Languages and Cultures

West Chester University

Dr. Jerome Williams
109 Main Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610-436-2700
Fax: 610-436-3048
Jerome Williams


Mahmoud Amer

Assistant Professor of Languages

Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania

M.A., University of Toledo (Ohio)

B.A., Mutah University

mamer@wcupa.edu


Mahmoud Amer

Research interests:

Mobile Learning, Computer Assisted Language Learning, Second Language Acquisition, Arabic Language Teaching.


Recent Publications/Activities:

Amer, M. (2011). Alarabia: A Communicative Approach for Teaching Arabic for Non-Native Speakers. Hillsborough, NC: Lulu Publishing Inc. 

 

Selected Conference Presentations:

Amer, M. (2011). Revisiting existing technology: What PowerPoint can do to help teach reading skills for ELLs. A presentation selected as best of affiliates to be presented at the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) annual convention in New Orleans, LA.

 

Amer, M. (2011). Next iPhone update: Install the findings of theory and research in the field of language learning. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Chicago, IL.

 

Amer, M. (2010). What can technology do to help ELLs? Paper presented at the 21st Annual Three Rivers TESOL conference, Clarion, PA.

 

Amer, M. (2010). Idiomobile: Bridging the digital divide. Software showcased at the Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO), Amherst, MA.

 

Amer, M., and Al-Hawamdeh, I. (2010). Competing values in the ESL classroom. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Boston, MA.

 

Amer, M. (2009). Mobile technology in second language learning. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States, Claremont, CA.

 

Amer, M. (2009). Mobile technology in second language learning. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 7th International Conference on Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications, Orlando, FL.

 

Amer, M. (2009). Utilizing the Flash-Lite mobile technology to help learners recognize idiomatic expressions. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Applied Linguistics, Denver, CO.

 

Pagnucci, G., and Amer, M. (2009). Charting the map: The composition of a teaching vision: TAs and mentors, and collaborative-oriented teaching practices. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco, CA.

 

Amer, M., & Tannacito, D. (2007). ESL Guide: Development of software using Vygotsky’s sociocultural theory of language learning. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Applied Linguistics, Costa Mesa, CA.

  

Amer, M. (2007). The Danish cartoon: Freedom of expression or blasphemy. Paper presented at the annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, New York, NY.

 

Amer, M. (2006). Interactional cues in second language learning: A case study of repetition as a turn-taking technique. Paper presented at the Joint Annual Meeting of the American Association for Applied Linguistics ACLA/CAAL, Montreal, Canada.

 

Certifications:

Adobe: Adobe Certified Expert

 

Classes regularly taught :

ARB 101, ARB 102, ARB 201, ARB 202