I adopt an eclectic approach which brings together various methodologies. My principal focus is on communicative language teaching, bilingual method in situations where two languages are used ( French and English for instance). These methods tend to focus on the student as the center of teaching/learning process.
Eleven year experience in TEFL/ Teach teaching/learning. Experienced translator from/to Berber (Amazigh) Arabic, French and English. Creative writing teacher with a focus on poetry. I also make use of humor and include fun in dialogues and real life conversations! Come!
Education and Honors
Chapel Hill University (2015–2017) Fulbright Scholar – Joint Supervision Award
North Carolina, USA
Mohamed V University (2014-current) PhD Candidate – Society, Culture and Language
Ibn Zohr University, Morocco (2012) MA in Comparative Studies – English Literature
Language and communication Literary Theory and Criticism Studies in 17th Century Literatures Language, Culture and Society Cultural Studies Studies in European Modernism Literature and the Sacred Comparative Studies: The Global and the Local Initiation to Research Methodologies
Centre Pedagogique Regional (2008) Teacher Trainee Certificate - English
Ibn Zohr University, Morocco (2007) BA English Studies
19th Century Novel Elizabethan Drama and Poetry Metaphysical Poetry Extensive Reading: American and British Short Sotry Paragraph and Essay Writing Study Skills and Reading Comprehension Public Speaking and Communication Technique de Communication in French End of Term Projects: Initiation to Research Writing
Ibn Zohr University (2006) Diplome des Etudes Universitaires Générales
Ibn Soulaimane Roudani (2004) Baccalaureate in Lettres Modernes
Azzaitoun Junior High School (2008-current) TEFL/ TESL Teacher
• Taught absolute beginner students and pre-intermediate multilingual classes of 25-40 students in English as a Foreign Language
• Employed original and authentic texts; created activities targeting receptive and productive skills and language systems
• Worked with various textbooks like American Headway, Cutting Edge and English File course books
• Wrote a needs-analysis of individual students and tailored lessons accordingly Created and managed creative writing clubs for talented students Hosted well-established poets to share their experiences with students
Tulips Magazine (2013-current) Member of Editing Board
Ibn Zohr University (2013-14) Teacher Assistant - Cultural Diversity
Ibn Zohr University (2012-13) Teacher Assistant – Critical Theory & Postmodernism
Sep 2013 to Present Freelance Musician and Poet-Performer
Grants and Awards
2016-2017: Fulbright Join PhD Supervision Grant
June 2014: Philip Whalen’s Grant for Poets in Need to finish Beat Anthology
June-July 2013: Aimee Grunberger scholarship by Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, Naropa University to participate in a creative writing summer program.
Sept-Dec 2013: Chicago School to Poetics bursary to take courses on poetry compositions and poetics given by Sharon Mesmer and it is entitled Hybrid Texts.
Sept-Dec 2013: Scholarship by the Woolf Institute, Cambridge, England to take a course entitled Muslim Jewish Encounter: Bridging the Great Divide.
June-July 2012: Waived tuition by the Institute for World Literature at Harvard University to participate in seminars and conferences held at the University of Bilgi in Istanbul.
Poetry Readings, Conferences & Performances
Aug 2017: Performance at The Editorial Institute, Boston University, USA
Aug 2016: Performance with Jaki Shelton Green, Richard Krawiec and others at Fly Leaf Bookstore in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
August 2015: Performed with a Jazz Band in New Orleans, USA at Zeitgeist Theater (concealed information)
February 2015: Invited to perform at the Poetry Café in London, England with members of the Exiled Poetry Ink (concealed information)
January 2015: Invited to perform at Warwick University in England
January 2015: Invited to perform at Oxford Modern Art Gallery in Oxford, England
August 2014: Invited to participate in EWCA Conference 2014 at the University of Frankfort Oder
July-Aug 2014: Performance and poetry readings at the Albion Beatnik Bookshop in Oxford, England and at the Non-Threatening Theatre in Tottenham Rd, London.
August 2013: Poetry reading with Michael Rothenberg, Terri Carrion and Youssef Alaoui at Moe’s Books in San Francisco.
July 2013: Poetry reading with Batricia Jabbeh Wesley and Gabiba Bederoon at Penn State University in Altoona, PA.
July 2013: Poetry reading with Bob Holman at the Bowery Poetry Club in New York
July 2013: Poetry reading at Shambhala Mountain Center, Colorado with Joshua Mulder and Christopher Seelie.
July 2013: Poetry reading and performance with Waldman and Ambrose Bye and Thurston Moore at the Laughing Goat in Boulder, CO.
August 2013: Poetry reading and presentation at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center in Seattle with Paul Nelson.
August 2013: Performance at Wedgwood Ale House in Seattle with Paul Nelson and other musicians.
August 2013: Guest poet at Corners of the Mouth in San Luis Obispo performing with with Kevin Patrick Sullivan, Paul Corman-Roberts and Youssef Alaoui.
August 2013: Poetry performance and music at Levantine Cultural Center in LA, USA.
2011-2012: Contributor in to the Romanian Contemporary Magazine.
2010-Present: Representative of One Hundred Thousand Poets for Change event in Agadir, Morocco and I also collaborated with some other fellow poets and writers to organize similar
Language Skills: Moroccan colloquial Arabic, Classical Arabic, Amazigh(Berber), English and French.
References: Available on Request
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