Nasser Isleem, a senior Arabic language lecturer at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), has published a book on common Emirati Arabic proverbs. Popular Proverbs: An Entrance to Emirati Culture focuses on common Emirati proverbs in the language as well as their role in daily Arabic life and culture.
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New York University Abu Dhabi’s (NYUAD) annual January Term (J-Term) is a unique study program that aims to intensify students’ intellectual focus and reach beyond the classroom. The program incorporates experiential learning, connecting students to the UAE, the Middle East and a range of global destinations.
New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Arabic Professor Nasser Isleem and Ayesha Al Hashemi, who worked as a Language Immersion Specialist of Arabic Studies at NYUAD, have co-authored the first-ever modern standard Arabic language textbook for the Emirati dialect.
Five of Nasser Isleem's students share their experiences spending three weeks in Al Ain, fully immersing themselves in Emirati culture.
The astounding pace of current urban development in Abu Dhabi is obscuring the architecture of the preceding decades. But with a new book, and a panel discussion this week, NYU Abu Dhabi Professor Pascal Menoret and his students are documenting some of the city's built environment of the years from 1968 to 1992.
It sounds more like a calendar of extra-curricular activities than a credit course. Students in Nasser Isleem's intermediate and advanced classes learn Arabic not only in the classroom but through lively immersion in Emirati culture.
As a long-time instructor of the Arabic language, NYUAD Senior Arabic Language Instructor Nasser Isleem applies studies to his teaching that examine the impact of incorporating Arabic culture integration into a student's course work. Who better then to share what Ramadan is all about?
This January, NYU Abu Dhabi students took courses in Abu Dhabi but also hit the road. Enrolled in just one course for three weeks, they immersed themselves in the subjects at hand, gaining real-world perspective in what they’d studied in the classroom.