Summary

Dr Adnan Jabbar Radhi Al-Jubouri holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics (Contrastive Textology) from Aston University, UK (1987) awarded for his thesis ‘Computer-aided categorisation and quantification of connectives in English and Arabic (based on newspaper text corpora)’. He also holds an MA in Linguistics & English Language Teaching from the University of Leeds, UK (1976); and a BA in English Language & Literature from the University of Baghdad (1967).

He started his career in 1967 as a teacher of English at secondary schools in Baghdad, Iraq. In 1974 he joined the Institute for the Development of English Language Teaching in Iraq (IDELTI) as a teacher trainer and language testing officer and was immediately appointed as a member of the National Committee for Writing New English Textbooks for Iraqi Schools. In 1977 he joined the University of Baghdad, first as assistant lecturer, then promoted to Lecturer (Iraqi HE equivalent of Assistant Professor). He was appointed Assistant Dean of IDELTI; then in 1989 he was appointed Chairman of the Department of English. He promoted to Associate Professor in 1990; and in 1991 he was appointed Director of the Speed Reading Unit; tasked with initiating the programme and designing the speed reading methodology & courses. He was later appointed Dean of College of Languages (1992 to 1994). In 2000, he joined the Hashemite University of Jordan; and in 2003 he joined the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Bahrain.

Dr Adnan joined Ahlia University in 2013, as an Associate Professor in the Department of Foreign languages of the College of Arts & Science.

He has extensive teaching experience English Language teaching and learning, language testing, discourse analysis and linguistics. He also has extensive experience as a textbook writer and his books were used nationally in schools and institutions throughout Iraq. He also has practical experience of syllabus design, material production and evaluation.

Dr Adnan’s experience includes participation in numerous academic and professional committees at university and national levels, including consultation work for various academic and government bodies, including:

  • writing all the national English placement tests for postgraduate studies applicants in Iraq (1991-2000)
  • appointed as member of the Higher Committee for University Examinations at the Ministry of Higher Education in Iraq (1997-2000)
  • consultancy on issues related to English for the Iraqi Ministers of Higher Education (1994-2000)
  • member of Quality Assurance Committee of the Department of English Language & Literature, University of Bahrain (2007-2013), including (a) detailed examination and assessment of the BA programme and other departmental academic activities (b) rewriting the department’s mission, vision, aims and strategies (c) preparing and applying all the necessary research tools leading to the collection, classification and presentation of data used for writing the department’s QA report

Other professional activities include:

  • Extensive experience of translating official documents (Arabic / English)
  • Writing and presenting a weekly TV programme for learners of English, aired nationally in Iraq (1973-1976)
  • Consultation on ESP syllabus design & material production, Foundation of Vocational Education, Ministry of Education, Baghdad, Iraq (1978-1982)
  • Syllabus design, material production and teaching of different multi-level courses for the community, in Baghdad (1988-1994) and in Jordan (2000-2001)
  • Teaching English Business writing at Ahlia Training & Development Centre (ATDC), Ahlia University, 2013

Awards:

  • Grant from ALECSO (Arab League’s Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organisation) to sponsor research on (“تعريب التعليم العام والعالي في العراق” – Arabisation of General and Higher Education in Iraq) (Paper based on this research was read at the conference on ( تعميم التعريب في الوطن العربي  – Generalising Arabisation in the Arab World) held in Khartoum, 1998.
  • Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education Certificate of Appreciation for Quality of Postgraduate Theses Supervision, 1995.
  • Iraqi Minister of Higher Education’s Commendation for Academic Initiative. 1996
  • Commendation by the Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research awarded for membership of the Central Ministerial Examination Committee (on completing supervision of the ministerial examinations of Iraqi Universities 1997-1998) – awarded in 1999.
  • Commendation by the Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research awarded for membership of the Central Ministerial Examination Committee (on completing supervision of the ministerial examinations of Iraqi Universities 1998-1999) – awarded in 2000.
  • Medal of the Government of Iraq for academic achievement awarded by a Presidential decree in 1999.

