Georges Chahwan

Holder of a DESS from the Lebanese University and an MA from the University of Geneva, Georges’ belief in the power of languages, as well as his scholarly endeavors, led him to teach Arabic and French at the Lebanese University, the American University of Beirut, Grenoble University in France, and at Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut. Throughout his teaching career he has designed curriculum, developed and taught online courses, and created Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies programs, including Arabic immersion programs in Jordan, Oman, and Morocco. Georges has also leveraged his expertise in communications and media in the design of an advanced French language course at Choate, entitled “The Francophone Press”. A leader in language pedagogy, Georges has presented, by invitation, at various local and international conferences. Georges’ most recent venture into academic leadership is the Directorship of Choate’s Summer Teaching Intern Program, for which he recruits, designs professional development, and mentors aspiring teachers of languages and other disciplines. He currently serves as the Chair of the ACTFL Arabic Special Interest Group (SIG) and as a member of the Global Language Project (GLP) Board of Directors.