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General Education

General Education Program

Head of Department Message

Welcome from Prof. Fawzi Al Ghazali
Head of Department

It is my honor to welcome you to the General Education (GE) Department at City University Ajman (CU Ajman).  The Department has an outstanding commitment to excellence in promoting students’ knowledge, skills, and competencies as well as empowering them with decision-making and Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS). The Department serves around twelve academic programs at CU Ajman and applies the most recent standards of teaching, learning, and assessment adopted by distinguished educational institutions worldwide.

The Department offers thirty one credit courses in the areas of communication skills, critical thinking, innovation and entrepreneurship, psychology and sociology, information technology, environmental sciences, mathematics, and statistics. This is in addition to two social sciences courses – psychology and sociology. It also offers five English language courses focused on enhancing the academic writing and communication skills of students. This is in addition to three Intensive English Programs (IEP) non-credit courses that aimed to enhance students’ English language skills necessary to pursue their academic majors.

The teaching and learning strategies at the GE Department are benchmarked with the national and international standards and remain focused on promoting students’ autonomy and responsibility through learner-centered and collaborative learning. This is implemented within a learning environment that fosters dialogue, interaction, and integrated development of students’ personality, and values.

Faculty members come together in the GE Department from 8 different countries, creating a rich and varied learning environment. They collaborate with one another, teach, develop curricula, offer professional development workshops, engage in research and scholarship, and support their local and professional communities.  The Department pays special attention to promoting a culture of continued faculty professional development, enhancing production of scientific research and supporting the creative role of the University on both academic and community levels.

I invite you to browse our website for more information about our faculty and course description.

Fawzi Al Ghazali


  • Vision

    The General Education Department aspires to provide students with the latest knowledge and technical skills recognized by academic institutions worldwide.

  • Mission

    The General Education Department empowers students with academic skills that facilitate individual growth by developing innovative and creative competencies, including critical thinking and problem-solving while encouraging engagement in research and community activities.

  • Department Description

    The General Education Department constitutes part of the academic area at the City University Ajman. Its role is pivotal in all the academic specializations offered in the University. The Department provides students with various teaching and learning activities that enable them to construct robust knowledge that meets the 21st century requirements. The General Education courses are centered on digital communication skills, innovative and critical thinking skills as well as skills needed for handling current affairs and issues. It also strives to create a learning community based on innovation and scientific research, information technology, and enhancement of independent and life-long learning. It also encourages collaborative learning towards a knowledge-based economy that copes with the vision of the UAE and with the University’s mission of innovation and sustainable development. As such, the General Education Department is a gate toward learning through which students, with the guidance of competent academic professionals, are equipped with an array of knowledge, skills, ethics, and personal and educational values that qualify them to be productive members of their societies.

  • Department Goals
    The General Education component of the program aims to:

  • Create a technology-enhanced student-centered learning environment that promotes enquiry-based, collaborative learning.
  • Adopt innovative pedagogical theories that reinforce students’ autonomy and responsibility and increase their Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) and academic competencies.
  • Support faculty and students’ scientific research and scholarly works in areas that contribute to continued professional growth and community sustainable development.
  • Apply multiple innovative authentic assessment tools that measure students’ actual knowledge construction and guide the future plans for curriculum development.
  • Enhance the academic reputation of the College through application of benchmarked international standards of academic integrity.
  • Program Learning Outcomes

    After successfully completing the General Education courses, the student will be able to:

    1.Apply linguistic, graphical, and visual strategies to produce content that is succinct and linguistically accurate.
    2. Employ a variety of technological tools and resources innovatively for academic and professional to make or arrive at decisions.
    3. Solve scientific and mathematical problems to arrive to evidence-based conclusions.
    4. Analyze natural phenomena and contemporary issues by utilizing scientific methods.
    5. Evaluate the different cultural opinions and trends by employing the higher-order thinking skills.

General Education Courses

Sr. Course Code Course Number Course Name
1 ACS 101 Communication Skills in Arabic
2 ACSE 101 Communication Skills (For non-Arabs)
3 ENG 101 English I
4 ENG 102 English II
5 ENGA 101 English I
6 ENGA 102 English II
7 BUS 204 Innovation and Entrepreneurship
8 BUSA 204 Innovation and Entrepreneurship
9 CIS 101 Computer Fundamentals
10 CISA 101 Applications of Information Technology
11 ENV 201 Environmental Science
12 ENVA 201 Principles of Environmental Science
13 HUM 101 Critical Thinking
14 HUMA 101 Critical Thinking
15 ISL 201 Islamic Culture
16 ISLA 201 Islamic Culture
17 MTH 101 College Mathematics
18 MTHA 101 Principles of Mathematics
19 PSYA 101 Introduction to Psychology
20 SCI 101 Science and Life
21 SSS 101 Study Skills
22 SSSA 101 Study Skills
23 STE 201 Statistics
24 UAE 201 UAE Studies
25 UAEA 201 UAE Studies in Arabic
26 SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
27 SOCA 101 Introduction to Sociology
28 RME 301 Research Methods

Course Descriptions

Course Title: Communication Skills in Arabic Course Code:

ACS 101

Credit Hours 3
Pre-requisite(s) None
يتضمن هذا المساق تدريس المهارات الأساسية التي يحتاج إليها الطالب في اللغة العربية من القراءة والكتابة والتحدث والاستماع، وذلك من خلال التدريب على نصوص مختارة من القرآن الكريم، والسنة النبوية المطهرة، والأدب العربي شعره ونثره، ويهدف هذا المساق إلى تنمية قدرات الطالب المعرفية في مهارات الاتصال المتعلقة بالتحدث والكتابة والاستماع والقراءة، والارتقاء به إلى المستوى الذي يكون فيه قادراً على الاستيعاب والتحدث والكتابة والقراءة، عن طريق الجمع بين المستويين المعجمي والبلاغي، بحيث تشمل مجموعة النصوص المختارة مفردات متنوعة، وتغطي في الوقت نفسه بعض القضايا النحوية والصرفية المبسطة، وأخرى تتعلق بمهارة الكتابة مثل قضايا في الإملاء والترقيم واستعمال المعجم، وبعض الأخطاء الشائعة في اللغة والنحو والصرف، والأساليب.
Course Title: Communication Skills (For non-Arabs) Course Code:

ACSE 101

Credit Hours 3
Pre-requisite(s) None
يتضمن هذا المساق تدريس المهارات الرئيسة التي يحتاج إليها الطالب في تعليم وتعلم اللغة العربية من الاستماع ، والتحدث ، والقراءة ، والكتابة ، وذلك من خلال التدريب على نصوص مختارة من القرآن الكريم، والسنة النبوية المطهرة، والأدب العربي شعره ونثره، ويهدف هذا المساق إلى إكساب الطالب القدرة على التعبير والاتصال الفعال عن نفسه ، والقدرة على إقناع الآخرين ، واستيعاب معارفهم وخبراتهم ، وكذلك القدرة على حل المشكلات بفاعلية ، من خلال توظيف واستخدام المهارات الرئيسة للغة العربية في المواقف اللغوية المختلفة ، والتي تتطلب منه اتخاذ القرار المناسب ؛ لتحقيق أهدافه التعليمية و التربوية.
Course Title: English I Course Code:

ENG 101

Credit Hours 3
Pre-requisite(s) None
The purpose of this course is to scaffold students writing abilities as it combines writing and grammar instructions to help them build the core skills necessary to write effectively for achieving a great success in their future careers. More specifically, the course highlights a paragraph’s structure and elements. The ENG 101 course starts by rendering students write a perfect sentence to a well-developed paragraph. The information used in this course will be needed in the essay writing, too. Writing conventions will be taught and practiced.
Course Title: English II Course Code:

