Mohammed Abdu Ahmed Saleh Al-Mekhlafi

Name: Mohammed Abdu Ahmed Saleh Al-Mekhlafi

Academic Rank: Professor

Institution : Department of English, Faculty of Education, Sana’a University



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Prof. Mohammad Abdu Al-Mekhlafi is currently a Professor of English at Sana’a University. He is a specialist in Applied Linguistics and its related areas such as ELT, TEFL, TESL, TEYL, TESOL, ESP, EAP, Curricula and Methods of Teaching English. Throughout his varied career in the field of Education, Mohammad has worked as a teacher educator at the Department of English, Faculty of Education, Sana’a University, since 1989. He was the Head of the Department of English (2001 – 2005). He worked as the Dean of the Faculty of Languages and Education in Al-Yemenia University (2001 – 2007). He worked as a visiting associate professor in TEFL at Sohar University in Oman (2007 – 2012). His main areas of research interest are: teacher training, error analysis, writing instruction, grammar instruction and second language pedagogy. He has participated in more than 24 international conferences in a number of countries including: Britain, the USA, India, the UAE, Oman, Malaysia and Yemen. He has published (21) research articles in International Referred Journals and )4( books.



Degree From- To Institution Major Grade
Ph. D. 1996- 1999 EFL University, Hyderabad, India Applied Linguistics Excellent
Diploma 1997- 1998 Institute of Computer Software

Sciences, Hyderabad, India

Computer Applications Very Good
M.A. 1990- 1992 Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, USA Applied Linguistics Excellent
Diploma 1988-1990 Diploma in French French Excellent (92%) The First one in the Batch
B. Ed. 1983- 1987 Sana’a University, Yemen English Very Good (89.22%) The

first one in the Batch

Teaching Diploma 1974- 1980 Teacher Training Institute, Taiz, Teaching Diploma Very Good (.88.8%)

B- Training Courses

Course Institution Period Country
TEFL Course Reading University July-September 1986 Britain
French Besancon University July-September 1988 France
Pre-academic course University of Texas July- August 1990 USA
SPSS Sana’a University August- September 2007 Yemen
Moodle Sohar University October 2009 Oman
Shaping the Way We Teach English Office of English Language Programs, Washington DC, USA October, 2010 – April, 2011 Online
Professional Development Webinar: How to Teach Reading Oxford University Press, Britain March, 2013 Online
ELT Techniques: Vocabulary WizIQ July – Aug. 2013 Online
Building Teaching Skills through the Interactive Web University of Oregon, USA 7th Oct.- 13th Dec. 2013 Online
Teachers Teaching Online WizIQ July- August, 2014 Online


  1. Teaching the following courses at the Ed. Program (1989- present)

ELT Methodology, Morphology and Syntax, Introduction to Language, Transformational Generative Grammar, History of the English Language, Advanced Writing, Advanced Grammar, Creative Writing, Reading, Initial Literacy Skill Development, Aural/Oral Language Skill Development, Introduction to Linguistics, Phonetics and Phonology, Morphology and Lexical Semantics, Syntax and Structural Semantics, Second Language Acquisition, Topics in Applied Linguistics & Vocabulary and Grammar Language Skill Development.


  1. Teaching the following courses at the A. Program (2001- present)

Theories of Language Learning, General Linguistics and Phonological and Grammatical Analysis


  1. Teaching the following courses at the D. Program (2012- 2018)

Syntax & Applied Linguistics


  1. I have successfully used blended learning classrooms using the following online platforms :

Nicenet, Eliademy, Moodle, WizIQ, Google Classroom and WebQuests



  1. Administration Experience
Post From – To Institution
Head 2019 English Department, Al-Hikma University
H Head 2014- 2019 English Department, Faculty of Languages, Future University, Yemen
Head 2001 – 2005 English Department, Faculty of Education, Sana’a University
Dean 2001 – 2007 Faculty of Languages, Arts and Education, Al-Yemenia University
Vice Dean 2002 Faculty of Education, Arts and Science – Khawlan (Students’ Affairs)
President 1991- 1992 Muslim Student Association, Ball State University, USA

F. Research Supervision and Thesis Examiner

  • 32 M.A. and 4 Ph.D. research scholars have received their Degrees so far under my supervision.
  • At present I have 3A students and 6 Ph.D. students working with me.
  • Internal Examiner of more than 18 M.A candidates at Sana’a University, Sohar University, Sultan Qabous University in Oman and Al-Yemenia University.
  • External Examiner of more than 7 PhD candidates at Anna University, India, Bharathiar University, India and Kalasalingam University, India
  • Supervising the undergraduate students in their Graduation Research Projects (2000 – 2015).
  1. Consultant, Early Grade Reading Approach (EGRA) Project in Yemen, Community Livelihoods Project (CLP), USAID, 8th September, 2012 to 30th June, 2014.


  1. Scholarly Article Manuscript Referee for seven international journals
  2. Referee for Academic Promotion of academic staff in a number of universities


  1. Member of Professional Societies such as the Executive Board of the Arab Society of English Language Studies (ASELS)


  1. Member of Sohar University Academic Board


  1. Member of Sohar University Research & Industry Collaboration Committee


  1. Chairman, Academic Advising Committee, Sohar University, Oman


  1. Writing Specification Documents and Syllabus of 2 courses at the MA program in Sohar University in Oman
  2. Member, E-Teacher, American English Institute, University of Oregon, USA, 2013 – present


  1. Member, International Association of Academicians and Researchers (INAAR)


  1. A proficient user of Microsoft Office (Word, Power Point and Excel), the internet and SPSS.


  1. Completing a six-day training program for preparing assessors of higher education academic programs by the Council for Accreditation & Quality Assurance, Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research, Sana’a
  2. Writing Specification Documents and Syllabus of 2 courses in the MA program in the Faculty of Languages, Sana’a University.


