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Mr. Bud Kauffman

Bud Kauffman
Teaching Associate Professor
Faculty Advisor for INJAZ refugee outreach group
Green Zone trainee – to help student veterans identify and connect with appropriate resources

budk@email.unc.edu
FedEx GEC 4120

Office Hours: M 1:15-2:15 & W 10-11, Zoom
Zoom Link

Professional Biography

I began my studies of Arabic (long ago) at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, as a member of the United States Marine Corps. After completing my enlistment, I taught Marines in the Survival Level Arabic Course aboard Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina for two years. I then attended the University of Texas at Austin for my undergraduate and graduate studies, during which time I had the opportunity to study in Damascus, Syria for the yearlong capstone experience of the Arabic Flagship Program. I specialize in teaching Arabic as a foreign language and my research interests focus on pedagogical development. My thesis discussed the potential effects of nontraditional grammar sequencing on students’ written output. I am also very interested in the incorporation of culture in Arabic courses (via films, authentic texts, music, colloquialisms, etc.) as a means of encouraging student engagement with the language and culture outside of the classroom.

Courses

  • ARAB 101: Elementary Arabic I
  • ARAB 102: Elementary Arabic II
  • ARAB 203: Intermediate Arabic I
  • ARAB 203: Intermediate Arabic I
  • ARAB 204: Intermediate Arabic II
  • ARAB 305: Advanced Arabic I
  • ARAB 306: Advanced Arabic II
  • ARAB 308: Arabic Languages across the Curriculum Recitation

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