Iman Hashem

Iman Hashem is Program Director of Arabic Language at the Occidental College Foreign Language Project. She regularly designs and conducts workshops, nationwide, for teachers of foreign and heritage languages, most often for teachers of the Arabic and Chinese languages. During her career, she authored curricula and materials for heritage and non-heritage learners, taught and directed K-12 Arabic language programs, participated in the delivery of the Advanced Development of Language Proficiency Program at the Language Acquisition Resource Center, and designed a certificate program for teachers of Arabic and Arabic speakers at California State University, Fullerton. Mrs. Hashem was a member of the writing committee for the Standards for Learning Arabic and for California’s World Language Content Standards. Currently, she consults for the Los Angeles Unified School District and K-12 Islamic schools, where she designs Arabic language programs and supports program improvement in language and culture.  She was also the Arabic consultant/coach for the Arabic Immersion Magnet School, and P.S./I.S. 30 Mary White Ovington and the Arabic Immersion Magnet School (AIMS) in Houston, Texas. Also, Mrs. Hashem was the consultant of Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE) FLAP Arabic dual immersion and FLES program and Granada Hills Charter High School, and Bell High School.  Mrs. Hashem works at California State University, Long Beach where she taught world language methods and Arabic.  She designed courses in elementary, intermediate and advanced Arabic for non-native and heritage speakers. Iman Hashem was the recipient of the Special Achievement Award from the New Horizon System in 1996, CLTA’s President’s Award for Leadership in Language Education in 2003, (CLTA) and (CWLP) Outstanding Teacher Award 2012, and the (ACTFL) Recognition Award for her contribution to the Arabic teaching field.