English Staff

Dr. Amanda Howard

Head of the Faculty of English Language Studies

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Amanda is the Head of the faculty of English Language Studies. She has a PhD in English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics from the University of Warwick in the UK, as well as a MEd TESOL from the University of Leeds and a Postgraduate Certificate in Studies in Education from Melbourne University in Australia. She has been involved in second language education since 1992, working in Qatar, Egypt, the UAE and Oman as a teacher, teacher trainer, lecturer and course developer, as well as managing training and language schools. Amanda also has extensive experience as a lecturer, dissertation supervisor and teacher educator in both the GCC and the UK at Higher Education institutions, teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students and supervising doctorates and dissertations. Her research interests focus on teacher development.

Dr. Farhad Tayebipour

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Dr. Farhad Tayebipour is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of English Language at Majan University College. With over 14 years of teaching experience, Dr.Tayebipour joined Majan University College in September 2014. His areas of interest are second language acquisition, L2 pragmatics and L2 dynamic assessment.He teaches Second Language Acquisition, Semantics and Pragmatics, Academic Writing in English, and Academic Reading and Writing for Business.

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Professor Ehsan Rassaei

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Professor Ehsan Rassaei taught both undergraduate and postgraduate courses for more than 10 years before joining Majan in 2018 and has published a significant number of papers in top international journals such as System, Computer Assisted Language Learning, Language Teaching Research, and the Modern Language Journal. He was promoted from Associate Professor to Professor in October 2022. His areas of interest include corrective feedback in language classrooms, dynamic assessment, vocabulary teaching and computer-mediated language learning. He is particularly interested in investigating the application of different forms of technology to language teaching.

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Dr.Laila AL-Balushi

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Dr Laila Al Balushi is an educationist and researcher with an interest in technology and its impact on the future of education. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education, a Master’s degree in Curriculum & Instructional Methods of Teaching the English Language, and an MSc in Educational Research. She recently received her PhD from Exeter University, UK. Dr Laila has in-depth experience and expertise in subjects like the role of language for teaching and learning, and curriculum and syllabus design in TESOL. Dr Laila wants to build a stronger community with quality education and structural training. She believes in the power of influence and engagement at all levels for success and diversity, capitalizing on strengths and building a better community with harmony and peace.

Abdelseid Hamid Sharafeldin

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Abdelseid is a Senior Lecturer in English Language studies and he joined Majan College in October 2001. He has a B.A. in English Literature; a Masters in Communicative English; a Post Graduate diploma in the Teaching of English; a Diploma in Translation; a Certificate in American Culture and Civilization; and an M. Phil. in English Language Teaching. He is currently reading for his Ph.D.He has taught a variety of modules at all levels of the undergraduate programmes in Majan including English Language and Academic Skills, Intensive Academic Reading in English, General and Academic Writing in English, Personal and Professional Development.

Belema Edet

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Belema Edet is a lecturer for the Foundation program, and holds an LLB in Law, and B.Ed in English Education. She teaches Academic Writing, Vocabulary in Communication, language and communication skills modules. Her areas of interest include EAP, ESP, teaching methods and motivation.

Majid Shatery

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Majid has been teaching EFL on the Foundation programme at Majan University College since 2002. He currently co-manages the Foundation Programme. He holds an MA in English Language Teaching from Tehran University, Iran. His research interests include methods of English teaching and application of skills-based EFL materials.

 

George Puthery Louis

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George P.Louis joined the faculty of English Language Studies at Majan College as a Lecturer in English in March 2014. He holds an MA in English Literature from Osmania University, India, a post graduate diploma in teaching English from CIEFL, India and CELTA. He was in the Ministry of Education, Oman for 15 years and in 2009 was honoured with the best teacher award. At Majan, he teaches Grammar in Context, Vocabulary in Communication and basic research skills. He believes that, "True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own.”

Mohammed Tanveer

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Mohammed Tanveer teaches a variety of English language modules including English Language Study and Academic Skills, Academic Writing, Academic Reading, Grammar in Context, Reading and Vocabulary Building in English, English for Professional Development and Communication in Business/IT, Integrated Language Skills for Business/IT, and Basic Research Skills. He has also been a Quality Assurance Co-ordinator of the English Foundation Programme. His teaching philosophy is a student-centered teaching approach that inspires learners and offers new learning experiences. He completed his Master of Education (M. Ed) in English Language Teaching from the University of Glasgow in 2007.

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Muhammed Ibrahim Farooq

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Muhammed Ibrahim Farooq is a Lecturer in English in the Faculty of English Language at Majan University College. He has been teaching English language for 16 years. He teaches English Language Study and Academic Skills, Grammar in Context, Vocabulary in Communication and Basic Research Skills. He holds an MA in English Literature and Language, a Diploma in TEFL and a Certificate in Teaching Languages (CTL from IH Newcastle, UK).

Abdullah Al Badi

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Abdullah Saif Salimeen Al Badi joined Majan College (University College) in 2013 as an English language lecturer. He received an MA in Curriculum and Instruction in Teaching English from Muaata University, Jordan. At Majan College he teaches ELSAS, AR, VIC and BRS on the foundation Programme. He typically supervises graduation projects related to English and/or Arabic phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics and discourse. As a teacher, Abdullah Al Badi is primarily interested in reading skills and teaching grammar in context.

