Innovation, Integration, digital transformation through education
Innovation, Integration, digital transformation through education
Bridging English Language Communities
I was honoured to present at the TEFL Kuwait International Conference and attend inspiring presentations delivered by EFL experts from various countries. I was thoroughly impressed by the presenters’ expertise and engaging presentation style. Their knowledge of the topic was evident, and they were able to convey complex information clearly and concisely.
Special thanks to all the organisers and Dr Rana Khan, the conference president, for the excellent facilitation provided for the presenters and attendees and the non-stop support that led to a highly organised hybrid conference.
TEFL President Rana Khan once again made extraordinary efforts to create a knowledge-sharing environment for Teachers of English as a Foreign Language. Many thanks Rana‼️ Dana Winner, MSc Cybersecurity Policy, Certified Knowledge Manager, Administrator US DOS EFL Program, Jahra, Kuwait.
Thank you very much for the organisation of such an interesting and useful conference. It was an honour to present at the TEFL Kuwait International Conference.
Dear conference organisators,
Thank you for organizing the amazing conference!
Especially Rana, Anar, Alison
I want to express my extreme gratitude and appreciation for the TEFL Kuwait for giving me the opportunity to present my research findings at your annual conference. Thank you Rana Khan for your efforts and support.I am so proud to be an active member of your family.
I strongly believe that a leader who adopts a transformational leadership style is the best fit for our workplace. Transformational leaders inspire their team members to reach their full potential, instilling in them a sense of purpose and motivation. They empower their followers to take ownership of their work, fostering a sense of responsibility and accountability. Furthermore, transformational leaders prioritize the growth and development of their team members, creating a culture of continuous learning and improvement. An excellent example of a transformational leader is Miss Rana Khan, who inspired and motivated her team to produce a successful learning experience at the conference for TEFL Kuwait. Under her leadership, her team felt valued, respected, and empowered.
It was a great opportunity to attend TEFL Kuwait 2023 at the American University of Kuwait (AUK). Thank you so much Rana Khan Alison Larkin Koushki .
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TEFL Kuwait Events are attended by teachers from government and private elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as universities and other related organizations, such as language schools. Support by sponsoring with us.
TEFL Kuwait, an IATEFL Associate, is a non-profit organization of teachers of English as a foreign language, associated with a UK registered charity IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language), with members worldwide. TEFL Kuwait continuously strives and seeks to improve the teaching and learning of English in Kuwait and the region. In addition to providing expertise, resources, and a voice on issues related to English language teaching, it is a professional community committed to advancing the profession through collaboration, cutting-edge research, and peer-to-peer knowledge exchange.
Membership to TEFL Kuwait is free. We are dedicated to serving the English language teaching community. Members can attend all TEFL Kuwait events absolutely free !!
TEFL Kuwait aims at providing professional development opportunities to all its members and non members alike through various events that showcase established and renowned scholars from English language teaching community worldwide. Attend, participate and contribute to these events and be the change !!
TEFL Kuwait Board Members 2023-24 (Elected & Appointed Positions)
Rana Khan holds a master’s degree in English Literature and Business Administration besides teacher’s certificate in CELTA. She is working as Academic Coordinator to Intensive English Program at Algonquin College, Kuwait. Rana has also served as Chair to Conferences Professional Council, TESOL International Association, USA.
Originally from Boston, Alison specializes in language through the arts. Publishing and presenting worldwide, she has founded TESOL International’s Arts and Creativity PLN. Expertise in anthropology enriches her international experience. She currently serves as Head of Culture and Research at AlEkhlas International Education while pursuing her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership.
Tasneem Dalal, working as middle school English teacher at Canadian Bilingual School Kuwait. Earned a bachelor’s degree in History and Sociology along with Tesol Diploma from OnTesol Canada. I have 21 years of teaching experience in Kuwait. I have a passion for learning and strongly believe that learning has no expiry date. My goal in life is to educate children and make them confident enough so they can communicate to the best of their ability and stand tall in society
Sandra Stein has a Master's in Education in TESOL, a Senior Instructor for First Year Experience at the American University of Kuwait, and an educator for 35 years. Sandra believes people learn best when enjoying themselves. Sandra is a Distinguished Toastmaster with extensive experience in public speaking, leadership, and training.
