KWLA honors Guerwane as Outstanding Arabic Teacher
- Monday, October 11th, 2021
Lhousseine Guerwane, instructor of Arabic in WKU’s Department of Modern Languages, was recognized as the 2021 Outstanding Arabic Teacher by the Kentucky World Languages Association.
“This award really goes to my students here at WKU,” Guerwane said. “Honestly, they are the ones who push me to joyfully work harder in and outside of classes. They all want to learn as much as they can about the Arabic language and its cultures. Also, they want to be active and involved. Because of that interest, we have created many venues for them to satisfy their interests, such as the Arabic Debate Club, Arabic Club, Arabic Honors Society, and Arab Model League.”
Guerwane coaches WKU and Gatton Academy students who participate in QatarDebate competitions. This year’s team is preparing for competition next month in Chicago.
In addition, Guerwane offers intensive beginning Arabic for middle and high school students through The Center for Gifted Studies VAMPY Summer Program.
Guerwane also was among the candidates for the KWLA Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award, which was presented in September during the KWLA Fall Virtual Conference.