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Jumana Ghannam

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

School of Arts & Humanities

Staff Group(s)
EFL/TESOL History, Languages and International Studies

Role

Jumana Ghannam is a Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is Subject coordinator and Module Leader for the University Language Programme (ULP). Jumana has MA in ELTD form The University of Nottingham, Diploma in Teaching English Overseas, and CELTA form Cambridge University. She contributes to the following courses:

  • Several ULP modules
  • Pre-Sessional English for Academic Purposes course (PEAP)

Career overview

Jumana played the role of a Course Leader for MA in English Language Teaching at Damascus University. She developed modules to be taught at postgraduate levels. She has the experience of liaising across the university and externally with external professional bodies. Jumana has been a trainer and a coordinator for several courses in different universities and educational institutions in the Middle East and the UK. She is a qualified teacher trainer for teaching Business from the University of South Carolina in the USA.

Research areas

  • The role of language learning strategies in promoting better learning and creating better learners.
  • Grammar learning strategies
  • Learner autonomy and motivation
  • The effects of the cultural background on language learning strategies

External activity

Conferences

  • Co-participant, Using Technology to Develop Teacher-Learner Autonomy, the IATEFL Learner Autonomy in Language Learning: Widening the circle, Warwick University, Warwick, UK
  • Teaching with Video in a Communicative English Class, the 6th TEFL Conference, ESP Centre, Language Institute, Damascus University, Syria
  • The ATEL 7th annual ELT Conference, UNESCO Palace, Lebanon
  • Using L1 in L2 Classes, The 2nd TEFL Conference, Practical Approaches to Cross-cultural Communication in the Global Classroom, ESP Centre, Language Institute, Damascus University, Syria
  • Advantages of Group Work in PROF/ TA Courses, The First International TEFL Conference, English Language Classroom in the Third Millennium, ESP Centre, Language Institute, Damascus University, Syria
    Action Research (The Four Integrated English Language Skills) at the ESP Centre, Damascus University, Syria
  • IATEFL Learner Autonomy in Language Learning: Autonomy in Language Learning: Beyond the Bandwagon, Nottingham University, Nottingham, UK
  • IATEFL Learner Autonomy in Language Learning: Widening the circle, Warwick University, Warwick, UK
  • Developing communicative strategies to develop super-level proficiency presented , The University of Washington, The University of Maryland, and The Ohio State University
  • The Second International Conference for Teaching Arabic for Speakers of Other Languages, Language Institute, Damascus University, Syria
  • The First International Conference for Teaching Arabic for Speakers of Other Languages, Language Institute, Damascus University, Syria
  • The Second English "Language and Change" at the Lebanese American University, Lebanon