Yevette Mathew

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Ms. Yevette Mathew is a Senior Lecturer in English at Majan University College. She has over 2 decades of teaching experience in Oman. She holds a Master degree in English language and Literature. TESOL (UK), Certificate in Teaching IELTS(UK) and Fellow in Higher Education Academy (UK). She also holds technology based teaching training related certifications such as EAP(University of Sheffield), Avoiding Plagiarism (Oxford). She is active in the Research field and has presented many papers dealing with technology, synchronous and asynchronous learning environments. She has presented papers locally and internationally at ELT Conferences. She believes in moulding the linguistic abilities of the learners in such a way that they are diligently compatible to meet the requirements and challenges of the ever competitive outside world.

Jainy Varghese

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Joined Majan college as a lecturer in Mathematics in September 2014. She finished both her Master Degree and Bachelor Degree in Mathematics. Also she holds B Ed in Mathematics. She worked as a Mathematics Lecturer for more than 4 years in India. Her research include Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics. She Prefers to teach using inductive and deductive method which help the students to find their own path and proceeds according to their own light.

Hajer AL-Majarafi

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Ms. Hajer graduated from Majan College in January 2014, and in June 2014 she started working as an English Language teacher in the Faculty of English Language at Majan College (MCUC). She received her Bachelor degree in English Language, validated and awarded by the University of Bedfordshire, UK with an overall classification of 1st class borderline and she received certificates of Academic Excellence and Achievement. She is teaching different modules in the foundation programme. She is a TESOL member and presently pursuing her CELTA as she believe that every finish line is the beginning of a new race. She found Majan College an ideal place for studying with an encouraging environment for career growth.

Muhammad Abdul Sajid

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Muhammad Abdul Sajid joined Majan University College in April, 2014 as lecturer in Mathematics. He received Master (Mathematics) and Bachelor degree in (Mathematics & Statistics) from the Punjab University Lahore (PK). At Majan College he coordinates and teaches modules in the areas of Basic and Applied Mathematics in the foundation Programme and Basic Mathematics and Statistics in Business Management. As a researcher, Muhammad Sajid is primarily interested in the fields of Pure & Applied Mathematics and Statistics. He prefers to motivate the students to become independent learners in the field of mathematics.

Abdullah Al-Rajaibi

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Mr. Abdullah Al-Rajaibi is a Teaching Assistant in the Foundation Programme, teaching English. He holds a Diploma in English (1994) and a Bachelor’s degree in TESOL (2003) from the University of Leeds. He worked as an English teacher in government schools for 18 years and was also an exam officer for four years in the Ministry of Education. Before joining Majan University College, he worked in other HEIs in the country in foundation programmes, teaching, co-ordinating and managing. He has attended various professional development workshops focused on learning outcomes, classroom management and developing a learner-centred approach.

Amani Al Abdulsalam

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Amani Al Abdulsalam is a Teaching Assistant in English Language. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Language Education from the University of Nizwa, and also holds a higher diploma in Teaching Arabic for non-Arabic speakers from the same university. She has taught in various different colleges and institutes within Oman. She is also interested in using modern methods of teaching, and investing more in the new generation of learners.

Sharifa AL Wahaibi

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Ms. Sharifa AL Wahaibi graduated from Majan University College with 1 st class Honours in January 2019. Ms Sharifa attended and received her CELTA, which is a professional course required for language teachers, and joined Majan College’s General Foundation Programme as a teaching assistant in January 2021. She has started teaching GFP modules such as GC (Grammar in Context) in the Foundation Programme since January 2021. Her main interest is to create the best learning experience for Foundation students by applying an interactive approach to teaching.

Ibraheem ALMaaini

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Ibraheem Al Maaini is a Teaching Assistant in the Foundation Programme, teaching English. He holds a Bachelor's degree in English language and Literature from Sultan Qaboos University. He received his CELTA in 2019, which is a qualification for teaching English as a second or foreign language. Ibraheem has worked in other colleges within Oman before joining Majan University College. As a teacher, he is mainly interested in speaking skills. He believes that creating a fun environment in the classroom is better for the learning process. Ibraheem is also responsible for the Progression Board (PB) and Academic Counselling (AC) students in the Foundation Programme.

Abrar Al Breiki

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Abrar Al-Breiki is an experienced assistant English teacher, with a bachelor's degree from Sohar University and CELTA certification from the UK. She has experience in teaching in Oman and the UK with various private and public schools, institutions, and colleges. Her main interest is to provide the best learning experience for students.

Abdul Rahim Al Malki

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Mr. Abdulrahim Al-Malki is an Assistant Lecturer for level 3, teaching Arabic. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Teaching Arabic (2008) and a Master’s degree in Teaching Arabic and its Arts (2016) from the University of Nizwa. He worked as an Arabic teacher in government schools for 14 years. He has attended various professional development workshops focused on learning outcomes, classroom management and developing a learner-centred approach.

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