Yahya Kharrat

kharratAssistant Professor, Arabic

Ph.D. Kansas
Office: AHB 3G28K
Extension: 85099
Email: ykharrat@uwo.ca

Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday 1:30pm - 2:30pm OR by appointment

Areas of Interest

  • Arabic Dialects
  • Arabic Culture and Literature
  • Language Testing
  • Foreign Language Pedagogy

Courses Taught

Arabic 1030 - Arabic for Beginners (Former Arabic 030)
Arabic 2250 - Intermediate Arabic (Former Arabic 250)
Arabic 3300 - Advanced Arabic (Former Arabic 300)

Recent Publications:

"The Linguistic challenges facing the Arab community in the land of Immigration", Al-Omran, Issue NO 6, August , 2008,

"Deficiencies in Arabic Language Skills: An approach to their remedy." Annoor Magazine. Issue 174, November 2005.

"Learning the Culture as Well as the Words." (Humanising Language Teaching, Year 4, Issue 1, January 2002).

"Poetry in EFL Classrooms: Appreciating it and Living it." King Khalid University Press, 2001.

"Toward a Communicative Approach to Language Testing, a Critical Study of Achievement Tests for Non-Specialist Students Learning English for Specific Purposes in the Faculty of Arabic and Social Sciences at King Khalid University." (Um al Qura University Press in Mekkah, vol. 13, no.1 June 2001.)

"How do Children Acquire Language?" Al-Qafila, volume: 49, pp. 21-23, September 2000.

"Deductive & Inductive Lessons for Freshmen Students Learning English as a Foreign Language." The Internet TESL Journal, Vol. 5, No. 10, October 2000. Address of Journal: http://www.aitech.ac.jp/~iteslj

"Learning a Foreign Language through Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing." Al-Marifa, volume: 60, pp. 43-46. July 2000.

"Is Translation a Science or an Art?" Al-Faisal, volume: 281, pp. 29-32. March 2000.

"Motivating ESL Students in Communication Skills through the Implementation of Cooperative Learning at the Faculty of Arabic and Social Sciences, King Khalid University." Research Magazine of Aleppo University, vol. 36, August 1999.

"A Foreign Language: How do we Learn it and Teach it?" Al-Marifa, volume: 54, pp. 126-130. March 1999.

"Stylistic Differences between Arabic and English." Al-Qafila, volume: 43, pp. 22-23, February 1995.