Welcome to AMESALL

Email: hissa@rci.rutgers.edu

Office:  Language Lab's Faculty Room, College Ave Campus; and

Lucy Stone Hall Room B313, Livingston Campus

Office Hours: By Appointment

 Hala_CA_1Hala is a Assistant Professor of Arabic and has taught elementary and secondary level students.  She has also privately tutored Modern Standard and colloquial Arabic for all levels of students from diverse backgrounds for several years.

As a librarian, Hala has worked as a cataloger at Rutgers University libraries.  Working for more than ten years in an academic research library setting has given her a remarkable knowledge of natural language, structure and semantics through cataloging monographs and videos in Middle Eastern languages, such as Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Urdu, and in Yiddish.

Hala has an interest in the literature and culture of Palestine in the 20th century from three different locations, inside Israel, occupied territories, and from the Palestinian Diaspora in the Middle East.  In addition, Hala has an interest in developing the collection of Middle Eastern resources at Rutgers' libraries.   She has created a pathfinder and a collection development policy for the Arabic collection, which supports and promotes the rapidly growing program in Arabic language in the AMESALL Department.


  • M.Ed. Language Education (Student) - Rutgers
  • M.L.I. S. - Rutgers
  • B.A. Middle Eastern Studies - Rutgers

AMESALL Courses (Past and Present)

  • Elementary Arabic
  • Intermediate Arabic
  • Advanced Arabic
  • Arabic Lab

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Past Events

March 30, 2019 | 09:00 AM - March 30, 2019 | 03:30 PM
K-12 Teachers Workshop: Teaching Global Africa Through its Foodways: From the Farm to the Table!
March 29, 2019 | 08:00 AM - March 29, 2019 | 10:00 PM
Global Africa, Migration and The Arts Symposium - Day 2
March 28, 2019 | 06:30 PM -
An Opera of the World Film Screening
March 28, 2019 | 08:00 AM - March 28, 2019 | 06:30 PM
Global Africa, Migration and The Arts Symposium - Day 1
March 27, 2019 | 01:10 PM - March 27, 2019 | 02:30 PM
MAASAI Remix Film Screening

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