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El Harrak Lichioui, Bouchra
Graduate Associate
My name is Bouchra and I am a third-year Ph.D. student in Hispanic Linguistics minoring in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching, and a Graduate Associate in Teaching for the department of Spanish and Portuguese. I graduated from the University of Alicante (Alicante, Spain) in 2018 with a BA in Translation and Interpretation. My working languages are English, French, Catalan and Arabic, and my thesis was focused on the Interpretation of Spanish Sign Language in songs. During my undergraduate studies I completed an academic exchange at Queen's University Belfast in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Upon graduation, I was lucky to be awarded with a scholarship to perform as a Spanish Cultural and Language Assistant in Illinois College, US. During this academic year I found my passion for education; offering language practice and exposure to the culture and perspectives of Spanish speakers and serving as a bridge between the institution and the Spanish-speaking population in the local community.
During my senior year I worked as an interpreter in conferences and completed an internship interpreting for the Hospital General Universitario de Alicante. At the same time, I worked as a translator for the International Project Management Office in Alicante. Nevertheless, my real passion is and will always be musicals; hence, my involvement in a youth association where I performed as coordinator of different artistic projects.
At the UofA, I am a member of the Arizona Applied Phonetics Psycholinguistics Lab. Furthermore, I have worked as a Spanish Basic Language Program coordinator, and Co-coordinator & member of the Committee of the Annual Graduate and Professional Symposium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literature, Language and Culture. Finally, I have volunteered as Editorial Assistant for the Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Editorial, and assisted our Study Abroad Program in Liberia, Costa Rica during the second session of Summer 2023. I am currently co-leading the Hispanic & Lusophone Linguistics Working Group.
My areas of interest include:
  • Bilingualism (perception and production): focus on Spanish-Arabic & Spanish-English in contact.
  • Morphological processing: structure of the L2 mental lexicon.
  • Second Language Acquisition and Teaching: focus on Heritage Language Learning and Teaching.
  • Translation Studies and Language Program Development, Direction and Evaluation. 


Currently Teaching

SPAN 253 – Intermediate Spanish I for Heritage Learners

For students who understand and speak Spanish fluently. Focuses on differences between formal and informal uses of Spanish and develops both in the areas of writing, reading, speaking, listening, grammar and vocabulary in a dynamic cultural context centered on Hispanics in the U.S.

SPAN 102 – Second Semester Spanish

Oral approach.

Oral approach.