ENG 102

Credit Hours 3
Pre-requisite(s) ENG 101
English 102 is a continuation and extension of the English 101 course, offering practical writing tools for university and beyond. Students will gain experience generating ideas, structuring various expository essays, writing error-free paragraphs and sentences, drafting, revising, and editing their writing, and effectively communicating with diverse audiences using advanced grammar and vocabulary.
Course Title: English I Course Code:

ENGA 101

Credit Hours 3
Pre-requisite(s) None
This English Course focuses on our essential English four essential skills: Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing. It also provides students with academic vocabulary in the context. In addition, it expands students’ grammatical knowledge to be used in the skills. By utilizing the receptive and inductive skills of this book either individually or collaboratively, students will be able to read, speak, listen, and write up to the level of the course.
Course Title: English II Course Code:

ENGA 102

Credit Hours 3
Pre-requisite(s) ENGA 101
The aim of this course is to reinforce students’ communication skills in the English language. Firstly, the course enhances their reading abilities by exposing them to multi-leveled reading tasks that foster critical thinking and enrich their vocabulary. Moreover, the course aims to enhance students’ structural and lexical capabilities to enable them to formulate their sentences easily. In addition, the course sustains students’ listening comprehension skills by exposing them to different recorded materials. Students must respond to thematically related dialogues and write snapshots, instructions, and multi-topical paragraphs to reinforce their productive skills, such as speaking and writing. This approach offers students a well-rounded opportunity to hone their communication skills in various contexts.
Course Title: Innovation and Entrepreneurship Course Code:

BUS 204

Credit Hours 3
Pre-requisite(s) None
In this course, students explore the key theories and research on entrepreneurship and innovation, and then examine their application in the broader and contemporary context. The course context includes corporate and public services, emerging

technologies and economies, sustainability and development, and creating and capturing value from entrepreneurship and innovation. The course equips students with innovative and entrepreneurial mindset and its related core skills including

development of a comprehensive Business plan. Readings, case studies, and discussions help organize the course material with clear and essential links between entrepreneurship and innovation.

Course Title: Innovation and Entrepreneurship Course Code:

BUSA 204

Credit Hours 3
Pre-requisite(s) None Co-requisite None
يتناول هذا المساق أسس استخدام المبادئ والمفاهيم العامة للابتكار والإبداع وريادة الأعمال في إطلاق المشاريع الريادية، وسبل توظيف مصادر الأفكار وتحويلها الى فرص لإنشاء المشروعات الناجحة، والصيغة القانونية الخاصة بتطبيق القوانين والأنظمة والإجراءات المتعلقة بالمشروعات الريادية، إضافة إلى أهم دراسات الجدوى الاقتصادية في المشروع الريادي التي تساهم تصميم عناصر ومكونات خطة المشروع الريادي.
Course Title: Computer Fundamentals Course Code:

CIS 101

Credit Hours 3
Pre-requisite(s) None
This course is an introduction to the basics of computer science. The focus in this course is on the analysis of computer components. This course also deals with the use of software in word processing, spreadsheet, and designing presentations and databases. The course begins with a definition of the computer, its importance, and the most important parts used for input, processing, output, and storage. It also deals with the types of networks and their uses. The course also addresses the problems associated with the use of computers, the confidentiality and security of information and privacy, and completing the course with an extensive analysis of some applied programs, especially word processing, working on worksheets, and designing databases and presentations.
Course Title: Applications of Information Technology Course Code:

CISA 101

Credit Hours 3
Pre-requisite(s) None
هذا المساق هو مقدمة لعلوم الحاسوب، يتم التركيز في هذا المساق على فهم فكرة عمل الحاسوب وارتباط ذلك بمكوناته المادية والبرمجية. كما يتناول هذا المساق استخدام البرمجيات في معالجة النصوص وبناء البيانات المجدولة وتصميم قواعد البيانات والعروض التقديمية. يبدأ المساق التعريف بالحاسوب وأهميته ويتناول أهم المعدات المستخدمة للإدخال والإخراج والمعالجة والتخزين، كما يتناول العلاقة بين تكنولوجيا المعلومات والمجتمع، والمشكلات المقترنة باستعمال الحاسوب وتوخي سرية المعلومات وأمنها، كما سيتم التعرف على مسائل الخصوصية المقترنة باستعمال الحاسوب ثم يستكمل المساق بتحليل معمق لبعض البرمجيات التطبيقية، والتي تختص بمعالجة النصوص والعمل على أوراق العمل وتصميم العروض التقديمية وقواعد البيانات.
Course Title: Environmental Science Course Code:

ENV 201

Credit Hours 3
Pre-requisite(s) None
This interdisciplinary approach to our world emphasizes the history of environmental concerns, species interaction (both with each other and their environment), air, water, soil and biological resources, population dynamics, toxicology, energy sources, land use management, and other related topics. Basic principles of science are incorporated throughout the course.
Course Title: Principles of Environmental Science Course Code:

ENVA 201

Credit Hours 3
Pre-requisite(s) None
يتناول هذا المساق مفهوم البيئة واساسيات النظام البيئي، مشكلة استنزاف الموارد الطبيعية وأسباب كوارث الجوع في العالم وطرق حلها من خلال زيادة إنتاج الغذاء، وأسباب التلوث البيئي واشكال ومخاطره، كذلك يركز هذا المساق على اهمية الموارد الطبيعية والطاقة والمعادن الفلزية وطرق المحافظة عليها من خطر الاستنزاف، واخيرا يلقي هذا المساق الضوء على مشكلة التصحر واسبابه واشكاله وطرق مقاومته.
Course Title: Critical Thinking Course Code:

HUM 101

Credit Hours 3
Pre-requisite(s) None
This course explores the process of recognizing, analyzing, and solving problems encountered in everyday life. The structured steps allow students to evaluate an argument and give equal importance to reasons and claims. The student will develop the skills and positive habits required to make sound reflective decisions in turn making successful and reasoned judgement.
Course Title: Critical Thinking Course Code:

HUMA 101

Credit Hours 3
Pre-requisite(s) None
يتناول هذا المساق مفاهيم مرتبطة بالتفكير ومهاراته ، وكيفية تنميتها ، ودور المناهج العلمية في عملية التفكير ، والتمييز بين مهارات التفكير العليا ومهارات التفكير الدنيا ، حيث يشكل ذلك للطالب مدخلا إلى أنواع التفكير العليا ، التفكير الناقد ، التفكير الابتكاري ، التفكير الإبداعي ، والكيفية التي من خلالها يتم الكشف عن الطلبة الذين يمتلكون القدرات النقدية والابتكارية ، والأساليب والاستراتيجيات التي من خلالها يتم تنمية ملكات التفكير العليا لديهم ، مع التركيز على التدريبات والأنشطة التي من شأنها تمكينهم من توظيف مهارات التفكير العليا في حياتهم العملية .
Course Title: Islamic Culture Course Code:

ISL 201

Credit Hours 3
Pre-requisite(s) None
The Islamic Studies course focuses on two fundamental areas: the first area introduces the foundations of Islam such as Islamic faith and belief, Islamic culture, acts of worship, sources of Islamic legislation, and the main characteristics of Islam. The second area addresses a number of contemporary issues from an Islamic perspective. Important and interesting topics such as Islam and Globalization, Islam and the Human Being, Islam and woman issues, are discussed objectively and in-depth. The course provides students with a profound insight of the Islamic perspectives related to tolerance and peaceful co-existence as opposed to violence, extremism, and terrorism. The course is designed to ensure student interaction and enhance their competencies in intelligent discussion, problem solving and critical thinking. This will be fulfilled through diverse learning strategies and methods in an encouraging academic environment.
Course Title: Islamic Culture Course Code:

ISLA 201

Credit Hours 3
Pre-requisite(s) None
يتناول هذا المساق: معنى الثقافة بنحوٍ عام، ومفهوم الثقافة الإسلاميَّة، مع بيان أهميَّتها، وخصائصها، كالرَّبانية، والإيجابيَّة، والعموم والشمول، والوسطيَّة، وغيرها. ويتناول بيان المصادر الأساسيَّة للثَّقافة الإسلاميَّة (القرآن، والسُّنة، والإجماع، والقياس، والاجتهاد). كما يتناول هذا المساقُ مجالات الثقافة الإسلاميَّة الرئيسة من (العقائد، والعبادات، ونظام الأخلاق في الإسلام). كما إنَّه يشرح أهمَّ النُّظم الإسلاميَّة المعاصرة من: (نظام الأسرة/الاجتماعي، والنظام الاقتصادي، والنظام السياسي، والنظام القضائي، ونظام العقوبات). ويبرز الدُّور الحضاري للإسلام، من خلال بيان أثر الحضارة الإسلامية في الحضارة الحديثة، وسَبْق الإسلام إلى إقرار حقوق الإنسان. ولم يغفل هذا المساق عن توضيح: أهمَّ التحدِّيات الفكرية المعاصرة التي تواجه الثقافة الإسلاميَّة، من: (الغزو الفكري، العلمانيَّة، العولمة، الاستشراق، التبشير، التقليد والتبعية، والثقافات الوافدة/التغريب الثقافي) وبيان كيفية مواجهتها.
Course Title: College Mathematics Course Code:

MTH 101

Credit Hours 3
Pre-requisite(s) None
This course provides a sound, intuitive understanding of the basic concepts students needs as they pursue careers in business, economics, plus life and social sciences. It includes a brief review of intermediate functions, graphs, algebra, equations and inequalities, exponential and logarithmic functions, linear systems, with single variable calculus, which includes: limits, derivatives, and applications of derivatives as well as indefinite and definite integrals and some applications.
Course Title: Principles of Mathematics Course Code:

MTHA 101

Credit Hours 3
Pre-requisite(s) None
يمكن هذا المساق الطلاب من مهارات الرياضيات المختلفة وذلك من خلال دراسة المعادلات الخطية والدوال المختلفة وتطبيقاتها وكذلك أنظمة المعادلات الخطية و العمليات على المصفوفات والنهايات. كما يوضح أيضا استخدامات كلاً من المشتقات والتكاملات وتطبيقاتهما الاقتصادية.
Course Title: Introduction to Psychology Course Code:

PSYA 101

Credit Hours 3
Pre-requisite(s) None
يتضمن هذا المساق شرحاً وافياً عن المبادئ الأساسية لعلم النفس من حيث نشأته وتطوره و فروعه وميادينه، مع تطبيق تلك المبادئ في الحياة اليومية والعملية.كما يمكن هذا المساق الطالب من التعرف على أهم المدارس في مجال علم النفس مع التركيز على التعلم وماهيته. بالإضافة إلى تقديم توضيح حول المفاهيم الأساس في علم النفس وبنيتها مثل الذكاء والتذكر والنسيان والإدراك والدافعية والتفكير واللغة والشخصية.كما يقدم هذا المساق وصفاً للأمراض النفسية وسبل معالجتها. ويضيف هذا المساق كذلك معلومات مهمة حول الشخصية السوية وغير السوية وما هي الجوانب والقدرات التي يملكها الشخص لغرض الاستفادة منها في معرفة مجالات القوة والتحسين الذي يجب أن يطوره الطالب ليكون شخصية سوية متكاملة.
Course Title: Science and Life Course Code:

SCI 101

Credit Hours 3
Pre-requisite(s) None
يتناول هذا المساق العديد من الموضوعات أهمها أنواع الخلية وأجزاء ووظيفة كل منها، أنواع المواد الغذائية وحاجة الجسم لكل منها والأمراض الناتجة عن سوء التغذية، أهمية التلوث والانقراض وطرق الحماية، الأمراض المعدية وحالات الإدمان، أنواع الطاقة والتكنولوجيا وأهميتها التي تساعد الطالب في رفع خبرته المعرفية عن مفهوم العلم والحياة الإنسانية ومتطلباتها في الوقت الحاضر من تغذية تلوث وأمراض معدية واستخدام الطاقة بأفضل شكل ممكن.
Course Title: Study Skills Course Code:

SSS 101

Credit Hours 3
Prerequisite(s) None
This course equips students with the study skills needed for success in their undergraduate studies. It is also useful for acquiring skills that can be used in their personal lives, in their classrooms as well as in the workplace. Students learn several techniques they can use in the areas of communication, research practices, teamwork, creativity, critical thinking, presentation skills, and exam-taking techniques.
Course Title: Study Skills Course Code:

SSSA 101

Credit Hours 3
Pre-requisite(s) None
يهدف المقرر إلى تنمية الجانب العقلي والسلوكي من الجوانب الشخصية، ويدعمه بالكفايات الأكاديمية اللازمة من مهارات إدارة وتطوير الذات ، كما يسعى إلى تأكيد وترسيخ مفاهيم أساسية في بناء وتطوير وصقل شخصية الطالب ، ومنها اكتساب المعرفة وصناعة التميز والتخطيط للمستقبل وإدارة وتنظيم الوقت والتأكد من طرح الأفكار الخلاقة والاتصال الناجح وإدارة الخلاف ، وكل ما يقود إلى الإبداع وكيفية المذاكرة والتحضير للاختبارات، وكيفية استخدام المكتبة وكتابة البحث العلمي.
Course Title: Statistics Course Code:

STE 201

Credit Hours 3
Pre-requisite(s) CIS 101
This course is designed to understand common statistical computations and their practical uses in health care settings. Topics explored include the current healthcare industry, basic math and statistical computations, vital statistics and mortality rates, census and occupancy rates. The course includes theoretical and practical lectures to keep students engaged in the material, while ensuring a practical and discerning knowledge of key data and statistical concepts.
Course Title: UAE Studies Course Code:

UAE 201

Credit Hours 3
Pre-requisite(s) None
This UAE Studies course provides students with a comprehensive record of the Emirates historical and cultural roots as well as a glimpse of the Country’s geological history and geographical location. The Course pays particular attention to the Arab and Islamic identity of the UAE people as well as their success in maintaining a tangible balance between originality and modernity, despite diverse challenges. Because the UAE past, present and future-oriented experiences have been a great successful story, students will enrich their knowledge of the social, cultural, economic, educational and political development of a society which moved from a traditional, simple life to an elevated status at the regional and international levels. Students will be able to compare between the past and present of the Country and visualize its futuristic vision that covers several decades ahead.
Course Title: UAE Studies in Arabic Course Code:

UAEA 201

Credit Hours 3
Pre-requisite(s) None
يتناول هذا المساق دراسة المجتمعات الإنسانية عموماً ويتناول على وجه الخصوص السمات العامة والمقومات الرئيسية لمجتمع دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة والموقع الجغرافي والسكان ونموهم والتركيب النوعي والعمومي للسكان، وكذلك يتطرق إلى الجانب الاقتصادي والجغرافي للسكان. ويتناول الجوانب الأسرية والنظام الأسري والقبلي وطبيعة الحكم في المجتمع القبلي، كما أن المساق يتناول طبيعة الخدمات المقدمة للمجتمع قبل مرحلة النفط وبعدها إضافة إلى دراسة دور وتطور المؤسسات الثقافية والتربوية والإعلامية وما تقدمه من خدمات للمجتمع الإماراتي.
Course Title: Introduction to Sociology Course Code:

SOC 101

Credit Hours 3
Pre-requisite(s) None
This course is an introduction to the study of people and their interaction with each other, the environment, and various social groups. Students develop awareness of the relationship between individual beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors, plus the greater society and culture. They will also learn how to apply sociological concepts to current issues that affect individuals, modern society, and the international community.
Course Title: Introduction to Sociology Course Code:

SOCA 101

Credit Hours 3
Pre-requisite(s) None
يتطرق هذا المساق إلى مفهوم علم الاجتماع وميادينه، ويقارن بين علم الاجتماع والعلوم الاجتماعية الأخرى، ويشرح المنهج العلمي وطرق البحث في الدراسات الاجتماعية، وكذلك إلى مفهوم الثقافة والجماعات الإنسانية، والتنشئة الاجتماعية، والعمليات الثقافية والاجتماعية، ويصف الضبط الاجتماعي ووسائطه، والمشكلات الاجتماعية والسلوك المنحرف، وأخيرا يتطرق إلى النظم المختلفة.
Course Title: Research Methods Course Code:

RME 301

Credit Hours 3
Pre-requisite(s) STE 201, CIS 101
The course is designed to introduce research process where students learn to understand the problems and formulate research questions and hypotheses. Students gain insight into choosing the right research design, construction of research instruments, sampling, both qualitative and quantitative data collection, data analysis and report presentation.

