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Dr. Suhair Eyad Jamal Al-Alami

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Assistant Professor

PhD in English Applied Linguistics, Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom

  • General Education Faculty (Full Time), Skyline University College, Sharjah, January 2023 – present
  • General Education Faculty (Part Time), University of Dubai, Dubai, September – December, 2022
  • General Education Faculty (Full Time), Al Ghurair University, Dubai, August 2005 – 2022
  • Al-Alami, S. (Forthcoming). Students’ Attitudes towards Utilizing ChatGPT for Acquiring Writing Skills in Higher Education. Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 14 (4).

  • Al-Alami, S. (2024). Using Colloquial Language in Prose Fiction Texts: An Exploratory Study. Research Journal in Advanced Humanities, 5(1), 1-15.

  • Suleymanova, S., Gawanmeh, A., and Al-Alami, S. (2023). A comparative study for mental health challenges of students: Online versus on-campus education. Contemporary Educational Technology, 15(3), pp. 1-11. 
  • Al-Alami, S. (2023). Translation of prose fiction texts: An exploratory study. International Journal of English Language and Literature Studies, Volume 12(2), pp. 147-158.
  • Al-Alami, S. & Koppalakrishnan, P. (2022). University Entrepreneurship Education: Points to Ponder. Global Journal of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Vol. 10, 1-13.
  • Al-Alami, S. (2021). Fiction from a Critical Perspective. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, Vol. 11, 990-997.
  • Al-Alami, S. (2021). EFL Acquisition in the COVID-19 Pandemic Era: Forward Looking. Psychology and Education, Vol. 58, 706-712.
  • Al-Alami, S. (2020). A Treasure of Short Stories for English Language Learners. United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Al-Alami, S. (2020). To be Creative, or not to be Creative; that is the Question. Systematic Reviews in Pharmacy, Vol. 11, 189-191.
  • Al-Alami, S. (2019). Literature as a Means of Augmenting Writing Skills. OPCION, 35, 1118-1131.
  • Al-Alami, S. (2019). Intercultural Communication Competence Projects within English as a Lingua Franca Contexts. International Journal of English Language and Linguistics Research, Vol. 7, 16-29.
  • Al-Alami, S. (2019). Point of View in Narrative. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, Vol. 9, 911-916.
  • Al-Alami, S. (2018). EFL Reading in Higher Education: Literary versus General Texts. British Journal of English Linguistics, Vol. 6, 11-31.
  • Al-Alami, S. (2017, November). Diagnostic Assessment within EFL Contexts. The 2017 WEI International Academic Conference Proceedings (81-93). United States of America: West East Institute.
  • Al-Alami, S. (2017). Peer and Self Editing in the English Classroom. International Journal of Scientific Research, Vol. 6, 76-80.
  • Al-Alami, S. (2017, April). Stylistics in the EFL World: Points to Ponder. The 2017 WEI International Academic Conference Proceedings (86-92). United States of America: West East Institute.
  • Ferzli, P., Burridge, C., Al-Alami, S., & Blanco, S. (2016). The 22nd Annual International TESOL Arabia Conference Book: Language, Culture, Communication-Transformations in Intercultural Contexts. United Arab Emirates: TESOL Arabia.
  • Hijazi, S., Al-Alami, S., Azeez, A., Al-Oklah, N., & Manoj, S. (2016). Composition and Writing Skills. Jordan: Arabesque.
  • Al-Alami, S. (2016). Literature in the EFL Classroom. International Journal of English Language and Literature Studies, Vol. 5, 144-153.
  • Al-Alami, S. (2016). The Power of Short Stories, Novellas and Novels in Today’s World. International Journal of Language and Literature, Vol. 4, 21-35.
  • Al-Alami, S. (2015). Research within the Field of Applied Linguistics: Points to Consider. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 5, 1330-1337.
  • Al-Alami, S. (2014). Stylistics within EFL/ESL Contexts. Sino-US English Journal, Vol. 12, 642-649.
  • Al-Alami, S. (2014). Promoting Communicative Competence: A UAE Case Study. Journal of Language Teaching and Research, Vol. 5, 1245-1255.
  • Al-Alami, S. (2014). Enhancing Writing Skills within EFL University Contexts. Arab World English Journal, 5, 137-150.
  • Al-Alami, S. (2013). Learn and Gain. United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Al-Alami, S. (2013). Utilizing Fiction to Promote English Language Acquisition. United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Al-Alami, S. (2012, March). The Power of Literature within EFL Contexts. Proceedings of the 17th Annual International TESOL Arabia Conference (263-271). United Arab Emirates: TESOL Arabia.
