Luluah Mustafa

Coordinator of Arabic Program Senior Lecturer in Arabic Arabic Course Coordinator

  • Title Coordinator of Arabic Program
    Senior Lecturer in Arabic
    Arabic Course Coordinator
  • Office 303, 718 Commonwealth Avenue
  • Education BS in Computer Science, University of Al-Najah
    Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

Spring 2020 Office Hours: Mondays & Fridays 11:15 am – 12:15 pm, & by appointment

Luluah Mustafa is a senior Arabic lecturer at Boston University where she teaches Modern Standard Arabic courses at all levels and Levantine colloquial Arabic. She is recently serving as the head of the Arabic program, first-year courses coordinator and co-coordinating the Brown Bags Seminars at the Romance and World Languages and Literatures departments.

She arrived at the US in December 1999 and began the journey of teaching Arabic as a foreign language and Islamic Studies at a private middle school in Massachusetts since 2001. She has been particularly active in helping Islamic schools reviewing and evaluating their schools’ Arabic curricula and she also held multiple workshops for all their Arabic teachers throughout the past few years. Ms. Mustafa is also volunteering as an educator to share her expertise whenever she is asked by the board members of Boston Islamic Seminary that is currently under establishment.

As the head of the Arabic program, Ms. Mustafa’s responsibilities include plan and set up Fall and Spring schedule, monitor enrollment, close and open courses, ensure all courses as staffed, recruit/hire and train part-timers if needed, place students with previous Arabic study in the appropriate level, conduct interview for language exemption , review and approve credit transfer requests, Attend Head meetings, keep track of all the students who are studying Arabic abroad in Rabat and what levels, represent the Arabic program at events such as WLL Open House, Global Cafe, and Language Fairs, collaborate with the Arabic Society , review and select a candidate to serve as an FLTA and coordinates all the extracurricular and  cultural  activities.

She developed “Arab Society through Hip-Hop and Cartoons” content-based course, revised and improved the first two years of the Arabic curriculum, produced lots of communicative materials to enrich BU Arabic program curriculum and various assessment tools. She is ACTFL fully certified OPI tester and AAPPL rater. Ms. Mustafa has been an active member of the Arabic Language field. She presented several times at different conferences such as ACTFL, NECTFL, MaFLA, Boston Area Language Consortium (BALC), NERALLT and many others. She was among very distinguished speakers in the field where she presented several times to train Arabic teachers from all over the world, and Aldeen Foundation in California sponsored it.

Ms. Mustafa always receives excellent evaluations from her students. She is the 2016 recipient of the Merlin Swartz Award for Faculty Excellence which is given by the Institute for the Study of Muslim Societies and Civilizations at Boston University.

Her main areas of interest include the integration of technology at all language proficiency levels, create student-centered classrooms and to help students to become global citizens.

Luluah Mustafa’s CV

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