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The role of language in a multicultural programme and the significance of intercultural sensitivity and competence in the choice of culturally-sensitive pedagogical approaches

Open guest lectures by Soha El Samad and Savo Fouad Karam.

Place: P48 – P168 Date and time: Wednesday 17. October 2018 10:30 - 12.00

Soha El Samad is a Lebanese associate professor of English Language and Literature at the Lebanese University, 3rd Branch, and currently the head of the department. El Samad had taught at a girls’ public high school and a public technical school for over ten years before acquiring full-time status at the university. She specializes in postcolonial studies and deconstruction with research interests that include phenomenology, discourse analysis, and cultural studies. Apart from participating in international conferences, she has conducted seminars at the Lebanese Doctoral School, supervised master’s students, and has been active in teacher training workshops, the most recent being (July 30th): “Effective Communicative Language Teaching in ESL/EFL Classes.”

Savo Fouad Karam, born on July 4, 1972, is Lebanese. Her degrees were obtained from the Lebanese University, Lebanon. She acquired her Ph. D. in English Literature in 2008 and is currently a full-time associate professor at the Faculty of Humanities (Lebanese University, Tripoli, Lebanon). She was a full-time instructor at NDU (North Lebanon Campus). She has also been teaching on a part-time basis at the Lebanese American University (LAU, Byblos Campus) and has co-authored and published an English-Arabic dictionary entitled A Current Dictionary. Her research has centered on Lord Byron and Ameen Fares Rihani and continues in this vein. She has also been active in teacher training workshops.