CV

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Curriculum Vitae

Hala Abdulrahman Alwohaibi

Name: Hala Abdulrahman Alwohaibi
Nationality: Saudi
Occupation: T.A. College of Languages & Translation, King Saud University. Email:  halwohaibi@ksu.edu.sa

Qualifications:

2015: Master's Degree in Linguistics (Language Acquisition) with Distinction.
o Dissertation Title: (Investigating Native English Speakers’ Perception of Novel Arabic

Phonemes after First Exposure)
o Supervisor: Professor Martha Young-Scholten, Newcastle University, UK.

 

2007:
with a G.P.A of 4.51/5.00 GPA with “Excellence”.

Bachelor’s degree in English Literature, College of Arts, King Saud University in Riyadh

2003: Studied a semester of English Literature courses at The University of Delaware and received “Excellent” grades in all the studied courses.

Conferences:

Presented a paper at LESLLA 2015, 11th Annual Symposium at Flagler College, St Augustine, FL, USA, November 11-13, 2015 entitled (Vocabulary Learning Through Fiction Reading)

Work Experience and Committees:

  • 2008–Present: King Saud University, College of Languages & Translation, Translation Department.

  • Representative of the English program/the Quality Assurance Unit of the College of Languages and Translation.

  • Introduced and established a new system (using Dropbox Application) to collect the required material and data from faculty members for the Quality Assurance Unit.

  • Occasionally carries out tasks for the Quality & Quantity Department. 1

  • Coordinator of English Speaking courses in the department. Skills' Levels 1, 2, 3 & 4.

  • Coordinator of the exams’ data base system in the department (English Reading courses) Skills'

    Levels 1, 2, 3 & 4.

  • Taught the following courses: Vocabulary1, Speaking 1, Speaking 2, Speaking 4, Grammar 2,

    Listening and Speaking 1 and 2, Reading 1, Reading 2, Reading 3, Reading 4, Semantics and

    Pragmatics Level 5, and Linguistics Level 5.

  • Member of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Association of Language Teachers (KSAALT).

    Symposia, Workshops and Lectures attended:

  • Presented a paper entitled (Vocabulary Learning Through Fiction Reading) at LESLLA 2015, 11th Annual Symposium at Flagler College, St Augustine, FL, USA, November 11-13, 2015.

  • The 10th Newcastle upon Tyne Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics Friday 20th March 2015, Newcastle University, UK.

  • The 3rd International ELT Symposium, Humanizing the ELT Classroom: best practices for best outcomes, 12 -14 November 2013 at Al Yamamah University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

  • English Language & Translation Forum, 24-25 April 2013 at Prince Sultan University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

  • The 16th Annual International TESOL Arabia conference in Dubai, King Zaid University, United Arab Emirates on March 10th – 14th, 2010

  • The theForthAcademic Meeting of the College of Languages & Translation, King Saud University, Riyadh, 2010. “Organization Committee”

  • Attended “How to Write Reading Tests” workshop, KSU, 2009

  • Attended “Smart Class room Program” workshop on 28/12/2009

  • Attended “Be All You Can Teach” workshop on 31/3/2009. Presented by Dr. Tara Gray.

  • Attended the Third Academic Meeting of the College of Languages & Translation, King Saud

    University, Riyadh, 2009. "Organization Committee”

  • The 3rd annual academic Symposium of the College of Languages and Translation on May 9-13,

    2009, in the Girls' Center for University Studies, Riyadh.

  • The 1st Annual Symposium of the College of Languages and Translation on April 23, 2007, in the

    Girls' Center for University Studies, Riyadh.

    Applied Linguistics Seminar Series, Newcastle University, UK. 2014-15

  • October 21st Caroline Moore (Director of Constella Ltd). New generation learning: From traditional print to digital materials

  • November 4th Prof. Paul Seedhouse (Newcastle University) The European Digital Kitchen

  • November 18th Prof. Brian Tomlinson (Anaheim University) English from the mind

  • December 2nd Prof. Susan Hunston (University of Birmingham) The learner, the corpus, the

    classroom: Challenges and opportunities

 

  • January 27th Prof. Zhu Hua (Birkbeck, University of London) Multilingual & intercultural communication across time & space

  • February 10th Dr Gary Motteram (University of Manchester) Researching technology supported language teacher education in challenging circumstances

  • February 24th Dr Prue Holmes (Durham University) Researching multilingually: New theoretical and methodological dimensions

  • March 3rd Prof. Crispin Thurlow (University of Bern) The world of wordsmiths: Engaging contemporary language workers

  • March 10th Dr Sylvia Jaworska (University of Reading) Representations of multilingualism in public discourse in Britain

  • April 30th Prof. Caroline Coffin (The Open University) A Language as Social Semiotic approach to teaching and learning in higher education

  • 12th May Professor Jill de Villiers: Smith College, Massachusetts Language and Thought in Children.

    Intensive Courses:

  • Attended the Career Week at Prince Sultan University in Riyadh in 2007.

  • 2002: Worked on the graduation prerequisite project for the Networking diploma, entitled “Al- Ta’meer Center” This project was a promotional and an advertising project about the mentioned center, and included application projects using Office programs such as, PowerPoint, Word, Excel

    and Access.

  • 2001-2002: Attended (Networking Program & Computer Science-Windows XP and Windows

    Professional & Office programs) at New Horizon Center for two years and received “Excellent”

    grades.

  • 2001: Attended an English course at (The Saudi British Council) in the Embassies Quarter for two

    months with “Excellent” grade.

  • 2001: Attended an English course at Direct English Centers in Riyadh with “Excellent” grade.