Kheireddine Bekkai

Kheireddine Bekkai

Senior Lecturer in Arabic, MLCL,
Part-time Lecturer in French

BA in Arabic, French and German Translation and Interpretation, University of Algiers
BA in Applied Foreign Languages (Arabic, French and German), La Sorbonne
MA, Instruction of French as a Foreign Language, La Sorbonne

Mr. Kheireddine Bekkai holds an MA in the Instruction of French as a Foreign Language from La Sorbonne in Paris, France. He also holds two BAs, one in Applied Foreign Languages with a focus on Arabic, French and German, and the other in Translation and Interpretation in Arabic, French and German. He also pursued studies in journalism at l’Insitut Français de Presse in Paris, France. In France Mr. Bekkai worked as a freelance journalist for several publications that dealt with the French-Algerian relationship, language immersion and the Arab community in France. He also worked at Radio France Internationale and the Conseil Superieur de l’Audio-visuel on a project that dealt with the representation of non-Europeans on French television.

Mr. Bekkai is a Lecturer and has taught all undergraduate levels of French, from first-year to fourth-year French, as well as a course on French civilization and culture in the BU Summer Program in Grenoble, France. He is also a Senior Lecturer in Arabic in the Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature at Boston University.

Mr. Bekkai previously taught French as a full-time lecturer at Dillard University out of New Orleans, Louisiana. Since teaching at Boston University he has been a panelist and moderator in many panel discussions and talks hosted by local organizations regarding the issues of identity and immigration. He has therefore collaborated with faculty outside of MLCL on these aforementioned topics.  Mr. Bekkai is also interested in media studies and journalism, literature, and international relations, particularly as it pertains to the dialogue between Western societies and the Arab world.

See also Modern Languages & Comparative Literature profile.