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Joanna Al-Youssef

Tutor in English For Academic Purposes, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

My experience of teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and English for Specific Purposes (ESP) started in 1995. Since then I have worked in various higher education institutions in the UK and abroad. I have taught different age groups and at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. My experience also includes teaching at Language Centres, and work in international activities in university International Offices. I have an EdD (Doctor of Education) , MA English Language Teaching, & BA English language and Literature.

Teaching Summary

I have an interest in using technology in teaching and learning, and I encourage my students to explore social media in particular as a learning tool. I have explored teaching and learning areas… read more

Research Summary

I am passionate about the area of the internationalization of higher education, particularly existential internationalization or the internationalization of the self. I am also interested in… read more

Recent Publications

I have an interest in using technology in teaching and learning, and I encourage my students to explore social media in particular as a learning tool. I have explored teaching and learning areas including: utilizing corpus linguistics and discourse analysis in analyzing and informing students' academic writing.

Current Research

I am passionate about the area of the internationalization of higher education, particularly existential internationalization or the internationalization of the self. I am also interested in exploring the insider-outsider approach to qualitative research, and in looking at views of international students and staff and at how these views can lead to symbolic exclusion within an academic context and community.

Past Research

Past research activities/areas include:

  • The internationalization of higher education institutions; a case study of a British university
  • ​Comparative studies in the eyes of discourse analysis: a discourse-analysis, corpus-based study of comparative texts
  • Teaching Language, Teaching Culture: Challenges for Education
  • The Role of Dictionaries and Dictionary-Use in the Teaching/Learning Process of Foreign Languages
  • Reading and Peer-Editing in EFL/ESP Academic Writing Classes

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