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Fadi Abughoush

Lindblom Math and Science Academy
Arabic teacher/ WL department chair
Chicago, IL

Mr. Fadi Abughoush has worked in the field of Public Education at Chicago Public Schools (CPS) for the past 12 years. He played a vital role in creating, managing and expanding the World Language curriculum at Lindblom Math & Science Academy. As the department chair, he oversees the Arabic and Chinese language program at Lindblom. Fadi Abughoush is a leader in World Language Education, spearheading Comprehensible Input in his field. 

Since 2008, Fadi Abughoush has been teaching Arabic as a foreign language to students from grades 8 through 12. In his role at Lindblom, he developed and implemented an Arabic language curriculum and also takes pride in incorporating aspects of Arab culture (including music, art, film, poetry, literature, and cuisine) throughout his teaching and work with students. At Lindblom, he helped establish Chicago’s first Arabic V course (during the 2014-15 school year). 

In addition to serving as the current Administrator in the World Language Department at Lindblom, Mr. Abughoush is heavily involved in several other programs. He is a member of the Teacher Advisory Board for Al- Masdar and is the Co-founder of #arabiclangchat on Twitter.  He is a board member of the Chicago Arabic Teacher’s Council, and is the vice-chair for the Arabic Special Interest Group at ACTFL. Previously, he was part of a team who created the WL Guidance Document for all Chicago Public Schools. 

Mr. Abughoush, has travelled with students several times over the course of his career. In March 2014, and 2016 he led Lindblom’s Arabic debate team to the International schools Arabic Debate Championship Competition in Doha, Qatar. In 2017 and 2018, he travelled with students to Amman, Jordan for the annual Arab Youth Congress and last Spring Break he led a group of students to Morocco on a week long cultural excursion. 

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