WLC Faculty and Staff

Khaled Huthaily

Khaled Huthaily

Associate Professor: Arabic & Linguistics

Office: LA 431
Email: khaled.huthaily@umontana.edu
Office Hours:

Fall 2019: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays: 9:00 to 10:00

Spring 2020: Mondays and Tuesdays: 9:00 to 10:00 & Wednesdays By Appointment

Personal Website
Curriculum Vitae

Current Position

  • Associate Professor
  • Head of Arabic Studies Section
  • Advisor: Arabic Studies Minor


Fall 2019

  • ARAB 101 (Elementary Modern Standard Arabic I)
  • ARAB 201 (Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic I)
  • ARAB 305 (The Arab World) - Online

Spring 2020

  • ARAB 102 (Elementary Modern Standard Arabic II)
  • ARAB 202 (Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic II)

Personal Summary

Dr. Khaled Huthaily is Associate Professor of Arabic and Linguistics at the University of Montana, Missoula, MT, USA. He is a Fulbright scholar and native speaker of Arabic, holding an Ed.D. in curriculum and instruction (with a focus on second language curriculum development and instruction), an M.A. in applied linguistics (with a focus on Arabic-English contrastive linguistics), and a B.A. in education, majoring in English and second language teaching.

At the local level, Dr. Huthaily also serves as an Arabic language consultant for the local Missoula County Public Schools in their Arabic language high school programs. At the national level, he serves as an Arabic language consultant for the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). He has also served as a foreign language evaluator in STARTALK summer programs for the National Foreign Language Center (NFLC).

Dr. Huthaily has presented at a number of local and national conferences, universities, and meetings in the areas of English-Arabic contrastive linguistics, second language curriculum development, and the use of technology in the classroom.


  • Ed.D. in Education (Second Language Curriculum and Instruction) -- The University of Montana [2008]
  • M.A. in Linguistics (Contrastive English-Arabic Phonology) -- The University of Montana [2003]
  • B.A. in Education (English & English Language Teaching) -- Hodeidah University, Yemen [1999]

Research Interests

  • English-Arabic Linguistics
  • Second Language Acquisition/Instruction
  • Second Language Curriculum Development


  • Research: Phonology
  • Research: Psycholinguistics

Field of Study

  • English-Arabic Contrastive Linguistics
  • Second Language Acquisition/Instruction
  • Language Curriculum Development

Selected Publications

  • Huthaily, K. (2010). Second language instruction with linguistic awareness: Teaching Arabic to speakers of English. Saarbrücken, Germany: DM Verlag Dr. Mueller.
  • Huthaily, K. (2008). Comparative Phonology in Teaching the Sound System - Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL) Journal. [Link to Paper]
  • Dr. Huthaily is currently writing a textbook with a teacher's manual on the sounds and letters of the Arabic language based on phonological awareness. The project is sponsored by the US Department of Education.


Selected Presentations Given

Arabic Language Teaching Based on Phonological Awareness – K-12 Arabic Action Research Meeting, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI, November 15, 2008

Second Language Curriculum Development –  2008 MEA-MFT Educators' Conference Missoula, MT, October 16 – 17, 2008

Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language Based on Phonological Knowledge – National Arabic Language Conference, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, June 13 – 15, 2008

Arabic: The Language of Islamic Religion, Law and Politics – Central and Southwest Asia Conference, The University of Montana, Missoula, MT, April 25, 2008

Culture and Religion in the Muslim World – Day of Dialogue, The University of Montana, Missoula, MT, November 8, 2007

Creating a WebQuest on a Healthy Computer  – Region 5 CSPD 9th Annual August Institute, Missoula, MT, August 16 – 18, 2006


  • Faculty Recognition Award (2010) - The University of Montana
  • Bartha Morton Scholarship (2007-2008) - The University of Montana
  • Outstanding Foreign Student Award (2005) - The University of Montana
  • Linguistics Award (2002) - The University of Montana
  • Diversity Advisory Council Student Achievement Award (2002) - The Univeristy of Montana
  • Fulbright Scholarship (2001 - 2003) - U.S. State Department

Specialized Skills

  • Second Language (Arabic/English) Curriculum Development and Instruction
  • Arabic-English Contrastive Linguistics
  • Arabic Phonology
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Web Design/Programming


