Mr. Saleh Yousef

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Mr. Saleh YousefAssistant Lecturer of Arabic

Liaison for Model Arab League

Irvin Hall 132

Office Hours

Monday: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Friday: 4:00pm - 5:00pm


1987 M.A. Miami University, Political Science

1985 M.A. Ohio University, International Studies/International Development

1984 B.A. Ohio University, Political Science

Courses Taught

Have developed and delivered the following courses:

  • ARABIC 101 Beginning Standard Arabic (4 semester hours) - Study of the alphabet, sounds, and writing style. Basic grammatical structures and development of reading, speaking, writing, and listening skills. For students with no prior study of Arabic.
  • ARABIC 102 Beginning Standard Arabic (4 semester hours) - Developing basic grammatical structures and communication skills. Students read and write short passages on various real life situations. Develop a balanced knowledge of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.
  • ARABIC 201 Intermediate Modern Arabic (3 semester hours) - Strengthening of listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing skills, and building knowledge of Arabic language, literature and culture.
  • ARABIC 202 Intermediate Modern Arabic (3 semester hours) - Intermediate level of skill in Arabic, with which students can read and discuss topics of general interest, including many aspects of Arab culture.
  • ARABIC 210A/310A: Continuing Spoken Arabic-Levantine
  • ARABIC 301/302 Advanced Arabic (3 semester hours) - Advanced readings and discussions focus on various literary and cultural topics ranging from classical to contemporary. The course integrates advanced grammatical constructions with comprehension and communication skills.


  • Star Talk. Annual conference on professional development in language teaching. Brigham Young University, July 22-July 29.
  • Critical Language Conference, Miami University, November 2008
  • “The Arab American & Muslim Experience” – invited speaker; Racial Legacies & Learning XII: How to Talk About Race; Miami University Hamilton, Oct 2004.
  • "Tangled in the Web: Use of the Internet & WWW by Opposition Movements in the Gulf States"- paper; Midwest International Studies Association; Cleveland, Ohio; Oct 1997.
  • "Political Risk in The Persian Gulf" – paper; Midwest International Studies Association; Cleveland, Ohio; Oct 1997.
  • "Rumblings in the Desert" – paper; International Studies Association; St. Louis, Missouri; Oct 1996.
  • "Inter-Cultural Communication: Newcomers to America" – invited speaker; A Day in Arab American Affairs sponsored by the Kettering Center and the Center for Healthy Communities; May 1996.
  • "Rentier States and Political Stability - The Case of Saudi Arabia" – paper; Southern Political Science Association; Atlanta, Georgia; Nov 1994.
  • "Current Affairs in the Middle East" – guest lecture; Wright State University; Feb 1993.
  • "Social Change and Economic Development" – guest lecture; International Student Association; Wilmington College; Jan 1993.


  • Arabic (native)
  • English (near-native)