Faculty Profiles

Name:  Dr. Mohammad Hadie Al Najdawi

Academic Position: Assistant Professor

College/Department: General Education Department

1- Bachelors- Public Law
2- Masters- Public Law with depth
3- Doctorate- Public Law and Political Science.

Professional Experience:

In general 8 years : City University of College of Ajman and others (Academic and Law Consultant )

Teaching Areas:

  1. Scientific Research Methods in Law
  2. Critical Thinking
  3. Constitutional law and political
  4. Administrative Law
  5. Public international law
  6. Introduction to political science
  7. Introduction to the study of law
  8. Introduction to Sociology

Research Areas:

  1. Public Law
  2. Political Science
  3. International relation
  4. International Law
  5. Foreign Policy and Diplomacy


  1. عضو نقابة المحاميين الأرنيين.
  2. عضو هيئة التدريس في كلية المدينة الجامعية.
  3. عضو لجنة تحكيم – المركز الديمقراطي العربي-بيرلين.
  4. عضو منتدى الأمن الرقمي- المغرب.
  5. عضو المركز الدولي للخبرة الإستشاري- المغرب.

Conference Presentation:

  • مشاركة في مؤتمر العلوم الإنسانية والإجتماعية للباحثين الشباب وطلبة الدراسات العليا. والمنعقدة أشغاله يومي 9-10-2013 بالمركز الوطني للبحث العلمي وبمقر المنظمة الإسلامية للتربية والعلوم والثقافة "الإسيسكو"، تحت عنوان "القيم، من الرؤية إلى الممارسة". الرباط/المملكة المغربية.
  • مشاركة في مؤتمر العلوم الإنسانية والإجتماعية للباحثين الشباب وطلبة الدراسات العليا، الدورة الثالثة، والمنعقدة أشغاله بالمركز الوطني لدعم البحث العلمي والتقني/الرباط/، بشراكة كل من مؤسسة خالد الحسن للدراسات وجامعة محمد الخامس-السويسي، بعنوان المستقبل العربي، بواعث وتداعيات الحراك العربي الراهن، إلى أين؟ وكيف؟. 9-10/ 4- 2014.


  1. النجداوي، محمد هادي يونس. (2018). قانون جاستا: البعد القانوني والبعد السياسي. مجلة العلوم الإقتصادية والإدارية والقانونية: المركز القومي للبحوث غزة، مج2, ع1 ، 96 - 110. مسترجع من
  2. النجداوي، محمد هادي يونس. (2019). حق تقرير المصير في القانون الدولي: كردستان وكتالونيا نموذجا. مجلة جامعة الإسراء للعلوم الإنسانية: جامعة الإسراء، ع6 ، 125 - 141. مسترجع من
  3. النجداوي، محمد هادي يونس. (2021). نظرية الدور في العلاقات الدولية: دور الإمارات العربية المتحدة تجاه محيطها الإقليمي أنموذجا. مجلة دراسات في العلوم الإنسانية والاجتماعية: مركز البحث وتطوير الموارد البشرية - رماح، مج4, ع2 ، 193 - 225. مسترجع من
  4. النجداوي، محمد هادي. (2013). الدورالاقليمي لمصر: سيناريوهات ما بعد الثورة. مجلة البحثية للعلوم الإنسانية والإجتماعية: مؤسسة خالد الحسن - مركز الدراسات والأبحاث، ع1 ، 1 - 17. مسترجع من
  5. النجداوي، محمد هادي. (2014). مقتربات دراسة صناعة السياسة الخارجية للدول العربية. المجلة المغربية للسياسات العمومية: جمال حطابى، ع12 ، 83 - 98. مسترجع من
  6. النجداوي، محمد هادي. (2020). الإطار العلمي لصنع السياسة الخارجية. دار الخليج العربي. الامارات العاربية المتحدة. ط1.

Name: Dr. Ahmed Ezzat

Academic Position: Assistant Professor


 التعليم العام


- دكتوراه في المناهج وطرائق التدريس ، قسم : المناهج وطرائق التدريس  ( كلية التربية ، جامعة عين شمس، 2011)

- ماجستير في المناهج وطرائق التدريس ، قسم : المناهج وطرائق التدريس ( كلية التربية ، جامعة عين شمس، 2007)

- دبلوم خاص فى التربية نظام العامين ، قسم : المناهج وطرائق التدريس (كلية الدراسات العليا ،جامعة القاهرة، 2002)

 -ليسانس آداب وتربية ، قسم : لغة عربية ودراسات إسلامية ( كلية التربية ،  جامعة عين شمس، 2000)

Professional Experience:

 - خبرة فى التدريس لذوى صعوبات التعلم .

- خبرة في إعداد البرامج الأكاديمية الخاصة بالبرامج التربوية المعتمدة من وزارة التربية والتعليم أو المرتبطة بمجال مناهج وطرق تدريس اللغة العربية .

-خبرة في إعداد وتطبيق الأبحاث العلمية .

-خبرة في وضع البرامج العلاجية لرفع مستوى أداء الطلاب أكاديميا .

-خبرة في تطبيق الاستراتيجيات والمداخل التربوية الحديثة في التدريس .

-خبرة في إعداد اختبارات تحديد المستوى واختبارات الكفاءة   اللغوية.

-خبرة في تعليم اللغة العربية لغير الناطقين بها .

Teaching Areas:

-مهارات الاتصال باللغة العربية .

-مهارات التعلم .   -التفكير الناقد .

-علم الاجتماع .   -أساليب التدريس .

-علم النفس.  -صعوبات التعلم.

-مهارات الاتصال.  -اللغة العربية .

-مناهج البحث.

Research Areas:

المهارات الرئيسة للغة العربية ( الاستماع / التحدث / القراءة / الكتابة ) .

-معايير تعليم اللغة العربية .

-مستويات المهارات الرئيسة للغة العربية .

-صعوبات تعلم القراءة .

-صعوبات تعلم الكتابة .

-الأخطاء الإملائية الشائعة .

-مدخل الوعي الصوتي .


-عضوية الجمعية المصرية للقراءة والمعرفة ( كلية التربية / جامعة عين شمس ) .

-عضوية الجمعية المصرية للمناهج وطرائق التدريس ( كلية التربية / جامعة عين شمس ).

Conference Presentation:

-مؤتمر الجمعية المصرية للقراءة والمعرفة : من حق كل طفل ان يكون قارئا متميزا  ، دار الضيافة ، جامعة عين شمس.

-مؤتمر الجمعية المصرية للقراءة والمعرفة : معلم القراءة بين مهام التعلم و مواجهة صعوبات التعلم في الوطن العربي.


1-نشر بحث علمي بعنوان:

Standards for evaluating the remote education quality of teaching listening and speaking skills from the perspectives of teachers and students, Journal of Art and Design Studies, ISSN (Paper) 2224-6061, ISSN(Online) 2225-059X, 2021.

2-نشر بحث علمي بعنوان : " مستويات الكتابة الابتكارية اللازمة لطلاب مرحلة التعليم الثانوي بجمهورية مصر العربية ، مجلة كلية التربية جامعة عين شمس ، المجلد ( 44 ) ، الجزء ( 1 ) ،   2020 ، ISSN : 2356 – 9948  .

