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Rim Kahya

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5.0
map_pinTunisia
3:41 PM (GMT+01:00)
class
Arabic
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29
time
180
class
Arabic
user_group_man_woman
29
time
180

Speaks

Arabic
Native
,
French
C2
,
English
C2
,
Turkish
C1

About Me

SALAAM!
What could be better than PEACE to start this teacher-student relationship with, huh? =)

My name is Reem, I'm 27 years old, and I'm currently living in Istanbul chasing fluency in Turkish language.
Teaching Arabic isn't just a profession I do to earn my keep. It's something I enjoy. I was born to a Tunisian father and a Moroccan mother, and that Tunisian-Moroccan-French "cocktail" we speak at home never ceased to amaze me as a kid. I grew up with a thirst for languages, and I was quite taken by how diverse the Arabic language is, so I chose it as my major in university.

Dictionaries, Fus'ha, dialects, diglossia, classical Arabic, etymology, loanwords, historical linguistics: that's where I enjoy the most. And the more I learn about Arabic, the better I become as a teacher.
And I have to say, the second best way to become a good teacher is questions asked by Arabic learners! They are VERY inspiring.

Et voilà, I had my Bachelor degree in Arabic language, then did my master in Arabic linguistics (Thesis: Learning Arabic as a Foreign Language Through Smartphone Applications), and I've been teaching online and onground for more than 5 years now.

I try to make my lessons as fun and effective as possible, I don't use boring long texts or vocabulary lists: it's always a mixture of audio visual material and consistent practice/use of the language as a way to make the most of our lesson.

Teacher Stats

watchWithin a few hours
timetablea year ago
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class180
class_blackboard13.4 lesson average
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Schedule

Résumé

schoolEducation

2017 - 2019
Master Degree in Arabic Linguistics
Faculty of Human and Social Sciences Tunis - Tunis, Tunisia
Focus on Applied Linguistics and Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language
2012 - 2015
Bachelor's Degree in Arabic Language, Literature and Civilisation
Faculty of Art and Social and Human sciences in Sousse - Sousse, Tunisia
Focus on Arabic Linguistics, Literature and Civilisation

briefcaseWork Experience

2020
Arabic Teacher
italki.com
I teach Arabic as a foreign language
2015 - 2019
Arabic Teacher
Tunis
Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language