Abdulrazzak S. ALDHOBHANI

Abdulrazzak S. ALDHOBHANI

Abdulrazzak S. ALDHOBHANI

Adjunct Faculty

Arabic

Born in Yemen, Abdul Aldhobhani, holds master's degree and a certificate “Superior” in Oral & Written Arabic –American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). He taught Arabic-MSA at many universities and institutions in the metropolitan area such as: The American University in Washington, D.C, Graduate School-USA and Middle East Institute.  He also taught Arabic at ACE in Fairfax County, Virginia Tech. in Falls Church branch.  Additionally, he worked for the National Foreign Language Center (NFLC) - University of Maryland, College Park.  Moreover, Aldhobhani worked for several years as a contractor teaching Arabic and Yemeni dialect at L-3 Communications, FSI-State Department and several private schools and companies in the area.  He has taught ARAB-110/210/250 and is currently teaching ARAB-110 and ARAB-210 at George Mason University as an adjunct.  His instructional and informational expertise has been recognized on the local and state levels.  In 2014 and 2015 he received the following certificates of appreciations from the FSI:

Appreciation Certificate for exemplary work in developing the Arabic ALERT-based security module in the Yemeni dialect, spring 2014. Foreign Service Institute (FSI) Annual Awards Ceremony – 2014.  FSI - State Department, Arlington, Virginia.

Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of collaborative efforts to develop, present, and instruct the Arabic section students in cultural awareness via extra-curricular events.  These emphasized regional customs, traditions, and dialects.  As a result have better understanding of their local environment at post. June 2015 Foreign Service Institute (FSI) Annual Awards Ceremony – 2015.  FSI - State Department, Arlington, Virginia.

Certificate of Appreciation for quality teaching and performance and through knowledge of the subject matter in 2014.  June 2015 Foreign Service Institute (FSI) Annual Awards Ceremony – 2015.  FSI - State Department, Arlington, Virginia.

Certificate of Appreciation – Career Excellence Award in Arabic Language Instruction – George Mason University, (May 2107).  GUM, Fairfax, Virginia - USA.

 Mr. Aldhobhani held many positions in the USA such as an accountant, public relations officer, academic advisor, assistant bank manager.  He is a member of Graduate School - USA’s Faculty Advisory Council, Washington, D.C. (04/2013 – present).   He also loves traveling, reading and teaching.

Grants and Fellowships

Awards & Memberships: 

  • Scholarship Recipient, United Nations Project, Yemen

        American University, Washington, D.C.; 1982 – 1984

  • Outstanding Student Honor Society (OSHS), 2003

Courses Taught

George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA

  • Teaching ARAB - 250 and Elementary Arabic – ARAB - 110 courses for undergraduate students.
  • Teaching Arabic -MSA- Intermediate – ARAB – 210 I & II.

Virginia Tech. University, NOVA Region, Falls Church, VA, USA

  • Taught Arabic -MSA- Introductory Course to VAT Tech. Employees.

School of Language Studies (SLS), Foreign Service Institute (FSI)

  • Taught Arabic-MSA & Yemeni and Gulf Dialects to small & large group of the State Department staffs.
  • Taught cultures of the Gulf counties to small & large group of the State Department staffs and DSO.
  • Taught Diplomacy Module and Gulf dialects. 
  • Developed the Arabic ALERT-based security module in the Yemeni dialect, spring 2014.
  • Recorded articles, dialogs and materials in Yemeni and Gulf dialects.
  • Taught Diplomacy Module and Gulf dialects. 

Graduate School – USA, Washington, DC, USA

  • Teaching Arabic -MSA- Introductory Arabic IV, Intermediate Arabic I, III and Intensive Arabic I, Introductory Arabic II and III and IV to US government employees.

American University, Washington, D.C., USA

  • Taught Arabic -MSA- Intermediate, ARAB - 202 courses for undergraduate students.

CLC, Arlington and McLean, VA - USA

  • Taught Arabic-MSA (Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced) for US government employees.
  • Taught courses in Basic, Advanced Yemeni (Yemeni Dialects-Sana’ani & Adeni) for US government employees.
  • Securing materials from Yemen to provide resources in addition to the internet resources; assisting in writing the course syllabus, developing tests and quizzes for the course; assessing and reporting student performance.
  • Translated/Transliteration of DLI Survival Kit project from English/to Yemeni language and recording.
  • Tested individuals in person/over the phone (Speaking, reading and writing) of Yemeni dialects.

MLS, MultiLingual Solutions, Inc., Rockville, MD - USA

  • Research, prepare and teach Arabic-MSA (Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced) course (on-line & face to face) to  adult government student(s), using instructional materials determined to be useful in meeting the learning objectives of the student(s).  
  • Utilize authentic instructional materials, including texts, multimedia, and online sources determined to be useful in meeting the learning objectives of the client.
  • Design and implement tests/quizzes and evaluate student performance.
  • Provide homework and academic counseling to students as needed.
  • Report student's progress and results of tests, quizzes, and assessments to school's Administrative Contact.