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Staff

Arabic Teachers

Abdul Kafi  Al-Absi

Name: Abdul Kafi Shempsan Al-Absi

Education: B.A. French and Arabic Language

Hometown: Taiz, Yemen

 

            Abdul Kafi graduated from Sana’a University’s Language College with a bachelorette degree in French and Arabic in 2004. He has worked at YCMES since 2007, and has advised numerous doctoral and master’s students from international universities. Topics for such students have ranged from Islamic history, Yemeni social hierarchical structures, to Sufism in Yemen. Abdul Kafi teaches primarily in MSA, although he is a specialist in Sana’ani and Taiz’i dialects.
Mohammed Abdu Rahman

Name: Mohammed Abdu Rahman Thabit

Education: B.A. Arabic Language and Translation

Hometown: Taiz, Yemen

 

            Mohammed graduated from Sana’a University’s Language College with a bachelorette degree in Arabic and translation in 2004. He has worked at the YCMES since 2007, specializing in MSA and international politics. In fact, he is currently advising a master’s student at YCMES on American foreign policy in Yemen. Mohammed has received special training certificates for teaching Arabic to non-native speakers from Dr. Peter Abad and Amal-Atia of Sana’a University.

 

Fadal  Al-Kaasimi

Name: Fadal Abdullah Al-Kaasimi

Education: B.A. Arabic Language and Literature (unfinished)

Hometown: Manakah, Yemen

 

Fadal studied at Sana’a University’s Language College for a bachelorette degree in Arabic in 2007. He has worked at YCMES since 2005, advising numerous international doctoral and master’s students on topics such as: Yemeni poetry, Houthi political theory, and Yemeni religious dialectical expression, among others. Fadal has received special education and training in Islamic religious studies, and teaches in MSA and Sana’ani dialect.