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Saad, Zohra

Saad, Zohra

Assistant Professor
Foreign Languages
Areas of Expertise:
  • Language planning and its impact
  • Language policy attitudes
  • Minority language rights
As an Assistant-Professor of ESL and French at York College, I put my training in second language acquisition into practice teaching both English as a Second Language and French as a Foreign Language. I am also the coordinator for the French discipline. Having grown in a multilingual, multicultural country, I have always been fascinated by languages and their expressive capability as well as their importance to the identity of the individual. Having experienced first-hand the implementation of Arabization, I have naturally become interested in this process and the policies aimed at ensuring the primacy of Modern Standard Arabic in Algeria. I am also interested in the attitudes of Algerian language users towards MSA, Algerian Arabic, and the Tamazight language. I am equally interested in the re-emergence of Amazigh ethnic identity in Algeria and the fight for linguistic rights
Education:
Degree Institution Field Dates
EDD  Teachers' College, Columbia University  Applied Linguistics  1992 
MA  Boston University  Education  1979 
BA  University of Algiers  Teaching English as a Foreign Language  1976 

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Saad, Zohra
 

Saad, Zohra
Assistant Professor
Foreign Languages