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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 came to Indiana University in October 2007 as a Pashto material developer for the Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR), where he is now the Lead Developer for Afghan languages, working with a group of language and pedagogy experts to design effective materials, curricula, and syllabi. Soon after coming to IU, he began teaching classes for the Department of Central Eurasian Studies (CEUS) and has since advanced to the position of Senior Lecturer. He has been teaching Afghan languages at IU’s Summer Language Workshop since 2010, and has been teaching online courses for SLW since 2017.
In addition to teaching at IU, Rahman has also taught Pashto for several summers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI), as well as teaching for Afghan Languages and Cultures Seminars for military personnel, including members of the Embedded Training Teams (ETTs), Agricultural Development Teams (ADTs), and Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRTs). Rahman is also a certified tester, mentor, and evaluator of Pashto and Dari Languages for the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and Interagency Language Roundtable (IRL).
Rahman is passionate about language teaching and values communication through mutual respect with his students.
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