  • Al-Alami, S. (2012). Using Literature in EFL Contexts. In R. Almarzooqi & A. Roscue (Eds.) Literature Teaching in the EFL Context (203-219). Oman: Sultan Qaboos University.
  • Al-Alami, S. (2012). Novels and Short Stories in the EFL Classroom. Special Issue on English Language Acquisition. Egypt: The American University in Cairo.
  • Al-Alami, S., & Khawaja, A. (2011, March). Peer Editing. Proceedings of the 16th Annual International TESOL Arabia Conference (230-238). United Arab Emirates: TESOL Arabia.
  • Al-Alami, S. (2010, July). A Case Study in Using Literary Texts to Enhance Critical Thinking. Proceedings of the 2010 PALA Annual International Conference (1-33). United Kingdom: Poetics and Linguistics Association.
  • Al-Alami, S. (2009, July-August). Literature in EFL/ESL Contexts. Proceedings of the 2009 PALA Annual International Conference (1-24). United Kingdom: Poetics and Linguistics Association.
  • Poetics and Linguistics Association Annual International Conference, University of Bologna, Italy, July 2023.
  • Fifth AUE International Research Conference, American University in the Emirates, Dubai, UAE, May 2023.
  • Applied Linguistics and Language Teaching International Conference 2023, Zayed University, Dubai, UAE, March 2023.
  • EUMMAS International Conference 2023, Skyline University College, Sharjah, UAE, February 2023.
  • Poetics and Linguistics Association Annual International Conference 2022, July 6th – 9th, Aix-Marseille University, France.
  • Applied Linguistics and Language Teaching International Conference 2022, Zayed University, Dubai, UAE, March 2022.
  • AILA 2021 World Congress of Applied Linguistics, University of Groningen, the Netherlands, August 15-20, 2021.
  • Excellence, Gifted Education, Innovation, & Creativity in Basic-Higher Education, Ajman University, UAE, June 10 - 12, 2021.
  • Applied Linguistics and Language Teaching International Conference 2021, Zayed University, Dubai, UAE, March 2021.
  • Fifty-Third Annual International IATEFL Conference, Conference Centre, Liverpool, United Kingdom, April 2019.
  • Applied Linguistics and Language Teaching International Conference 2019, Zayed University, Dubai, UAE, March 2019.
  • Popular Culture Association International Conference 2018, JW Marriott Hotel, Indianapolis, United States of America, March 2018.
  • Annual International TESOL Kuwait Conference 2019, Gulf University of Science and Technology, Kuwait, February 2019.
  • Applied Linguistics and Language Teaching International Conference 2018, Zayed University, Dubai, UAE, March 2018.
  • West East International (WEI) Conference on Education and Humanities, Hotel Bernini Bristol, Rome, Italy, November 2017.
  • West East International (WEI) Conference on Education and Humanities, University of Vienna, Austria, April 2017.
  • Fifty-First Annual International IATEFL Conference, Conference Centre, Glasgow, United Kingdom, April 2017.
  • Twenty-Third Annual International TESOL Arabia Conference, Ritz Carlton Hotel, Dubai, UAE, March 2017.
  • Teaching and Learning English in Higher Education, Calgary University, Doha, Qatar, May 2016.
  • Twenty-Second Annual International TESOL Arabia Conference, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Dubai, UAE, March 2016.
  • Forty-Eighth Annual International IATEFL Conference, Conference Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom, April 2014.
  • Twentieth Annual International TESOL Arabia Conference, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Dubai, UAE, March 2014.
  • Forty-Seventh Annual International IATEFL Conference, Conference Centre, Liverpool, United Kingdom, April 2013.
  • Nineteenth Annual International TESOL Arabia Conference, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Dubai, UAE, March 2013.
  • Sixteenth Annual CTELT Conference, Dubai Men’s College, Dubai, UAE, November 2012.
  • Forty-Sixth IATEFL Annual International Conference, Conference Centre, Glasgow, United Kingdom, March 2012.
  • Eighteenth Annual International TESOL Arabia Conference, Dubai Women’s College, Dubai, UAE, March 2012.
  • Nile TESOL Annual Conference, American University in Cairo, Egypt, January 2012.
  • Fifteenth Annual CTELT Conference, Dubai Men’s College, Dubai, UAE, November 2011.
  • BAAL Annual International Conference, Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom, July 2011.
  • Seventeenth Annual International TESOL Arabia Conference, JW Marriott Hotel, Dubai, UAE, March 2011.
