Mahmoud Abdalla from MIIS visits UJLC.

Professor Ziyad Gogazeh, Language Center Director, met Monday Professor Mahmoud Abdalla from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS). Professors Gogazeh and Abdalla focused on efforts to push forward the mutual cooperation between the two institutions and ways to find new prospects of cooperation and exchange of expertize.

Dr. Abdalla is an associate professor of Arabic Studies at the Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation, and Language Education at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS) and director of the Arabic Summer program at Middlebury Language Schools.

In 1999, he received the outstanding teaching award from the Council of Students of Arts and Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. He also is a certified Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) tester through the American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL).