Dr. Maher Bahloul

Associate Professor

PROFILE

Dr. Maher Bahloul earned his PhD degree from Cornell University, NY, USA. He also holds a Masters’ Degree from the Sorbonne University, Paris, France. He has taught linguistics, language, translation, and communications for more than 25 years at institutions such as Cornell University, SUNY at Binghamton, Kind Saud University, and the American University of Sharjah. His teaching and research interests are theoretical and applied linguistics, dialectology, teacher training, and learning pedagogies, especially the Learning Through The Arts (LTTA) field.

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. Linguistics, Cornell University Ithaca, New York 1994
  • M.A. Linguistics, Cornell University Ithaca, New York 1992
  • M.A. Linguistics, Sorbonne University Paris, France 1987
  • B.A. Linguistics, Sorbonne University Paris, France 1986
  • D.U.E.L Chinese, INALCO Paris, France 1987
 

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE

 

CURRENT AND PAST (AUS = American University of Sharjah)

  • Principal Instigator (2019-Now): leading a small research team towards a thorough investigation of a specific form of Spoken Arabic well established between residents of the Gulf countries and expatriates working in the service industries and beyond.
  • Founder & Manager (2016-Now): A Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Learning Through the Arts online hub promoting projects relevant to teaching and learning through the arts throughout the MENA region (www.lt-ta.org).
  • Founder & Manager (2007-2009): established a summer institute in Paris, France called Maher Language Institute (MLI) where foreign languages are learned through short film production.
  • Founder (2016-Now): An audio-visual production company called ‘MLI Production’ which specializes in promoting and producing arts, cultural, and educational content.
  • Founder & Manager (2016-Now): A New Horizon Center (NHC) located in MENA region and working locally and internationally to promote the field of Learning Through The Arts (LTTA).
  • Event Organizer & Manager (Spring 2020): I organized and managed a unique event called “The English Day” which the Department of English held for the first time at the American University of Sharjah.
  • Symposium Organizer (Summer 2014, Summer 2019): Within the International Center for Innovation in Education (ICIE) Annual conferences, I organized and managed symposia in Paris and Huston Learning Through the Arts Symposia.
  • Co-Chair (March 2021): International Center for Innovation in Education (ICIE) Conference at Ajman University, United Arab Emirates.
  • Acting Head (Fall 2019): Department of English @ American University of Sharjah. Taking on Head of Department tasks relevant to students’ admission and registration intermittently while the Department Head is away (three time periods during the semester)
  • Co-Chair: (2019-Now): The Outreach & Marketing Committee of the English Department at the American University of Sharjah.
  • AUS Senator (2020-Current): Active senate member of the College of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Sharjah.
  • AUS Senator (2015-2016): Active senate member of the Department of English at the American University of Sharjah.
  • AUS Senator (2014-2015): Active senate member of the Department of English at the American University of Sharjah.
  • AUS Senator (Spring 2008): Active senate member of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the American University of Sharjah.
  • AUS Senator (Fall 2002-Spring 04): Active senate member of Department of English, Mass communications & Translation Representative at the American University of Sharjah.
  • Coordinator: (2014-2015): Graduate students Research Assistants (RA) of the Department of English at the American University of Sharjah.
  • Chair: (2014-2015): AUS Senate Academic Affairs Committee at the American University of Sharjah.
  • Reviewed proposals related to new minors from various schools
  • Discussed various issues and submitted recommendations to the AUS Senate Executive Committee related to (i) media literacy at AUS, (ii) foreign languages at AUS, and (iii) minor in hotel & hospitality management.
  • Graduate Program Coordinator (2013-2014): MA TESOL Graduate Research Assistants of the Department of English at the American University of Sharjah.
  • I corresponded with the graduate assistants on a regular basis and checked on their weekly schedule and weekly reports.
  • Chair (Fall 2013): Faculty Grievance Committee at the American University of Sharjah.
  • Chair (2011-2012); AUS Faculty Welfare Committee at the American University of Sharjah.
  • Chair (Spring 2012): Department of English Annual Reception Committee at the American University of Sharjah.
  • Chair (Fall 2010): Department of English Annual Reception Committee at the American University of Sharjah.
  • Chair (2008-2009): Department of English Faculty Evaluation Assessment Criteria Committee at the American University of Sharjah.
  • Chair (Fall 2002-Spring 04): Senate Research Committee at the American University of Sharjah.
  • Chair (Fall 2002-Spring 04): General Education Committee for American University of Sharjah Self Study.
  • Director (2002-2003): AUS MA TESOL Program; Led the program to initial accreditation by the UAE Ministry oh Higher Education.
  • Coordinator (2002-2003): English Faculty Seminars Series of the Department of English at the American University of Sharjah.
  • Co-Chair (Spring 2002): MA TESOL committee of the Department of English at the American University of Sharjah.
  • Coordinator (Spring 2001): The Writing Center at the American University of Sharjah.
  • Coordinator (1996-2000): Cultural & Academic Activities of the College of Languages and Translation at King Saud University, Saudi Arabia.
  • Initiator: I submitted a number of activities, program & professional development

proposals such as:

  1. AUS Writing Center Enhancement Proposal
  2. AUS Students’ Progress Assessment & Effective Learning Proposal
  3. Foreign/second Language Writing International Conference Proposal
  4. Communication Program Assessment Proposal
  5. AUS Public Speaking Contest Proposal
  6. MENA Learning Through the Arts Center
 

FOUNDER & MANAGER

Published Work

2020

  • Bahloul, Maher (2020). Providing Students with Creative Spaces: The Power of Edutainment. Germany & Canada: International Center for Innovation in Education & Lost Prizes International. ISBN# 9781-988768-13-7
  • Bahloul, Maher (forthcoming). “Training Translators: A Case for Arabic Orthographic Reforms.” In Shiyab Ed., Translators and Interpreters’ Training: Arab and Middle Eastern Perspectives, Benjamins Publishing Company.
  • Bahloul, Maher (forthcoming). “Making Short Films in a Foreign Language: A Performative Pedagogy that Pushes Textbooks off the Scene”. Journal of the European Teacher Education Network. http://www.jeten-online.org/; ISSN# 2183-2234.

2019

  • IN PRESS Bahloul, Maher (2019). (In-Press) Providing Students With Creative Spaces: The Power of Edutainment. (61 page monograph), The International Center for Innovation in Education (ICIE), Ulm, Germany & Lost Prizes International (LPI), The University of Winnipeg, Canada.

2018

  • Bahloul, Maher (2018) Review of Arabic Language in the Emirati Films: Linguistic and Cultural Window on Emirati Films, by Nasser M. Isleem and Hajer Al Madhi. San Bernardino, California: CreateSpace. Journal of the American Association of Teachers of Arabic Al-‘Arabiyya 51, pp. 143-150. (ISSN: 0889-8731)

2017

  • Bahloul, Maher (2017) “Boosting Creativity: Reading and Writing Through Storyboarding”. International Journal for Talent Development and Creativity (IJTDC) 5.1, pp: 161-169. (ISSN: 2291-7179).

2016

  • Bahloul, Maher (2016a). “The Particle QAD in Arabic: Is it a Syntactic Filler?” Brill’s Journal of Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics 8.2, 261-285. DOI. 10.1163/18776930-00802005.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2016b). “Learning Verbs With Arguments: The ESL/EFL Challenge” The Journal of Teaching English for Specific And Academic Purposes 4.3, 477-489. DOI: 10.22190/JTESAP1603477B
  • Bahloul, Maher (2016c). “Whose Reality Is It? Form and Function of Grammatical Signs.” In Onur, Tarasti, Sigirci, & Nur Dokmeci Yorukoglu (eds.) Is It Real? Structuring Reality by Means of Signs, pp. 118-130. London, Cambridge Scholars Publishing. (ISBN: 978-1-4438-9472-2)

2015

  • Bahloul, Maher (2015). "I Assume You Know’: The Use of  ?AB?AN in Media Arabic." Brill’s Journal of Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics 7, 70-102, DOI.1163/18776930-00701003

2014

  • Bahloul, Maher (2014). "The Art of Mime in Education: A Rich Learning Tool." Journal of the European Teacher Education Network 9 (2014): 1-11. url: http://www.jeten-online.org/. [Comment: ISSN# 2183-2234. ]

2012

  • Bahloul, Maher & Carolyn Graham (2012) Lights! Camera! Action and the Brain: The Use of Film in Education. London: Cambridge Scholars publishing. 329 pages (ISBN: 978-1-4438-3657-9)
  • Bahloul, Maher (2012) “The Camera in the Classroom: Challenges and Opportunities” In Bahloul, Maher and Carolyn Graham (eds.) Lights! Camera! Action and the Brain: The Use of Film in Education. pp. 1-12. London: Cambridge Scholars publishing. (ISBN: 978-1-4438-3657-9)
  • Bahloul, Maher & Wafa Mezghani (2012) “From an Expatriate Diary: Learning Through Filmmaking” In Bahloul, Maher and Carolyn Graham (eds.) Lights! Camera! Action and the Brain: The Use of Film in Education, pp. 218-239. London: Cambridge Scholars publishing. (ISBN: 978-1-4438-3657-9)

2011

  • Bahloul, Maher  (2011)  “Variation and Attitudes: A Sociolinguistic Analysis of the Qaaf” In Embarki, M. & Ennaji (eds.), Modern Trends in Arabic Dialectology, pp. 69-96. Trenton (USA): The Red Sea Press. (ISBN 978-1-56902-346-4)

2008

  • Bahloul, Maher  (2008a) Structure and Function of the Arabic Verb. London: Routledge. 256 pages. (ISBN: 9780415772150)
  • Al-Jaboori, Ali Tarik & Maher Bahloul (2008b) “Learning English Modals: Grammar Textbooks and Corpus-Based Practice Approach” In Jendli A., Coombe, C., & Troudi, S. eds. Best Practice in English Language Teaching, pp. 251-259. Dubai: TESOL Arabia Publications (ISBN: 978-9948-8566-8-9)

2007

  • Bahloul,  Maher  (2007a)  Spelling Errors of Arab Learners: Evidence for Intergraphemic Mapping. In Coomb and Barlow (eds), Language Teacher Research in the Middle East , USA: TESOL, pp. 41-51. (ISBN: 9781931185417)
  • Bahloul,  Maher  (2007b) “Linguistic Diversity: The Qaf Across Arabic Dialects” In Benmamoun (ed). Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 289. John Benjamin’s Publishing Company, pp. 247-256. (ISBN 978 90 272 4804 6)

2006

  • Bahloul,  Maher (2006a) “Agreement”,  Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics (EALL). pp. 43-48. BRILL, Leiden – Boston. (ISBN 9004149732)
  • Bahloul,  Maher (2006b) “Copula”,  Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics (EALL). pp. 506-511. BRILL, Leiden – Boston. (ISBN 9004149732)

2002

  • Wayne Harbert & Maher Bahloul (2002)  “Postverbal subjects in Arabic and  the theory of agreement”. In  Jamal Ouhalla and Ur Shlonsky (eds) Themes in Arabic and Hebrew Syntax,  Dordrecht: Kluwer, pp. 45-70. (ISBN 1402005369)

2001

  • Triki Mounir & Maher Bahloul (2001) “The Reported Speech Revisited: A Question of Self and Expression”. Academic Research, 2.  pp. 1-35.

1996

  • Linda Waugh & Maher Bahloul (1996). “La différence entre le futur simple et le futur périphrastique dans le discours journalistique”. Modèles Linguistiques, Vol.33, XVII, 1, pp. 19-36

1994

  • Bahloul,  Maher  (1994a) The Syntax and Semantics and Taxis, Tense, Aspect, and Modality in Standard Arabic. Cornell University: DMLL Publications
  • Bahloul,  Maher  (1994b) “Extending the NegP Hypothesis: Evidence From Standard Arabic”. Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 115, pp. 31-46. John Benjamin’s Publishing Company (ISBN: 978 90 272 3618 0)

1993

  • Bahloul,  Maher (1993a) “The Copula in Modern Standard Arabic” Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 101, pp 200-229. John Benjamin’s Publishing Company. (ISBN 978 90 272 3603 6)
  • Bahloul,  Maher  & Wayne Harbert (1993b) “Agreement Asymmetries in Arabic”. In Jonathan Mead ed. The Eleventh West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics. pp. 15-31. (ISBN 1881526127)

1992

  • Waugh, Linda, Theresa Antes & Maher Bahloul (1992) Review of Tense and Text: A Study of French Past Tenses by Engel Dulcie, Routledge (Croom Helm Romance Linguistics Series), 1990.Studies in Language, 16: 1, pp. 192-200. (ISSN: 03784177)

Workshops & Conference Presentations

2020

  • Bahloul, Maher (2020). “Lies in my Textbook: Practical Solutions”. Webinar presented at the 25th International TESOL Arabia Annual Conference & Exhibition. (Online) Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 2-3.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2020). “Empowering learners: turning on-line into fun-line learning”. Webinar presented at the 6th Arab Gulf Teachers Forum, United Arab Emirates Ministry of Education, August 24.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2020). “Creative Reading: The Reading/Writing Workshop.” Online Teacher Training Lecture given at the 3rd Reading Forum organized by the Training and Professional Development Department of the Ministry of Education, United Arab Emirates, June 5.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2020). “Teaching and Learning Through the Arts of Storyboarding.” Workshop at the English Day held at the American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, February 5.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2020). Teaching & Learning Through the Art of Storyboarding. 6 workshops conducted for UAE Ministry of Education English Language Teachers in Sharjah, Al Ain, and Abu Dhabi, 5,6 & 8 January.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2020). Lies in my textbook: practical solutions. Paper accepted for presentation at the International TESOL Arabia Conference & Exhibition, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 12-14.

2019

  • Bahloul, Maher (2019).“Promoting Creative Minds of Young and Old Generations through the Filmmaking Medium.” Symposium organized at the 17 th Annual International Center for Innovation in Education (ICIE), July 16-19, Prairie View, Texas, USA.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2019).“Leadership and Higher Thinking Skills Through The Arts.” Workshop conducted at the 17 th Annual International Center for Innovation in Education (ICIE), July 16-19, Prairie View, Texas, USA.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2019).The Sociolinguistics of Pidgin Emirati Arabic. Paper accepted to be presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics, June 15, Lisbon: Portugal
  • Bahloul, Maher (2019).“Learning Tunisian Arabic Through Filmmaking.” Paper presented at the ‘Linguistics of Tunisian Arabic: Structural, Sociolinguistic and Pragmatic Perspectives Symposium’, Faculty of Human and Social Sciences of Tunis, Tunisia. April 10-11
  • Bahloul, Maher (2019).“Making Short Films in a Foreign Language: A Performative Pedagogy.” Paper presented at the European Teacher Education Network (ETEN) Annual Conference. Central University of Catalonia, Spain, April 25-27.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2019).Performance-Based Learning: Language Through Performance. Paper presented at the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Annual Conference. January 9th, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2019).Children Stories, Short Film and Language Learning. Paper presented at the 24th International TESOL Arabia Conference, March 21-23, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2019).“Performance-Based Learning: Language Through Performance”. Presentation given at the Applied Linguistics & Language Teaching International Conference and Exhibition. Zayed University Convention Center, Dubai, UAE, March 8-10.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2019).Language Learning Through Storyboarding & Short Film Production. Professional Development Course, 24th International TESOL Arabia Conference, March 21-23, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

2018

  • Bahloul, Maher (2018). Boosting Innovation and Creativity through Visual & Performing Arts. Workshop conducted at the 16th Annual International Center for Innovation in Education (ICIE), June 3-5, Paris, France.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2018). “Still and Moving Pictures in Teaching and Learning”. Presentation given at the European Teacher Education Network (ETEN) Annual Conference. Rotterdam University of Applied Scieces, Rotterdam, Holland, March 22-24.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2018). “Performance-Based Learning: Language Through Performance”. Presentation given at the Applied Linguistics & Language Teaching International Conference and Exhibition. Zayed University Convention Center, Dubai, UAE, March 8-10.

2017

 

  •  Bahloul, Maher (2017). “Promoting Creative Thinking Through the Arts’. Presentation given at the Regional Conference on Excellence in Education organized by the Jubilee Center for Excellence in Education and the International Center for Innovation in Education (ICIE). Amman, Jordan, August 5-7.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2017). “Media Arts in the Digital Age: Edutainment in the Classroom’. Presentation given at the Annual International Center for Innovation in Education (ICIE) conference. Lisbon, Portugal, July 3-5.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2017). “Performing Arts in Teaching & Learning”. Presentation given within the English Language Institute (ELI) Professional Development series. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, April 12.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2017). “Visual and Performing Arts in Teaching and Learning”. Presentation given at the College of Languages and Translation, Dhofar University. Oman. April 4.
  • Bahloul, Maher. (2017). “Media Arts in the Digital Age: Shooting in the Classroom”. Presentation given at The Mohammed Bin Rashed Al Maktoun Global initiatives (MBRSG) Research Seminar Series. Mohammed Bin Rashed School of Government, Dubai. United Arab Emirates, March 21.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2017). “Teachers’ Training Programs: Who Are My Students”. Paper presented at TESOL Arabia International Conference and Exhibition, Advancing the ELT Profession. The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Center, United Arab Emirates, 9-11 March.

2016

  • Bahloul, Maher (2016). Pushing Forward the Creative Mind: Learning Through Filmmaking. Paper presented at the 13thInternational Conference on Excellence & Innovation in Basic-Higher Education and Psychology, Rijeka, Croatia, May 17-2. 
  • Bahloul, Maher (2016). Visual and Performing Arts in ELTPaper presented at The 22nd TESOL Arabia International Conference & Exhibition: Language, Culture, Communication. Transformations in Intercultural Contexts, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 10-12.
  • Bahloul, Maher & Cherine Sinno (2016). Challenging English Textbooks: Less vs Fewer. Paper presented at The 22ndTESOL Arabia International Conference & Exhibition: Language, Culture, Communication. Transformations in Intercultural Contexts, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 10-12.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2016). Unveiling Learners’ Spelling Mistakes. Workshop conducted within Al-Sharakah Workshops, Innovative Strategies in Teaching English. American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, March 5.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2016). Revising the ESL Textbook. Paper presented at the Third Tunisia TESOL International Conference, Tunis, Feb. 12-13.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2016). Incorporating Arts in Modern Education. ??????? ????? ???? ?? ???????' Paper presented in a mini-conference at the Cultural Office within the Supreme Council of Family Affairs, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, January 10.

2015

  • Bahloul, Maher (2015). “Space in English Demonstratives: Real or Psychological”. Paper presented at the 4th International Symposium on Space and Identity. Carthage University, Tunis, October 29-31.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2015). An Innovative Pedagogy whereby Performing and Audio-Visual Media Play a Key Role in Teaching and Learning. Workshop conducted at the International Conference on Excellence in Education (ICIE), July 1-4, Krakow, Poland.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2015). "Promoting Effective Learning Through Mime, Storyboarding and Drama." Paper presented at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, Abu Dhabi Expo Center, United Arab Emirates, May 7-13.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2015). "Language Arts and the Technological & Visual Dimension." Paper presented at the European Teacher Education Network (ETEN) Annual Conference. Experiential learning, University College UCC, Copenhagen, April 16-18.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2015) Plenary Speaker "ESP Students’ Group Presentations: Injecting Acting & Humor." Paper presented at the The 5th Annual Conference on English for Specific Purposes (ESP): Expanding the ESP Boundaries: Change, Challenge, Opportunity, Emirates College for Advanced Education, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, April 25.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2015). "Boosting Creativity: Reading and Writing Through Storyboarding." In Boosting Creativity: Reading and Writing Through Storyboarding, 12. Oman: Ministry of Education.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2015) "Let’s talk about students’ Group Presentations!" Paper presented at the The 21st TESOL Arabia International Conference & Exhibition: Theory, Practice, Innovation. Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 14-16.

2014

  • Bahloul, Maher (2014).  An Innovative Pedagogy whereby Performing and Audio-Visual Media Play a Key Role in Teaching and Learning. Paper presented at the International Conference on Excellence in Education (ICIE), July 7-10, Paris, France.
  • Bahloul, Maher & Nikos Theodosakis (2014). Learning Through Storyboarding and the Digital Camera. Workshop conducted at the International Conference on Excellence in Education (ICIE), July 7-10, Paris, France.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2014). Learning English Through Storyboarding. 8 workshops conducted at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival, 15-25 April. Expo Center Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
  • Bahloul, Maher. (2014) From Instruction To Production: Learning Through Storyboarding, Workshop conducted at The 20th TESOL Arabia International Conference & Exhibition: Methods and Means in ELT, 13-15 March, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2014). Teaching Through Visual Arts. Workshop conducted at Tunisia TESOL First International Conference: Curriculum development in ELT: Learning from case studies, 6-8 February, Tunis, Tunisia.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2014). Teaching and Learning Through The Arts. Paper presented at Tunisia TESOL First International Conference: Curriculum development in ELT: Learning from case studies, 6-8 February, Tunis, Tunisia.

2013

  • Bahloul, Maher (2013). “Whose Reality is It: A Reanalysis of Verbal Signs”. Paper presented at the International Semiotic Conference 08-10 October 2013, Çankaya University, Faculty of Architecture, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2013). “Mime in Education” Paper/ Workshop presented at the 23rd European Teacher Education Network (ETEN) Annual Conference. ‘Educating Designed for All’. Hasselt,  Belgium 25-27 April.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2013). “From watching to producing: the digital pedagogy”. Paper presented at the 19th International TESOL Arabia Conference & Exhibition ‘From KG to College to Career’. Dubai, UAE. 14-16 March.

2012

  • Bahloul, Maher (2012). “Making Most out of the Digital Camera” Paper presented at TESOL Arabia 2012. March 9.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2012). “Teaching and Learning through Video and Storytelling” Workshop conducted at TESOL Arabia 2012. March 7
  • Bahloul, Maher. 2012. “Storyboarding in the Classroom: A Video-Based experience” Paper presented at INTED 2012, Valencia, Spain. March 5.

2011

2010

  • Bahloul, Maher. 2010. “Empowering Language Teachers Through Corpus-Based Grammar”. Paper presented at  TESOL France 29th Annual Colloquium. Paris, France (http://www.tesol-france.org/index.php). 26-28 November.
  • Bahloul, Maher. 2010.“Innovation in language teaching: learning through performing arts”. Paper presented at the International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED 2010), Valencia: Spain (March 10-12) (http://www.iated.org/inted2010/ ).

2009

  • Bahloul, Maher. 2009. “Innovation In Language Teaching: Learning Through Acting” Paper presentated at UPALS ICL 2009 - AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LANGUAGES, Penang, Malaysia (May 27-28)
  • Bahloul, Maher. 2009. “Rolling the Camera in the classroom: Learning through Film Making” Innovations in Teaching Children and Teenagers. IATEFL & YL and Learning Technologies SIG. Milan, March 23-25, 2009
  • Bahloul, Maher. 2009. Plenary Speaker “Teaching English Demonstratives: An Alternative Speaker-based Approach”. The First Sharjah Colloquium: Learning and Teaching Through the ELT Classroom. English Language center, University of Sharjah, UAE (March 16)

2008

  • Bahloul, Maher .2008. “Descriptive Vs Prescriptive Approaches: Teaching English Tenses” English Language center, University of Sharjah, UAE (14 October ).
  • Bahloul, Maher .2008. “Learning Through Film Making: A Case Study” TESOL Arabia Annual International Conference: Dubai Men’s College: Dubai, UAE (13-15 March).

2007

  • Bahloul, Maher .2007. “Fostering Students’ Learning of English Tenses” TESOL Arabia International Conference: Dubai, UAE 15-17 March.
  • Al-Jaboor, Ali & Maher Bahloul. 2007. “Learning English Modals: A Corpus-based Practice Approach”, TESOL Arabia International Conference: Dubai, 15-17 March.
  • Bahloul, Maher. 2007. “The Uvular /q/ and itsvariantsAcrossArabicDialects: A sociolinguisticAnalysis”, Colloque typologie des parlers arabes modernes: traits, méthodes et modèles de classification, Montpellier, France, 14-15 May.

2006

  • Bahloul, Maher. 2006. “The Pragmatics of the Particle Tab'an in Conversational Arabic”. The Conference on Communication and Information Structure in Spoken Arabic. University of Maryland, June 8-10.
  • Bahloul, Maher. 2006. “The Verbal Particle Qad in Arabic: Is it a Syntactic Filler?”The 20th Arabic Linguistic Symposium. Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, March 3-5, 2006.
  • Bahloul, Maher. 2006. “Whom to Believe: The Textbook or the Teacher?”.The Annual Conference of Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters. Snow College, Utah. April 7.

2005

  • Bahloul, Maher. 2005. “‘The Uvular Sound ‘Q’: A Sociolinguistic Analysis”The 19th Arabic Linguistic Symposium. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1-3 April 2005.
  • Bahloul, Maher. 2005. “Spelling & Pronunciation: Unveiling the link”TESOL Arabia Literature SIG Conference. Emirates Aviation College, Dubai, UAE. December 15, 2005.
  • Bahloul, Maher & Raja Mallek. 2005. “Assessing English Language Textbooks”. The 4th Annual English Language Teaching in Schools conference held in Sharjah on November 24
  • Bahloul, Maher. 2005. “Assessing graduating students’ performance”The 9th TESOL Arabia CTELT Conference. Dubai Men’s College, Dubai. UAE. November 16-17, 2005.
  • Bahloul, Maher& Raja Bahloul. 2005. “‘The Pragmatics of English Demonstratives and Language Teaching”The 9th International Pragmatics Conference. Riva Del Garda, Italy, 10-15 July 2005.
  • Bahloul, Maher. 2005. “Enhancing Learning Through Corpus Linguistics”.11th TESOL Arabia International Conference. Dubai , 8-10 March 8-10 2005.
  • Bahloul, Maher. 2005. “Designing Questionnaires for Action Research” 11th TESOL Arabia International Conference. Dubai , 8-10 March 2005.

2004

  • Bahloul,  Maher. 2004. “Negation and Negative Sensitive Items in Arabic Dialects”  co-presented with Dr. ElabbasBenmamoun at the 18th Arabic Linguistic Society Annual Conference, University of Oklahoma, USA, March 19-20, 2004.
  • Bahloul,  Maher. 2004. “The Sound ‘Q’ in Arabic: A Sociolinguistic Analysis” presented at The Third International Conference on Middle Eastern and North African Popular Culture. American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE, January 25-27, 2004.
  • Bahloul, Maher. 2004. “From Hurtful to Helpful Comments”The 8th TESOL Arabia CTELT Conference. American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, December 8-9, 2004.
  • Bahloul, Maher. 2004. “Toward a Theory of Foreign Language Spelling”, paper presented at The Annual TESOL convention, TESOL 2004. Long Beach, California, USA, March 31-April3
  • Bahloul, Maher. 2004. “Tenses in Journalistic Discourse: Challenging English Grammar Textbooks” presented at TESOL-Spain 2004, March 26-28, Madrid.
  • Bahloul, Maher. 2004. “Toward a Process-Based Approach (PBA) of College Writing Assessment” presented at the 10th TESOL Arabia International Conferenceheld at the Rotana Hotel in Dubai, March 10-12, 2004.

2003

  • Bahloul, Maher& Ron Sheen. 2003. “Assessing Writing Progress of ESL Learners: What Went Wrong?” presented the TESOL Arabia 7th Annual CTELT Conference, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE. December 10-12, 2003

2002

  • Bahloul, Maher. 2002. “Real Tense Usage and the Tense We Teach: Revisiting the Past Perfect” Paper presented at The First Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies (IVACS) group International Conference on "Language in Use and Language in the Classroom" Hosted jointly by The University of Limerick and Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland 14 - 15 June 2002.
  • Bahloul, Maher& Raja Bahloul. 2002. “When the Use Violates the Rules: Revisiting Reported Speech” Paper presented at the 7th International BUSEL Conference ‘A Fresh Look at Grammar and Vocabulary’, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey 24-26 January 2002.

2001

  • Bahloul, Maher. 2001. “Writing an Article: It all Starts in the Classroom”, Paper presented at the 7th TESOL Arabia International Conference ‘Research, Present, Publish’ American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, U.A.E. November 15, 2001.

2000

  • Bahloul, Maher. 2000“Spelling Errors and the Interference Hypothesis”Paper presented at Association Française de LinguistiqueAppliqueé (AFLA) 2000 International Conference. University ofJussieu, Paris, France. 6-8 July 2000.
  • Bahloul, Maher. 2000. “Spelling Mistakes and the Interference Hypothesis” Paper presented at the 5th TESOL Arabia international Conference. Al-Ain University, April 12-14, UAE.

1994

  • Bahloul,  Maher. 1994. “Extending the NegP Hypothesis”, Paper presented at the Eighth Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA.

1991

  • Bahloul,  Maher. 1991. “The Copula in Standard Arabic”. Paper presented at the Fifth Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics. University of  Ann Arbor, Michigan. USA

 

 

2019

  • Bahloul, Maher (2019).“Promoting Creative Minds of Young and Old Generations through the Filmmaking Medium.” Symposium organized at the 17 th Annual International Center for Innovation in Education (ICIE), July 16-19, Prairie View, Texas, USA.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2019).“Leadership and Higher Thinking Skills Through The Arts.” Workshop conducted at the 17 th Annual International Center for Innovation in Education (ICIE), July 16-19, Prairie View, Texas, USA.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2019).The Sociolinguistics of Pidgin Emirati Arabic. Paper accepted to be presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics, June 15, Lisbon: Portugal
  • Bahloul, Maher (2019).“Learning Tunisian Arabic Through Filmmaking.” Paper presented at the ‘Linguistics of Tunisian Arabic: Structural, Sociolinguistic and Pragmatic Perspectives Symposium’, Faculty of Human and Social Sciences of Tunis, Tunisia. April 10-11
  • Bahloul, Maher (2019).“Making Short Films in a Foreign Language: A Performative Pedagogy.” Paper presented at the European Teacher Education Network (ETEN) Annual Conference. Central University of Catalonia, Spain, April 25-27.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2019).Performance-Based Learning: Language Through Performance. Paper presented at the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Annual Conference. January 9th, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2019).Children Stories, Short Film and Language Learning. Paper presented at the 24th International TESOL Arabia Conference, March 21-23, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2019).“Performance-Based Learning: Language Through Performance”. Presentation given at the Applied Linguistics & Language Teaching International Conference and Exhibition. Zayed University Convention Center, Dubai, UAE, March 8-10.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2019).Language Learning Through Storyboarding & Short Film Production. Professional Development Course, 24th International TESOL Arabia Conference, March 21-23, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

2018

  • Bahloul, Maher (2018). Boosting Innovation and Creativity through Visual & Performing Arts. Workshop conducted at the 16th Annual International Center for Innovation in Education (ICIE), June 3-5, Paris, France.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2018). “Still and Moving Pictures in Teaching and Learning”. Presentation given at the European Teacher Education Network (ETEN) Annual Conference. Rotterdam University of Applied Scieces, Rotterdam, Holland, March 22-24.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2018). “Performance-Based Learning: Language Through Performance”. Presentation given at the Applied Linguistics & Language Teaching International Conference and Exhibition. Zayed University Convention Center, Dubai, UAE, March 8-10.

2017

 

  •  Bahloul, Maher (2017). “Promoting Creative Thinking Through the Arts’. Presentation given at the Regional Conference on Excellence in Education organized by the Jubilee Center for Excellence in Education and the International Center for Innovation in Education (ICIE). Amman, Jordan, August 5-7.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2017). “Media Arts in the Digital Age: Edutainment in the Classroom’. Presentation given at the Annual International Center for Innovation in Education (ICIE) conference. Lisbon, Portugal, July 3-5.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2017). “Performing Arts in Teaching & Learning”. Presentation given within the English Language Institute (ELI) Professional Development series. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, April 12.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2017). “Visual and Performing Arts in Teaching and Learning”. Presentation given at the College of Languages and Translation, Dhofar University. Oman. April 4.
  • Bahloul, Maher. (2017). “Media Arts in the Digital Age: Shooting in the Classroom”. Presentation given at The Mohammed Bin Rashed Al Maktoun Global initiatives (MBRSG) Research Seminar Series. Mohammed Bin Rashed School of Government, Dubai. United Arab Emirates, March 21.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2017). “Teachers’ Training Programs: Who Are My Students”. Paper presented at TESOL Arabia International Conference and Exhibition, Advancing the ELT Profession. The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Center, United Arab Emirates, 9-11 March.

2016

  • Bahloul, Maher (2016). Pushing Forward the Creative Mind: Learning Through Filmmaking. Paper presented at the 13thInternational Conference on Excellence & Innovation in Basic-Higher Education and Psychology, Rijeka, Croatia, May 17-2. 
  • Bahloul, Maher (2016). Visual and Performing Arts in ELTPaper presented at The 22nd TESOL Arabia International Conference & Exhibition: Language, Culture, Communication. Transformations in Intercultural Contexts, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 10-12.
  • Bahloul, Maher & Cherine Sinno (2016). Challenging English Textbooks: Less vs Fewer. Paper presented at The 22ndTESOL Arabia International Conference & Exhibition: Language, Culture, Communication. Transformations in Intercultural Contexts, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 10-12.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2016). Unveiling Learners’ Spelling Mistakes. Workshop conducted within Al-Sharakah Workshops, Innovative Strategies in Teaching English. American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, March 5.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2016). Revising the ESL Textbook. Paper presented at the Third Tunisia TESOL International Conference, Tunis, Feb. 12-13.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2016). Incorporating Arts in Modern Education. ??????? ????? ???? ?? ???????' Paper presented in a mini-conference at the Cultural Office within the Supreme Council of Family Affairs, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, January 10.

2015

  • Bahloul, Maher (2015). “Space in English Demonstratives: Real or Psychological”. Paper presented at the 4th International Symposium on Space and Identity. Carthage University, Tunis, October 29-31.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2015). An Innovative Pedagogy whereby Performing and Audio-Visual Media Play a Key Role in Teaching and Learning. Workshop conducted at the International Conference on Excellence in Education (ICIE), July 1-4, Krakow, Poland.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2015). "Promoting Effective Learning Through Mime, Storyboarding and Drama." Paper presented at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, Abu Dhabi Expo Center, United Arab Emirates, May 7-13.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2015). "Language Arts and the Technological & Visual Dimension." Paper presented at the European Teacher Education Network (ETEN) Annual Conference. Experiential learning, University College UCC, Copenhagen, April 16-18.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2015) Plenary Speaker "ESP Students’ Group Presentations: Injecting Acting & Humor." Paper presented at the The 5th Annual Conference on English for Specific Purposes (ESP): Expanding the ESP Boundaries: Change, Challenge, Opportunity, Emirates College for Advanced Education, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, April 25.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2015). "Boosting Creativity: Reading and Writing Through Storyboarding." In Boosting Creativity: Reading and Writing Through Storyboarding, 12. Oman: Ministry of Education.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2015) "Let’s talk about students’ Group Presentations!" Paper presented at the The 21st TESOL Arabia International Conference & Exhibition: Theory, Practice, Innovation. Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 14-16.

2014

  • Bahloul, Maher (2014).  An Innovative Pedagogy whereby Performing and Audio-Visual Media Play a Key Role in Teaching and Learning. Paper presented at the International Conference on Excellence in Education (ICIE), July 7-10, Paris, France.
  • Bahloul, Maher & Nikos Theodosakis (2014). Learning Through Storyboarding and the Digital Camera. Workshop conducted at the International Conference on Excellence in Education (ICIE), July 7-10, Paris, France.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2014). Learning English Through Storyboarding. 8 workshops conducted at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival, 15-25 April. Expo Center Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
  • Bahloul, Maher. (2014) From Instruction To Production: Learning Through Storyboarding, Workshop conducted at The 20th TESOL Arabia International Conference & Exhibition: Methods and Means in ELT, 13-15 March, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2014). Teaching Through Visual Arts. Workshop conducted at Tunisia TESOL First International Conference: Curriculum development in ELT: Learning from case studies, 6-8 February, Tunis, Tunisia.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2014). Teaching and Learning Through The Arts. Paper presented at Tunisia TESOL First International Conference: Curriculum development in ELT: Learning from case studies, 6-8 February, Tunis, Tunisia.

2013

  • Bahloul, Maher (2013). “Whose Reality is It: A Reanalysis of Verbal Signs”. Paper presented at the International Semiotic Conference 08-10 October 2013, Çankaya University, Faculty of Architecture, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2013). “Mime in Education” Paper/ Workshop presented at the 23rd European Teacher Education Network (ETEN) Annual Conference. ‘Educating Designed for All’. Hasselt,  Belgium 25-27 April.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2013). “From watching to producing: the digital pedagogy”. Paper presented at the 19th International TESOL Arabia Conference & Exhibition ‘From KG to College to Career’. Dubai, UAE. 14-16 March.

2012

  • Bahloul, Maher (2012). “Making Most out of the Digital Camera” Paper presented at TESOL Arabia 2012. March 9.
  • Bahloul, Maher (2012). “Teaching and Learning through Video and Storytelling” Workshop conducted at TESOL Arabia 2012. March 7
  • Bahloul, Maher. 2012. “Storyboarding in the Classroom: A Video-Based experience” Paper presented at INTED 2012, Valencia, Spain. March 5.

2011

2010

  • Bahloul, Maher. 2010. “Empowering Language Teachers Through Corpus-Based Grammar”. Paper presented at  TESOL France 29th Annual Colloquium. Paris, France (http://www.tesol-france.org/index.php). 26-28 November.
  • Bahloul, Maher. 2010.“Innovation in language teaching: learning through performing arts”. Paper presented at the International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED 2010), Valencia: Spain (March 10-12) (http://www.iated.org/inted2010/ ).

2009

  • Bahloul, Maher. 2009. “Innovation In Language Teaching: Learning Through Acting” Paper presentated at UPALS ICL 2009 - AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LANGUAGES, Penang, Malaysia (May 27-28)
  • Bahloul, Maher. 2009. “Rolling the Camera in the classroom: Learning through Film Making” Innovations in Teaching Children and Teenagers. IATEFL & YL and Learning Technologies SIG. Milan, March 23-25, 2009
  • Bahloul, Maher. 2009. Plenary Speaker “Teaching English Demonstratives: An Alternative Speaker-based Approach”. The First Sharjah Colloquium: Learning and Teaching Through the ELT Classroom. English Language center, University of Sharjah, UAE (March 16)

2008

  • Bahloul, Maher .2008. “Descriptive Vs Prescriptive Approaches: Teaching English Tenses” English Language center, University of Sharjah, UAE (14 October ).
  • Bahloul, Maher .2008. “Learning Through Film Making: A Case Study” TESOL Arabia Annual International Conference: Dubai Men’s College: Dubai, UAE (13-15 March).

2007

  • Bahloul, Maher .2007. “Fostering Students’ Learning of English Tenses” TESOL Arabia International Conference: Dubai, UAE 15-17 March.
  • Al-Jaboor, Ali & Maher Bahloul. 2007. “Learning English Modals: A Corpus-based Practice Approach”, TESOL Arabia International Conference: Dubai, 15-17 March.
  • Bahloul, Maher. 2007. “The Uvular /q/ and itsvariantsAcrossArabicDialects: A sociolinguisticAnalysis”, Colloque typologie des parlers arabes modernes: traits, méthodes et modèles de classification, Montpellier, France, 14-15 May.

2006

  • Bahloul, Maher. 2006. “The Pragmatics of the Particle Tab'an in Conversational Arabic”. The Conference on Communication and Information Structure in Spoken Arabic. University of Maryland, June 8-10.
  • Bahloul, Maher. 2006. “The Verbal Particle Qad in Arabic: Is it a Syntactic Filler?”The 20th Arabic Linguistic Symposium. Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, March 3-5, 2006.
  • Bahloul, Maher. 2006. “Whom to Believe: The Textbook or the Teacher?”.The Annual Conference of Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters. Snow College, Utah. April 7.

2005

  • Bahloul, Maher. 2005. “‘The Uvular Sound ‘Q’: A Sociolinguistic Analysis”The 19th Arabic Linguistic Symposium. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1-3 April 2005.
  • Bahloul, Maher. 2005. “Spelling & Pronunciation: Unveiling the link”TESOL Arabia Literature SIG Conference. Emirates Aviation College, Dubai, UAE. December 15, 2005.
  • Bahloul, Maher & Raja Mallek. 2005. “Assessing English Language Textbooks”. The 4th Annual English Language Teaching in Schools conference held in Sharjah on November 24
  • Bahloul, Maher. 2005. “Assessing graduating students’ performance”The 9th TESOL Arabia CTELT Conference. Dubai Men’s College, Dubai. UAE. November 16-17, 2005.
  • Bahloul, Maher& Raja Bahloul. 2005. “‘The Pragmatics of English Demonstratives and Language Teaching”The 9th International Pragmatics Conference. Riva Del Garda, Italy, 10-15 July 2005.
  • Bahloul, Maher. 2005. “Enhancing Learning Through Corpus Linguistics”.11th TESOL Arabia International Conference. Dubai , 8-10 March 8-10 2005.
  • Bahloul, Maher. 2005. “Designing Questionnaires for Action Research” 11th TESOL Arabia International Conference. Dubai , 8-10 March 2005.

2004

  • Bahloul,  Maher. 2004. “Negation and Negative Sensitive Items in Arabic Dialects”  co-presented with Dr. ElabbasBenmamoun at the 18th Arabic Linguistic Society Annual Conference, University of Oklahoma, USA, March 19-20, 2004.
  • Bahloul,  Maher. 2004. “The Sound ‘Q’ in Arabic: A Sociolinguistic Analysis” presented at The Third International Conference on Middle Eastern and North African Popular Culture. American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE, January 25-27, 2004.
  • Bahloul, Maher. 2004. “From Hurtful to Helpful Comments”The 8th TESOL Arabia CTELT Conference. American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, December 8-9, 2004.
  • Bahloul, Maher. 2004. “Toward a Theory of Foreign Language Spelling”, paper presented at The Annual TESOL convention, TESOL 2004. Long Beach, California, USA, March 31-April3
  • Bahloul, Maher. 2004. “Tenses in Journalistic Discourse: Challenging English Grammar Textbooks” presented at TESOL-Spain 2004, March 26-28, Madrid.
  • Bahloul, Maher. 2004. “Toward a Process-Based Approach (PBA) of College Writing Assessment” presented at the 10th TESOL Arabia International Conferenceheld at the Rotana Hotel in Dubai, March 10-12, 2004.

2003

  • Bahloul, Maher& Ron Sheen. 2003. “Assessing Writing Progress of ESL Learners: What Went Wrong?” presented the TESOL Arabia 7th Annual CTELT Conference, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE. December 10-12, 2003

2002

  • Bahloul, Maher. 2002. “Real Tense Usage and the Tense We Teach: Revisiting the Past Perfect” Paper presented at The First Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies (IVACS) group International Conference on "Language in Use and Language in the Classroom" Hosted jointly by The University of Limerick and Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland 14 - 15 June 2002.
  • Bahloul, Maher& Raja Bahloul. 2002. “When the Use Violates the Rules: Revisiting Reported Speech” Paper presented at the 7th International BUSEL Conference ‘A Fresh Look at Grammar and Vocabulary’, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey 24-26 January 2002.

2001

  • Bahloul, Maher. 2001. “Writing an Article: It all Starts in the Classroom”, Paper presented at the 7th TESOL Arabia International Conference ‘Research, Present, Publish’ American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, U.A.E. November 15, 2001.

2000

  • Bahloul, Maher. 2000“Spelling Errors and the Interference Hypothesis”Paper presented at Association Française de LinguistiqueAppliqueé (AFLA) 2000 International Conference. University ofJussieu, Paris, France. 6-8 July 2000.
  • Bahloul, Maher. 2000. “Spelling Mistakes and the Interference Hypothesis” Paper presented at the 5th TESOL Arabia international Conference. Al-Ain University, April 12-14, UAE.

1994

  • Bahloul,  Maher. 1994. “Extending the NegP Hypothesis”, Paper presented at the Eighth Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA.

1991

  • Bahloul,  Maher. 1991. “The Copula in Standard Arabic”. Paper presented at the Fifth Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics. University of  Ann Arbor, Michigan. USA

 

 

 

Research, Travel & Professional Development Grants & Awards

  • Bahloul, Maher; Bae, Sun-Hee & Victor, Parra-Guinaldo (2019-2020). “Investigating Pidgin Emirati Arabic.” Research Grant (AUS Grant $ 30000.00)
  • Bahloul, Maher (2019). “Learning Tunisian Arabic Through Filmmaking.” Paper presented at the ‘Linguistics of Tunisian Arabic: Structural, Sociolinguistic and Pragmatic Perspectives Symposium’, Faculty of Human and Social Sciences of Tunis, Tunisia. April 10-11. (AUS Grant $ 770.00)
  • Bahloul, Maher (2019). “Making Short Films in a Foreign Language: A Performative Pedagogy.” Paper presented at the European Teacher Education Network (ETEN) Annual Conference. Central University of Catalonia, Spain, April 25-27. (AUS Grant $ 3000.00)
  • Bahloul, Maher (2018). “Still and Moving Pictures in Teaching and Learning.” Paper presented at the European Teacher Education Network (ETEN) Annual Conference. Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, Rotterdam, March 22-24. (AUS Grant $ 3000.00)
  • Bahloul, Maher (2016-17) Linguistics for English Teachers in Arab Speaking Societies. Book, to appear with Peter Lang. (Arab Fund for Social and Economic Development Grant, $ 42000.00)
  • Bahloul, Maher (2016) Pushing Forward the Creative Mind: Learning Through Filmmaking. Paper presented at the 13th International Conference on Excellence & Innovation in Basic-Higher Education and Psychology, Rijeka, Croatia, May 17-20. (AUS Grant, $ 3000.00)
  • Bahloul, Maher (2015). “Language Arts and the Technological & Visual Dimension.” Paper presented at the European Teacher Education Network (ETEN) Annual Conference. Experiential learning, University College UCC, Copenhagen, April 16-18. (AUS Grant $ 2750.00)
  • Bahloul, Maher (2014). “Teaching and Learning Through The Arts”. Paper presented at Tunisia TESOL First International Conference: Curriculum development in ELT: Learning from case studies, 6-8 February, Tunis, Tunisia. (AUS Grant: $748.00)
  • Maher Bahloul (2013). “Whose Reality is It: A Reanalysis of Verbal Signs’. Paper presented at the International Semiotic Conference, 08-10 October, Çankaya University, Faculty of Architecture, Ankara, Turkey (AUS grant, $ 2178.00)
  • Maher Bahloul (2013). “Learning Through the Art of Miming” Paper/Workshop presented at the European Teacher Education Network (ETEN) Annual Conference. ‘Educating for All’, Hasselt, Belgium 25-27 April. (AUS grant, $ 2665.00).
  • Bahloul, Maher (2012). “Learning With and Through Visual Arts” Paper/Workshop presented at the 22nd European Teacher Education Network (ETEN) Annual Conference. Coimbra, Portugal 19-21 April. (Awarded AUS Grant, $2.772.00)
  • Bahloul, Maher & Ludmil Trenkov (2011). “Sharjah Arts in Education” a Faculty Research Grant to design and maintain a Learning Through The Arts website. (Awarded AUS FRG Grant, Dhs 40.000.00).
  • Bahloul, Maher (2011). “Teaching and Learning Through Filmmaking” Paper/Workshop presented at the European Teacher Education Network (ETEN) Annual Conference. ‘Educating for International Orientation’ http://www.eten2011.eu/e. Amsterdam, 14-17 April. (Awarded AUS Grant, $3.417.00)
  • Bahloul, Maher (2010) “Empowering Language Teachers Through Corpus-Based Grammar”TESOL France 29th Annual Colloquium. Paris, France (http://www.tesol-france.org/index.php). 26-28 November. (Awarded AUS Grant, $ 3176.00)
  • Bahloul, Maher (Spring 2010) Awarded a sabbatical
  • Bahloul, Maher (2010) “Innovation in language teaching: learning through performing arts”. Paper presented at the International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED 2010), Valencia: Spain (March 10-12) (AUS Grant, $1760.00)
  • Bahloul, Maher (2009) “Innovation In Language Teaching: Learning Through Acting” Paper presentated at UPALS ICL 2009 - AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LANGUAGES, Penang, Malaysia (May 27-28) (AUS Grant, $980.00)
  • Bahloul, Maher (2009) “Rolling the Camera in the classroom: Learning through Film Making” Innovations in Teaching Children and Teenagers. IATEFL & YL and Learning Technologies SIG. Milan, March 23-25, 2009 (AUS Grant, $1890.00)
  • Bahloul, Maher (2006) “‘The Particle QAD in Arabic: Is it a Syntactic Filler?” The 20th Arabic Linguistic Symposium. Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, March 3-5, 2006.. (AUS Grant, $760.00)
  • Bahloul, Maher (2005) “‘The Uvular Sound ‘Q’: A Sociolinguistic Analysis” The 19th Arabic Linguistic Symposium. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1-3 April 2005 . (AUS Grant, $2000.00)
  • Bahloul, Maher, Jerald Cumbus and Ron Sheen. (2004) Project entitled “Assessing the Communication and Writing Program at the American University of Sharjah: An Ethnographic Approach to the Discrepency Analysis Model” (AUS Grant $4000.00)
  • Bahloul, Maher (2004) “Toward a Theory of Foreign Language Spelling”, paper presented at The Annual TESOL convention, TESOL 2004. Long Beach, California, USA, March 31-April3. (AUS Grant, $2000.00)
  • Bahloul, Maher (2002) “Visiting Scholar at The Summer Institute of Applied Linguistics, the State University of Pennsylvania, July 1 - July 26, 2002, Pennsylvania, USA. (TESOL Arabia Grant, Dhs. 2500)
  • Bahloul, Maher (2002) “Visiting Scholar at The Summer Institute of Applied Linguistics, the State University of Pennsylvania, July 1 - July 26, 2002, Pennsylvania, USA. (AUS CAS Grant, Dhs 3000)
  • Bahloul, Maher (2002) “Real Tense Usage and the Tense We Teach: Revisiting the Past Perfect” Paper presented at The First Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies (IVACS) group International Conference on 'Language in Use and Language in the Classroom' Hosted jointly by The University of Limerick and Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland 14 - 15 June 2002. (Aus Grant, $2000.00)
  • Bahloul, Maher & Raja Mallek (2001), “When the Use Violates the Rules: Revisiting Reported Speech” Paper presented at the 7th International BUSEL Conference ‘A Fresh Look at Grammar and Vocabulary’, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey 24-26 January 2002. (AUS Grant, $2000.00)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE


GRADUATE COURSES


  • ELT 511 Linguistics for ESL Teachers
  • ELT 694 Arts in English Language Teaching
  • ELT 521 Reading and Writing in ESL
  • ELT 694 Corpora for ELT Teachers
  • TRA 504 Discourse, Semantics & Pragmatics in Translation

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

LINGUISTICS COURSES

  • ENG 223 Introduction to Language Study
  • ENG 224 English Grammar
  • ENG 227 Grammar II
  • ENG 410 Advanced English Grammar
  • ENG 321 Cultures in Contact
  • ENG 301 The Sound Pattern of Language
  • ENG 302 Stylistics
  • ENG 331 Phonetics, Phonology & Morphology
  • ENG 234 Language in society
  • ENG 334 English Semantics & Pragmatics
  • ENG 403 Introduction to Semantics
  • ENG 423 Morphology and Syntax
  • ENG 323 Linguistics II

COMMUNICATION COURSES (ESP, GENERAL EDUCATION & ACADEMIC WRITING)

  • ENG 208 Public Speaking
  • ENG 204 Advanced Academic Writing
  • ENG 207 Professional Communication for Engineers
  • ENG 225 Business English
  • ENG 226 Listening & Speaking III
  • ENG 242 Listening IV
  • ENG 252 Reading IV
  • TRA 334 Interpreting I: Focus on the Community
  • WRI 102 Reading & Writing Across the Curriculum
  • WRI 101 Academic Writing
  • WRI 001 Fundamentals of Writing

SUNY AT BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY, NEW YORK, USA (Arabic Program Courses)

Taught a variety of courses related to

  • Arabic Grammar
  • Listening & Speaking,
  • Reading & Writing
  • Vocabulary

CORNELL UNIVERSITY, NEW YORK, USA (French Program Courses)

Taught a variety of courses related to

  • French Grammar
  • Listening & Speaking,
  • Reading & Writing,
  • Vocabulary
  • French for Reading

Teaching & Learning Pedagogy & Students’ Evaluations

I have used a variety of teaching methods to engage students and have them appreciate course materials both in face-to-face and online classes. Comments inside the students’ evaluations show some relevant feedback.

  • Talk Show Model: To make presentations a much more enjoyable activity, I introduced a new set of guidelines which mimic the entertaining talk shows within the entertainment industry. Thus, students take on the roles of show guests and show hosts as they plan and deliver their presentations. Students enjoyed the new model and turned class into a genuine edutaining space.
  • Slido.com: Within the Flipped Classroom pedagogy, I use this online website to allow students to send questions to the presenters ahead of their presentations. This flipped classroom feature turned to be very effective for online teaching.
  • Quizziz.com: This website was also very popular among my students as a quizzing, revising, and gaming tool. Both my students and I made use of this online facility before and during the online classes.
  • Quizlet and Quizlet.live.com: To diversify individual and group activities, this online platform allows for individual and group work for revising content in fun group competitions
  • Kahoot.com: This website was also heavily used especially after the switch to online delivery of classes.
  • Google Docs: This resource was used for writing, editing, and getting instant feedback. I started this activity in the lab, and it was very handy when we switched to the online teaching.
  • Small Group and Pair Presentation Activities: In order to get ready for the Talk Show presentations, students were divided in small groups, mostly in groups of two. The various requirements of the Talk Show boosted to a great extent their bonding skills.
  • Note-taking and Summary Worksheets: To promote new vocabulary building and summarization, students took regular notes of each single class lecture or presentation than wrote clean summaries of notes taken. I collected all materials and sent them pdf copies for revision during Midterm and Final exams.
  • Students’ Reflections & Reactions Worksheets: This is one of students’ new favorite activity; it’s a version of peer evaluation where successful areas of presentations/Talk Shows and areas of improvement are highlighted. Presenters especially enjoyed to read their classmates comments and provide feedback/reaction to them.
  • Edited Volume Project: Students treasured submitting their papers and reports to be included in a volume co-edited by their classmates. Three volumes are now getting finalized and students will see for the first time their written work within a classroom-based volume.

Sample Students’ Evaluations

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