Lina Kholaki

Lina Kholaki has a Master’s degree in human development M.A. Ed, in California, currently, she is an instructor at Occidental College and also a consultant/coach for the Los Angeles Unified district with a Dual immersion program. also, she co-chair California Arabic Language Teacher Council.

Lina began teaching Arabic at New Horizon Elementary-Middle School in Pasadena, where she remained on staff for thirteen years. Since 2001, Lina has been training Arabic teachers at the four New Horizon campuses for the Bureau of Islamic and Arabic Education and in addition, she is the director of Aldeen Foundation online Arabic teacher Professional development.

Lina started teaching at the university level from 2002-2017, at Cal State San Bernandino (CSUSB), then at the University of Southern California (USC).

Lina is the co-developer of “Hayya Natakalam Maan”, a landmark program for teaching the Arabic language following the modern standards for Early Childhood Education, and co-authored “Arabic through dialogue” with Dr.Hanada Taha.