Name: Yacine Berka
Major: Biological Sciences
Year of Program: Second year
Future Goals: I am currently on the path of pursuing a career in medicine. I have a strong interest in the operating of health services in conflict zones and the field of immunology. I hope to use my knowledge of the Arabic language to open new doors for my career.
How you see your role as SGL: As an SGL I see myself not as instructor, but rather a fellow student facilitating interactive group work to allow the students to independently work together to improve their Arabic proficiency.
How you feel this may benefit you and the other students in your academic experience(s): As a fellow Arabic student, I see myself as a mentor with the experience to provide strategies and tools to make their journey to proficiency both easier and more fulfilling. Although my primary goal for these sessions is to facilitate the students' self-improvement as Arabic language learners, my next greatest hope is to foster a sincere love for the language. On a personal level, I see this position as a fantastic opportunity to strengthen my competency as a supporter of Arabic language instruction. Historically, I have worked with heritage speakers, so this experience is an opportunity to gain an understanding of the unique challenges faced by Arabic learners who are entirely new to the language.
Session Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday - 10:00-10:50 a.m.