3-نشر بحث علمي بعنوان:

 " Exploring Language game Strategy For teaching Arabic Speaking Skills  " ،  Journal Of Education and Practice , ISSN : 2222 – 1735 , 2019  .

4-نشر بحث علمي بعنوان " تقويم مدى تمكن تلاميذ الصفوف الثلاثة الأولى من المرحلة الابتدائية بدولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة من المستويات المعيارية لمهارتي القراءة والكتابة " ، مجلة مركز تطوير التعليم الجامعي " دراسات في التعليم الجامعي ، العدد الثامن والثلاثون ، ينايـــــــر 2018 ، ISSN . 2356 – 9883

5-نشر بحث علمي بعنوان " فاعلية وحدة مقترحة قائمة على استراتيجية العصف الذهني في تنمية مهارات القراءة الإبداعية لدى طلاب الصف التاسع بدولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة " ، مجلة مركز تطوير التعليم الجامعي " دراسات في التعليم الجامعي ، العدد الســــــابع والثلاثون ، 2017 ، ISSN : 2356 – 9883 .

6-نشر بحث علمي بمجلة القراءة والمعرفة بعنوان " مستويات القراءة الابتكارية لطلاب مرحلة التعليم الثانوي بدولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة "،العدد( 193 )، شهر نوفمبر 2017 ISSN : 2535 – 2113.

7-نشر بحث علمي بمجلة القراءة والمعرفة بعنوان " تقييم كتب اللغة العربية بدولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة من الصف الرابع حتى الصف السادس من حيث مستوى الإبداع في محتواها " ، العدد ( 178 ) ، شهر أغسطس 2016  ،   ISSN : 2535 – 2113.

8-نشر بحث علمي بمجلة القراءة والمعرفة  بعنوان " الاستراتيجية المعتمدة على التبادل والتفاعل وأثرها على تنمية بعض مهارات الفهم القرائي لدى طلاب المرحلة الثانوية بدولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة " ، العدد ( 177 ) ، شهر يوليو  2016 ، ISSN : 2535 – 2113 .

الكتب المطبوعةوالمنشورة   :

-1كتاب مهارات التعلم للطالب الجامعي ،دار الكتب القانونية للطباعة والنشر والتوزيع ( القاهرة / الإمارات )، ط1 ، 2016

2-كتاب مهارات التعلم "مفاهيم واستراتيجيات " ، دار الشقري للطباعة والنشر والتوزيع ( دبي الإمارات ) ط1 ، 2021.

3-كتاب التفكير الناقد والتفكير الابتكاري " مهارات واستراتيجيات " ، دار الكتب القانونية ( القاهرة / الإمارات ) ،ط1 ، 2017 .

4-كتاب التفكير الناقد " النظرية والتطبيق " ، دار الشقري للطباعة والنشر والتوزيع ( دبي / الإمارات ) ط1 ، 2021.

5-كتاب " المدخل الاستراتيجي للإبداع والابتكار " ، الناشر : دار الحافظ للطباعة والنشر ، تاريخ النشر 2018 .

6-كتاب " مهارات الاتصال باللغة العربية " ، دار الشقري للنشر والطباعة ، دبي ، الامارات ، 2021.

7-كتاب " علم الاجتماع نسق منهجي جديد " ، دار الشقري للنشر والطباعة ، دبي ، الامارات ، 2021.

Name: د. عمار مصطفى هرموش

Academic Position: أستاذ مساعد


كلية المدينة الجامعية / التعليم العام


دكتوراه في الدراسات الإسلامية، تخصص " التفسير وعلوم القرآن " من كلية أصول الدين بجامعة أم درمان الإسلامية في السودان، بتقدير ممتاز. ومعادلة من وزارة التعليم العالي بالإمارات العربية المتحدة.

Professional Experience:

خبرة تدريس 7 سنوات في كلية المدينة الجامعية.

ومدرس للمساقات الآتية:

       1- الثقافة الإسلامية.

       2- مجتمع الإمارات.

     3- طرائق تدريس التربية الإسلامية للدبلوم المهني.

Teaching Areas:

المواد الشرعية الإسلامية.

وفي مجال تفسير القرآن الكريم وعلومه.

ومجالات الثقافة الإسلامية عامَّة.

Research Areas:

في مجال تفسير القرآن الكريم وعلومه.

ومجالات الثقافة الإسلامية عامَّة.


Conference Presentation:

  • حضور مؤتمر (التحولات المعرفية وأثرها في الفكر الإسلامي)- تحت رعاية وحضور صاحب السمو الشيخ الدكتور سلطان بن محمد القاسمي حاكم الشارقة، بمركز الأمير ابن جلوي للندوة الدولية في الشارقة . في 30 / 4 / 2016.
  • حضور مؤتمر (صحتي الافتراضي في دورته الثامنة تحت شعار بيئة معززة للأطفال واليافعين)- بمركز إدارة التثقيف الصحي بالمجلس الأعلى لشؤون الأسرة بالشارقة في 24-26 / 11 / 2020.
  • حضور المؤتمرالعلمي الرابع والافتراضي الدولي الأول (تخليداً لذكرى نور الدين محمود بن زنكي مؤسس الجامع النوري بالموصل"  الدولة النورية بين التكوين والنهوض)- بمركز دراسات الموصل في جامعة الموصل بالعراق. وذلك يومي الأربعاء والخميس 24-25 / 03 / 2021.
  • حضور المؤتمر الدولي (تعزيز السلم المجتمعي وقيم التعايش)- بمركز جمعية فرسان السلام بالأردن- عمَّان- ومجموعة الاردن عرين بني هاشم. في 21 / 02 / 2021.
  • مؤتمر ( إدارة الموارد البشرية 2021) بكلية المدينة الجامعية - قسم الموارد البشرية في 17-18 / 03 / 2021.


1- بحث: ( الثَّمَنِ وَأَوْصَافُهُ فِي القُرْآنِ الْكَرِيْمِ دراسة موضوعية ).  

    وهو قيد النشر.

2- كتاب: (علوم الثقافة الإسلامية). وهو قيد التأليف والجمع.

Name: Mohammad Abedallkder Tarakhan  

Academic Position: Assistant Professor


General Education Department


  • PH.D. in Educational Administration, Amman Arab Graduate University, Jordan.
  • Master of Science in Education with Concentration in English, Winona State University, Minnesota, USA (Full time, regular student).
  • English Language and Literature, University of Kuwait, Kuwait

Professional Experience:

2014-2019: Deputy Director of Al-Maarifa Int’l Private School, Sharjah

2010 – 2013 :Chief, Field Education Program, UNRWA-UNESCO, Jordan

2004-2010:  Chief of UNRWA School’s Development ( Regional )

1999-2004: Head of UNRWA’s Teacher Training Program (Regional)

1995-1998: School Subject Supervisor, English, UNRWA, South Amman Area

Teaching Areas and Training

1992-1995 :    English Teacher, UNRWA Schools, Jordan

1989-1990 :   Economic Translator (Arabic-English – Arabic) Central Bank of Kuwait, Kuwait

1983-1989 :  Editor, English Desk, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), Kuwait

1975-1980 : Teacher, English, Ministry of Education, Kuwait

  1. Higher Diploma, Curricula and English Teaching Methods, Institute of Education, UNRWA, Headquarters, Amman , 1994.
  1. Higher Diploma, Educational Admin and School Supervision, UNRWA , HQ, Amman, 1996.
  1. Certificate of International Trainer,2019.
  1. A series of training of trainer courses led by British consultants in education and management from the University of Bradford, UK with emphasis on:
  • Site-based school development.
  • Effective Teaching/Learning.
  • Strategic Planning in school management.
  • Quality assurance in school management.
  • Organizational Development.
  • Educational Leadership, etc.
  1. Participated in several training courses held by the UAE Ministry of Education between 2015-2019.
  1. Participated in a number of education-focused conferences in Jordan, UAE, Greece, and Istanbul, especially those held by the Near East, South Asia Council of Overseas Schools (NESA).
  1. Led hundreds of training courses in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, and Palestine for senior and middle managers of UNRWA schools in the region, from 2000-2010 as well as tens of training courses for the Sharjah-based Al-Maarifa International Private School education staff between 2014-2019.

