General English Language Training
Translation (English – Turkish – Arabic)
Genel İngilizce Kursu
Tercüme (İngilizce - Türkçe - Arapça)
I taught TEFL to beginner, intermediate, and advanced students of various cultural and linguistic backgrounds in the middle east for 12 years. Before stepping into this role, I earned my TEFL certification after completing a four-year certificate from university of Damascus. Through my teaching experiences and TEFL studies, I developed critical pedagogic and classroom management skills, along with a passion for teaching English. Twelve years of being involved in education fields was enough to meet new students from different ages and backgrounds. They gave me as I did to them. In my opinion, teaching and learning are interchangeable.
I'm equipped with the Communicative and Integrated Teaching Methods. I apply these methods in the classroom through interactive, student-centered activities that maximize “student talking time.” I scaffold my lessons so that they include pair and group work, as well as movement around the classroom. By engaging students in speaking, grammar, writing, listening, and reading and appealing to diverse learning styles, I help them improve their accuracy and fluency across key skill areas.
After living in Kuwait, I understand both the excitement and the challenges that accompany teaching a new language and living abroad. In my classes, I typically set aside five to ten minutes at the start of each class for students to share their “highs” and “lows” for the week, a ritual that my students have appreciated as they adapted to new surroundings. I aim to support students’ social-emotional well-being as they learn English and deepen their global awareness.
My journey in translation was a unique one. It was my chance to meet new people from all around the world as well as having the opportunity to tackle several topics. The most important thing about this journey is how challenging and rewarding it was; it enriched my knowledge of new accents and cultures at the same time.
Here is a list of governmental and non-governmental organizations that I had the honour to share my experience with:
Ministry of Education, Kuwait: Teacher of English, 8 years.
SPEG: Translator and Report Editor, 2 years.
Karam Foundation: English Language Mentor and Translator, 2 years.
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