Research

Research

Dr Adnan’s research interests include

  • text linguistics and discourse analysis (especially contrastive and intercultural studies, including those of contrastive rhetoric)
  • ELT (including ESP): syllabus design, material production and evaluation, methods of ELT, practical in-service and pre-service teacher training
  • Reading (including speed reading)
  • EFL testing
  • Corpus-based language research
  • English Grammar

 

Dr. Adnan Jabbar Radhi Al-Jubouri Research

 

Teaching

Dr Adnan has extensive experience in the areas of English Language teaching and learning, language testing, discourse analysis and linguistics. He has taught a large variety of courses in linguistics (including phonetics, phonology, grammar, discourse analysis, stylistics, sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics), English language teaching (including pre- and in-service teacher training, textbook analysis, various ESP courses and community service courses.) He has long experience in course co-ordination and tutor team management. His experience also includes observation, follow-up and evaluation, through numerous school visits, of EFL teachers in Iraqi secondary schools (as part of in-service teacher training courses) student teachers (in pre-service teacher training courses).

Postgraduate (PhD) courses:

  • Applied Linguistics
  • Modern Schools of Linguistics
  • Text Linguistics
  • Discourse Analysis

Postgraduate (MA) Courses:

  • General Linguistics
  • Issues in Applied linguistics
  • Discourse Analysis Stylistics
  • English Grammar
  • Theories of language learning and language acquisition
  • Descriptive linguistic analysis
  • Psycholinguistics & Sociolinguistics

Undergraduate Courses:

  • Phonetics & Phonology
  • Grammar1-4
  • Advanced Grammar
  • Syntax & Morphology
  • Linguistics
  • Contrastive Discourse Analysis
  • Introduction to Sociolinguistics
  • History of English
  • Stylistics
  • Methods of EFL
  • EFL Textbook Analysis
  • Writing
  • Advanced writing
  • Reading
  • Speed reading
  • Pronunciation & Speaking,
  • Translation 1 (English to Arabic)
  • Translation 2 (Arabic to English)
  • , Language Development courses I-V
  • English for IT (1)
  • English for IT (2)
  • English for Law (1)
  • English for Law (2)
  • English for Business
  • Readings in English Literature

In-service Teacher Training Courses:

  • EFL (English as a Foreign Language) Textbook
  • Analysis Methods of TEFL (Teaching English as Foreign Language)
  • English Language Testing
  • English Pronunciation for Practising
  • Teachers English Writing

Community Service Courses:

  • General English (Pre-Intermediate Level)
  • General English (Intermediate Level)
  • General English (Upper-Intermediate Level)
  • General English (Advanced Level)
  • English (TOEFL Preparation)
  • English for Science and Technology
  • English for Business
  • Business Writing
  • Speed Reading
  • English for Specific Purposes (various sectors of government employees)

Supervision

PhD programmes: supervision of 8 theses (Universities of Baghdad and Mustansiriya).(1992-2000)

MA programmes: supervision of 26 M.A. dissertations (Universities of Baghdad, Mustansiriya University, University of Bahrain, Kingdom University/Bahrain) (1988-2016)

Currently supervising 1 dissertation in Applied Linguistics / Arabic into English Translation (Kingdom University, Bahrain)

Also acting as external/internal examiner of tens of MA dissertations and PhD theses at the Universities of Baghdad, Mustansiriya, Basrah, Mousil (all in Iraq) and at the University of Bahrain.

Presentations

Papers and Presentations at Conferences:

Research Performance in English within a Quality Assurance Perspective: Problems and Proposals for Enhancement’ paper read at the Second International Conference of the Department of English and Literature, University of Bahrain, April 2008

‘Reading efficiency’ paper read at the symposium on ‘Sharing Experiences: The Teaching of English Language and Literature’ held at the University of Bahrain, 15-16 April 2006.

‘CALL (Computer-Assisted Language Learning): Perspectives’. Paper read at the Workshop on ‘English Language Teaching: Problems and Solutions’ held at the Hashemite University, 22nd April 2002.

(With Maha D. Majeed) ‘Textual variations in English into Arabic rendition of news texts’. Paper read at the First Conference of the Association of Professors of English and Translation at Arab Universities held at the University of Jordan, Amman, August 2000.

(With Istiqlal Al-Marsoumi) ‘Using the Cloze Procedure for EFL teaching of reading comprehension’. Paper read at the second academic conference of  Diyala College of Education (Diyala University, Baqouba, Iraq) 1998.

(( “تعريب التعليم العام والعالي في العراق”   (Arabisation of Education and Higher Education in Iraq – Text in Arabic) ALECSO conference on ( تعميم التعريب في الوطن العربي  ) (Generalising Arabisation in the Arab World) held in Khartoum, 1998.

‘Teaching speed reading in Arabic’. Paper read at the first academic conference of Diyala College of Education (Diyala University, Baqouba, Iraq) 1997.

‘Connectives in English and Arabic: implications for teaching English written skills’. Paper read at the CILT conference on writing held at Aston University, Birmingham, UK, 1987.

