Dr. Mouna Mana is Director of Arabic Language & Arab Culture Programs at Qatar Foundation International and a language pedagogy expert with a focus on Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL). She has taught Arabic at the university level and with high school heritage learners of Arabic and is familiar with the curricular needs of language learners and instructors across the K-16 spectrum. Through her work with the National Foreign Language Center’s STARTALK federal initiative she worked on evaluation of intensive language and language teacher training programs across the U.S. as well as served as a researcher and content area specialist. She has mentored and trained teachers of Arabic pursuing state certification and has provided numerous professional development workshops nationally and regionally. Dr Mana has consulted for ACTFL, International School Services (ISS), and various school and university Arabic programs. Dr Mana presents at numerous conferences related to world language education and has published articles and book chapters on Arabic language teachers’ professional needs. Dr. Mana holds a Ph.D in Education from UCLA with a focus on language and literacy.