Staff Profile

Pamela Aboshiha
Dr Pamela Aboshiha
PhD supervisor and CELTA tutor
Language Studies and Applied Linguistics
(UK) 01227 762022

Profile Summary

Dr Pamela Aboshiha was Programme Director for MA/ Post-graduate Diploma TESOL from 2008 -2015. She has contributed to teacher education courses such as: Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults; B. Ed TESOL (Malaysia); Palestinian Language Arts Programme; Austrian Very Young Learners; Madrid Content and Language Integrated Learning; Certificate in TESOL in Bahrain and Jordan.

She is a world-wide Assessor for Cambridge ESOL CELTA programmes. She has been a Consultant Tutor for a British Council/ Ministry of Education teacher development programme in Yemen and also for the University of Southampton in Qatar for a Teachers’ Preparation Course. She is External Examiner for the University of Westminster MA TESOL programme.

She has written on-line teacher preparation materials for integrated skills in English examinations for Trinity College, London.

She supervises and examines PhD candidates. Her main academic interests are teacher training and development in diverse contexts. She is especially interested in the needs of those teachers whose first language is not English and the role of theory in the practice of English language teaching.

Contributions to Research and Scholarship 

Conference presentations/ workshops

Aboshiha, P and Linehan, A. (2013) ‘ Taking the leap: moving into CLIL’ ‘ III International Conference on Bilingual teaching in Educational Institutions, Rey Juan Carols University, Madrid, Spain.

Aboshiha, P. (2011) ‘ What kind of writing teacher are you: product or process?’ ELT Pedagogy for the 21st Century Conference, University of Kerala, India.

Aboshiha P. (2010) ‘CLIL 2010: learning to teach science through English’ 50th

Academia Britannica/ International House, ‘Biodiversity in English Language Teaching’’ Conference, Rome, Italy.

Aboshiha, P. and G. White (2010) ‘The Italian Job: How Malaysian trainee teachers used the experience of learning Italian in their own teaching’

Featured Speakers at 19th MELTA (Malaysian English Language Teachers’ Association Conferences in Kuala Lumpur and Kuantan, Malaysia.

Aboshiha, P. (2009) ‘Teaching Practice Observation and Giving Feedback’ Workshop: Institut Pendidikan Guru Kampus Bahasa Antarabangsa, (IPGKBA), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Aboshiha, P. (2006) TESOL Arabia, Dubai ‘Changing Perceptions of Reading in Bahrain?’


Aboshiha, P. (2015) ‘ Rachel’s Story: reconstructing the ‘native speaker’ teacher’ In Swan, A, Aboshiha, P, and Holliday, A, (eds.) (En) Countering Native Speakerism: Global Perspectives. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Aboshiha, P. (2013) ‘ ‘Native-speaker’ English language teachers: disengaged from the changing international landscape of their profession’. In Ushioda, E. (ed.) International Perspectives on English Language Teaching: Motivation. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Aboshiha, P. (2011) ‘Teaching writing in the Indian context: a product or process approach?’ Conference Proceedings: ‘English language teaching pedagogy for the Twenty-first Century.’ Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. and University of Kerala, India.

Aboshiha, P. (2010) ‘Learning to integrate science and language teaching at primary level’ The Teacher Trainer Vol 24/ 1 May 2010

Holliday, A. and P. Aboshiha (2009) ‘The denial of ideology in our perceptions of ‘non-native speaker’ teachers’ TESOL Quarterly Vol 43/4

Aboshiha, P. (2009) (Book Review) ‘Teacher Cognition and Language Education: Research and Practice’ TESOL Quarterly 43/2 pp385-388

Aboshiha, P. (2006) ‘Changing Perceptions of Reading’ In Jendli, A, Troudi, S. and C. Coombe "The Power of Language: Perspectives from Arabia" Dubai, TESOL Arabia, 2007. pp 154-163


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