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Overview

  • Dr. Islam Karkour is from Egypt and specializes in teaching modern standard Arabic and common dialects. He earned his Ph.D. in Education, Curriculum, and Instruction, with concentrations in Second Language Acquisition and Intercultural Competence, from the University of New Hampshire. He previously obtained his MA in Educational Technology and TESOL from Manchester University, UK, where he was a Ford Foundation Fellow, as well as his BA in Education from Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt.

    Dr. Karkour has extensive experience in the field of foreign language education. He began his career as an EFL teacher in Egypt in 2005. In 2013, he was selected as a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant and placed at UNH. Dr. Karkour has worked as a lecturer of Arabic at both UNH and the Middlebury Summer Intensive Program. He is an ACTFL certified Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) tester, as well as an ACTFL certified Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) rater. He is also a licensed Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) qualified administrator.

    Dr. Karkour’s research interests include intercultural competence, foreign language education, and curriculum design and development. He has published several articles related to his work on foreign language education and curriculum design. Currently, he is working on projects that explore the relationship between intercultural competence and foreign language education, stemming from his doctoral dissertation on these subjects.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2020 International Students on U.S. College Campuses: Building Up or Tearing Down Cultural Walls?Journal of Comparative & International Higher Education.  12:124-151. 2020
    2020 Toward “Living Together”: Developing Intercultural Sensitivity Through Arabic Foreign Language CourseworkJournal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education.  9:57-70. 2020
    2019 Why on Earth Would Some People Reject Democracy? An Autoethnographic Reflection on Education and Democracy in EgyptInterchange.  50:305-319. 2019

    Other Research Activities

    Teaching Activities

  • Elementary Arabic II Taught course 2021
  • Intermediate Arabic Taught course 2021
  • Intro to Arabic Culture Taught course 2021
  • Advanced Arabic I Taught course 2020
  • Arabic Practicum Taught course 2020
  • Elementary Arabic I Taught course 2020
  • Intermediate Arabic Taught course 2020
  • Arabic Practicum Taught course 2020
  • Elementary Arabic II Taught course 2020
  • Elementary Arabic II Taught course 2020
  • Intermediate Arabic Taught course 2020
  • Arabic Practicum Taught course 2019
  • Elementary Arabic I Taught course 2019
  • Elementary Arabic I Taught course 2019
  • Intermediate Arabic Taught course 2019
  • Language Practicum Taught course 2019
  • Arabic Practicum Taught course 2019
  • Elementary Arabic II Taught course 2019
  • Elementary Arabic II Taught course 2019
  • Intermediate Arabic Taught course 2019
  • Advanced Arabic I Taught course 2018
  • Arabic Practicum Taught course 2018
  • Elementary Arabic I Taught course 2018
  • Elementary Arabic I Taught course 2018
  • Intermediate Arabic Taught course 2018
  • Education And Training

  • B.S. Education, Teaching English as a Foreign Langauge, Al-Azhar University
  • M.A. Educational Technology, TESOL, University of Manchester
  • Ph.D. Education, Curriculum, and Instruction, Teacher Education, University of New Hampshire
  • Full Name

  • Islam Karkour