Abdulaziz A. Abanomey

Education

 

1987 - 1992       King Saud University                       Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Bachelor of Arts in Teaching English

1997 - 1998       University of Northern Iowa                 Cedar Falls, Iowa

Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language

1998 - 2002       Arizona State University                          Tempe, Arizona

Doctoral of Philosophy in English 

Work experience

 

1991 - 1996       Al-Jazirah Newspaper                      Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Translator

n  Translating different articles from English to Arabic and vise versa.

1993 - 2003       Riyadh College of Technology          Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

English Language Instructor

n  Teaching English as a Foreign Language in addition to teaching ESP.

1993 - 1996       Riyadh College of Technology          Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Member in the Curriculum Development Committee

n  Participating in designing and developing teaching materials for the different courses that were offered at the English Language Center.

1996 - present   Al-Jazirah Newspaper                      Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Columnist

n  Writing various articles that are related to the digital world and the use of technology in education.

2001                 Arizona State University                          Tempe, Arizona

English Language Instructor

n  Teaching English as a Second Language at the American English and Cultural Program (AECP) in Arizona State University.

2001                 Arizona State University                          Tempe, Arizona

Research Assistant

n  Working with Dr. Marysia Johnson on a research project.

2003 - Present   Riyadh College of Technology          Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Assistant Professor at the English Language Center

n  Teaching English as a Foreign Language in addition to teaching ESP.

2003                 Riyadh College of Technology          Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Coordinator of the Intensive English Program

n  Responsible for the administration of a 450-student intensive English course. Duties included choosing the teaching materials, designing the course plans, constructing and writing the tests, and evaluating the program on an on-going basis.   

2003 - Present   Riyadh College of Technology          Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Head of the Evaluation and Testing Committee

n  Responsible for deciding upon the duties of this committee that include revising the tests written by all of the 40 English language instructors, giving presentations on the fundamentals and guidelines in constructing valid and reliable tests, and designing the appropriate forms that are used in English teaching programs and materials evaluation. 

June, 2003         General Organization for                 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

                       Technical Education and Vocational Training

ESL Training Consultant and Supervisor

n  Responsible for administering, observing and evaluating two training programs in Melbourne, Australia from June 10th to July 29th. The two programs were tailored to 19 Saudi EFL instructors working at the General Organization for Technical Education and Vocational Training.

Dec., 2003        The Lebanese American University          Beirut, Lebanon             

Presenter

n  Presenting a paper on the effect of authentic texts on reading-comprehension test-taking strategies at the Second Language and Change Regional Conference held on December 6 th and 7 th.

Dec., 2004        TESOL ARABIA                                        Dubai, UAE             

Presenter

n  Presenting a paper on the effect of authentic texts on the appropriateness of reading-comprehension test-taking strategies at the 7th Annual Current Trends in English Language Testing Conference held on December 10th and 11th.

Dec., 2003-Apr., 2006       Alkafi Training Institute    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

English Language Teaching Consultant

n  Responsible for providing consultations in regard to the curriculum used in teaching English, evaluating the appropriateness of teaching materials, putting plans for new English courses, supervising the process of recruiting new EFL instructors, and supervising the different local institutes located in different parts of Saudi Arabia.

March, 2005 - 2009     Al-Jama' Training Center        Riyadh, Saudi Arabia             

Consultant

n  Responsible for developing and monitoring different educational courses offered at the center.

n  Responsible for designing an overall assessment program that can be applied to different training settings.

January,  2006       NAC                                           Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Evaluator

n  Participating in assessing the quality of some test items included in the Standard English Proficiency Test (SEPT) - the National Center for Assessment in Higher Education.

April, 2006        College of Technology                     Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Presenter

n  Presenting a workshop on the mechanism of writing appropriate ESP tests.

March, 2007        TESOL ARABIA                                     Dubai, UAE             

Presenter

n  Presenting a paper on the differences between computer-based and paper-based reading used by ESP students at Riyadh College of Technology.

July, 2008        Ministry of Education                        Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Evaluator

n  Evaluating different tests that are being designed to assess the competence of future English Language teachers.

August, 2008 – June 2009        TVTC                       Riyadh, Saudi Arabia                        

Head of TVTC’s Translating Team

n  Administrating and coordinating the activities of the translating team which focused on translating TVTC’s Arabic publications to English.

July, 2009        NAC                                                Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Evaluator

n  Evaluating different tests that are being designed to assess the competence of future English Language teachers, the National Center for Assessment in Higher Education.

 

current academic works

 

 

n  Translating Marysia Johnson’s Book “A Philosophy of Second Language Acquisition.” The translated version of this book will be published by the end of September, 2009.

n  Writing a book about alternative approaches to assessment. This book will be available in 24 months. The book is written in Arabic to serve specialists in the field of educational assessment and evaluation.

n  Writing a paper on the differences of the interactional behaviors among students reading authentic texts in two different methods: computer-based and paper-based.

n  Writing a paper on the attitudes of Saudi EFL students toward the use of Portfolio Assessment in assessing their writing ability.

n  Writing a paper on the effect of background knowledge in the performance of ESP students in reading comprehension tests.

 

 

Professional memberships

 

Member in the American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL.)

Member in the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages “TESOL.

Member in the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language.

Member in TESOL ARABIA.

Member in the International Testers Association “ILTA.”

References

 

Dr. Marysia Johnson: Arizona State University.

Dr. Roy Major: Arizona State University.

Dr. Muhammed Al-Monea: Al-Jama' Training Center.