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Amani Zaier, Ph.D
Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures
Texas Tech University
2910 18th, Lubbock, TX 79409-2071
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I joined the department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures in Fall 2010. I received my doctorate degree in Educational Psychology with a concentration in cognition and self-efficacy. My dissertation looked at the factors that predict pre-service teachers’ self-efficacy beliefs to teach culturally and linguistically diverse students. In 2006 I earned an M.A in Applied Linguistics from Texas Tech University. In 2004 I also received a DESS (post-graduate studies) in Applied Linguistics from La Manuba University, Tunisia and a B.A in Applied Linguistics from the University of foreign Languages and Literatures of Tunis, Tunisia with a minor in psycholinguistics. My current research interests focus on teacher training, teacher self-efficacy beliefs and addressing the psychological and educational needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students. As a teacher, I base my instruction on the communicative approach, active participation and the integration of technology.
I coordinate the Arabic program and teach the language courses and the culture and civilization course (Arab 3305: Introduction to Arab Muslim Civilization).