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Farida Badr

Title: Instructor of Arabic
Coordinator of Arabic Placement Exam
Department: Languages, Literatures & Cultures
College of Arts and Sciences

Welsh Humanities Office Building 720

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Ph.D. Education (TAFL), Cairo University
M.A. Linguistics (TAFL), The American University in Cairo
B.A. Archaeology (Egyptology), Cairo University

Dr. Farida Badr is specialized in TAFL, Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language; holds a PhD in Education (TAFL) from Cairo University, 2018 and MA in linguistics (TAFL) from the American University in Cairo, 2008 where she was awarded the outstanding Ford Foundation Fellowship.

In USA, Dr. Badr taught all levels of Arabic in addition to the Egyptian and Levantine dialects at UNC-CH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was awarded the “Appreciation certificate of dedication” from UNC students in spring 2017.

In Europe, Dr. Badr was a teaching Associate Professor (Senior lecturer) at Aarhus University in Denmark where she taught Arabic to the undergraduate and graduate students.

In Egypt, Dr. Badr was a faculty member at AUC, The American University in Cairo, and a previous Curator at the Egyptian museum in Cairo.

In the summer programs, Dr. Badr was the coordinator of the first Arabic summer immersion program at UNC-CH in 2012. She also taught at Middlebury College and Monterey institute of International studies in California to the students in the college level.

Dr. Badr is also teaching Arabic as a second language Online at University of Johns Hopkins, University of Maryland, and Campbell University; recently she joined NCVPS, North Carolina Virtual Public schools as an Arabic coach. Moreover, Dr. Badr taught at Queens University in Charlotte with the STARTALK program and Concordia Language villages, in Minnesota to the K12 level. 

Dr. Badr is an ACTFL OPI certified tester of Arabic with full certification, she conducted the OPI interview for all levels and she coordinated the first online placement test of Arabic at UNC-CH in 2014-2017. She also conducted many ARAB culture activities, the Arabic table, and the Arab events and competitions at UNC-CH and Aarhus University 2010-2019.

Dr. Badr is a volunteer ACTFL/CAEP for accreditation of the Foreign Language programs since 2012-present; in addition, she is a facilitator and an advisor to many nonprofit student organizations.

Visit the Maxcy Arabic language table [pdf]


  • 2017-2018 Appreciation certificate of Dedication, UNC-CH Arabic Students
  • 2012  Appreciation certificate of volunteer accreditation reviewer,  ACTFL/CAEP
  • 2006 Outstanding Fellowship, Ford Foundation


Scholarly Text Badr, F. (2015). Contemporary Juristic Issues related to Muslim Women (Muslim Women’s Fiqhفقه المرأة المسلمة” ). Retrieved from

Co-Published article: Muna Arafa & Farida Badr (2017). The Effectiveness of a Proposed Arab Culture Approach for the Speakers of Other Languages to Learning the Arabic Language, International design Journal.

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