Emad Eldigwy is dean of Al-Wāḥa, the Arabic Language Village and has been with Concordia Language Villages for 5 years. Emad resides in Norwalk, Conn. with his wife and 4 small children where he teaches Arabic at the Center for Global Studies. Previously, he taught Arabic at the Metropolitan Learning Center, Bloomfield, Conn. Prior to his teaching career, he worked in hotel management (guest services manager), and has been an accountant in both the U.S. and in his native Egypt. Emad earned his Bachelor of Accounting degree from Ain Shams University in Cairo and his K-12 certification in Arabic teaching was earned in Connecticut.
Emad has a third degree black belt in judo and was on Egypt’s 1988 Olympic Judo team. From 1980 to 1992, he was the Judo heavyweight champion of Egypt. He has continued his judo career in the U.S., earning five gold medals in Northeast Championships.