Department head's message

In our programs you will develop excellent critical thinking and writing skills and will become experienced and successful communicators.
Alessandro Giovanni Benati

I am delighted to welcome you to the Department of English at American University of Sharjah. The department is a diverse, energetic community, with students and faculty from all over the world. While we offer an undergraduate degree in English language and literature with concentrations in either language or literature and a graduate degree in TESOL, the Department of English also fosters cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and innovation activities in English language and literature. 

Our duty is to provide all our students with the most inspiring, rewarding and well-rounded university experience possible. We help them to engage with the ideas that underpin their subject, to master the skills that their studies cover, and to enjoy publishing and putting their studies into practice. We are constantly integrating new ideas and new technology into our teaching to ensure high student satisfaction ratings. We want our students to achieve the best grades they can so that they are best equipped for a good career in their chosen subjects. We can offer guidance on career choices, too. University is an exciting and challenging experience for students and that starts in the department, where they will be encouraged to make the most of their time with us.

Alessandro Giovanni Benati, PhD

Head of Department 

News

AUS professor to memorialize stories of Palestinian elders

Dr. Sohail Dahdal, a faculty member from the College of Arts and Science (CAS) at American University of Sharjah (AUS), is working on a project to preserve...
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AUS launches a new Bachelor of Science in Physics, meeting local and global demand for highly skilled scientists

American University of Sharjah (AUS) is launching a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics this coming fall semester, with the first intake of students...
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Hundreds attend popular annual AUS Environmental Day

School students and teachers from 27 educational institutions from all over the United Arab Emirates visited American University of Sharjah (AUS) to...
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AUS hosts American Chemical Society’s first FTI workshop in MENA region

American University of Sharjah (AUS) played host to the first Festival Training Institute (FTI) workshop held by the American Chemical Society (ACS) in the...
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Alice in Wonderland debuts to a packed house at AUS

The much-anticipated Alice in Wonderland , played to a packed house on its opening night yesterday, April 10 at American University of Sharjah (AUS). The...
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CAS students win Best Visual Report category at Abdee Awards

Two students from the Department of Mass Communication at American University of Sharjah (AUS) recently won the Abdee Visual Report prize in the Best Visual...
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Events

17
Apr

MCM Media Day

Lecture Hall A & Rotunda, Main Buidling
April 17, 2019
09:00 - 16:00
Free
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21
Feb

AUS Model United Nations

Main Auditorium, Main Building & Main Plaza
February 21, 2019
00:00 - 00:00
Free
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21
Feb

AUS Model United Nations

Main Auditorium, Main Building & Main Plaza
February 21, 2019
00:00 - 00:00
Free
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21
Feb

AUS Model United Nations

Main Auditorium, Main Building & Main Plaza
February 21, 2019
00:00 - 00:00
Free
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05
Dec

DNA: One Act Plays

Arts Rotunda
December 5, 2018
19:00 - 19:00
Tickets: 25 AED AUS ID | 50 AED General Admission
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05
Dec

DNA: One Act Plays

Arts Rotunda
December 5, 2018
19:00 - 19:00
Tickets: 25 AED AUS ID | 50 AED General Admission
Read more
College of Arts and Sciences

Dana Abuaisha

Studying at AUS has opened unexpected doors of opportunities after my graduation. I joined the AUS Office of Advancement and Alumni Affairs immediately after my graduation, where I work as Alumni Affairs Officer. I couldn’t have done that without the help of my English professors at AUS. I’m really grateful to them!

College of Arts and Sciences

Farah Nada

I have been taught to think, and that may be this department’s greatest achievement.

College of Arts and Sciences

Bashaer Al Araf

English Language and Literature Major

I love what I study; and the English program at AUS has challenged me every semester. I've had wonderful professors who are a joy to learn from, and who lead interesting discussions in the classroom. One thing I highly value about the study of literature is that it explores a wide variety of subjects that intrigue me, such as psychology, philosophy, history, anthropology and sociology – within a single field of study.

College of Arts and Sciences

Nahla al-Subeihi

English Language and Literature Major

Majoring in English is by far the best life decision I have ever made. The courses the English program at AUS offers continue to teach me how to be a creative, articulate and vigorous member in our socially networked world.