Research Areas:

1-Educational Administration

2- Total Quality management

3- School Development

4- Teacher Development

5- Arabic and English literature

Conference Presentation: 


  1. Educational Challenges for Jordanian Educational Leadership in the Age of Globalization (a book in Arabic), Jordan, 2010.
  1. Aesthetics of Symbolism and Imagination in Modern Works of Literature (a book in Arabic), Jordan, 2011.
  1. Translation from English into Arabic of the then best-seller “Preparing for the 21st Century “ , a book by Paul Kennedy published in 1993 and I co-translated it in 1994.
  1. Translation from English into Arabic of another best-seller book titled “Evolution of Progress” by C. Owen Paepke, Jordan, 1995.
  1. Translation from English into Arabic of a book titled “Tulipomania” by Mike Dash, Abu Dhabi, 2013.
  1. Prepared several training modules for UNRWA trainees (teachers and principals) and published many studies in education and literary criticism.

Name: Awad Nawafleh

Academic Position: Assisstant Professor

College/Department: General Education


- Ph.D. in Earth and & Environmental Sciences (Geology), Department of Environmental and applied Geology, The University of Jordan.

- M.Sc. in Earth and & Environmental Sciences (Geology), Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Yarmouk University, Jordan.

- B.Sc. in Earth and & Environmental Sciences, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Yarmouk University, Jordan.

Professional Experience:

- 2017-Now Assistant Professor at City University Collage of Ajman- UAE.

- 2014-2017    Visiting Professor at City University Collage of Ajman- UAE.

- 2011-2017    Part time at Al Jazeera University-Dubai-UAE.

- 2003-2005 Part time Lecturer, Department of Environmental and applied Geology, University of Jordan.

- 2003-2007 Part-time teaching assistant, Department of Environmental and applied Geology, University of Jordan.

- 1997-1998 Temporary Research Assistant, the Water and Environment Research and Study Center, University of Jordan.

- 1994-1997 Part-time teaching and research assistant, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Yarmouk University, Jordan.

Teaching Areas:

1- Introduction to Environment Science

2- Science and life

3- Man and Environment

4- Environment Science

Research Areas:

Water and Environment


Member of the Jordanian Geologists Association

Conference Presentation:

- Ajman 5th International Environment Conference, 6-7/03/2018, Ajman- UAE.

-The 1th Jordanian Environment Conference in the North Region 23/12/2004. Irbid –Jordan.

 -The 3rd Jordanian Conference on Environment. 14-15 December 2004. Amman- Jordan.

- The 8th International Conference of Jordanian Geologists. 6-7 April 2004. Amman- Jordan.

- The 15th Iraqi Geological Congress. 15-17 December 2002. Baghdad-Iraq.

- Natural Resources Conference in Mafraq Governorate and its impact on the National Economy. 16-18/10/2001 Al albayt University. Mafraq- Jordan.

- The 7th Jordanian Geological Conference.2-4  April 2001. Amman- Jordan.


- A GIS-based EPIK model for assessing aquifer vulnerability in Irbid Governorate, North Jordan (2008). Jordan Journal of Civil Engineering 2(3): 267-278 pp. Irbid –Jordan.

 - Assessment of Groundwater Vulnerability to Contamination in Irbid Governorate, North Jordan (2011).DIRASAT Journal, University of Jordan, No.2:122-133pp. Amman-Jordan.

- Global Warming: potential impact, proposed solutions, and impact in the United Arab Emirates (2021). Humanitarian & Natural Sciences Journal, Volume 2. No.8. 232-248pp.


Academic Position: Assistant Professor

College/Department: General education


  • Master's degree qualification and specialization in teaching Arabic / ALEPPO UNIVERSITY SYRIA/
  • Diploma in Education / ALEPPO UNIVERSITY SYRIA/
  • BSc   license in Arabic language and literature / ALEPPO UNIVERSITY SYRIA/

Professional Experience:

  • Assistant Professor at City University College 2020/2021
  • Assistant Professor Al Ain University Abu Dhabi 2019/2020
  • Lecturer at the International Islamic University Malaysia 2016/2018
  • Abu Dhabi Education Council Curriculum Expert 2014/2015
  • Lecturer, University of Aleppo 2004/2012

Teaching Areas:


Research Areas:

  • Smart device applications in teaching Arabic to non-native speakers
  • Engineering the Arabic language is a national requirement and a strategic goal


  • Member of the International Council of the Arabic Language
  • Member of the World Council of the Arabic Language
  • Member of the Sharjah Arabic Language Protection Society
  • Member of the International Association of Scientific Researcher

Conference Presentation:

  • Nibal Ahmed Al Muallem, “The Role of the Media in Protecting the Arabic Language”, International Conference 2014.
  • Nibal Ahmed Al Muallem, “The Ninth International Conference on the Arabic Language, UAE-Dubai, 2020.
  • Nibal Ahmed Al Muallem, “The 8th International Conference on the Arabic Language”, UAE-Dubai, 2020.
  • Nibal Ahmed Al Muallem, “Digital Resources in Teaching Arabic to Speakers of Other Languages”, The Thirteenth Virtual Digital Conference, 2020.


  • Nibal Ahmed Al Muallem, “Arabic Language Engineering: A Nation Demand and Strategic Goal”, Arabiyat Journal, Journal Article, 2017.
  • Nibal Ahmed Al Muallem, “Teaching and Learning Oral and Writing Skills According to Al-Jurjani's Systems Theory and Chomsky's Generative Theory for Non-Native Speakers”, Book (Arabic), 2020.
  • Nibal Ahmed Al Muallem, “The Arabic Language for Media in the Age of Digitization”, Book (Arabic), 2021.
  • Nibal Ahmed Al Muallem, Jehad Al Jamal, “Arabic Communication Skills”, Book (Arabic), 2021.
  • Nibal Ahmed Al Muallem, “Arabic Language Non-Native Speakers”, Book (Arabic), 2021.
  • Nibal Ahmed Al Muallem, “Digital Education Under Emergency Conditions and the Quality of Education”, Journal of Social Affairs, Journal Article, 2022.

Name: Dr. Wafaa M. Salih Abedi
Academic Position: Lecturer, General Education Department.

• General Education Department.


  1. PhD – Artificial Intelligence/Computer Sciences from University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq, 2020.
  2. MS – Data Security/Computer Sciences from University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq. Higher Diploma – Artificial Intelligence/Computer Sciences, from University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq, 2003.
  3. BSc. – Computer Sciences from University of Baghdad, Iraq, 1999

Professional Experience:
1. 2013 – to date: Lecturer, General Education Department, City University College of Ajman, United Arab Emirates.
2. 2013 – 2018: QA Officer, Quality Assurance Department, City University College of Ajman, United Arab Emirates.
3. 2009 – 2013: Lecturer, Computer Sciences Department, Computer College, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
4. 2009 – 2013: Lecturer (Adjunct), American University in the Emirates, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
5. 2012 – 2013: Lecturer (Adjunct), Aviation College, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
6. 2011 – 2012: Lecturer (Adjunct), American University of Ras Al Khaimah, RAK, and Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
7. 2008 – 2009: IT Manager, Rashied Al Jabri Group of Companies, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
8. 2007 – 2008: Lecturer, International Language Institute, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
9. 2000 – 2007: Lecturer, College of Engineering, Al Mustansiriyah University, Baghdad, Iraq

Teaching Areas:

1. Artificial Intelligence
2. Data Security
3. Machine Learning
4. Pattern Recognitions
5. IT/Computer Science
6. Cloud Computing
7. Programming Languages
8. Databases Systems
9. Data Mining
10. Data Compression
11. Multimedia
12. Computer Networks

Research Areas:

1. Artificial Intelligence
2. Data Security
3. Machine (Deep) Learning
4. Pattern Recognitions
5. Multimedia
6. Computer Networks


1. ICITAC (International Conference on Emerging Technology Trends in Internet of Things and Computing). member of International Scientific Committee as a research reviewer. Iraq.
2. NTICT (New Trends in Information & Communications Technology Applications International Conference). program committee member as a research reviewer. Iraq. 

