Hayder Kaream Al Hamdany ( Assistant Professor )
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A/Prof Dr Hayder Kaream Al Hamdany PERSONAL DETAILS Name: Hayder Al Hamdany Address: Najaf, Iraq Home Phone: +61411538059 (Viber and WhatsApp) Email: [email protected] [email protected] Languages: Arabic and English 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, 2014. • PhD candidate (Sociology) the University of South Australia. • Master of Philosophy (Linguistics) 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 Interpreting (Arabic to English, English to Arabic), TAFE SA, Australia, 2014. • NAATI accredited interpreter • Diploma of Education (Primary Education), Annasiryah Institute for Teachers Preparation, Iraq, 2000. PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND Dr Hayder's educational and professional background is in languages education, specifically English and Arabic. His research interests include Systemic Functional Linguistics theory, functional grammar, register, genre, multimodality and critical discourse analysis. He worked as a teacher of English/Arabic as a Second or Foreign Language for the first 5 years of his professional career to adult learners at tertiary institutions and high school both in the Republic of Iraq and in Australia. While teaching ESL/AFL, He became proficient in the application of computers to support language learning and has been involved in research and teaching in the field. After being completing his PhD in Applied Linguistics at the University of Adelaide, Hayder starts his second PhD in Sociology at the University of South Australia. EMPLOYMENT HISTORY 2008-2010 JOB TITLE ESL volunteer teacher at TAFE SA Teaching English as a second language for new arrivals refugees Courses Taught: • English language proficiency (spoken and written English). Beginner and Intermediate Level March 2012-2014 JOB TITLE Tutor/lecturer at School of Education, University of Adelaide Courses Taught: Postgraduate Level • EDUC 7001 – Educational Inquiry • EDUC 7055 - Research Communication I had 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 had 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 2013-2014 JOB TITLE A research assistant at School of Education, The University of Adelaide In addition to lecturing in postgraduate courses, I was working as a senior research assistant in two research projects. Mar. 2005 – Until 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 Australian Defence Force, Department of Human Services (DHS). Jan. 2016 – Until present JOB TITLE Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the Department of English, Faculty of Education, University of Kufa Head of the Department of Scholarships and Cultural Relations, the University of Kufa 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, behavior, 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. • Region Coordinator for EDUU Project. EDUU is a 30 months (2017-2019) international project funded by the European Union in the frame of the EuropeAid - Civil Society Organisations-Local Authorities Programme in Iraq. Education and Cultural Heritage Enhancement for Social Cohesion in Iraq. • Region Coordinator for WALADU. WALADU is a three years (2017-2019) international project funded by the European Union in the frame of the Erasmus+ Capacity Building Key Action 2 in the field of higher education. • A coordinator of DAAD-project Implementation of Inclusion in the Iraqi education system Research publications: Edited books: Al Hmadnay, H. (2018). Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on the Enhancement of Archaeological Heritage in Iraq. Peer-reviewed journal articles Al Hamdany, H., Picard, M. (in press) Mosaic identity: Iraqi language and education core values. Al Hamdany, H., Picard, M. (2015) 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-Manchester University Press 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 ¡V 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 ¡V 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. Al Hamdany, H. (2018). Strategies for Vocabulary Learning among Iraqi EFL Students. Journal of Applied Linguistics and Language Research 5 (5), 221-233 Al Hamdany, H. (2018). Plurilingiusm in EFL Students in Iraq: American University. Journal of Applied Linguistics and Language Research 5 (5), 138-152 Al Hamadny, H. (2018). The Criticism of the EFL textbook Taught at Iraqi Public secondary school. Al-Adab Journal 1 (126), 31-42 Al Hamdany, H. (2018). Iraqi EFL Students’ Problems in Secondary Schools. Journal of Applied Linguistics and Language Research 5 (4), 176-182 Al Hamdany, H. (2018). A Proposed Design and Rationale of Task-Based Activity as a Learning Assessment. Al-Adab Journal 1 (125), 15-24 Al Hamdany, H. (2018). Interaction and language learning. Al-Adab Journal 2 (126), 20-30 Al Hamdany, H. (2018). The role of an interactive classroom in language learning. Al-Adab Journal 2 (126), 41-50 Conference presentations: Al Hamdany, H. (2015). Modelling Performance language: A Pre-enrolment English Program Handbook. . Paper presented at the 22nd International Conference on Learning and the Learner knowledge community, San Pablo CEU University, Madrid, Spain 9-11 July 2015. 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). • Member of Asia TEFL (Teaching English as Foreign Language). Community Engagement Activities: • Preformed as HDR Student Coordinator 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.