• Salam

    Saadia Baker


    Name: Dr. Saadia Baker
    Email: saadia.baker@slps.org   
    Room Number: 304
    Subject: Arabic Language
    Building Phone: 367-9222 ext. 44334  
    Virtual Classes/Office Hours
    A Days (M & W) 
      B Days (Tu & Th) 
    Friday times will vary based on A or B Day.
    Please see bell schedule in Virtual Learning page.

    Teacher Message:  Welcome to Arabic Language class at Soldan International Studies High School for 2020 - 2021. Learning a foreign language takes time and dedication, but the reward is tremendous.  Language learning is cumulative; we accumulate vocabulary, grammatical structures, and cultural information over time. Each step of language study relies on the one before and builds gradually to form a strong foundation.  Language learning is comprehensive; it consists of listening, speaking, reading and writing. In my class students will learn all those skills and more!

    Learning Arabic will provide a competitive advantage to our students and open many doors of employment in business, commerce, trade, and State Department and Law Enforcement agencies and many others.

    I have the awesome responsibility of making sure that every student learns the required content. At the same time student is responsible for the following; practice vocabulary daily, try to do as much learning as possible during class, sustain good attendance and participate actively in the class. From the beginner to advanced levels, the focus of this class is to provide students with great tools of communication in Arabic.

    Please students, check the assignments section on (teacher web page or Microsoft Teams) to view or submit your work. If you have any question or concern, please contact me by email or thru Microsoft Teams, https://teams.microsoft.com during my online office hours. If you contact me when I am not available, I will reply ASAP (within 24 hours).

    To attend your classes on Microsoft Teams please go to Virtual Learning page.

    Biography:  I am a native Arabic speaker born in Baghdad/Iraq. I earned my B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Earth Science/Geology from Baghdad University. I received my PhD degree in Geophysics/ Seismology from St. Louis University. I worked for six year at St. Louis University. I also worked at Washington University as a research scientist for five years in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. During my years in Washington University, I developed and produced an educational movies of seismic wave propagation for college level students. I taught three year collage level classes.  I have been teaching Arabic language in St. Louis Public Schools for 19 years.