Papers and Presentations at Seminars:

‘Oddities of English Spelling’. Paper read at the Seminar of the College of Arts & Science, Ahlia University, 21 March 2016.

Publications

Journals

  1. Al-Jubouri, Adnan J.R. and Yusra F. M. Al-Fahad, (2000) ‘Some problems of English into Arabic translation of reference in narrative text.’ Journal of the College of Arts (Baghdad University) Vol. 48. 2000, pp. 38-61.
  2. Al-Jubouri, Adnan J. R. and Adil A. Al-Kufaishi (1998) ‘Pragmatically-Oriented Syllabus Design’ Diyala Journal (Journal of Diyala University) No. 3  1998
  3. Al-Jubouri, Adnan J. R. and Abdul-Razzak A. Baqi (1990) ‘Evaluation of the English Commercial Correspondence Course used at the Institutes of Administration’ Al-Ustath (   الأستاذ   ) (Journal of the College of Education, Baghdad  University) No. 4 1990, pp. 25-51.
  4. Al-Jubouri, Adnan J. R. ‘General features of EST’  IDELTI Journal, No. 13, 1979.

 

Articles Published in Books

  1. Al-Jubouri, Adnan J. R. (1984) ‘The role of repetition in Arabic argumentative discourse’ in John Swales and H. Mustapha (eds.) ESP in the Arab World , Birmingham (UK): LSU/Aston University, 99-117.

 

Conferences

  1. Al-Jubouri, Adnan J. R. and Frank Knowles (1988)  ‘A computer-assisted study of cohesion based on English and Arabic corpora: an interim report’ in John P.G. Roper (ed.) (1988) Computers in Literary and Linguistic Research: Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference, University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK), 1-4 April 1986, Paris-Geneva: Champion-Slatkine, pp. 59-77.

 

Books for Teacher Training

  1. Hamash, Kalil I., Adnan J. R. Al-Jubouri and Wa’l M. B. Al-Hiti (1979) Testing Guide for Teachers of English in Iraq. Baghdad: Publication of the Institute for the Development of English Language Teaching in Iraq.
  2. Hamash, Khalil I. and Adnan J. R. Al-Jubouri (1975) A Guide to the Pronunciation of the New English Course for Iraq  (Books 1 & 2). Baghdad: Publication of the Institute for the Development of English Language Teaching in Iraq).
  3. Hamash, Khalil I. and Adnan J. R. Al-Jubouri (1977) A Guide to the Pronunciation of the New English Course for Iraq  (Books 3, 4 & 5). Baghdad: Publication of the Institute for the Development of English Language Teaching in Iraq)
  4. Hamash, Khalil I. and Adnan J. R. Al-Jubouri (1978) A Guide to the Pronunciation of the New English Course for Iraq  (Book 6). Baghdad: Publication of the Institute for the Development of English Language Teaching in Iraq)
  5. Hamash, Khalil I. and Adnan J. R. Al-Jubouri (1979) A Guide to the Pronunciation of the New English Course for Iraq  (Book 7). Baghdad: Publication of the Institute for the Development of English Language Teaching in Iraq).
  6. Hamash, Khalil I. and Adnan J. R. Al-Jubouri (1980) A Guide to the Pronunciation of the New English Course for Iraq  (Book 8). Baghdad: Publication of the Institute for the Development of English Language Teaching in Iraq).

 

