Institutional Affiliation :
Maryam Borjian received her doctorate in education with a specialization in Language Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She currently teaches graduate courses of TESOL at Hunter College, City University of New York (CUNY). From the fall of 2010, she will be joining Rutgers University to serve as the Language Coordinator and Assistant Professor in the Department of African, Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Literatures. She currently serves as the Treasurer of the national American Association of Teachers of Persian (AATP) as well as the Middle East SIG in the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES). Her research interests are in the areas of Second Language Acquisition, Bilingual Education, Teacher Education, Teaching English and Less Commonly Taught Languages to Speakers of Other Languages, Sociolinguistics, and Persian Language and Culture. She has authored various articles and her works appeared in *Encyclopedia Iranica*, *Iranian Studies*, *Oriental Archive, *and* Iran and the Caucasus*. Her doctoral dissertation research was on *English Education in Post-Revolutionary Iran: The Politics of Educational Borrowing and Lending * (2009)*,* for which she won the Policy Dissertation Fellowship Award from Columbia University
Currirulum Design Guidelines and Persian Materials Development.
American Association of Teachers of Persian Round-table at AIS
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