  1. Practicum Supervision experience in Yemen and in Oman


  1. Received more than 22 certificates of gratitude and appreciation from a number of educational institutions in Yemen and in Oman (1979- 2016)


Conferences and Workshops:

Participated in more than (24) international conferences in Britain, the USA, India, the UAE, Oman, Malaysia and Yemen.


Research and scientific papers:

  1. Published (21 ) research papers in International Referred Journals. In addition to (2) research papers are in print.

They are available online through Google Scholar at


They are also available through Research Gate


  1. Al-Mekhlafi, M.A. (2005). Yemeni Teachers’ Beliefs and Practices in Regard to Causes and Treatment of Student Errors. Sana’a University Journal of Educational & Psychological Sciences. 2(1), 3 – 16.
  2. _____________ . (2006). Comparison of Trainee-teachers and Practicing Teachers’ Views and Attitudes towards Students’ Errors. The University Researcher. 10(1), 31-42.
  3. _____________ . (2006). A Survey of Yemeni Teachers’ Views on Student Errors in the Area of English Wh- Questions. Jordan Journal of Educational Sciences. Vol. 2(1), 45-52.
  4. _____________ . (2011). The Relationship between Writing Self-efficacy Beliefs and Final Examination Scores in a Writing Course among a Group of Arab EFL Trainee-teachers. International Journal for Research in Education. 29, 16 – 33.Available online:
  5. _____________ . (2011). An Exploration of Yemeni Student-teachers’ Self-perception of themselves as Writers. University of Sharjah Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. 8 (1), 39-61. ISSN: 1996-2339.
  6. _____________ &Taher, Hafsa. (2011). Exploring EFL Student Teachers’ Writing Self-efficacy Beliefs: A Comparison of Student Teachers in Oman and in Yemen. In Daud, Nuraihan et al. (Eds.) Language Studies in the Muslim World. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: IIUM Press. PP. 41-56. ISBN 978-967-0225-23-4. Available online:

  1. ____________ . (2012). Assessing Yemeni Trainee Teachers’ Views about themselves as Writers. Rajasthan ELTI Journal. 6 (2), 64 – 70. ISSN No. 2250 317x. Available online:
  2. _____________ . (2012). Self-Perceptions and Practices of a Group of Omani Cooperating Teachers for Supervising EFL Student Teachers’ Grammar Teaching during Practicum. Arab World English Journal. 3(4), 160 – 178. Available online:


  1. _____________ & Naji, Ismiel. (2013). Supervisors’ Practices in Improving Student Teachers’ Grammar Teaching Strategies during Practicum: A Comparison of Student Teachers’ and Supervisors’ Views. Wudpecker Journal of Educational Research. 2(1), 6-17. Available online:
  2. _____________ . (2013). A Study of Question Formation in the English Writing of Omani EFL Learners. Standard Journal of Educational Research and Essay. 1(4), 57-62. Available online:
  3. _____________ . (2015). The Relationship between Affixation Awareness and Linguistic

Intelligence among Yemeni EFL Learners. Abhinav National Monthly Refereed Journal of

Research in Arts & Education. 4 (2), 1- 10. Available online:

  1. _____________ . (2016). The Impact of Class Attendance on Final Examination Scores of Yemeni EFL Student-Teachers. Chetana International Journal of Education. 1, (1), 1-16. Available online:
  2. _____________ . (2016). Multiple Intelligences Theory and its Representation in the Crescent English Course for Yemen. Albaha University Journal of Human Sciences. 5, 162- 182.
  3. _____________ . (2017). The Beliefs of Yemeni Student Teachers about their English Language Learning. Journal for Research Scholars and Professionals of English Language Teaching. 1 (3), 1-18.
  4. Taher, Hafsa and Al-Mekhlafi, M .(2017). A Gap Analysis between Classroom Practices and Students Learning Outcomes in an Advanced Writing Course. Sana’a University Journal of Educational & Psychological Sciences.
  5. _____________ . (2019). An Investigation of Yemeni Student Teachers’ Perceptions of their English Language Learning. Future University Journal. 1 (1), 1-20.
  6. Al-Shargabi, Eman and Al-Mekhlafi, M. (2019). A Survey of the Yemeni Translation Market Needs. Journal of Social Studies. 25 (1), 113- 131.
  7. _____________ . (2020). Yemeni EFL Student Teachers’ Moral Intelligence and its Relationship to their Academic Achievement. Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. 4(1), 168-179.’_Moral_Intelligence_and_its_Relationship_to_their_Academic_Achievement
  8. Al-Showthabi, Abdulrahim & Al-Mekhlafi, Mohammad (2020). Yemeni EFL Learners’ Future Self-Images and Their Relationship to The English Language Proficiency. Journal of Educational and Psychological Sciences, 4 (13), 141-156.


  1. _____________ . (2020). An Exploration of Yemeni University Students’ Attitudes Towards Learning Linguistic Courses Using Google Classroom. Millennium Journal of English Literature, Linguistics and Translation . 1(1), 1-16.
  2. Al-Mekhlafi, M. ; Al-Shargabi, E. & Al-Shawthabi, A.. (2021). Yemeni EFL University Students’ Attitudes towards Using Eliademy as a Learning Tool. Journal of Educational and Psychological Sciences. 3 (5),


  1. Published Books

Published ( 4 ) books

  1. Unpublished Articles

(6) research papers