Amal Alleithy is the Head of English Department at the International University of Science and Technology in Kuwait. She has a PhD in English Literature and is permanently certified by TESL Canada Federation. She is an accredited interpreter by the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada and a member of the International Association of Comparative Literature and the Egyptian Society of Comparative Literature. She has published a number of scholarly papers in refereed journals.
Moli Divakaran is an accomplished Canadian Trained Instructor specialized in imparting a result-oriented approach to learning and teaching children,adults, and special needs. Has extensive experience in Higher Education using a holistic approach and participatory research methods and is passionate about enhancing and empowering learners. With 25 years of teaching experience, Ms. Divakaran is pursuing a Doctorate in Higher Education and Adult Learning.
Nour Alhathal holds a master’s degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Liverpool, and a bachelor’s in English Language and Literature from Kuwait university, with a minor in translation. She has over 9 years of experience teaching and is currently a senior instructor for the Intensive English Program at The Canadian College of Kuwait/ Algonquin. Nour also serves as Sponsorship Chair for TEFL Kuwait.
Abdulsamad Humaidan is a Lecturer at Department of Linguistics, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA. He was also a recipient of several awards and scholarships including a 2022 GPSC Outstanding Graduate Teacher Award, 2021 TESOL Leadership Mentoring Program Award, 2020-2021 Dissertation Research Assistantship Award, and a 2012-2014 Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship to the USA - funded by the U.S. Embassy in Yemen.
Saud took on the role of Chief Technical Advisor to help TEFL Kuwait meet their technical needs. Saud has helped setup not only Algonquin College, his own educational institution server on discord but has also helped in setting up TEFL Kuwait server in discord. He helps TEFL Kuwait board in dealing with tech issues and their digital transformation to 21st century needs.
Yousra Ferchichi holds a Master's degree in Cross-Cultural Studies and a CELTA certificate. She is a teacher trainer guiding professionals to revamp their skills, create a blueprint for personal branding and implement the United Nations' SDGs in Education. She works at ESPRIT - Honoris United Universities and is currently the Media and PR Officer at TEFL Kuwait.
Originally from New Mexico, Shannon holds a master’s degree in TESOL from the University of Birmingham, U.K. and a teacher’s certificate in CELTA. She works as an adjunct English instructor at the American University of Kuwait. She is also the co-community manager of TESOL International’s Arts and Creativity PLN.
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It is important to realize that there needs to be more than the General English approach to ESL which traditionally focuses on listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills surrounding universal topics. The English for Specific Purposes SIG vision is dedicated to providing a space for its members to exchange ideas and develop lesson plans and curriculum aimed at specific vocations and/or purposes that focus on English. Join us!
The vision of the Blended Learning SIG is transforming English as a Foreign/ Second Language (EFL/ESL) education through active contributions to blended learning. The mission of the Blended Learning SIG is to promote excellence in teaching and training in blended learning in the English as a Foreign/ Second Language (EFL/ESL) contexts. Join us!
NNEST aims to promote equity amongst NESTs (Native English Speaking Teachers) and NNESTs (Non-Native English Speaking Teachers) by refuting the NEST fallacy. In times when English language teaching is plagued globally by discriminatory practices and bias against NNESTs, our aim is to remove these boundaries and align ourselves for better development of ELT in global perspective. Join us!
Through collaboration and exchange of ideas, REALL SIG strives to cultivate learners with inventive & imaginative minds that empower them to become confident problem-solvers. This forms a network of creative individuals who can work together towards producing meaningful learning. Join us!
Research/Publishing in ELT SIG aims to be a leading platform for rigorous published research and high-quality ELT materials in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Research/Publishing in ELT SIG has been launched to create publication opportunities for novice as well as experienced researchers and practitioners who seek to make a positive impact in the ELT field in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Join us!
Special Education SIG aims to develop highly competent educators who promote equitable, inclusive, and transformative education practices in order for children with disabilities to maximize their potential both academically and socially emotionally.Join us!
Our main goal is to outline how math is beautiful and true. This SIG aims to improve students' and teachers' fundamental mathematical knowledge. Furthermore, the SIG seeks to foster an environment that encourages and supports mathematics teachers in the development of their analytical and quantitative reasoning skills. Join us!
Student Interest Group would aim to improve the ways learning is imparted to them. They want to be heard and would try to establish a link between educators and students. This group’s goal would be to improve the face of education by giving voice to students and representing them. Students Interest Group will gradually expand to link students from other colleges and universities not only in Kuwait, MENA region but also across the globe.
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