Alaa Elgibali

Dr. Elgibali received an M.A. in TAFL from the American University in Cairo (AUC) and a doctorate in general linguistics from the University of Pittsburgh. He taught at SAIS of Johns Hopkins, UC-Berkeley, Kuwait University, Ain-Shams University, AUC, the American University of Beirut and the University of Maryland at College Park. Elgibali is the author of several seminal publications, including Arabic as a first language: A study in language acquisition and development in 2003. He has also edited a number of important volumes including Understanding Arabic (1996) and Investigating Arabic (2004) and is the associate editor of the four-volume Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics. Elgibali served as executive director of the Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA), director of the TAFL program at AUC and acting director of the Arabic Language Institute and co-director of CASA. Current research agenda include K-12 Arabic, Advanced language proficiency, and the development of Standards for acquisition and testing.

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