Mr Charles Price received an MA in Oriental Studies from the University of Cambridge (UK) in 1975 and has a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA), also from the University of Cambridge. Mr Price read Arabic and Persian for his undergraduate degree at Trinity College, Cambridge (1971). He has been a Lecturer in English Language at Ahlia University since 2003, teaching Business English, General English and English for Health Sciences.
Charles worked for many years as Senior English Language Lecturer at the Cable & Wireless Engineering College, subsequently Batelco Training College, planning, sequencing, collating, writing and teaching Specific English materials for the National Diploma in Engineering, as well as back-up material for the General English courses at all levels from Lower Intermediate to the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English. He was a member of the BTEC (Business and Technology Education Council) course team and responsible for developing, monitoring and reporting on their English assessment tests.
In 1997 he joined the College of Health Sciences, where he taught medical terminology and health-related materials to nurses, midwives, physiotherapists and allied health students. He was also a member of the Environmental and Research Committees. In addition, he has taught English at the University of Isfahan in Iran and its Nursing School, at the Polyglot School in Doha, and at various institutions around Bahrain including the National Vocational Training Centre, the British Council, BIBF, Office Dynamics, the Delmon Academy and the Cambridge Institute.
In 2001 he completed a project for the Survey Directorate of the then Ministry of Housing and Agriculture to standardise the spelling of Bahrain’s place names. Two alternative systems of transliteration were proposed, one using the rather cumbersome standard system and the other a more user-friendly system which maintains the important distinctions without the use of unsightly vowel length marks.
His research interest includes:
- English words in Bahraini Arabic
Academic English I (ENGL 101); Academic English II (ENGL 102); Academic English III (ENGL 201); Academic English IV (ENGL 202); English for Health Sciences I (ENGL 211); English for Health Sciences II (ENGL 212); Academic English for PhD Students (BRUNELTS)