Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures, Arabic applied linguistics, 2016
M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University, Applied Linguistics, 2011
Graduate Diploma, The American University in Cairo, Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language, 2011
Nesrine Basheer is an applied linguist and a specialist in teaching Arabic as a foreign language (TAFL). Her research interests include the teaching and assessment of writing and the multidialectal approach to teaching Arabic. Nesrine has taught Arabic at the American University in Cairo, the United Nations, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Maryland, and more recently, the University of Sydney. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is passionate about advancing Arabic first and second language education at the K-12 and tertiary levels.
- Teaching writing
- Language assessment
- Multidialectal teaching approach
- Arabic diglossia
Nassif, L. & Basheer, N. (Forthcoming 2022). Multidialectal Use of L2 Arabic: A study of Advanced Learner Profiles. Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics.
Basheer, N. (2019). Connectors in the writing of native and non-native Arabic speakers: Similarities, differences and a teaching model. In Mbaye Lo (Eds.), The Arabic Classroom: Context, Text and Learners, (pp. 199-218). London: Routledge.
Vafaee, P., Basheer, N., & Heitner, R. (2012). Application of confirmatory factor analysis in construct validity investigation: The case of the grammar sub-test of the CEP Placement Exam. Iranian Journal of Language Testing, 2(1), 1-19.
Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Early Career Teaching, The University of Sydney, 2019
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Teaching Award (with Distinction), The University of Sydney, 2018
ARBM 101 Introductory Modern Standard Arabic I
ARBM 102 Introductory Modern Standard Arabic II
ASIA 310D Studies in the History of a Major Asian Civilization
ASIA 380 Modern Arabic Literature from the Middle East and North Africa in Translation