Sarah Yacoub, who recently earned her master’s degree from California University of Pennsylvania, teaches Arabic at Northampton Community College and is certified by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language. She volunteers as an interpreter and translator for Interfaith in Action, collaborates with faculty and students at Moravian College, and has translated several Arabic language pieces for the TV program, 60 Minutes. She previously taught Arabic in a Syrian middle school.
Rima El Chami Zafaran is a Lebanese native speaker, who was born, raised, and educated in Lebanon. She graduated from Balamand University and has taught the Arabic language to a wide variety of age levels for more than 8 years. Rima moved to the United States in 2005. She and her husband, who is a Syrian Antiochian Orthodox priest, have four beautiful children.