Jamal studied Arabic at Hofstra University, New York University and the United Nations Language Training Institute before founding Pacific Arabic in 2001. He also studied translation theory at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2013 he established an Arabic program at French American International School in San Francisco and developed a curriculum culminating in IB Arabic diploma. He also consults for the College Board and Language Innovations.
Jamal is a member of the American Association of Teachers of Arabic, the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages, the Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium, the International Society for Technology in Education...and Sigma Delta Pi.
He is the founder and director of Pacific Arabic and currently teaches all our online courses.