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Academics Abdelhadi Izem - Fulbright Arabic Fellow

Abdelhadi Izem comes to Marlboro from Morocco, where he has taught English at the secondary school level for six years. He grew up in a small village as a son of farmers, and early on dreamed of becoming a teacher. He has learned that "teaching is not just about stuffing students' minds with knowledge (as I used to think), but it is about equipping them with the tools they need to act as responsible citizens." Abdelhadi is interested in many sports, and is also an avid reader.

Teaching Philosophy

Abdelhadi noted that "after teaching English for six years, I have noticed that motivation lies at the heart of any learning process," and that he will do whatever he can to make students motivated and eager to learn Arabic. His classes will have a heavy emphasis on collaborative work. He also expects to use total physical response techniques to help students more easily remember what they learn. He may even use games and songs, though he knows that "some students may feel silly singing children's songs."

B.A., Ibn Zohr University, 2008; Marlboro College 2013 -

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