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Ali Saeedi

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Contact Information

4019 LCLB
M/C 168
Urbana, IL 61801

Research Areas



M.A. in Translation, Kent State University (2017)

B.A. in Translation, Mustansiriyah University (2010)

Courses Taught


ARAB 201: Elementary Standard Arabic I

ARAB 404: Intermediate Standard Arabic II

ARAB 490: Readings in Advanced Arabic

TRST 201: Intro to Translation Studies

Other Academic Institutions:

Elementary Arabic I & Elementary Arabic II

Intermediate Arabic I & Intermediate Arabic II

Advanced Intermediate Arabic I & Advanced Intermediate Arabic II

Advanced Arabic I & Advanced Arabic II

Arabic Conversation for Business and Special Purposes

Practice of Arabic Translation

Multilingual Information Lifecycle

Global Literacy and Cultural Awareness 

professional certifications

Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL) Teacher Training Certification | Akdem Arabic Training Center

American Translators Association Certification (English > Arabic) | American Translators Association

academic interests

Audiovisual translation, language industry, translation technology, translation process research, translation quality assessment

selected publications

Zou, L., Saeedi, A., & Carl, M. (2022). Investigating the Impact of Different Pivot Languages on Translation Quality. In Proceedings of the 15th biennial conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas (AMTA-2022). Orlando, Florida. (pp. 15-28).