Books for General English Language Courses

  1. Hamash, Khalil I. and Adnan J. R. Al-Jubouri (1982) English Pronunciation Practice. Baghdad: Publication of the Institute for the Development of English Language Teaching in Iraq.
  2. Hamash, Khalil I. and Adnan J. R. Al-Jubouri (1982) A Course of Spoken English. Baghdad: Publication of the Institute for the Development of English Language Teaching in Iraq.
  3. Hamash, Khalil I. and Adnan J. R. Al-Jubouri (1982) Spoken English for Beginners. Baghdad: Publication of the Institute for the Development of English Language Teaching in Iraq.
  4. Hamash, Khalil I. and Adnan J. R. Al-Jubouri (1981)  An Advanced English Course. Baghdad: Publication of the Institute for the Development of English Language Teaching in Iraq.
  5. Hamash, Khalil I. and Adnan J. R. Al-Jubouri (1980) A Course of General English (Language Book). Baghdad: Publication of the Institute for the Development of English Language Teaching in Iraq.
  6. Hamash, Khalil I. and Adnan J. R. Al-Jubouri (1980) A Course of General English (Supplementary Reader). Baghdad: Publication of the Institute for the Development of English Language Teaching in Iraq)
  7. Hamash, Khalil I., Adnan J. R. Al-Jubouri and Khudair S.Ali (1977) The New English Course for Iraq (Book 6 & Teacher’s Guide). Baghdad: Ministry of Education.
  8. Hamash, Khalil I., Aziz Y. Al-Muttalibi, Adnan J. R. Al-Jubouri, Ra’ad Ahmed, Samir Abdul Rahim, and Khudair S. Ali Al-Khazraji  (1978) The New English Course for Iraq (Book 7 & Teacher’s Guide). Baghdad: Ministry of Education.
  9. Hamash, Khalil I., Adnan J. R. Al-Jubouri, Raad Ahmed and Khudair S.Ali (1979) The New English Course for Iraq (Book 8 & Teacher’s Guide). Baghdad: Ministry of Education.
  10. Hamash, Khalil I., Adnan J. R. Al-Jubouri and Khudair S.Ali (1977) The New English Course for Iraq – Literary Reader 1: Kipps (A simplified version of the original by H.G. Wells) Baghdad: Ministry of Education.
  11. Hamash, Khalil I., Aziz Y. Al-Muttalibi, Adnan J. R. Al-Jubouri, Ra’ad Ahmed, Samir Abdul Rahim, Khudair S. Ali Al-Khazraji (1978) The New English Course for Iraq – Literary Reader 2: Oliver Twist (A simplified version of the original by Charles Dickens) Baghdad: Ministry of Education.
  12. Hamash, Khalil I., Adnan J. R. Al-Jubouri, Raad Ahmed and Khudair S.Ali (1979) The New English Course for Iraq – Literary Reader 3: The Tale of the Merchant of Venice. (Rewriting in a story form of the original play by William Shakespeare) Baghdad: Ministry of Education.

 

Books for ESP (English for Specific Purposes) Courses

  1. Hamash, Khalil I., Adnan J. R. Al-Jubouri and Aziz Y. Al-Muttalibi (1978) English Course for Schools of Commerce (Book 1). Baghdad: Foundation for Vocational Education.
  2. Hamash, Khalil I., Adnan J. R. Al-Jubouri and Aziz Y. Al-Muttalibi (1978) English Course for Schools of Commerce (Book 2). Baghdad: Foundation for Vocational Education.
  3. Hamash, Khalil I., Adnan J. R. Al-Jubouri and Aziz Y. Al-Muttalibi (1979) English Course for Schools of Commerce (Book 3). Baghdad: Foundation for Vocational Education.
  4. Hamash, Khalil I., Adnan J. R. Al-Jubouri and Aziz Y. Al-Muttalibi (1979) English Course for Schools of Commerce (Teacher’s Guide for Books 1-3)
  5. Hamash, Khalil I. and Adnan J. R. Al-Jubouri (1978) English for Industrial Schools. Baghdad: Foundation for Vocational Education.
  6. Hamash, Khalil I., Adnan J. R. Al-Jubouri and Khudair S.Ali (1983) English for Agricultural Schools (Book 1). Baghdad: Foundation for Vocational Education.
  7. Hamash, Khalil I., Adnan J. R. Al-Jubouri and Khudair S.Ali (1983) English for Agricultural Schools (Book 2). Baghdad: Foundation for Vocational Education.
  8. Hamash, Khalil I., Adnan J. R. Al-Jubouri and Khudair S.Ali (1983) English for Agricultural Schools (Book 3). Baghdad: Foundation for Vocational Education.
  9. Hamash, Khalil I., Adnan J. R. Al-Jubouri and Khudair S.Ali (1983) English for Agricultural Schools (Teacher’s Guide for Books 1-3). Baghdad: Foundation for Vocational Education.
  10. Paulina, Hikmat Sh., Salah A. Q. Ali and Adnan J. R. Al-Jubouri (1982) Commercial Correspondence. Baghdad: Foundation of Vocational Education.
  11. Hamash, Khalil I. and Adnan J. R. Al-Jubouri (1979) English for the Armed Forces (Book 1). Baghdad: Publication of the Institute for the Development of English Language Teaching in Iraq.
  12. Hamash, Khalil I. and Adnan J. R. Al-Jubouri (1980) English for the Armed Forces (Book 2). Baghdad: Publication of the Institute for the Development of English Language Teaching in Iraq.
  13. Hamash, Khalil I., and Adnan J. R. Al-Jubouri (1982) English for the Air Force. Baghdad: Publication of the Institute for the Development of English Language Teaching in Iraq.
  14. Al-Jubouri, Adnan J. R., Shaker Shnawa, and Abdul Razaq A. Baqi  (1992) Technical English Language for Students of Industrial Pharmacy. Baghdad: Council of Technical Institutes.
  15. Hassan, Zeki M., Adnan J. R. Al-Jubouri and Khudair S. Ali  (1989) English for Students of Fine Arts  (Students’ Book 3).  Baghdad: Ministry of Education.
  16. Hassan, Zeki M., Adnan J. R. Al-Jubouri and Khudair S. Ali (1990) English for Students of Fine Arts  (Students’ Book 4).  Baghdad: Ministry of Education.
  17. Hassan, Zeki M., Adnan J. R. Al-Jubouri and Khudair S. Ali (1992) English for Students of Fine Arts (Students’ Books 5).  Baghdad: Ministry of Education.

