Rasha Kadry Soliman
Director of Leeds, Centre for Excellence in Language Teaching
Rasha Soliman is an Associate Professor of Arabic Language and Linguistics, and the Director of the Centre for Excellence in Language Teaching at the University of Leeds. She started her career in Teaching Arabic as a Second Language (TASL) in 1995. She has an MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Southern Queensland in Australia and a PhD in Arabic Applied Linguistics from the University of Leeds. Her current research and scholarship interests include language variation in the Arabic classroom, teacher training, approaches to grammar teaching and the application of the CEFR to TASL. Rasha is one of the winners of the Women of Achievements Awards 2021 at the University of Leeds for her contributions to the field of Arabic language teaching and for her role as a lead for Equality and Inclusion in the School of Languages, Cultures and Society.