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Najat H S D ALABDULLAH

PhD Student

Education:

Bachelor in English Linguistics:

Kuwait’s University, Collage of Arts. Kuwait City, Kuwait. Graduation: 2012.

MA TESOL:

American University of Sharjah. Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Graduation: 2020.

PhD:

The University of Hong Kong-Hong Kong, Current student.

Certificates:

  • Professional certified trainer, BITA, Kuwait, 2021
  • TESOL Arabia Conference certificate, Dubai, 2019.
  • Speed Reading certificate, from Almullah Programs, Kuwait, 2014.
  • Online Classroom certificate, from the TAC Technology Institute for Private Training, Kuwait, 2020.

Careers:

Foreign Relation Department, Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor.

Translator- Kuwait City, Kuwait from 2013 to 2016.

Ministry of Education:

English Language Teacher- Kuwait City, Kuwait from 2012 to 2013, from 2016 to 2018 and from 2020 until 2021.

Professional Summary:

  • As a translator, I have translated resolutions, contracts, CVs, documents and letters from ministries, banks, international organizations and embassies from English to Arabic and from Arabic to English.
  • As a teacher, I worked on developing the students reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in English. Implementing a communicative approach in teaching by encouraging group work, communication in class, using tasks like the jigsaw task, structured input tasks, textual enhancement and flooded texts which I learned about in my MA TESOL. I used a variety of teaching materials. For example, tasks, visual aids, listening materials, educational games, videos, PowerPoint presentations and other teaching materials. Concerning distant teaching, I used Microsoft Teams for conducting my lessons and I used the www.wooclap.com website to share interactive exercises with my students which made distant teaching very interactive.

Skills:

  • Language: Arabic and English.
  • Computer Software: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Forms, Microsoft Stream, Zoom, OneNote, Wooclap and more.
  • Professional: face to face teaching, distant teaching, presenting presentations, class management, translation, conducting empirical research, conducting workshops, model lessons, training, speed reading and more.

Special Interest Groups:

Language Education

Selected Publications / Presentations:

Alabdullah,N . (2021). Structured Input vs. Structured Output Task’s Effects on the Acquisition of the English Causative Forms: Discourse-Level. Revisiting the Communicative Approach: The Tripod Construct Arab World English Journal, 12 (1) 270 -292. DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol12no1.19

Grants / Awards / Other Achievements:

1-A scholarship for my MA TESOL at the the American University of Sharjah, granted by the Ministry of Education in Kuwait.

 

Office: Room 6.50

Telephone: 3917 7336

Email Address: najaat@connect.hku.hk