Hayder Kaream Al Hamdany ( Lecturer )
Faculty of Education - English Language
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Dr Hayder Kaream Al Hamdany PERSONAL DETAILS Name: Hayder Al Hamdany Iraqi address: Najaf, University of Kufa housing Australian address: 37A Marrett drive, Ingle Farm, SA, Australia Home Phone: +9647831561706 (Iraq) +61 (0) 411 538 059 (Australia) Email: [email protected] Languages: Arabic and English Nationality: Iraqi SKILLS AND ABILITIES Computer Skills: • Microsoft Office Suite • NVivo • EndNote General Skills: • Ability to liaise with a variety of people from different cultures and educational backgrounds • Ability to work under pressure and manage a high workload and ability to face the difficult situations EDUCATION DETAILS Qualifications: • PhD in Education (Applied Linguistics) the University of Adelaide, 2015 • Master of Philosophy (Education) the University of Adelaide, North Tce Campus, Adelaide, 2010- 2011 • Master of Education (TESOL Specialization), University of South Australia, 2009. • Bachelor of Education/Arts in English, University of Thi_Qar, 2004. • Diploma of Education (Primary Education), Annasiryah Institute for Teachers Preparation, Iraq, 2000 • Diploma of Interpreting (Arabic to English, English to Arabic), TAFE SA, Australia, 2014 PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND My educational and professional background is in languages education, specifically English and Arabic. My research interests include Systemic Functional Linguistics theory, functional grammar, register, genre, multimodality and critical discourse analysis. I worked as a teacher of English/Arabic as a Second or Foreign Language for the first 5 years of my professional career to adult learners at tertiary institutions and high school both in the Republic of Iraq and in Australia. While teaching ESL/AFL, I became proficient in the application of computers to support language learning and have been involved in research and teaching in the field. EMPLOYMENT HISTORY Mar. 2005 – 2008 JOB TITLE Secondary English Teacher 2008-2010 JOB TITLE ESL teacher at TAFE SA, Australia Teaching English as a second language for new arrivals refugees Courses Taught: • English language proficiency (spoken and written English). Beginner and Intermediate Level March 2012- 2015 JOB TITLE Tutor/lecturer at School of Education, University of Adelaide, Australia Courses Taught: Postgraduate Level • EDUC 7001 – Educational Inquiry • EDUC 7055 - Research Communication I have also lectured and tutored the learning styles course for the Bachelor of Teaching (undergraduate) and Graduate Diploma in Education (postgraduate) academic programs in the School of Education, University of Adelaide. Besides these, marking and assessing students' assignments. I have also served as a lecturer and tutor conducting seminars and workshops for international postgraduate research students in the ‘Integrated Bridging Programme- Research’ hosted by the ‘Researcher Education and Development’ (RED) Unit, University of Adelaide July 2013- 2015 JOB TITLE A research assistant at School of Education, The University of Adelaide, Australia In addition to lecturing in postgraduate courses, I was working as a senior research assistant in two research projects. Mar. 2005 – Till present JOB TITLE Freelance Interpreter/Translator I have been doing many interpretations and translations work (English/Arabic or vice versa) for several private and government agencies e.g. the Department of Human Services (DHS) and Translationz, AUSTRALIA. Jan 2015- Till present JOB TITLE Lecturer at the Department of English, Faculty of Education, the University of Kufa, Iraq PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Teaching Interests • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) • Languages Other Than English (LOTE) • English for Academic Purposes • Academic Language and Learning Research Interests • Language Teaching and Learning • Systemic Functional Linguistics • Register • Genre • Multimodality and Critical Discourse Analysis • Arabic language and Linguistics Teaching: • Ability to maintain high standards of achievement, behaviour, discipline and punctuality amongst students. Management: • Managing students by providing guidance and feedback to help them strengthen their skills and knowledge base. • Excellent time management skills to ensure targets are met and plans completed efficiently. • Willing to take responsibility for the quality of teaching delivered and to make necessary changes to improve quality and maintain standards. EXPERIENCE IN SYLLABUS DESIGN AND MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT: I developed syllabi and materials for the following courses: • 'My Language' ((لغتي for Pre-beginner level, Arabic language students at non-profit ethnic school, 'Arabic Language School in South Australia'. • 'My Language' ((لغتي for intermediate level students. • 'Learning English is not Impossible' is a syllabus that I have designed to teach Iraqi (English) illiterate adult students in Iraq. Awards & Achievements Research Funding: • Picard, M & Al Hamdany, H (2013). Returned Iraqi AusAid Masters students experiences of academic literacies. Faculty of Professions (the 2013 School of Education Internal Competitive Research Grants). The University of Adelaide, $8000. Publications: • Al Hamdany, H., Picard, M. (in press) Narratives of Iraqi adult learners: experiences of spoken register in English for Academic Purposes Programs at an Australian University. the Journal of Adult and Continuing Education (JACE) • Al Hamdany, H., Picard, M. (in press) Mosaic identity: Iraqi language and education core values. the International Journal of Contemporary Iraqi Studies • Al Hamdany, H., Picard, M., Maadad, M., & Darmawan, I. (2013) Spoken Register and Iraqi Students in an English for Academic Purposes Program. International Journal of Literacies, Volume 19, 2013, ISSN: 2325-0136 • Al Hamdany, H. (2012) the usefulness of Systemic Functional Grammar and its impact on students’ communicative skills in ESL context. European Scientific Journal, May edition vol. 8, No.11 ISSN: 1857 – 7881 (Print) e - ISSN 1857- 7431 • Al Hamdany, H. (2012) In-depth debate into Language and Culture. European Scientific Journal, August edition vol. 8, No.18 ISSN: 1857 – 7881 (Print) e - ISSN 1857- 7431 • Al Hamdany, H., Picard, M and Maadad, N (2011), 'Exploration of perceptions and applications of spoken register at a South Australian university in relation to Iraqi students', Proceedings of Multiculturalism: Perspectives from Australia, Canada and China, held at the University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 21-22 November, 2011 / L. Harbon and L. Woodrow (eds.): pp.38-45, The University of Sydney. Conference presentations: • Al Hamdany, H. & Picard, M. (2013). Spoken academic register: determining an appropriate English for academic purposes curriculum for postgraduate Iraqi students. Paper presented at the 2013 International Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE), at the Hilton Adelaide from 1-5 December 2013. • Al Hamdany, H. (2012). Exploration of Perceptions and Applications of Spoken Tenor at a South Australian University. Paper presented at The 19th International conference on learning, University of London, UK 14-16 August 2012 • Al Hamdany, H. & Picard, M. (2012). Pre-enrolment/ Bridging Curricula: Progressive development of spoken register. Paper presented at The 7th ERGA CONFERENCE, 19-21 September 2012, The University of Adelaide] • Al Hamdany, H., Picard, M. & Maadad, N. (2011). Exploration of perceptions and applications of spoken register at a South Australian university in relation to Iraqi students. Paper presented/Published at the Multiculturalism: Perspectives from Australia, Canada and China, The University of Sydney, Australia, 21-22 November 2011 • 10th Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference (QPR) 17-19 April 2012 Stamford Grand Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (a discussant). Professional Associations: • Member of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) • Member of the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) Community Engagement Activities: • Preformed as HDR Student Representative at the university of Adelaide, School of Education 2011-2013 • Currently performing as an associate editor of the International Journal of Learning • Delivering lectures to groups of students in informal contexts