Sawsan Askoul


Professional Biography

Sawsan is a skilful teacher who is able to teach all levels starting from absolute beginning to proficiency level in both the undergraduate and post-graduate programmes. Her main focus is on teaching the communicative language that students can use in authentic situations in the real life with taking into consideration their main interests and needs. She has also designed materials by using the up-to-date technology in teaching/learning process.  


  • Certificate in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), the University of London,
  • M.A. Bilingual Translation, University of Westminster, London, UK,
  • Community interpreting course, London, UK,
  • Bachelor of Arts “B.A” in English Language and Literature, Damascus University, Syria.

Relevant Past Employment

  • Visiting Lecturer, Kings College, London, UK 2016 to present,
  • Arabic Tutor, International House, London, 2012 to present,
  • Arabic Teacher in Mother Tongue Language Programme, Southbank International School, London, UK, from 2011 to present,
  • Visiting Lecturer/ Course Coordinator, Kingston University, London, UK, from 2009 to present


  • Arabic Alphabets & Letters in Different Positions
  • All About Arabic Letters

Research Supervision

  • Phd in Education ‘ Is Grammar important in Teaching a Second Language?’

Research Interests

Passive Voice in Arabic; Methods of Teaching for Non-Natives of Arabic

Professional Affiliation(s)/Accreditation

  • International Baccalaureate Programme
  • Association of Arabic Teachers
  • American Association of Teachers of Arabic (AATA)

Teaching & Course Development

  • Web 2.0 Technologies in Language Teaching and Learning, the LWW-CETL Language Space, UCL,