Assistant Professor of TESOL and Applied Linguistics
English Department, Faculty of Language, Sana’a University
Highly motivated bi-lingual professor with professional knowledge, skills, and experience teaching and researching TESOL and Applied Linguistics (including CALL & MALL)
• Native speaker of Arabic
• Native-like proficiency in English
• More than ten-year experience teaching & researching Applied Linguistics at tertiary level
• Advanced computer skills
Ph.D. Applied Linguistics and English Language Education (focusing on CALL), EFL University, Hyderabad, India, August 2015.
MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Murray State University, Murray, KY, USA, May 2006.
B.Ed. English Studies, Sana’a University, Sana’a, Yemen, June 2002
Experience in Teaching:
January, 2015 – Now Faculty of Languages, Sana’a University Sana’a, Yemen
Assistant Professor/English Department
– Teach MA Linguistics and Applied Linguistics courses
– Teach BA Linguistics and Applied Linguistics courses
– Participate in ad hoc committees
February, 2008 – August, 2012 Faculty of Languages Sana’a, Yemen
– Teaching English as a Foreign Language in the Department of English
– Teaching English for Specific Purpose (ESP)
As a speaker
– Teacher educators’ attitudes and level of CALL use for EFL instruction: A Yemen surveyat Teacher Education Conference (TEC15): Ensuring Quality in English Language Teacher Education, Hyderabad, India February 27 – March 01, 2015.
– Facebook interaction (FBI) and essay writing pre-task: Yemeni EFL students’ perceptions, attitudes and challengesat Teacher Education Conference (TEC14): Innovation in English Language Teacher Education, Hyderabad, India February 21-23, 2014.
– Orienting Yemeni EFL students culturally at Access Best Practices Conference, Doha, Qatar September 29-30, 2011.
As an active participant
– Teacher Education Conference (TEC13), Hyderabad, India March 16-18, 2013
– TESOL International Conference, Doha, Qatar October 01-03, 2011
– 40th annual International TESOL Convention and Exhibit, Tampa, Florida, USA March 15-18 2006
Publications (till May 2021):
– Alotumi, M. (2021). EFL college junior and senior students’ self-regulated motivation for improving English speaking: A survey study. Heliyon, 7(4), e06664. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2021.e06664
– Alotumi, A. (2020). The effect of computer-assisted language learning project (CALLP) on Yemeni EFL student teachers’ perceived TPACK self-efficacy. International Journal of Research in English Education, 5(4), 14-40. http://ijreeonline.com/article-1-439-en.html
– Alotumi, M. (2020). Book review. System, 88, 102187. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.system.2019.102187
– Alotumi, M. (2020). EFL learning beyond the wall with MALL. In R. Ahmed, A. Al-kadi, & T. Hagar (Eds.), Enhancements and limitations to ICT-based informal language learning: Emerging research and opportunities. Information Science Reference., 138-160. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-7998-2116-8.ch007
– Alotumi, M. (2019). Book review. System, 82, 174-175. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.system.2019.02.001
– Alotumi, M. (2018). The effect of CALL-based instruction on students’ score attainment on the TOEFL iBT in a Yemeni context. International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching, 8(1), 50-64. https://doi.org/10.4018/ijcallt.2018010104
– Alotumi, M. (2014). Facebook interaction (FBI) and essay writing pre-task: Yemeni EFL students’ perceptions, attitudes and challenges. In G. Pickering & P. Gunashekar (Eds), Innovations in English Language Teacher Education (pp. 125-133). New Delhi, India: British Council.https://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3185696
– Alotumi, M. (2014). Teacher education and ICT: A solid bridge. Languaging, 5, 71-80.
– Alotumi, M. (2011). Orienting Yemeni EFL students culturally. In Access Best Practices Conference Proceedings, Doha, Qatar.