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Ghassan Husseinali

Assistant Professor of Arabic

Expertise: Arabic language and linguistics, Acquisition of Arabic as a second language, Translation, Media Arabic, Teacher training, Study abroad programs, Language education consulting

Ghassan Husseinali is an assistant professor of Arabic and director of the Arabic minor in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages. He also coordinates all Arabic classes at George Mason. Husseinali leads the Arabic study abroad program in Jordan through the Center for Global Education. He has lead the renowned Critical Languages Scholarship program in Amman, Jordan. He is also advising the American Councils for International Education on their Teachers of Critical Languages’ program.

Before joining Mason, Husseinali coordinated the Arabic program at Yale University. He has also taught and coordinated at various intensive Arabic summer schools. He has conducted face-to-face and online workshops related to teaching Arabic in the US and in Jordan. 

Husseinali has published articles related to teaching and learning Arabic as a foreign language. He has reviewed manuscript proposals for the leaning publishing house Routledge. He holds a PhD in Foreign Language Education from the University of Texas at Austin.