Advisory Board

Imad HallakProf. Imad Hallak taught Arabic in cooperation with different associations at Concordia University and other institutions in Montreal starting from 2001 until 2016. He developed a distinct Arabic Program called “Al Dhad” which has become popular among many institutions for teaching the Arabic language. This program is taught also through online courses to students in different countries around the world starting from 2008. The used approach incorporates the classical composing method in addition to the most advanced ways of teaching foreign languages used in leading institutions around the world. This hybrid approach molded in the logic of visual computer programming languages resulted in developing the innovative concept of “Visual Arabic”. The application of this concept makes understanding Arabic an easy experience, overcoming boring vocabulary drills and sterile memorization of the syntax that limit students’ ability to understand and speak foreign languages. One of the most important aspects of the Visual Arabic method is developing the student intuition in Arabic (Saliqa) using the student’s natural linguistic disposition in the context of the Universal Grammar School of Chomsky. Using this method, learning becomes an enjoyable activity that has a reference in the student’s native linguistic experience. In addition, the topics of teaching are organized according to a logical progression that allows the student to map their knowledge in an easy and systematic way. Moreover, the quality and amount of vocabulary learned at each stage is well adjusted to improve the student’s expressive abilities along with their comprehension and practice of grammatical rules. These skills enable the student to be self-reliant in improving his/her level in Arabic after finishing the program.
Safaa GhazalProf. Safaa Ghazal designed the curriculum for the Fusaha group and lead the movement of correction of common mistakes used in modern standard Arabic, and adopted no synonyms concept using distinctively words with convergent meanings.
Mufid Mnalla AliProf. Mufid Mnalla Ali taught Arabic language in Syria for eight years. And in the Emirates – Dubai for twenty-seven years, the last of which was in elite model schools.
Residing in Canada, Alberta, Edmonton. A great supporter of teaching the Arabic language and a reference for the community on delicate issues related to the language. He volunteers his time and effort in cultural and linguistic events.
Mustafa BaajProf. Mustafa Baaaj is the professor of Arabic language since 30 years and he is continuing his mission in teaching Classical Arabic to foreigners.
Faiza HassanProf. Faiza Hassan has graduated from Al-Azhar University, Arabic Faculty on 2006. She taught Arabic to foreigners since then without using an intermediate language for explaining the classes and using classical Arabic only.
Younes RammachTeacher at the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, branch of the preparation and training of imams and preachers. Volunteers loving the Arabic language and a researcher in the Language Sciences.