Al-Assad Omar, PhD

Al-Assad Omar, PhD

Job Title: Associate Professor
Department: Basic Medical Sciences
Email Address: alomar@inaya.edu.sa
Extension No.: 183


PhD in English (in 2005)
MA in English (in 2001)
Pre-Master in English (in 1996)
BA in English (in 1995)
Diploma in IT Skills (in 2006)
Qualifications in TESOL, TEFL & TEAL


-TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages)
-TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)
-ESP (English for Specific Purposes)
-CALL (Computer-Assisted Language Learning)
-TEAL (Teaching English for Arab Learners)
-Communication Skills
-English Language Acquisition
-English Translation
- English Literature
-English in Context
-Medical Terminology
-Testing and Evaluation
-Quality Assurance in ELT


1-“The Africa that Never Was in Joyce Cary’s Mister Johnson”, submitted to Int’l Conference for Academic Disciplines (Boston 2016), at Harvard Medical School, MA, USA
https://ijas2016harvard.sched.com/speaker/dr.alassadomar
2-“The Novelist as a Teacher: The Case of Chinua Achebe”, Kuwait, GUST International Conference on ELT in Kuwait on April 21-23, 2015
https://gellconference.gust.edu.kw
3- “The Social Misfits in Wole Soyinka’s The Interpreters”, in International Journal for Arts and Sciences (IJAS), Vol. 8, No. 1, 2015.
4-“The Intercultural Dynamics of EFL in the Arab World”, submitted to Qatar, Qatar University Foundation Program international conference on ELT in the Arab World on Jan. 17th-18th 2016,
http://www.qu.edu.qa/foundation/conference2016/program.php
5-"Post-Colonial Africa in Chinua Achebe's A Man of the People", in International Journal of Arts and Sciences, Vol. 6 (3), Dec. 2013.
6-"Alienation in Ayi Kwei Armah's The Beautiful Ones Are Not Yet Born", in International Journal for Arts and Sciences, Vol. 4 (24), Dec. 2011.
7-“Leadership and Motivation in the Arab EFL Classrooms”, submitted to University of Jeddah LC Conference in Feb. 2016, ICEFL, UJ
http://www.icefl-jeddah.com/conference-program
8-“New Insights into Motivation in TESOL in the Arab World”, UAE, TESOL ARABIA 2015 on March 12-14, 2015
http://www.tesolarabia.org/conference/schedule-tacon2015.php
9- “Paranoia and Pain in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness”, Jan. 2017, in International Journal of Arts and Sciences (IJAS), Volume 9, No. 3.
10-"Paranoia and Pain in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness", submitted to Liverpool University Conference, Liverpool, United Kingdom, in April, 2012. 
11-"New Insights into Motivation", submitted to 10th Asia TEFL International Conference, Delhi, India, in October 2012.
12-"The Revolutionary Artist in Ngugi's Petals of Blood", submitted to Cairo University International Conference, Cairo, Egypt, on Nov. 13-15, 2012.
13-"Post-Colonial Africa in Chinua Achebe's A Man of the People", submitted to University of Nevada Las Vegas International Conference, Las Vegas, USA, on March 18-22, 2013.
14-"Students' Self-Assessment in TESOL", submitted to Prince Sultan University ELT Forum, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on April 23-25, 2013.
15-"The Intercultural Dynamics in the Saudi EFL Classroom", submitted to PMU KSAALT Annual Conference, Khobar, KSA, on May 2, 2013.
16-"TEFL in the Arab World: Hopes and Impediments", submitted to the Fourth International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF4), held at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong,  on May 26-28, 2011.
17-"Alienation in Ayi Kwei Armah's The Beautiful Ones Are Not Yet Born", submitted to International Conference for Academic Disciplines held at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida, USA, on March 21-24, 2011. 
18-"Civilization and savagery in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart and Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness", submitted to 2011 Golden Jubilee International Conference on Literature, Literacy and Language, held in Cape Town, South Africa, on Sept. 6-9, 2011. 
19-"Motivating Students to Actively Learn English", submitted to DAU Conference on English Language Teaching held at DAU, Riyadh, KSA,         on Dec. 7-8, 2011. 
20-“Romance and Reality in Joyce Cary’s Mister Johnson (1939) and Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart (1958)”, submitted to APETAU 3rd International Conference (23-25 Aug. 2006), Amman, Jordan. 
21-"Business Correspondence & Report Writing, at DAU, on Nov. 3rd 2016.
22-“Methods and Tools of Evaluation”, at DAU, on Oct. 13th 2016.
23-"Students' Self-Assessment in TESOL", submitted to Prince Sultan University ELT Forum, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on April 23-25, 2013.
24-"The Intercultural Dynamics in the Saudi EFL Classroom", submitted to PMU KSAALT Annual Conference, Khobar, KSA, on May 2, 2013.
25-"The Revolutionary Artist in Ngugi's Petals of Blood", submitted to Cairo University International Conference, Cairo, Egypt, on Nov. 13-15, 2012.
26-"Paranoia and Pain in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness", submitted to Liverpool University Conference, Liverpool, UK, in April, 2012. 
