LEWISTON — A visiting teacher from Egypt taught classes as part of Lewiston Adult Education’s Spring Super Saturday classes.

Yahya Ismael showed students how to make koshari, a spicy pasta dish, and an Egyptian falafel at Lewiston High School on March 18. He taught basic Arabic in the afternoon and provided students with cards showing how their first and last names are written in Arabic.

Ismael taught the classes in addition to his regular duties as an Arabic instructor at Lewiston High School. He is working at the high school for the 2016-17 academic year through the U.S. State Department’s Teachers of Critical Languages Program.

He was one of a number of teachers pitching in with Saturday classes. Martha Chessie led her students through the many steps of weaving in her basket class. By the end of the day, everyone had a double-handled basket with wooden legs.

PowerPoint Intermediate students learned how to make the slide program more visually appealing, thanks to instructor Greg Yates.

Other classes included CPR and first aid, introduction to metaphysics and meditation and cleaning up at yard sales.

Yahya Ismael showed students how to make koshari, a spicy pasta dish, at Lewiston High School on March 18. 

Paige Hussey helped out with the food preparations in Egyptian Cooking class taught by Yahya Ismael during Spring Super Saturday at Lewiston High School. The class was held on the morning of March 18.

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