KianSoheila KianLecturer of Persian

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Ph.D: Ph.D, University of California, Los Angeles
UCI Persian Program

Soheila Kian teaches Persian and French languages and cultures: Acquiring and learning a foreign language offers students a greater awareness of self and is the mediator between the native language and culture and the one students are acquiring, and this will provide a greater insight and perception of both cultures. She has also taught at UCLA, California State University, Long Beach, Chapman University, and other colleges. Her fields of study are French and Francophone Literature, Post-Colonial and Women Studies. Her research focuses on the issues of immigration, multiculturalism, and identity crises. She has presented and published many papers in these fields. 


2009: La traversée des frontières: Ecritures et transgression d’Assia Djebar et de Leïla Sebbar, L’Harmattan editions, Paris. 

2007: ''Lolita provokes Iranians'', Irandokht electronic Journal.

2005: “La politique des ères : Enchantement et désillusion dans les romans de Leïla Sebbar. ” Le Maghreb Littéraire.  Volume IX, Numéro 17. 37-54. 

2004: “Une entrevue avec Leïla Sebbar : L’écriture et l’altérité”.   The French Review. Volume 78, N.1 p.128-135.

2004: Book Review: La baie aux jeunes filles de Fatiha Nesrine. Le Maghreb Littéraire. Volume VIII, Numéro 15. 169-174.

2000: “La violence de l’écriture dans le quatuor algérien d’Assia Djebar”. Paroles Gelées, Special Issue vol. 18.2 (2000) 99-106, the journal of the French Graduate Students’ Association at UCLA.

2000: “Approaching the Stereotypes: Mehdi Charef’s Feature Film, ‘Le Thé au harem d’Archimède.’  in Persian magazine Simorgh, 89 (December): 86-87.
Raheela ManiarLecturer of Arabic
MA: UCLA, Arabic Language and Literature
TranTri C. TranLecturer of Vietnamese

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  • Ph.D. Romance Linguistics and Literatures, University of California, Los Angeles.
  • M.A. Romance Linguistics and Literatures, University of California, Los Angeles.
  • B.A. Spanish Linguistics, University of California, Irvine.

  • Vietnamese: Language, literature and linguistics.
  • Linguistics: Phonetics, morphology, Romance linguistics, Second language acquisition, Introduction to linguistics, Discovering language
  • Spanish: Language, Introduction to Spanish linguistics, Spanish syntax, Spanish morphology, Introduction to Spanish phonetics and phonology, History of the Spanish language, Spanish-English contrastive analysis, Spanish in the U.S.
  • French: Language, Introduction to French linguistics, French phonetics, French for Spanish speakers
  • English as a Second Language: Academic English

  • Vietnamese Short Stories for Language Learners, (with Tram Le), Tuttle Publishing, 2017
  • Portal to Spanish – Learn Spanish the Natural Way! Portal Language Schools, 2015
  • Hành Trang Ngôn Ngữ - Language Luggage for Vietnam – A First-Year Language Course, (with Minh-Tam Tran),  University Press of America, 2013
  • Hành Trình Văn Hoá – A Journey through Vietnamese Culture – A Second-Year Language Course, (with Minh-Tam Tran), University Press of America, 2013
  • Gapping in Spanish – A Minimalist Account, Lambert Academic Publishing, 2010
  • El español conversacional para vietnamitas, LangArt Publishing, 2010
  • Diccionario para estudiantes de lingüística – Bilingual Dictionary for Students of Linguistics, University Press of America, 2006