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About

Welcome to Antonio Giménez Reillo's academic website at the University of Murcia. I have been a lecturer in the Area of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of Murcia since 2006 and this site is aimed at providing students enrolled in my courses with further resources to supplement the classroom instruction, as well as giving other students and faculty members a taste of these subjects.

Arabic at the University of Murcia

Currently Arabic is taught both as an elective subject for graduate students in the Faculty of Arts, where is offered by the Area of Arabic and Islamic Studies, and as a extracurricular course in the University's Language Learning Center.

Biography

I hold a MA in Arabic Studies from the University of Seville and have lectured in Spanish at the Bourguiba Institute of Modern Languages, University of Tunis, from 1996 to 1999, then at the School of International Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamic Republic of Iran, from 1999 to 2000. I am also a sworn translator of Arabic, certified by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and have worked for the Andalusian Agency for International Cooperation as an Arabic and French translator and webmaster.

Research Interests

I am interested in pretty much everything to do with the teaching of Arabic as a foreign language (TAFL), but my attention is specially drawn to:

  • Critical Arabic language teaching; i.e., asking questions about whose interests are being served by what and how we teach (or do not teach).
  • The history of TAFL in Spain from the Middle Ages to the present day.
  • Culture shock as a hindrance to learning Arabic.

At present I am working on my doctoral dissertation, which deals with the teaching of Arabic as a foreign language in the thirteenth- and fourteenth-century Crown of Aragon. Here is an article I wrote (in Spanish) about this topic.

Projects

مرحباً بك في الموقع الفرعي للأستاذ أنطونيو خيمينيث ريئيو. انقر هنا لقراءة نبذة عن الموقع باللغة العربية.