College / Department

Teaching areas

Academic Writing, Intercultural Communication, Project-Based Learning, Technical Writing, Classroom Method-in-Use, ESP, EIL, Discourse Analysis, Systemic Linguistics, Novels of Jane Austen, Graham Greene

Research areas

Holistic Learning, Academic Literacy, Classroom Method-in-Use, Non-Blind Journal Paper Review, Text and Discourse Analysis, Intercultural Communication, The Meaning of Objectivity, Systemic Linguistics, Contrapuntal Readings of Literature


BA, French, University College, Cardiff, UK, 1975
PGCE, Modern Language Teaching, King Alfred's College, Winchester, 1976
LTCL, Dip. TEFL, Trinity College, London, 1983
MA, TEFL, University of Reading, 1989
PhD, TEFL, University of Reading, UK, 1996

Professional experience

Department of Communication, Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, 2006-2017
Department of International Studies, Kochi University, Japan, 1995-2006
Department of English, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar, 1990-1995


Founding Member, English Scholars Beyond Borders (ESBB),Chief Editor, Asian ESP Journal (English for Specific Purposes), Life Member, Jane Austen Society, UK

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