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Mohamed Amin Mostafa


M.A.A. Mostafa MA
+31 71 527 2241

Teacher of Arabic as a foreign language since 2003. MA in teaching Arabic as a foreign language from the American university in Cairo, and B.Sc in Arabic language and Islamic studies from Cairo University. Research: MA thesis was related to Arabic Foreign Language Acquisition, specifically, acquisition order of relative clause. Teaching: Interested in adding my contributions to two aspects of Arabic teaching: Teaching grammar in real context of the language, developing a teaching program combining standard Arabic and Egyptian colloquial in a way that is more representative to the real situation of the Arabic language community in Egypt.

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Fields of interest

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Diglossia
  • Arabic Syntax


MA thesis: "Effectiveness of Noun Phrase Accessibility Hierarchy in Predicting Order of Difficulty of Relative Clauses for AFL Learners."

Investigating the acquisition order of Relative Clause for
Arabic Foreign Language Learners by testing the applicability of Noun Phrase Accessibility Hierarchy, suggested by Keenan & Comrei (1977), to Arabic Language. The study was a corpus-based study. It was administered by analyzing the free production of Arabic Foreign learners in Saudi Arabia using the Arabic Learner Corpus (Abdullah Alfaifi and Eric Atwell, 2013).


  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Leiden Institute for Area Studies

Work address

Matthias de Vrieshof
Matthias de Vrieshof 4
2311 BZ Leiden
Room number 014A


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