Ghada Badawi is a lecturer of Arabic language in the Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (MEIS) at New York University. Badawi’s first M.A. is in Written Translation (from and into Arabic/English), from Faculty of Languages at Ain Shams University in Egypt. Her second M.A. is in Applied Linguistics, from Teachers College at Columbia University in the City of New York. She has been teaching foreign languages for twenty years at various prestigious universities inside and outside the United States of America. She started her career with teaching English as a foreign language at the American University in Cairo (AUC). In addition, Badawi taught courses in Phonetics and Phonology, Translation (from and into Arabic/ English) and TOEFL. Badawi has been teaching different levels of Arabic (Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced), in addition to Egyptian Colloquial Arabic, since 2005. Badawi’s research interests are Foreign Language Assessment, Foreign Language Testing and Using Technology in Teaching Languages. She participated in different conferences (such as ACTFL, TexFlec, MESA and NJTESOL-NJBE) and presented in both TexFlec and NJTESOL-NJBE). Her main focus is on assessing/testing her students’ grammatical knowledge at different levels to inform her instruction.
Prior to being appointed at NYU in Fall 2015, Badawi taught Arabic language at Tufts University, Harvard University and Columbia University in the City of New York.