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Personal CV

Academic Achievement


  • Graduated from high school in 1992 and excellence and the rank of the  ninth, nation wide
  • Graduate from the Arabic department, college of education, ranked first on the college with excellence ( 4.67 out of 5.0 GPA)
  • Obtained an MA in TESOL from Murray State University, USA with  excellence (  4.0 out of 4.0 GPA)
  • Completed 30 hours the required PhD course work at  Arizona State University, USA, with excellence (4.0 0ut of 4.0 GPA)
  • In the final stage of obtaining a PhD degree at the University of Melbourne, Australia.


Work Experience

  • Two years of teaching Arabic in high school, Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia, 1994-1996
  • One year of teaching Assistance at the Department of Language and Culture, Arabic Language Institute 1997
  • Teaching English as a second language  at an  organisation of educating  refuges and migrating people , Murray, Kentucky, 2000.



  • The use of L1 in pair interaction, EFL context. (in progress)
  • The social relations formed in dyadic interactions, Saudi context (in progress)
  • The influence of proficiency level, task type, and social relation on L2 functions (in progress)
  • The effect of learners’ relationships on deliberations over L2 aspects (in progress)
  • Attitudes of Saudi learners toward pair work (in progress)



  • Te president of the Arabic and Islamic Union, at Murray State University, Kentucky, USA, 1999-2000
  • Te president of the Saudi Student Group, Melbourne, 2004



  • The attitudes of Saudi learners to American culture, paper presented in Kentucky TESOL, 1999
  • The effect of social relations, proficiency levels on the use of L1 in pair interactions, paper presented at the ALAA conference, the University of Queensland, 2006
  • The use of L1  in dyadic interactions, paper presented at the Applied Linguistics conference, University of Melbourne, 2007


Arias of Interest

  • Interactions  in  second language learning  
  • Task-based instructions and  language learning
  • Second language learning



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