Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Arts and Science
Research interests: Classical Arabic literature, Arabic Language and translation
BA (With Distinction ) in Spanish Language and Literature, Queen's University, 2010
BA, Faculty of Languages and literatures, Ein Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.
Professor Amal's interests are in medieval Arabic Literature in Muslim Spain, Classical Arabic Literature, Religious interpretation and history.
With a background as a student in languages and literature and as a teacher of over 10 years of Arabic as a second language, she understands that each student has both strengths and weaknesses when learning a new language. Some prefer the cultural aspects solely, others thrive in the mathematical analysis of grammar rules and linguistic skills. Professor Amal tries to bring both together as being instrumental in learning the Arabic language. Emphasis is placed on word decoding and correct grammatical application as they are vital in speech as well as in writing.
She incorporates both traditional learning methods and some new ones to strengthen the linguistic skills, and to stir an appreciation for the rich Arabic culture.
Professor Eldiaby teaches following courses:
ARAB 100 AB
ARAB 200 AB