Belal M . J. Ibrahim

Belal M . J. Ibrahim

Associate Professor, Head of Foreign Languages
Ext: 6676

I hold a Ph.D. in English. My goal as an educator is to enable my students to be reflective, more knowledgeable, and confident in their skills. I am also an educator with a particular interest in TESOL, TEFL, communication skills, ESP, and Literary Criticism. I participated in coordinating, customizing and designing soft skills courses for prestigious institutions in the UAE and other countries. I joined AU 13 years ago. I also worked as a director for the Continuing Education Center of Ajman University. Prior to that, I was an academic advisor for the Saudi- British Institute and Academic Counselor at Al-Quds University.

Education
  •  PhD English - UOR - 2001
  •  MA English - UOR - 1998
  •  BA (Honors) English Literature & Linguistics - AMU - 1996
  •  Diploma in Dutch Language - - ROC Utrecht – The Netherlands - 2002
Experience
  • • March 2005–October 2009, Lecturer, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Translation, Ajman University ( Fujairah Campus)
  • • January 2009 - June 2009 Director: Continuing Education Center
  • 2004 - 2005 Assistant Professor - AlQuds University
  • March 2003-Feb 2005 Academic Supervisor: Saudi British Institute , Riyadh & Madinah – KSA
  • 2011-2019, Assistant Professor, College of Mass Communication, Ajman University
  • January 2019 - Present Head Department of Foreign Languages, College of Humanities and Sciences, Ajman University
  • October 2009 - September 2011, Lecturer, College of University Requirements, Ajman University
  • September 2019 - Present, Associate Professor, Department of Foreign Languages and Sciences, Ajman University
Teaching Area
  •  Introduction to Literature  American Literature  Translation (English –Arabic, Arabic- English)  TOEFL Courses for IEP students  IELTS Courses (for school English teachers at Ajman University-UAE & College of Technology- Madinah-KSA.)  English 1 & 2 ( Matters & New Interchange 3)  English for Dentistry (ESP)  English for the Media (ESP) Advanced Reading Skills  Advanced Writing Skills  Listening Skills  Speaking Skills  Study Skills (Freshman)  Introduction to Morphology  Introduction to Phonetics  Contrastive & Error Analysis  Communication Skills for non-Arabs  Modern Short Story
Research
  • E-learning
  • Teaching English for Specific Purposes
  • TESOL
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Literary Criticism
Publications
  • - English language for Sociology (ESP Book) taught at AU- 2014
  • - Communication, Language Skills, and Modern Technology Use, Turjuman Journal, Vol 12 No 4 December 2016
  • Challenges Facing Students Learning ESP in Selected Arab Universities, American International Journal of Social Science, 2018 (USA)
  • Digital communication technology and the development of Arabic library service, Journal of Amarabac, Vol. 1, No 1, (Germany)
  • Teaching of English communication skills to Arab university students: Challenges and antidotes, American International Journal of Contemporary Research, Vol. 7, No. 4, (USA)
  • Challenges facing students learning English for Specific Purposes in Arab universities, American International Journal of Social Science, Vol. 7, No 1 , (USA)
  • Language ego as a barrier in English language acquisition among Arab university students, British Journal of English Linguistics, Vol. 6, Issue 3 (UK)
  • Challenges of Teaching English Language Classes of Slow and Fast Learners in the United Arab Emirates Universities. International Journal of Higher Education. Vol. 9. No. 1 (Canada)
  • Effectiveness of E-learning Mode for Teaching English Language in Arab Universities, International Journal of Applied Linguistics and English Literature, Vol 7, No 7 (2018) (Australia)
Conference Presentation
  • Conferences/Workshops • Organized:  Delivered a professional development workshop for ELU staff, AUST, The Advantages & Disadvantages of E-Learning, January 2011
  • TESOL ARABIA & AUST Celebrating Excellence in English Language Teaching, Feb 2009 (AUST Ajman)
Memberships, Awards and Honors
  • Indo-American Research Center
  • - Member of the European Centre for Research, Training and Development (ECRTD) UK