Keyvan Karbasioun

Humanities School of Arts and Sciences
Keyvan Karbasioun, Ed.D., Languages, Humanities
978.665.3532 Office: Conlon Fine Arts 254
Office Hours
Fall 2021

Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Courses Taught

Spanish for Beginners I (SPAN 1000)
Spanish for Beginners II (SPAN 1100)
Intermediate Spanish I (SPAN 2000)
Intermediate Spanish II (SPAN 2100)
Hispanic Literature (in Spanish) (SPAN 2700)
Advanced Spanish Grammar (SPAN 3001)
Spanish Conversation & Composition (in Spanish) (SPAN 3500)
Hispanic Civ. (in Spanish)
Spain Art and Culture (Including Ten-Day Spring Break Educational Experience in Spain)
Lead Educational Experience over Spring Break (Spain: 2006, 2010, 2018)French for Beginners I (FREN 1000)
French for Beginners II (FREN 1100)
Intermediate French I (FREN 2000)
Intermediate French II (FREN 2100)
French Civilization (in French) (FREN 3000)
Lead Educational Experience over Spring Break (Quebec: 2007)Italian for Beginners I (ITAL 1000)
Intermediate Italian I (ITAL 2000)
Intermediate Italian II (ITAL 2100)
Italian Culture (in English) I - From Antiquity to 1800 (ITAL 3000)
Italian Culture (in English) II - From 1800 to the Present (ITAL 3100)
Italian Conversation and Composition (ITAL 3500)
Co-Lead Educational Experience (Italy: 2004)
Portuguese for Beginners (PORT 1000)
Second Language Acquisition/Bilingualism: Theory/Practice


Ed.D., University of Massachusetts (Applied Linguistics/Second Language Acquisition)
M.A., University of Kansas (International Relations)
B.A., University of Kansas (Romance Languages)
B.S., University of Massachusetts Amherst (Chemical Engineering)
D.E.L.F. (Diplôme d'Etude en Langue Française) Issued by Ministry of Education, Republic of France, 1998
C.E.L.I. (Esame di Certificato di Conoscenza della Lingua Italiana) Dilit, Rome, Italy
French Summer School (for Teachers of French): Lausanne, Switzerland, 1989/Universite Laval, Quebec, Canada 1986, 1998, 1999, 2000

Language immersion programs, including two-way immersion programs (worldwide, especially in the US & Canada)
Bilingualism and second language acquisition
Language policy
Applying high technology in language teaching/learning (including distance education & its application in language instruction)
International relations
Canadian studies

Language immersion programs, including two-way French immersion programs (United States vs. Canada)
Arabic-Free Persian-Persian Dictionary
Arabic Influence in Spanish and Persian Lexicon: A Comparative Study
Romanian: The Other Romance Language
Designing a distance education language course
Working on a world language website
Sabbatical Project: English Speakers Learning Spanish vs. Swedish Speakers Learning That Language: A Linguistic Comparison
Linguistic Research (Malmö, Sweden: Summers 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017)


Karbasioun, K. (2002). "The Future of Reform Movement in Iran." Journal of Iranian Research & Analysis, 18(2).

Karbasioun, K. & Monshipouri, M. (2003). "Shaping Cultural Politics in the Muslim World; Women's Empowerment as an Alternative to Militarism, Terror & War." International Politics, 40(3), pp. 341-364. doi: 10.1057/palgrave.ip.8800027


Karbasioun, K. (2010). "The History and Development of the Persian Language." Los Angeles, CA: Time TV.

Karbasioun, K. (2010). "Second Language Acquisition in Children and Adults." Los Angeles, CA: Time TV.

Book Reviews

(2020). Review of Hershberger et al, Plazas. Cengage.

(2019). Review of B. Kerr, et al. (Eds.), Deux Mondes (8th ed.). McGraw-Hill.

(2011). Review of P. Bianco, Conversando con literatura. Panda Publications.

(2011). Review of P. Ladefoged et al, A Course in Phonetics (6th ed.). Wadsworth Cengage Learning.

(2008). Review of B. Hayes, Introductory Phonology. Wiley-Blackwell.

(2009). Review of J.I. Saeed, Semantics (3rd ed.). Wiley-Blackwell.

(2005). Review of M. Aronoff, What is Morphology? Blackwell Publishing.

(2006). Review of B. Vaux et al, Linguistic Field Methods. Wipf & Stock Publishers.

(2006). Review of L. Campbell, Historical Linguistics. The MIT Press.

(2010). Review of N. Schmitt, An Introduction to Applied Linguistics (2nd ed.). Oxford University Press, USA.

(1998). Review of J.K. Chambers et al, Dialectology (2nd ed.). Cambridge University Press.

(1981). Review of Puntos de partida. McGraw-Hill.

NABE - National Association for Bilingual Education
AAAL - American Association of Applied Linguistics
CALICO - Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium
ACTFL - American Council on Teaching of Foreign Languages
MaFLA - Massachusetts Foreign Language Association