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.
Awards & Memberships:
American University, Washington, D.C.; 1982 – 1984
George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA
Virginia Tech. University, NOVA Region, Falls Church, VA, USA
School of Language Studies (SLS), Foreign Service Institute (FSI)
Graduate School – USA, Washington, DC, USA
American University, Washington, D.C., USA
CLC, Arlington and McLean, VA - USA
MLS, MultiLingual Solutions, Inc., Rockville, MD - USA