Ghinwa Alameen

Associate Teaching Professor of Arabic


Dept:World Languages And Cultures
Office:3118e Pearson
505 Morrill Rd.
Ames IA

Area of expertise: Arabic language and culture

Topics of interest: Arab culture, Arabic language instruction, Medieval Middle East


Dr. Alameen is an Associate Teaching Professor of Arabic and the coordinator of the Arabic program at Iowa State. She received her Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics and Technology from Iowa State University. She teaches all levels of undergraduate Arabic courses, including courses on Arab culture and literature. Before her current position, she taught Linguistics and ESL at Iowa State and Homs University, Syria. She has also taught Arabic in Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy.

Dr. Alameen's primary research interests are: connected speech, integrating technology in teaching listening and pronunciation, and developing online and hybrid courses for language learners. She also developed online courses with original content, such as 'French in Quebec.' Dr. Alameen is the advisor of the Arab Student Association at Iowa State University.

Grants and Awards

  • ISU Award for Early Achievement in Teaching, Iowa State University, 2019

  • Diversity Award, College of Liberal Arts and Science, Iowa State University, 2017

  • Graduate College Research & Teaching Excellence Awards, Iowa State University, 2014, 2011

  • Fulbright Scholarship, 2005-2007

Recent / Major Publications

  • Alameen, G. & Levis, J. (2015). Connected speech. In M. Reed & J. Levis (Eds.) The handbook of English pronunciation. West Sussex, UK: Wiley Blackwell.

  • Alameen, G. (2011). Learner digital stories in a web 2.0 age. TESOL Journal, 2(3), pp. 355-369.

  • Alameen, G. (2010). The role of video subtitling in teaching listening comprehension. In J. Levis & K. Levelle (Eds.), Technology for Oral Communication (pp. 36-47), Ames, IA: Iowa State University.

  • Chapelle, C. A. & Alameen, G. (2009). Developing French materials with Québécois cultural context. In C. A. Chapelle, H. G. Jun, & I. Katz (Eds.), Developing and evaluating language learning materials (pp. 128-142). Ames, IA: Iowa State University.