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Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant to discuss Morocco in lecture Nov. 8

Rachid Abou Abdellah, Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant for Arabic in the Department of Modern Languages at WKU, will give a campuswide talk about his native country of Morocco at 4 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 8) at WKU’s Faculty House. A reception will follow.

Abou Abdellah was born in Tiznit City, Morocco. He has been teaching secondary English in the city of Es-semara for the past seven years. He has been an active member of SATE, the Smara Association of Teachers of English, which aims to improve the level of English of secondary students in schools in Rabat, Morocco.

Abou Abdellah’s presentation is titled Morocco: Country of Diversity and Co-Existence. Over the years, different ethnicities have grown to live together in harmony in Morocco. His talk will address how the co-existence of the diverse groups has influenced many aspects of Moroccan culture. In his presentation, he will address the diversity of Moroccan cuisine, music, celebrations, and much more.

Abou Abdellah teaches in the Arabic Program at WKU. Beginning and Intermediate levels of Arabic are offered every year. The department is in the process of expanding Arabic course offerings. For information about studying Arabic at WKU, contact Assistant Professor of Arabic Dr. David Dimeo at david.dimeo@wku.edu or (270) 745-6408.

American students who wish to spend a year abroad teaching English after graduation may apply for an Fulbright English Language Teaching Assistantship. Contact Dr. Melinda Grimsley-Smith in the Office of Scholar Development at melinda.grimsley-smith@wku.edu or (270) 745-3170 to learn about this and other scholarship-based opportunities abroad before and after graduation.

Study abroad opportunities in Morocco are listed on the study abroad web page at www.wku.edu/studyabroad. Make an appointment with a study abroad advisor at study.abroad@wku.edu or by calling (270) 745-3970.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages at WKU.

Contact: Dr. Laura McGee, (270) 745-2401.

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