Dr Adnan Al-Jubouri
Dr Adnan Al-Jubouri – Applied linguist, EFL specialist, teacher trainer, textbook writer, discourse analysis researcher and reading consultant. Former Dean of the College of Languages at Baghdad University (Iraq). He did his master’s degree in linguistics and ELT at Leeds University (England) and his PhD in contrastive textology at Aston University (England). He taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses at Baghdad University (Iraq), the Hashemite University (Jordan), Bahrain University (Bahrain) and is currently an associate professor at Ahlia University (Bahrain). His main achievements include writing EFL textbooks for the Iraqi Ministry of Education, producing various guides for in-service teacher training, initiation of the Speed Reading Unit (Baghdad University) and the design of speed reading methodology and courses, preparation and presentation of English learning TV programmes for school students on Iraqi Educational television, long experience (9 years: 1991-2000) in writing English language placement tests for postgraduate applicants at Iraqi universities, special translation consultancy to the Minister of Higher Education, Iraq (1994-2000), acting as a peer reviewer of academic journal papers, and supervision of PhD and MA students. His research interests include text linguistics and discourse analysis (esp. contrastive and intercultural studies, including those of contrastive rhetoric), ELT (including ESP), reading (including speed reading), EFL testing, Corpus-based language research and English grammar.