  • Arabic: Native Speaker
  • English: Native-Like Proficiency

Teaching Experience

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Arabic – University of Montana, August 2008 – May 2011
  • Arabic Language Curriculum Developer and Lead Researcher – International Programs, University of Montana, September 2007 – August 2010
  • Adjunct Instructor of Arabic Language – Modern and Classical Languages and Literature, University of Montana, September 2007 – June 2008
  • Arabic Language Lead Instructor and Curriculum Developer – Montana Arabic Summer Institute (MASI), University of Montana, June 16, 2008 – July 17, 2008
  • Teaching Assistant of Arabic Language – Modern and Classical Languages and Literature, University of Montana, September 2006 – May 2007
  • English Language Instructor – English Language Institute, University of Montana, September 2006 – May 2007
  • Linguistics Specialist & Research Associate – The International Education Development Group, University of Montana, August 2003 – August 2006
  • Computer Maintenance Instructor – International Programs, University of Montana, July 2005 – September 2005
  • English Language Tutor – Itakura Program, English Language Institute, University of Montana, May 2003 – August 2003
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Tutor – English Language Institute, University of Montana, April 2003 – June 2003

Professional Experience

Arabic Language Consultant: Fall 2009 – Spring 2013

  • The Missoula County Public Schools & The University of Montana, Missoula, MT
  • Roles: Developing Arabic K-12 curriculum plans, providing educational, linguistic, cultural and technical consultations, and training teachers of Arabic to introduce Arabic in the K-12 system in middle and high schools in Missoula as part of an Arabic Foreign Language Assistance Program (FLAP).

ACTFL Arabic Language Consultant: Fall 2011 – Present

  • The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
  • Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) - Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR)

STARTALK Program Team Leader:  2013 - Present

  • Responsible for guiding the planning of curriculum, materials, instruction, and assessment, and conducting site visits and reporting on second language summer programs funded by National Security Agency (NSA) under the STARTALK Program

The American Councils for International Education: 2012 – 2013

  • Arabic Panelist & Reviewer: Critical Language Scholarships (CLS) Program

STARTALK Program Evaluator: 2009 – Present

  • National Foreign Language Center, the University of Maryland

STARTALK is one of the component programs of the National Security Language Initiative (NSLI) announced by President Bush in 2006. The initiative seeks to expand and improve the teaching and learning of strategically important world languages that are not now widely taught in the US. My roles include visiting STARTALK summer teacher and student programs to evaluate them and provide suggestions for program improvement.

International Experience

  • Supervisor of Teaching Practice Sessions – Faculty of Education, Hodeidah University, Yemen, March 2000 – June 2001
  • Instructor of Spoken English – with Professor Thyagaraja Balasubramanian, Department of English, Hodeidah University, Hodeidah, Yemen, October 1999 – June 2001.
  • High School Teacher of English – Abu Bakr School, Hodeidah, Yemen, August, 1999 – June 2001
  • Elementary School Teacher of English and Mathematics – Al-Amal School, Hodeidah, Yemen, August 1999 – June 2000
  • Director of Teacher Appointment Committee – Al-Amal School, Hodeidah, Yemen, August 1999 – June 2000
  • English-Arabic & Arabic-English Translator and Tutor – The Yemeni Institute for Languages and Translation, Hodeidah, Yemen, July 1999 – September 1999
  • Math Instructor – Al-Thaghr School, Hodeidah, Yemen, September 1992 – June 1995


  • NCLCTL (National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages)
  • TAFL (Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language)
  • AAAL (American Association for Applied Linguists)
  • ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) - Member & Consultant
  • AATA (American Association for Teachers of Arabic)
  • ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)
  • NFLC (National Foreign Language Center) - Evaluator


I love web development, and I think computers are the best tools the human brain has invented. Here is what I do as hobbies:

  • Web Design and Development
    • Frontend: HTML, CSS, JavaScript (with jQuery, JSON, AJAX), and Bootstrap
    • Backend: PHP (with CodeIgniter and Laravel) and MySQL
    • Web-related Tools and Skills: Networks, Git, Emmet, Ubuntu Linux, Kali Linux, AWS
    • Samples: CarryLinks, LLC (https://www.CarryLinks.com) and Crawing Spiders (http://kids.huthaily.com/spiders.html)
  • Basic Photography and Audio/Video Editing
  • General Computer-related Maintenance
  • ... and, when I feel bored, I play computer games! Yep!