Senior Lecturer, Arabic Language
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Khulood Kittaneh has been teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language since 1996, including the classical, modern standard and spoken varieties. She wrote two books for teaching Jordanian colloquial Arabic, Yalla Ndardesh and Bi el-Arabi. She had establish the Arabic studies program at Earlham College in Indiana, USA in the year of 2004-2005. She has carried out Arabic teachers' training and consulting for a number of academic institutions and study abroad programs in Jordan, including the The British council, the French institute, ACOR, Fulbright, Amideast, Qasid institution, SIT, and more in the United States. For many years Khulood has volunteered at the Science and Tech club, STC Jordan, she was leading the culture committee where she was helping in youth development projects, including language teaching, environment awareness and interfaith and intercultural dialogues, she established a group named "YallaTalk" for interfaith and intercultural dialogue between Jordanian youth and people from all around the world.
Kittaneh has Bachelor's degrees in secondary education and English Literature, and a Master's degree in International Education from the School of International Training, The Graduate Institute, Brattleboro, Vermont. She has joined several training in teaching Arabic as a foreign language in USA, Jordan, Morocco, and Egypt.