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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Middle Eastern Studies
University Associate Professor in Arabic
Year Abroad Arabic Coordinator
Email address: 
+44 (0)1223 335120

Farida El Keiy holds a BA degree in Psychology from the University of Alexandria, Egypt. She is a certified Teacher of Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL) and is also accredited as an Advanced Certified International Trainer by the Management Institute of Canada in Montreal.

Farida started her career in the field of teaching and training in 1989. Prior to joining the University of Cambridge in 2014, Farida was a Teaching Fellow in Arabic at the University of Edinburgh, she was also an Arabic Instructor at the American University in Cairo, School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Farida taught Arabic at the British Council in Cairo and headed the Arabic department until 2003. She then founded 'Kalimat Language and Cultural Centre' in Cairo, Egypt in 2003.

Farida has also delivered multiple Arabic Literacy workshops in the Universities of Cairo and Ein Shams as well as Arabic Teaching workshops in the Universities of SOAS and Edinburgh. She designed and taught Arabic Teacher Training courses at 'Kalimat'.

Teaching responsibilities: 

Mrs El Keiy teaches undergraduate Arabic