  • Eleventh Annual International Egypt TESOL Conference, New Heliopolis Sheraton Hotel, Cairo, Egypt, December 2010.
  • Fourteenth Annual CTELT Conference, Dubai Men’s College, Dubai, UAE, November 2010.
  • Thirtieth Annual Conference of the Poetics and Linguistics Association (PALA), University of Genoa, Italy, July 2010.
  • Sixteenth Annual International TESOL Arabia Conference, Zayed University, Dubai, UAE, March 2010.
  • Nile TESOL Annual Conference, American University in Cairo, Egypt, February 2010.
  • Tenth Annual International Egypt TESOL Conference, New Heliopolis Sheraton Hotel, Cairo, Egypt, November 2009.
  • Twenty-Ninth Annual Conference of the Poetics and Linguistics Association (PALA), Roosevelt Academy, Middleburg, Holland, July 28 – August 1, 2009.
  • First Biennial MENAWCA Conference, University of United Arab Emirates, Al Ain, UAE, February 2009.
  • Ninth Annual International Egypt TESOL Conference, New Heliopolis Sheraton Hotel, Cairo, Egypt, November 2008.
  • Twelfth Annual CTELT Conference, Dubai Men’s College, Dubai, UAE, November 2008.
  • Third ALTE International Conference, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, April 2008.
  • First AUS International TESOL Conference, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE, February 2008.
  • Eleventh Annual CTELT Conference, Dubai Men’s College, Dubai, UAE, November 2007.
  • Seventh Annual International Egypt TESOL Conference, New Heliopolis Sheraton Hotel, Cairo, Egypt, December 2006.
  • Sixth Annual International Egypt TESOL Conference, New Heliopolis Sheraton Hotel, Cairo, Egypt, December 2005.
  • Twelfth Annual International TESOL Arabia Conference, Al Bustan Rotana Hotel, Dubai, UAE, March 2005.
  • Zoghbor, W., & Al-Alami, S. (Forthcoming). Proceedings of the 2022 ALLT Annual International Conference. United Arab Emirates: Zayed University.
  • Zoghbor, W., Shehadeh, A. & Al-Alami, S. (2020). Proceedings of the 2019 ALLT Annual International Conference. United Arab Emirates: Zayed University.
  • Zoghbor, W., Al-Alami, S., & Alexiou, T. (2019). Proceedings of the 2018 ALLT Annual International Conference. United Arab Emirates: Zayed University.
  • Translation and Languages Journal: Associate Editor, 2018 – present.
  • TESOL Arabia Perspectives Magazine: Co-Editor, 2014 – 2017.
  • Abu Rmaileh, S., Elsheikh, A., & Al-Alami, S. (2017). Motivation and Classroom Management: Theory, Practice, and Implications. United Arab Emirates: TESOL Arabia.
  • Zoghbor, W., Coombe, C., Al-Alami, S., & Abu Rmaileh, S. (2017). Proceedings of the 22nd Annual International TESOL Arabia Conference: Language, Culture, and Communication.
  • Elsheikh, A., Riddlebarger, J., Abu Rmaileh, S., & Al-Alami, S. (2016). Proceedings of the 21st Annual International TESOL Arabia Conference: Teaching and Learning in the Digital World. United Arab Emirates: TESOL Arabia.
  • International Journal of Arabic-English Studies, 2021 – present.
  • Journal of Social Sciences, 2021 – 2022.
  • Journal of Studies in Language, Culture and Society, 2018 – present.
  • Arab World English Journal, March 2013 – present.
  • Applied Linguistics and Language Teaching conferences 2023, 2022, 2021, 2019, & 2018.
  • TESOL Arabia conferences 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, & 2013.
  • Research Excellence Awards, Al Ghurair University, February 2016.
  • AGU Faculty Award, Al Ghurair University, Dubai, June 2015.
  • Certificate of Commendation for Significant Contributions to Research, Al Ghurair University, February 2012.
  • Certificate of Commendation for Developing Innovative Teaching Methods, Al Ghurair University, February 2012.

External examiner for five M.A. theses, University of United Arab Emirates, Al Ain (May 2020, March 2022, April 2022 & November 2023).

  • Member, Poetics and Linguistics Association, United Kingdom, 2021–
  • Member, Association of Professors of English and Translation at Arab Universities, Jordan, 2021 – present.
  • Member, International Association of Applied Linguistics, France, 2020 –
  • Member, Applied Linguistics and Language Teaching, United Arab Emirates, 2018– present.
  • Member, Popular Culture Association, United States of America, 2017 – 2019.
  • Member, Toastmasters International, United States of America, 2014 – present.
  • Member, International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language, United Kingdom, 2011 – 2019.
  • Member, British Association for Applied Linguistics, United Kingdom, 2009 – 2011.
  • Member, TESOL Arabia, United Arab Emirates, 2005 – 2017.