Dr. Tharwat El-Sakran | American University of Sharjah


College / Department

Teaching areas

TEFL, TESOL, ESP, Discourse Analysis, Forensic Linguistics, Academic Writing, Professional Communication, Intercultural Communication

Research areas

TESL, TESOL, ESP, Translation, Sociolinguistics, Discourse Analysis, Forensic Linguistics, Intercultural Communication and fraud.


Other, Aus Teaching Certificate Program, AUS, United Arab Emirates, 2012
PhD, Academic Discourse Analysis, University of Bangor, United Kingdom, 1990
MS, Teaching English For Specific Purposes (tesp), Aston University, United Kingdom, 1985
GD, Special Diploma In Education (tefl Diploma), Suez Canal University, Egypt, 1984
GD, Teaching English As A Foreign Language, Defence Language Institute, United States, 1981
BA, Tefl, Zagazig University, Egypt, 1980

Professional experience

Professor Of Linguistics, Department Of English, Cas, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2009 - Present
Professor Of Linguistics, College Of English Language & Translation, Ajman University of Science & Technology, Ajman, United Arab Emirates, 1998 - 2009
Assistant Professor, English Department, College Of Education, Suez Canal University, Suez, Egypt, 1990 - 1997


Teaching and Education Research Association (TERA), TERA, International, Teaching and action research institution., June 2019
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, ACFE, International, The ACFE licenses individuals interested to work as certified fraud examiners. It requires them to pass four exams in different areas., June 2016
FORENSIC LINGUISTICS LISTSERV for UK Education and Research communities, A professional website for specialists, International, Members share their views and concerns about the field and announce any upcoming conferences., April 2015
International Association for Forensic and Legal Linguistics (IAFLL), IAFLL, International, The International Association for Forensic and legal Linguistics (IAFLL) is an organization that consists primarily of linguists whose work involves them in the law. Narrowly defined, this means linguistic evidence in court (authorship attribution, disputed confessions, etc.)., April 2015
Microsoft Partners in Learning Network, International, May 2013
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