Abdulhameed A. Ashuja’a


Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics- Teaching Applied Linguistics courses and Translation courses at BA and MA programs; and supervising MA and PhD studies in Applied Linguistics and Translation (See below)

Vice-Dean for Quality Assurance: Faculty of Languages, Sana’a University

(Responsible for staff capacity building in the area of program and course specifications in accordance with the standards of quality assurance and academic accreditation, as well as training on teaching skills and evaluation)


  • 2001- 2004 D. in Applied Linguistics (in the field of English for Specific Purposes), Deccan College, India. Dissertation Title: “Business English in Yemen: An Empirical Study of Needs Analysis”
  • 2000- 2001 Post-Graduate Diploma in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), CIEFL, Hyderabad, India.
  • 1997-1999 A. in Linguistics, Deccan College, India.
  • 1988-1992 A. in English, College of Education, Baghdad University, Iraq.



Since I received my PhD degree in 2004, I

  • Have been teaching a number of courses for undergraduate students.
  • Have been teaching courses for graduate students of translation and linguistics, including Research Methods and Advanced Academic Writing
  • Have participated in a number of workshops, seminars, symposia and conferences, locally, regionally and internationally.
  • Have reviewed a number of research articles for local and regional academic institutions.
  • Have supervised a number of MA and PhD theses and dissertations at my university and other local universities.
  • Have been an internal and external examiner for a number of MA and PhD theses and dissertations.
  • Was the deputy-editor of the academic journal published by the Center for Development and Quality Assurance (2008-2011).
  • Am affiliated to local journals as a language editor of English articles.
  • Have participated in committees responsible for evaluating newly opened universities and study programs.
  • Have been supervising the development of study programs and courses at the Faculty of Languages in accordance with standards of accreditation and quality assurance


Conferences and Workshops:

Conferences, Symposiums and Workshops attended:
Date Venue Theme
July 31, 2019 Yemen Academy for Graduate Studies, Sana’a Developing University Vision, Mission and Objectives
Nov 28-29, 2018 Sana’a University Academic Development and Quality Assurance
March, 8-10, 2012 TESOL Conference, Dubai, UAE Achieving Excellence through life skills Education
June, 2009 University Education Development Centre, Sana’a University, in collaboration with the British Council-Sana’a English for the Workplace
June, 2009 English Department, Faculty of Languages”, Sana’a University Evaluating English Programs
April, 2008 IATEFL Conference, Exeter, UK English Language Teaching
November, 2007 Sana’a University, in collaboration with the British Council-Sana’a. ESP in the Developing Countries
2006 Faculty of Languages, Sana’a University American Literature
2005 Faculty of Languages, Sana’a University Business Communication
2004 Faculty of Languages, Sana’a University Globalization and ELT in Yemen
2001 CIEFL, Hyderabad, India Teaching English in Multilingual Contexts



Research and scientific papers:

Date Journal Research Title
Volume 25, Issue (4), December, 2019 Journal of Social Studies, University of Science and Technology. Sana’a- Yemen

Translating Arabic Verb Patterns from Arabic into English: A Morpho-Semantic Study (Third Author)
Volume: 7 Issue: (3), July 31, 2019 International Journal of Comparative Literature and Translation Studies. Australia

Exploring Strategies of Translating Metaphor from English into Arabic with Reference to Scientific Texts (First Author)
Jan. 2018 Global Journal of English and Translation Studies, Aden University, Aden, Yemen

Cohesive Reference in English-Arabic Translation of Business Texts
Dec. 2016 Sana’a University Journal for Educational & Psychological Science, Sana’a, Yemen. Workplace Written English in Yemen: A Class-based Analysis of Accident Reports
2011 A Chapter in Current Developments English for Work and the Workplace: Approaches, Curricula and Materials, IATEFL, UK

Teaching Business English in Yemen: What and How?
2011 Journal of English for Academic Purposes 10/3 (2011) pp. 200-202, UK.

Review of Current Developments in English for Academic and Specific Purposes in Developing, Emerging and Least-Developed Countries
2009 A Chapter in Current Developments English for Academic, Specific and Occupational Purposes in Developing, Emerging and Least Developed Countries, IATEFL, UK

The Status of ESP in Yemen
2008 Professional and Academic Newsletter, IATEFL, UK Review of New Inside Out (Pre-intermediate Student’s Book)
2008 Professional and Academic Newsletter, IATEFL, UK Review of The Business (Pre-intermediate Student’s Book)
2005 TITAS Journal, West Bengal, India Review of English Idioms in Use
2003 Business Issues Newsletter, UK Review of Cambridge Business English Activities
2003 JEFL Journal, Hyderabad, India Motivation in EFL