International Journals Publications:

1. Wafaa M. Salih Abedi, A. Tariq, I. Nadher. (2020). “Modified CNN-LSTM for Pain Facial Expressions Recognition”. International Journal of Advanced Science and Technology. Article. Vol. 29 No. 3s (2020). (Special Issue). 304 - 312. Retrieved from /index.php/IJAST/article/view/5607. Indexed in Scopus.
2. Wafaa M. Salih Abedi, I. Nadher, A. Tariq. (2020). “Modified Deep Learning Method for Body Postures Recognition”. International Journal of Advanced Science and Technology. Article Vol. 29 No. (2). 3830. Retrieved from /index. php /IJAST/article/view/5024. Indexed in Scopus.

International Conference Publications:
3. A. Haider, A. Alsadoon, O. Alsadoon, Wafaa M. Salih, T. A. Rashid, M. Mohammadi, S. H. Karim, P. Prasad, & G. Alsadoon, (2021). “Deep Learning for White Blood Cells Classification: Enhanced Rectified Linear Unit (ReLU)”.The 2021 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing (CSCE'21) -The 25th International Conference on Image Processing, Computer Vision (IPC’21), & Pattern Recognition, Las Vegas. (USA). 2021. SPRINGER NATURE Research Book Series: Transactions on Computational Science & Computational Intelligence. .
4. Wafaa M. Salih Abedi, I. Nadher, A. Tariq. (2020). “Deep Learning for Face Expressions Detection: Enhanced Recurrent Neural Network with Long Short-Term Memory”. In: Khalaf M., AlJumeily D., Lisitsa A. (eds). Applied Computing to Support Industry: Innovation and Technology. Anbar. (Iraq). ACRIT 2019. Communications in Computer and Information Science. vol 1174. Springer, Cham. 10.1007/978-3-030- 38752-5_19. 07/978-3-030-38752-5_19
5. M. Khalaf, A. Hussain, R. Keight, D. AlJumeily, R. Keenan; C. Chalmers, P. Fergus, Wafaa M. Salih, et al. (2017). "Recurrent Neural Network Architectures for Analysing Biomedical Data Sets”. 10TH International Conference on Developments in eSystems Engineering (DeSE). Paris. (France). IEEE. pp.232237. DOI: 10.1109/DeSE.2017.12. cument/8285826/authors#authors

6. Wafaa M. Salih, A. Hussain, M. Khalaf, & et al. (2016). "The Effects of Premature Birth on Children Education". in 2016
9TH International Conference on Developments in eSystems Engineering (DeSE). Liverpool. (UK). IEEE. V 1. pp. 51-55. DOI: 10.1109/DeSE.2016.11
7. Ahmed T. Sadiq, Wafaa M. Salih. (2013).“Uncompressed video quality metric based on watermarking technique”. IN 2013 1st International Conference on Communications, Signal Processing, and their Applications (ICCSPA). American University of Sharjah. Sharjah. (UAE). IEEE. pp.1-6. DOI: 10.1109/ICCSPA.2013.6487320.

Name: Dr. Namita Das

Academic Position: Lecturer

College/Department: General Education


  1. PhD Pursuing
  2. M.Phil., Environmental Science, St Benchman’s College, India
  3. M.Sc. Organic Chemistry, Lucknow Christian College, India
  4. B.Sc. Chemistry/nutrition, Isabella Thoburn College, India

Professional Experience:

  1. 2013- present: Lecturer, City University, College of Ajman, United Arab Emirates.
  2. 2011-2013: Research fellow/Lecturer, St Benchman’s College, India

Teaching Areas:

  1. Environmental Science
  2. Organic Chemistry
  3. Environmental Chemistry

Research Areas:

  1. Synthesis of various organic compounds
  2. Wastewater treatment
  3. Produced water treatment
  4. Oil field wastewater
  5. Analysis of water, effluents, and industrial products
  6. Instruments like  UV Visible spectroscopy, AAS, Electrochemical analyser, GC-MS


Member of Academic Honor Society(India)

Conference Presentation:

  1. Presented papers titled “Synthesis & Dye Adsorption Properties of Zinc Ferrite nanoparticles prepared by Spray Pyrolysis” in a UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Uptrends in Chemical science & technology organized by Department of Chemistry, NSS Hindu College, Changanacherry, India.
  1. Presented paper titled “Synthesis & dye adsorption properties of nano Zinc ferrite” in a UGC sponsored National Seminar on Green chemistry: the ultimate tool for pollution control organized by department of Chemistry, Assumption College, Changanacherry, India.


  1. Paper published in Journal of Industrial Pollution Control 28(2)(2012)pp135-142 titled “Adsorptive removal of Cr(VI) from aqueous solution using rubber seed charcoal”.  

Name: Wafaa Bashir Mohammed Salih

Academic Position: Deputy Department Chair - English


English Department


  • Master of Arts in English Language, University of Khartoum
  • Bachelor of Arts in English Language, First Class. Honors. University of Khartoum.
  • General Secondary Education Certificate (Literary Section: French).

Professional Experience:

2019- present: Acting Department Chair- English Department. City University College of Ajman.

2013- 2019: Lecturer, English Language Department, City University College of Ajman. Ajman- UAE.

2011- 2013 Adjunct Faculty, English Language Center, Hamdan Bin Mohammed eUniversity (HBMeU). Dubai- UAE

  • 2002- 2008Teaching Assistant, English Language Department, Faculty of Arts, University of Khartoum, Khartoum – Sudan
  • 1999- 2000 Librarian, French Cultural Center, Khartoum, Sudan

Teaching Areas:

Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

Teaching Arabic to Speakers of Other


Teaching English for Specific Purposes

Linguistics and translation

Research Areas:

Curriculum and Innovation

Assessment and Evaluation in Online learning

Second Language Acquisition and Language Transfer


TESOL Arabia

Name: Mahmoud Sultan Nafa

Academic Position: Lecturer


City University College of Ajman

1. Master of Education (TESOL)
British University in Dubai
Birmingham University/ 2013
2. BA in English Language and Literature
Yarmouk University / 1982
3. General Certificate Examination
Jordan/ 1978
Professional Experience:

  1. Lecturer 2017- until now :Lecturer City University College of Ajman
  1. 1996- 2017: Teacher & Train the Trainer The UAE Ministry of Education
  1. 1984-1996: Teacher and Head of the English Department The UAE Armed Forces
  1. 1982-1984: Instructor The Royal Jordanian Armed Forces

Teaching area


Academic Writing

Business Communication

The Four Skills of English Language

Research Areas:




TESOL Arabia

ALLT Professional Development Group

The American International Toastmasters


Ajman University

High Impact Practices

Teaching Ideas

Technology in Education

Team Collaboration

Risk Management

Internationalizing Higher Education


Conference Presentation:

