French field study and internship programs

Summer Institute at a Glance

Summer Language Institute Teaching Staff

Nora Megharbi - Academic Director of the Strasbourg Summer Language Institute

A native Parisian, Nora holds a doctorate in applied linguistics and language acquisition from the University of Texas at Austin. Nora has a rich experience in teaching French in North American universities including UT Austin, University of California-Santa Cruz, the University of Wisconsin at Madison and the University of Victoria, B.C Canada. She also has a good deal of experience developing pedagogical materials for language acquisition including for a language-learning exchange between the University of Antilles-Guyane, Martinique and Harvard University. Nora is one of the co-authors of a highly regarded intermediate French textbook, "Pause Café".

"It is hard to say enough good things about Nora Megharbi as a language teacher. She exhibits the hallmark of all good teachers—a passion for teaching. Simply put, she comes alive in front of a classroom full of students. Her students routinely praise her caring attitude, her clear grammar presentations, and her engaging teaching style. She knows exactly how to make the challenge of language learning a great deal of fun." - Carl S. Blyth, University of Texas, Director of the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL).

Tarek Amraoui - Summer Language Institute Administrative Director, responsible for housing, optional activities, and student welfare.
IFE’s Local Director in Strasbourg, Tarek holds a Master’s degree in sociology from the University of Strasbourg, specializing in "Social Dynamics and Conflicts: Theories in the Field”, with thesis research focusing on the associative engagement of French and Belgian youth from North African immigrant backgrounds. He developed as a youth trainer for the Youth Department of the Council of Europe. His areas of specialization are interculturalism, migration, citizenship, civic engagement, youth participation, social work, and informal education. Since 2007, Tarek has been an active member and sits on the board of directors of Strasbourg-based non-profit AMSED, which is a youth NGO focusing on migration, solidarity and exchanges for development. In 2013, he joined the University of Haute Alsace as a speaker to train students in the Educational Sciences in intercultural skills. He also works as a project coordinator for various Strasbourg and European associations.

A qualified university-level professor of French Language Teaching, working under the direction of Nora Megharbi.

Nora and Tarek will be assisted by graduate students from the University of Strasbourg, trained by Nora to lead conversation groups and activities workshops as part of the curriculum.

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