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Faculty :: Rahman A. Arman, MD


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Afghan Languages developer, Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR)
Office: Eigenmann Hall 715
Phone: (812) 856-0935
E-mail: armanr@indiana.edu


Education:
2014 – Certification, Language Tester for the Afghan languages of Dari and Pashto, Master Speaking Proficiency Test (MSPT), Department of Justice
2010 – Certification, Pashto & Dari Language Tester, ACTFL/ILR (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages/ Interagency Language Roundtable)
2009 – Distance Education Certification, Indiana University
2005 – Doctor of Medicine, Herat University Medical Faculty School of Medicine, Herat, Afghanistan
1997 – B.S. in Biochemistry, Herat University Medical Faculty School of Medicine, Herat, Afghanistan

Current Positions:
• Lecturer, Central Eurasian Studies and SWSEEL The Summer Language Workshop
• Advisor, Afghan Students Association, Indiana University
• Afghan Languages Tester, ACTFAL/ILR
• Afghan Languages Expert and Reviewer, Avant Assessment

Achievements/Awards:
• Appreciation Award/ Exceptional Language Instruction Award, CeLCAR military seminars from 2008 to 2010, Bloomington, Indiana
• UN-Habitat Certification for Public Health Awareness, August 2005

Publication and Presentation Highlights:
• “Dari Language Crash Course” World Language Festival, Center for Language Technology (CeLT), Indiana University, 2013
• “Developing an Asynchronous Online Language Course for Dari and Pashto”, Workshop on Online LCTL Teaching, Indiana University, May 2015
• “Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) Instruction in an Online Language Learning Environment”, Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning, Share Fair, Indiana University, April 2016.
• “Developing an Asynchronous Online Language Course for Dari and Pashto”, ACTFL 2015 Annual Convention and World Languages Expo, San Diego CA, November 2015
• “Pashtunwali: Pashtun’s Code of Honor”, CeLCAR military seminars from 2009 to 2013, Indiana University
• “Gestures in Afghan Cultures”, CeLCAR military seminars from 2009 to 2013x, Indiana University
• “Denominations in Islam”, CeLCAR military seminars from 2010 to 2013, Indiana University
• “Medical Facilities in Afghanistan”, CeLCAR military seminars from 2008 to 2013, Indiana University

Current Positions:
• Lecturer, Central Eurasian Studies and SWSEEL The Summer Language Workshop
• Advisor, Afghan Students Association, Indiana University
• Afghan Languages Tester, ACTFAL/ILR
• Afghan Languages Expert and Reviewer, Avant Assessment

Short Biography:
Dr. Rahman Arman is originally from Afghanistan. He grew up speaking and studying Afghan Languages (Pashto and Dari). In 2005, Rahman graduated Faculty Medical School of Herat University and received his M.D. as a general practitioner. He has also worked for the USAID Afghanistan and Herat Hospital as a medical doctor.

Rahman joined CeLCAR in October 2007 as a Pashto material developer and soon started teaching Advance Pashto classes for CEUS. Rahman has many years of experience developing Pashto and Dari material. For the past few years, Rahman has also been working as the lead instructor and coordinator for Afghan Languages and Cultures Seminars for the members of Embedded Training Teams (ETTs), Agricultural Development Teams (ADTs), and Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRTs). He has published Dari and Pashto textbooks for intensive seminars.