Ph.D., Second Language Studies, Michigan State University
Ayman Mohamed is an assistant professor of Arabic at Michigan State University. He pursued graduate studies in the U.S, obtaining an MA degree in Linguistics and ESL from the University of North Texas under a Fulbright grant. He received his PhD from Michigan State University SLS Program with a focus on second language vocabulary acquisition. His research interests include task-based learning, incidental vocabulary acquisition and using eye tracking techniques in second language reading. Dr. Mohamed has taught all levels of Arabic at MSU, as well as Egyptian dialect classes. In addition, Dr. Mohamed’s major contribution to the program was his work on curricular development through hybrid and online classes and pedagogical innovation by publishing open-source textbooks for elementary Arabic. Articles by Dr. Mohamed were published in journals such as the Studies in Second Language Acquisition (Cambridge University Press), Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL) and Foreign Language Annals. He is co-authoring a textbook in Egyptian Arabic (in press) by Georgetown University to advance teaching and learning Arabic as a multidialectal language. He was recently awarded the MSU IT Excellence in Teaching with Technology Award for his for his effort in utilizing technology to advance open education and inclusive pedagogy in LCTLs.
An open textbook on Beginner Arabic for undergraduate students who are taking Arabic in their first semester. It addresses letters and sounds of Arabic along with basic skills in reading, speaking and writing. The book can be used as a self-study resource or as the main textbook in beginning Arabic classes. It is used at MSU for ARB 101 classes.
An open textbook on Elementary Arabic for undergraduate students who are taking Arabic in their second semester. It addresses language structures in theme-based modules that cover the four language skills. The book can be used as a self-study resource or as the main textbook in beginning Arabic classes. It is used at MSU for ARB 102 classes.
Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures Faculty Will Represent MSU at the 2023 Language Open Educational Resources Conference
March 4, 2023
The Open Language Resource Center at the University of Kansas and the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning at the University of Texas at Austin will host the 2023 Language Open Educational Resources Conference online on March 11, 20
Language Faculty Participate in the Inclusive Pedagogy Fellows Program through the College of Arts & Letters
February 27, 2023
Several members of the Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures are participating in an important initiative from the College of Arts and Letters that aims to help faculty to promote inclusivity and diversity in their teaching. Jonathan Choti (A
College of Arts and Letters
April 1, 2022
Two Assistant Professors of Arabic at Michigan State University, Sadam Issa and Ayman Mohamed, are working to address this problem by creating Open Educational Resources (OER) textbooks for elementary Arabic instruction with support from two OER Awards.
Department of Linguistics, Languages and Cultures
January 29, 2023
Assistant Professor of Arabic Ayman Mohamed was recently recognized for his work in redesigning his Elementary Arabic course with an AT&T Excellence in Teaching with Technology Award.
Awards and Honors
The Associated Students of Michigan State University (ASMSU) and the MSU Libraries recognize the following faculty who have adopted, adapted, and created OER for their courses. By using openly licensed educational materials (OER and open textbooks), these educators exemplify our mission of advancing affordability, accessibility, equity, and student success.
The OER Award Program is an incentive program for instructors that encourages and supports the use of openly-licensed materials as a pathway to increase student success.
MSU Information technology
This awards program, generously funded by AT&T, recognizes outstanding contributions to the use and development of information technology for teaching and learning in credit-bearing courses at Michigan State University. These educators are recognized as campus leaders in contributing to student success through technology integration and enhancement in their courses.
Office of Faculty and Academic Staff Development
This annual OFASD program brings together a cross-disciplinary group of faculty and academic staff for a year-long fellowship focused on advanced topics in teaching and learning. The Adams Academy is named in honor of former MSU President Walter Adams and his wife and MSU faculty member emerita, Pauline Adams, in recognition of their sustained commitments to promote instructional excellence. With this legacy in mind, over the course of the academic year.
Inclusive Pedagogy Fellow
College of Arts and Letters
Azaz, M. & Mohamed, A. (in press). Egyptian Arabic: Part I (Georgetown University Press, Washington DC). Expected Fall 2023.
Rabie‐Ahmed, A., & Mohamed, A. (2022). Collaborative and individual vocabulary learning in the Arabic classroom: The role of engagement and task demands. Foreign Language Annals,1–19. https://doi.org/10.1111/flan.12636
Nassif, L., Huntley, E., & Mohamed, A. (2022). Attention to verbal morphology in L2 Arabic reading: An eye‐movement study. Foreign Language Annals, 55, 769 792. https://doi.org/10.1111/flan.12644792
Rabie-Ahmed & Mohamed, A (2022). Instructed Reading and Vocabulary in Arabic as a Foreign Language: A Research Agenda. JNCOLCTL, 32, 1–45
Mohamed, M, & Issa, S (2021). Elementary Arabic: Open-Source Book. MSU libraries.
Mohamed. A (2018). Looking at words: An eye tracking investigation of L2 Arabic vocabulary learning. In Routledge Handbook of Arabic Second Language Acquisition. London: Routledge (pp. 139-156)
Mohamed, A. A. (2018). Exposure frequency in L2 reading: An eye-movement perspective of incidental vocabulary learning. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 40(2), 269-293.
Gass, S. M., & Mohamed, A. (2018). Approaches to second language acquisition in relation to Arabic. In Handbook for Arabic Language Teaching Professionals in the 21st Century (Vol. 2, pp. 41-61). Taylor and Francis. DOI: 10.4324/9781315676111
Mohamed. A (2016). Task-based incidental vocabulary learning in L2 Arabic: The role of proficiency and task performance. JNCOLCTL, 18, 121-157
Mohamed. A. (2013). Interview with Norbert Schmitt. MSU Working Papers in SLS, 4(1), 21-23.
Mohamed. A. (2013). Arabic Second Language Acquisition of Morphosyntax. Book review. MSU Working Papers in SLS, 4(1), 10-13.
Mohamed. A. (2012). Task based language learning(Ed.). Book review. Linguist list.
Mohamed. A (2012). Investigating incidental vocabulary acquisition in conversation classes: A qualitative and quantitative analysis. MSU Working Papers in SLS, 3(1), 30-48.