Sarab Al Ani is a Senior Lector in Arabic at Yale University. Her current research interests focus on using technology for language teaching, overcoming challenges that face students of Arabic in the U.S., and the means to achieve desired language skills with minimum of difficulty, in addition to optimum methods of testing.
Amongst other places, she has taught Arabic in Middlebury Language Summer Schools as well as Michigan State University. Her teaching interest at Yale University and since 2009 ranges from Beginner Arabic to a course on Modern Arabic Political Thought. Amongst other areas of Arabic language she has taught are courses on Business Arabic, Modern Arabic Narrative, Modern Arabic Poetry, Media Arabic, Iraqi Arabic, Levantine Arabic, Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Arabic classes.
Previously, at the University of Baghdad, she taught linguistic-related courses in general linguistics, morphology, and phonology. She has also worked in areas related to ESL and foreign language pedagogy. She has worked as a professional Arabic-English translator, in addition to working as a testing consultant and external examiner with several programs such as FLAS. She is currently enrolled in the Post Graduate program of Foreign Language Pedagogy at Columbia University in New York City with a focus on teaching and testing Arabic in the US.
Recently organized workshops include: ”Language Enrichment Program for Children in the New Haven Community” (Fall/Spring 2016)
Recent projects: “Designing and creating online tasks for Levantine Arabic” (Fall 2017: a Fellowship from the Center for Language Studies at Yale University)