27-"Civilization and savagery in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart and Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness", submitted to 2011 Golden Jubilee International Conference on Literature, Literacy and Language, held in Cape Town, South Africa, on Sept. 6-9, 2011. 
28-"Motivating Students to Actively Learn English", submitted to DAU Conference on English Language Teaching, held at DAU, Riyadh, KSA,         on Dec. 7-8, 2011. 
29-"TEFL in the Arab World: Hopes and Impediments", submitted to the Fourth International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF4), held at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong,  on May 26-28, 2011.
30- “Romance and Reality in Joyce Cary’s Mister Johnson (1939) and Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart (1958)”, submitted to APETAU 3rd International Conference (23-25 Aug. 2006), Amman, Jordan. 
31-“Effective Classroom Management in Higher Education”, presented at DAU on April 23rd 2014.
32-“CV Writing and Interview Skills”, presented at DAU on Tuesday 9th Dec. 2014.
33-“Assessment in Higher Eduaction”, presented at DAU on Thursday 20th Nov. 2014.
34-“ Case Teaching”, a 3-day workshop at KSU on Dec. 14-16, 2010. 
35-"TEFL in the Arab World: Hopes and Impediments", submitted to the Fourth International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF4), held at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong,  on May 26-28, 2011.
36-Participated at the 1st Annual Teaching Meeting at KSU on Sept. 12-13, 2011. I also worked as an interpreter during sessions and workshops of the meeting. 
37-Participated at a workshop organized by KSU CELT on “Initiatives for Grants of Excellence in Learning & Teaching” which was presented by Professor Lorraine Stefani, Director of Center for Academic Development, Auckland University, New Zealand, on Dec. 11, 2011. 
38-Participated at a training program on “Jusur LMS” at the National Center for                   E-Learning and Distance Learning, Riyadh, KSA, which was held on Dec. 10, 2011 and lasted for three days (15 hours) on Dec. 10, 2011. 
39-Participated at KSAALT (RC) General Meeting on Dec. 22, 2011, which discussed “Blended Learning in the English Language Classroom at Prince Sultan University, Riyadh. 
40- Participated at Taibah University First International Conference  on "English in the Preparatory Year in Saudi Universities" in Madina   on April 12-13, 2011. 
41-Attended the 2nd International Conference on E-Learning & Distance Learning, held in Riyadh on Feb. 21-24, 2011. 
42- Participated at the 5th Training Workshop for Staff Tutors, at AOU  (13-14 Feb. 2005), in Kuwait. 
43- Participated at a special workshop on: (A319: Literature in the Modern World), with professors from UKOU and Staff Tutors from AOU branches (13-14 Sept. 2005) in Kuwait. 
44- Participated at a Training Workshop on “University Students’ Evaluation”, at Ain Shams University, EGYPT, (22-24 Feb. 2005). 
45- Participated at a Training Workshop on Tutors & Staff Tutors Responsibilities and Duties (14-15 Sept. 2002) at the AOU in Kuwait. 
46- Participated at many Training Workshops on LMS at the AOU in Kuwait throughout 2007 and 2008. 
47- Participated at FLS Induction Strategy, AOU-Kuwait (Oct.2008). 
48- Participated at a Video-Conference Workshop on EL120 at AOU-Kuwait (Oct. 2008). 
49- Participated at a special workshop on EL121 at AOU-Kuwait. (Nov. 2008) 
50-“Quality Assurance and Program Assessment”, a two-day workshop by NCAAA in Jeddah in 2013.
51- “Quality Assurance and Program Assessment” , Presented at DAU on for Deans, Vice-Deans and Heads of Departments on Monday 27th Jan. 2014.
52-Participated at Sultan Qaboos University Conference on ELT (ELT: Ideal vs Reality) on April 21-22,  2016.
http://www.eltconf.com/
53- Participated at  a workshop organized by KSU CELT (Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching) on “Initiatives for Grants of Excellence in Learning & Teaching” which was presented by Professor Lorraine Stefani, Director of Center for Academic Development, Auckland University, New Zealand, on Dec. 11, 2011. 
54-Participated at  Cambridge English workshop “Unlock: Product & Methodolgy” on 3rd Sept. 2014 at DAU. 
55- Participated at Cambridge English workshop “How to Teach Reading with Unlock” on 15th Oct. 2014 at DAU.     
56- Participated at  Cambridge English workshop “Online Workbook Registration Guide” on 22nd Oct. 2014 at DAU.       
57- Participated at  Cambridge English workshop “How to Teach Listening and Speaking with Unlock” on 5th March 2015 at DAU. 
58- Participated at  Cambridge English workshop “Grammar and Beyond” on Mon. 23rd Nov. 2015 at DAU.
59- Participated at DAU workshop on “Modern Teaching Methods” on Oct. 6th 2016.
60- Participated at DAU workshop on “Communication Skills at Workplace’ on 2nd Nov. 2016.
61- Participated at DAU workshop on “NCAAA Templates” on 3rd Oct. 2016.
62- Participated at DAU workshop on “Educational Theories and E-Learning” on 10th Oct. 2016.
63- Participated at DAU workshop on “Time Management & Managing Stress” on Oct. 23rd, 2016.
64- Participated at DAU 2-day workshop on “Evaluation of Learning Outcomes” on Nov. 3-4, 2016
65- Participated at DAU workshop on “Research Skills of Electrronic Resources from EBSCO” on Dec. 27th , 2015.
66-Participated at DAU workshop on “EBSCO Research Skills” on 10th Feb. 2016.