Before then, she taught Arabic at the Syrian Arabic Cultural Center of Madrid and the Egyptian Institute of Islamic Studies run by the Egyptian Embassy in Madrid, where she continues teaching classes designed for children. From 2002 through 2004, she was a teacher of Arabic for primary school children at the Iraqi School, and later (from 2004-2007) she gave Arabic classes to primary, secondary and baccalaureate students at the Office of the Cultural Attaché of the Libyan Embassy in Madrid. In addition to her career in education, Noha has performed tasks as an intercultural mediator, from 2008-2009 at the Carabanchel Alto Community Plan Association, and from 2006-2008 at the Department of Culture and Tourism of the Autonomous Regional Government of Madrid. From 1997 through 2002, she was also a correspondent in Madrid for the newspaper Al Wafd and a journalist with the Foreign Affairs Departments at the newspapers Al Wafd and Al-Ray Al-Aam and the magazine Al-Misri.

Said Kirhlani (Meknes, MOROCCO)

SaidWith a bachelor’s degree in Islamic Studies from the University of Meknes, Morocco (1994), an MAS (Master of Advanced Studies) in Islamic Thought from the University of Fez, Morocco (1996) and an MAS in International Mediterranean Studies from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (2004), since 2013 Mr. Kirhlani has taught classes at Casa Árabe’s Language Center. Prior to that, he taught Standard Arabic and Moroccan Arabic as foreign languages at various universities and private academies. From 2005 to 2007, he took part in training intended for professional groups in contact with Arab immigrant communities in Spain (local police and primary school teachers), giving courses such as “Introduction to the Arabic Language and Moroccan Dialect” and “Practical Notions of the Moroccan Dialect.” As an IESA-CSIC researcher, he has participated in several congresses and university summer courses, giving presentations on subjects like “Languages, cultures and communication at the present time” and “Teaching Moroccan Arabic: A practical method for a practical language.”

Samir Tennoun (Algiers, ALGERIA)

SamirWith a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Administration from the École Supérieure de Commerce in Algiers (1997, degree equivalency awarded in Spain in 2007), in 2011 Mr. Tennoun earned his MAS in the PhD program for Arab and Al-Andalus Studies at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid’s School of Philology, in the Department of Arab and Islamic Studies, with a research project on “Teaching and Learning the Arabic Language for Non-natives: Proposal of a comprehensive focus based on a study of the student body’s needs and opinions.” In the same year, he earned his Diploma in Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE, with the highest level, C2), issued by the Cervantes Institute. Since the year of 2003, he has worked exclusively in the field of teaching Arabic as a foreign language, having taught classes at the Institute of World Languages in Barcelona and, since it opened to the public, at Casa Árabe’s Language Center in Madrid.

Slah Boukhris Chermiti (TUNISIA)

SlahHolder of a bachelor’s degree in Arabic Philology from the School of Philology and Human Sciences at the University of Tunis (2002), a Master’s degree in Administration and Management of Tourist Establishments (SEAS) from the Universidad San Jorge (Zaragoza, 2014) and an advanced technician’s diploma in Hotel and Restaurant Management at the Institut Supérieure d’Hôtellerie of Sidi Dhrif, Tunisia (1994), he specializes in teaching the Arabic language for children and adults after beginning his career in Tunisia, his native country. As of 2009, he started to work as a teacher in France, and from 2014 to the present he has been a teacher at Casa Árabe’s Arabic Language Center.



Nadia Jallad (JORDAN)

NadiaWith a university degree in Business Management and Administration from the European University of Damascus, Nadia Jallad has worked in Syria as a project director within several international oil companies, and as a teacher and trainer of adults and children for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Since she arrived in Spain in 2011, she has received training on teaching foreign languages, having specialized in teaching Arabic for business. As a result, she has taught courses on the Levantine dialect and Standard Arabic at various academies and at the NGO Asilim (Association for the Linguistic Integration of Immigrants in Madrid), where she has been a member of the Executive Board since the year 2012 and she is currently responsible for the Arabic teaching programs. Since 2015, she has taught Arabic language classes to children and Levantine dialect classes at Casa Árabe’s Arabic Language Center. She works full-time teaching Arabic as a foreign language and in translation.

Rowaida Solaiman Khalil (Cairo, EGYPT)

RowaidaWith a bachelor’s degree in Hispanic Philology from the School of Al-Alsun at Ain Shams University in Egypt (1994), a Master’s degree in Simultaneous Translation from the same university (1997) and a Master of Advanced Studies in Spanish and Spanish-American Literature from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM, 2003), she joined the team of teachers at the Arabic Language Center in 2018, while completing her PhD studies in Spanish and Spanish-American Literature at the UAM and working as a medical interpreter. Prior to that, she taught linguistics and translation classes in the Department of Hispanic Philology at the School of Al-Alsun, collaborated with the Institute of Islamic Studies in Madrid as an Arabic language and culture teacher for foreign students, and worked with the Saudi Islamic Cultural Center giving Arabic classes to adults.


Hatim Bouazza (MOROCCO)

Hatim Bouazza_ 2Holder of a bachelor’s degree in Hispanic Studies from Abdelmalek Essadi University in Tetouan, Morocco (2013), Mr. Bouazza also earned a second bachelor’s degree from the same university in Philosophy and Islamic Thought (2016) and has a Master’s degree in Linguistics and Communication Sciences (2016), as well as a specific Master’s degree in “Islam Today: Trends in Contemporary Islamic Thought” from the University of Granada (2017). His dedication to teaching Arabic language and literature began in Tangiers at private centers intended  for native Arabic speakers, and since his arrival in Spain in 2016, he has been teaching Standard and Moroccan Arabic as foreign languages at several academies, foundations and universities. At present, he is combining his work teaching at Casa Árabe’s Language Center, where he has given classes since 2019, with his PhD studies at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

 

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