 

 

General Language Courses:

  1. An Advanced English Course. Baghdad: Publication of the Institute for the Development of English Language Teaching in Iraq. (1982)
  2. A Course of General English (Language Book). Baghdad: Publication of the Institute for the Development of English Language Teaching in Iraq. (1981)
  3. A Course of General English (Supplementary Reader). Baghdad: Publication of the Institute for the Development of English Language Teaching in Iraq) (1981)
  4. Spoken English for Beginners. Baghdad: Publication of the Institute for the Development of English Language Teaching in Iraq. (1982)
  5. English Pronunciation Practice. Baghdad: Publication of the Institute for the Development of English Language Teaching in Iraq. (1982)
  6. A Course of Spoken English. Baghdad: Publication of the Institute for the Development of English Language Teaching in Iraq. (1982)
  7. The New English Course for Iraq (Course books 6, 7, 8 & their Teacher’s Guides). Baghdad: Ministry of Education. (1977-1979)
  8. The New English Course for Iraq – Literary Reader 1: Kipps (A simplified version of the original by H.G. Wells) Baghdad: Ministry of Education. (1977)
  9. The New English Course for Iraq – Literary Reader 2: Oliver Twist (A simplified version of the original by Charles dickens) Baghdad: Ministry of Education. (1978)
  10. The New English Course for Iraq – Literary Reader 3: The Tale of the Merchant of Venice. (Rewriting in a story form of the original play by William Shakespeare) Baghdad: Ministry of Education. (1979)

ESP (English for Specific Purposes) Courses

  1. English Course for Schools of Commerce (Books 1-3 and Teacher’s Guide). Baghdad: Foundation for Vocational Education. (1978-1979)
  2. English for Industrial Schools. Baghdad: Foundation for Vocational Education. (1979)
  3. English for Agricultural Schools (Parts 1-3 & Teacher’s Guide). Baghdad: Foundation for Vocational Education. (1983)
  4. Commercial Correspondence in English. Baghdad: Foundation of Vocational Education. (1983)
  5. English for the Armed Forces (Books 1 & 2). Baghdad: Publication of the Institute for the Development of English Language Teaching in Iraq. (1979)
  6. English for Air Force. Baghdad: Publication of the Institute for the Development of English Language Teaching in Iraq. (1982)
  7. Technical English Language for Students of Industrial Pharmacy. Baghdad: Council of Technical Institutes. (1992)
  8. English for the Institutes of Fine Arts (Books 3-5).  Baghdad: Ministry of Education (1989-1992)

Books Reviewed

  1. Research paper reviewer/referee for IDELTI Journal, published in Baghdad 1974-1982
  2. Research referee for ‘Arab Journal for the Humanities’, Academic Public Council, University of Kuwait 2012, International Journal of Listening (Published by the International Listening Association, Belle Plaine MN 56011 USA) 2015
  3. Language referee for 4 research papers, Journal of the College of Law, University of Bahrain, 2008-2010.
  4. Editor of the translation of Ackroid, P. (1984) T. S. Eliot: Biography. New York: Simon and Schuster Inc.

 

Conferences 

Participation in Conferences (without papers):

  1. Conference on ‘The Teaching of English and Critical Thinking’ organised by the American Embassy, Bahrain, 2 Oct 2003.
  2. Sixth Conference of the College of Education, University of Bahrain, 20-22 Nov 2007.
  3. E-learning Conferences, University of Bahrain.
  4. University of Bahrain Research Conferences.
  5. Ahlia University Third and Fourth Research Forums (2015, 2016)

 

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