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Umar Sulayman

Instructor, Arabic
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0202
Student Information:
Graduate Student
Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
The College of Lib Arts & Sci

Biography

Umar Sulayman is a Fulbright scholar, an instructor of Arabic, English and Linguistics and a PhD candidate in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics. Umar started his teaching career in 2001 at the University of Baghdad where he taught General Linguistics and English Grammar courses. He also taught English as a foreign language and TOEFL courses at MUC Mansour University College in Baghdad. In 2006, he received a Fulbright scholarship to do his second MA in TESOL at IUP the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In 2009, he started teaching English for Specific Purposes for ONU Ohio Northern University and 2010 he was appointed the director of English for Specific Purposes program. In 2012, he established the Arabic program at ONU and started teaching Arabic as a foreign language. In 2015, he moved to Tempe and became a global educator for ASU Global Launch. He also served as the city of Phoenix/Global Launch instructor for 3 terms and a senior recruiter for the Middle East and GCC countries. In 2017, he joined SILC to be an instructor of Arabic, Iraqi culture and society and Linguistics. Umar has also been serving as the co coordinator of SILC language fair since 2018. Politics and war have had a big impact on Umar's life so he has been invited many times to talk about war, refugees and politics in the Middle East. 

Education
  • Ph.D. candidate Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Arizona State University
  • M.A. TESOL, Indiana University of Pennsylvania 
  • M.A. English Linguistics, University of Baghdad in Iraq (Thesis: The Semantics of the Verb Phrase in English and Arabic: A Contrastive Study) 
  • B.A. (Honors) English Literature and Linguistics, University of Baghdad in Iraq
Research Interests

Arabic and English Syntax and Semantics 

Arabic for Heritage Speakers 

Varities of Arabic (Iraqi Arabic) 

 

Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
ARB 201Intermediate Arabic I
SLC 201Introduction to Linguistics
ARB 494Special Topics
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
ARB 494Special Topics
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
ARB 102Elementary Arabic II
ARB 315Advanced Arabic Heritage
ARB 394Special Topics
ARB 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ARB 101Elementary Arabic I
ARB 202Intermediate Arabic II
ARB 394Special Topics
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ARB 394Special Topics
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ARB 101Elementary Arabic I
ARB 102Elementary Arabic II
ARB 394Special Topics
SLC 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ARB 101Elementary Arabic I
ARB 201Intermediate Arabic I
ARB 202Intermediate Arabic II
ARB 394Special Topics
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ARB 294Special Topics
Honors / Awards
  • 2016 Arizona State University Sun Devil Award
  • 2012 Ohio Northern University-The Saudi Ministry of Interior Appreciation Award
  • 2011 The Saudi Director of Prisons Appreciation Award
  • 2006 Fulbright Scholarship
  • 2006 DAAD Scholarship
  • 2004 Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Member-The University of Baghdad
Service
  • Coordinator of SILC Language Fair (current)
  • Sub-coordinator of ACTFL OPI on campus (2019)
  • City of Phoenix/Global Launch lead educator 2015 - 2017
  • Senior recruiter Global Launch (The Middle East) 2015 - 2016
  • Technology coordinator Global Launch 2015 - 2016 
  • ISPEAK rater for FA and TA applicants 2015 - 2016 
  • Portfolio rater TESOL certificate 2015 - 2016