Loay Badran was born in Damascus, Syria, and studied Arabic language and literature Mu’ta University from 2001 until 2005, and studied in the TAFL program at the University of Jordan. He received his MA from there in 2009, and completed his doctorate in 2013 in the field of Arabic language and syntax at Yarmouk University in Irbid, Jordan.
From 2005 until 2009 he worked as an Arabic language instructor in elementary and secondary schools, and from 2009 onwards he worked at the CIEE program at the University of Jordan where he taught Arabic to non-Arabic speakers. While there, he obtained certification as an ACTFL OPI tester and helped to train TAFL instructors for the CIEE program and other programs as well.
His research interests lie primarily in the fields of language pedagogy and second language acquisition, and he has participated in a number of conferences and workshops on those topics throughout the Arab world.
He has extensive experience in teaching all levels of Modern Standard Arabic as well as the colloquial Jordanian dialect, including advanced courses on writing and researching in Arabic. He has also been actively developing materials for use in these advanced language classes. Currently Loay is teaching an intermediate and an advanced class in (Modern Standard) Arabic, as well as a class in Jordanian Arabic.