  1. Nafa, M. S. (2021): Reading Comprehension Teaching Reading Strategies, City American School
  2. Nafa, M. S. (2021): Teaching Academic Writing, AGU Forum on Language and Education, ALGHURAIR University.
  3. Nafa, M. S. (2021): Planning an Effective E- Learning Education, ALLT Forum.
  4. Nafa, M. S. (2020): Planning an Effective E-Learning Education, Summer 2020 Academic Forum, Zayed University & HCT.
  5. Nafa, M. S. (2020):Teaching Academic Writing, CUCA.
  6. Nafa, M. S. (2020): Reading Comprehension Texts Exploitation Strategies, ALLT, Forum.
  7. Nafa, M. S. (2016): The Brain Based Approach for Teaching Vocabular, RAK TESOL Arabia.
  8. Nafa, M. S. (2016): Creative Teaching Strategies, TESOL Arabia Conference, Hayat Regency
  9. Nafa, M. S. (2015): Developing Reading Comprehension, ADNOC.
  10. Nafa, M. S. (2015): Reading Comprehension Text Exploitation Strategies, Middlesex University.
  11. Nafa, M. S. (2015): Independent Learning, Raffles Academy.
  12. Nafa, M. S. (2014): Vocabulary and Reading, The Canadian University.
  13. Nafa, M. S. (2014): Individual Differences and Differentiated Instruction, The American University in Sharjah.
  14. Nafa, M. S. (2014): Individual Differences, Al-Rushd American School.
  15. Nafa, M. S. (2014): Differentiated Instruction, TESOL Arabia Conference, Middlesex University.
  16. Nafa, M. S. (2013): The Role of Memory in Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition, Al- Ramaqeia Educational Community Conference- MOE.
  17. Nafa, M. S. (2013) The Role of Memory in The Role of Memory in Second Language vocabulary teaching and Learning, TESOL Arabia.
  18. Nafa, M.S. (2011). The Brain Based Approach for Teaching Vocabulary. TESOL Arabia Conference
  19. Nafa, M. S. (2011). Speaking Development Strategies, The British Council.
  20. Nafa, M.S. (2011) Assessment as a Learning Tool, CTELT Conference, HCT.



  1. Nafa, M., .S. (2020): Changing Paradigms: Mastering Remote Pedagogy: Planning Effective E-Learning Sessions, Cambridge Google Scholars.
  2. Nafa, M., .S. (2017): The Brain Based Approach for Teaching English Vocabulary. Germany: Noor Publishing,


  1. Nafa, M., (2020) The Impacts of Leadership Styles on the Overall Performance of the Educational Establishments. Psychology Research, 10(4), pp.151-162.
  2. Nafa, M., (2018). The Repercussions of Assessment on the Teaching and the Learning Process. Psychology Research, 8(3), pp.117-126.

Name: El Sayed Mahmoud El Sayed

Academic Position: General Education - English





MA – Translation – AUC

Diploma – TESOL – BUID

Diploma – Education –Faculty of Education - Damietta University

Bachelor in Arts – Faculty of Arts – Zagazig University

Professional Experience:

Sep. 2015 up to present: English Lecturer, English Department, CUCA, Ajman.

Sep. 2014-Sep. 2015: English Teacher and Coordinator, EPS, UAE. 

April. 2014 up to Sep. 2014. (Part time). Teaching academic writing and research practice – BUID, Dubai, UAE.

Jun. 2013 up April 2014. Job title: English Instructor. The European Language Ins. 

Aug. 2009 up Feb. 2013.: Translation manager. Alshela Orgnization, UAE

Jul. 2008 up to Aug.2009, Job title: Translator. Alsherawi Group, Dubai, UAE.

Mar. 2006 up to April 2008: Translator-Zee, Dubai, UAE. 

Jul. 2000 to Jul.2005: English teacher - The British Institute – Egypt

1998-2000: Alazhar Educational Zone English teacher 

Teaching Areas:

English Language

Academic Writing



Research Areas:

1- Developmental and Educational Linguistics

2- Phonological Theory

3- Multilingualism

4- Sociolinguistic Approach

5- Pragmatics

6- Cognitive-Linguistic Approach

Conference Presentation:

Smart Learning Conference – 2018

Virtual – CUCA International Conference of Human Resource Management CUCA

Classroom Management through Reflective Teaching – 2017- AUE

An organizer of the CUCA-ICPM Marketing Festival 2019- CUCA.  

REMOTE: A Connected Faculty Summit, a free virtual conference hosted by Arizona State University. 

"Getting – and Then Keeping – Students Engaged". Harvard Business Publishing Education 

Professional Development 

Course Planning- Certificates-Qedex.

Developing Rubrics - Certificates-Qedex.











  1. Mahmoud, E. (2015). A Cross-Cultural study of pragmatically requestive speech act realization patterns. Grin. The record can be viewed at
  2. Mahmoud, E. (2016). Pragmatic failure of intercultural communication in higher education. A spoken discourse analysis. Grin. The record can be viewed at
  3. Mahmoud, E. (2017). Speech acts' requesting and apologizing strategies by native and non-native adolescents English speakers. A comparative research on pragmatic competence. Grin. The record can be viewed at
  4. Mahmoud, E. (2016). Cultural bias in the 3rd edition of the Interchange (Students’ book 2). Grin. The record can be viewed at
  5. Mahmoud, E. (2016). Spoken Discourse analysis on pragmatic failure of Intercultural communication in higher education. Grin. The record can be viewed at
  6. Mahmoud, E. (2021).Academic vocab book in use. Kindle.  The record cab be viewed at


Academic Position: ENGLISH LECTURER

College/Department: General Education English Department


  • Currently preparing a PhD thesis (2nd year) about Reflective Practice in Second Language Teaching.
  • Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL), American University of Sharjah (AUS), August, 2011
  • Microsoft MIE Training Course Microsoft February 2017-2018
  • EmSAT Trainer Certificate, Moe, 2017
  • Smart Learning Training Course , Mohamed Bin Rashid Program, 2016-2017
  • International Computer Driving License (ICDL), 2014.
  • Effective IELTS Teaching Certificate, British Council, June 2013-2014
  • Certificate of English Language Teaching for Adults (CELTA), International House, 2006
  • Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature, University of Tunis, Tunisia, 1995

Professional Experience:

  • English Lecturer – City University College, Ajman, UAE –Sep 2019-up to present
  • Lecturer – GE- University of Fujairah 2016- 2018 (Part-time)
  • Teacher Development Specialist- 2010- 2017, MOE.
  • English Teacher 1999-2010, MOE, UAE
  • English Teacher 1995- 1998 MOE, Tunisia
  • Bilingual reporter (Tunisian Local newspapers) 1992-1995


English/ French/Italian/ Arabic

Teaching Areas:

  • Academic Writing
  • Study Skills
  • Public Speaking

Research Areas:

  • Authentic/alternative Assessments
  • Reflective Teaching
  • Teaching with technology
  • Educational technology
  • Blogs & E-portfolios
  • Smart Learning
  • Curriculum Design & Material Development


  • TESOL Arabia- GULF
  • TESOL Eastern Region Chapter
  • TESOL France
  • TEFL Tunisia
  • Khan Academy
  • Academia
  • Cambridge Assessment English Forum
  • AUS Alumni Forum
  • IDP IELTS Forum
  • BBC Forum
  • UAE Teacher Council
  • GESS Education, UAE 

Conference Presentation:

  • Active Teaching Strategies and Techniques, TESOL Arabia, Eastern Region, December 2019
  • Digitizing Students' Work to Increase Learning, AUS Dec 2019
  • Useful Apps to manage large classes, TESOL Arabia, Eastern Region Chapter, 2018
  • Using Edu-Tech to Your Advantage, TESOL Arabia, Eastern Region Chapter, 2018
  • Developing standard-based Listening/Speaking Assessments, 2017
  • Effective Use of Technology in ELT Classrooms: Tips, Tools & Techniques Conference, American University of Sharjah , 2017 


Tabib, F. (2011). Exploring the use of e-portfolios in madares al-ghad schools in the United Arab Emirates. (Unpublished master’s thesis). American University of Sharjah.

Tabib, F. (2012). Staff Meetings in UAE High Schools: Can Modeling Enhance Positive Attitudes? In D. Prescott (Ed.), 

Resolving Classroom Management and School Leadership Issues in ELT: 

Action Research Reports from the United Arab Emirates. Newcastle upon 66

Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

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