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        Master of Science in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, (TESOL)

         Bachelor of Art in English Literature.

Certificate of Synchronous Facilitation


2001-Present   Language Center, Kuwait University

EFL / ESP Instructor

3/00-4/00 SUNY, Albany, ESL Adult Evening Classes   
SUNY, Albany,NY

              ESL Master Teacher Training.

  • Taught advanced ESL adult evening classes.
  • Designed and developed 8-week course syllabus.
  • Scheduled teachers and created lesson plans.
  • Created CALL lessons to teach English at a computer-lab.(View my first CALL lesson: < http://alothman-b.com/culture_activity.htm )
  • Monitored and observed graduate students.
11/99-12/99 SUNY, Albany, ESL Adult Evening Classes  
SUNY, Albany,NY

            ESL Student Teaching Training.

  • Taught intermediate ESL adult evening classes.
  • Created Internet lessons, using authentic audio and video materials. (View my first Internet lesson: < http://alothman-b.com/culture_vinny.htm >).
  • Observed master and student teachers and provided feedback.
7/97-Present    Daily Kuwaiti Newspaper “ALANBA”


  • Worked at the local bureau as a columnist and feature writer.
  • Wrote a major feature story on the problem of drugs in Kuwait, investigating the situation inside a Rehabilitation Center; interviewed addicts, parents and interior security officials.
  • Wrote columns on current social problems in Kuwait.
6/91-12/91    Daily Kuwaiti Newspaper “ALWatan”


  • Worked at the local bureau International news desk, as a reproter, and feature writer.
  • Wrote news stories on the environmental pollution catastrophe caused by oil fires in Kuwait.
11/89-6/97 International Kuwaiti Sport and Beauty Institution

               Managing director

  • Managed and in charge of 29 employees.
  •    Organized teamwork policy in the four departments of the institution.
  • Required daily report from each department.
  • Encouraged daily casual meetings with staff members
  • Submitted daily report to the chairman.
  • Convened weekly meetings with head of departments and monthly general meetings.
  •   Created family and friendly atmosphere with and among employees.
  • Rewarded outstanding employees.
3/83-10/89 Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)
Kuwait, Kuwait

Sub-Editor (English desk)

  • Wrote political news items.
  • Wrote a major feature story on the situation of Kuwaiti women in the local working market.
  • Assigned to cover International Women Convention, held in Nairobi, Kenya, 1985.
  • Assigned to cover a press conference held by PLO Leader Yasser Arafat, at Dasman Palace, in Kuwait, in 1984.
  • Interviewed Namibia Leader Sam Nujoma during his visit to Kuwait, in 1986.


  • Language skills:
    • Arabic-Fluent
    • English-Fluent
  • Computer Skills:
  • TESOL Electronic Village Online (EVO)- A Six-Week Session: "Getting the Most Out of Web 2.0 for ESP" - Jan - Feb 2008 - The wiki created for this session can be found at: http://evo08esp.pbwiki.com/ - (Moderators: Buthaina Al Othman, Christine Parkhurst, Debra Lee, and Jen MacArthur)
  • TESOL Electronic Village Online (EVO)- A Six-Week Session: "An ESP Potpourri: Business, Legal, Science & Technology, and Medical ESP"; Jan - Feb 2007 - The wiki created for this session can be found at: <http://evo07esp.pbwiki.com/> - (Moderators: Buthaina Al-Othman, Christine Parkhurst, Debra Lee, and Mark R. Freiermuth)
  • TESOL Electronic Village Online (EVO)- A Six-Week Session: "Webpresence 2, the Moodle" - Jan - Feb.2006 -( Moderators: Vance Stevens, Robert Brannan, and Buthaina Al-Othman) - A link to the session can be v iewed at: http://alothman-b.com/evo_webpresence2006.htm
  • Designed and Facilitated a Blended (ESP), Face-to-Face and Online, Business English Program for Gulf Bank of Kuwait, April 16 - May 25, 2006. The six-week blended program for branch Managers can be viewed at the URL: http://alothman-b.com/content-gb.htm
  • "Freedom & Future Dreams in Different Cultures". A Collaborative Skype Worldbridges Project for EFL Learners in Argentina and Kuwait, by Webheads, Rita Zeinstejer and Buthaina Al-Othman, Aug 10 - 22, 2005: http://alothman-b.com/skypeproject_portal.htm
  • "The Culture Project", a collaborative student-teacher interactive session, in Elluminate Live! Webheads virtual Office, at LearningTimes.org, by Wendy Bakes-Seale and Buthaina Al-Othman, - Aug 5, 2005 - 3:00 - 5:00 GMT - The link to the recording of this session can be found at http://home.learningtimes.net/learningtimes?go=923303
  • Designed and created EFL & ESP CALL programs and Blended, online and face-to-face, online Extensions integrated in courses taught in the English Language Unit of the College of Science at Kuwait University. These programs are based on the required syllabus of each course:


  • Invited Presenter at the Foundation Program in Qatar University - Topic: "Making the Most out of Social Web Tools to Create New Learning Cultures for Your 21st Century Classroom"- Februray 24-25, 2009. The Wikispaces created for this event with Slides and Recordings can be found at http://quniv-workshop0902.wikispaces.com/
  • Presenter at the Webheads in Action Online Convergence 2009 (May 22-24)- Slides of my Pecha Kucha can be found at http://www.slideshare.net/buthaina/wiaoc09-wikispaces-090523 , and Recording is here http://webheadsinaction.org/node/362
  • Presenter at The 42nd Annual TESOL Convention, New York, New York, USA - April 2 - April 5, 2008 -"Moving from Academic to Job-Related Writing" - EFL-IS Academic Session – Proposal # 121777 - Friday, April 4, 2008 – 8:30 – 11:15 am - Morgan Suite - Hilton - Slides of this presentation can be viewed at: http://tinyurl.com/3wpbev
  • Presenter at the IUCN 2007: "New Learning for Sustainability in the Arab Region" - Alexandria, Egypt - August 31-Spetember 1, 2007 - Slides of this presentation can be viewed at: http://tinyurl.com/37e5tj
  • Presenter at The 41st Annual TESOL Convention, Seatlle, Florida, USA - March 21-24, 2007, Seattle, Washington, USA - CALL IS Electronic Village Online Communities - March 21st 2007 - Session Number/Code: 1845 Seattle-Washington State Conv Center/Room304- The Wikispaces created for this Colloquium can be found at http://colloquium07.wikispaces.com/
  • “Staying Connected: Sustaining online Communities” – A Webcast, by Michael Coghlan and Guest-Speakers: Vance Stevens, ( in UAE), Teresa Almeida d'Eça, (in Portugal), Buthaina Al-Othman, (in Kuwait), and Chris Johns, (in USA) - for the CU Conference, in Adelaide, Australia, May 3, 2005 - A recording of the presentation can be found at: < http://home.learningtimes.net/learningtimes?go=807538 >
  • Creating WebPages: Why & How? A presentation, by Guest-Speaker, Buhaina al-Othman, for the TESOL EVOnline 2005, Becoming a Webhead, (BaW) session - Feb 2, 2005 - Power point presentation, can be found, at: < http://alothman-b.com/meet_buthaina.htm > .
  • TESOL EVOnline 2005 Session: "Making the Transition from ESL to ESP", Co-moderated by Christine Parkhurst, (USA) and Buthaina Al Othman, (Kuwait) January 17 - February 27, 2005 – The session is documented here: < http://alothman-b.com/esl2esp_evonline2005.htm >
  • Tools for Online Collaboration. A paper presented by Dr. Elizabeth Hanson-Smith & Buthaina Al-Othman, at the First International Online Conference on Second and Foreign Language Teaching and Research, sponsored by Reading Matrix, September 25-26, 2004 - Power point presentation with audio narration can be found at: < http://alothman-b.com/econference-rm-wia.html
  • “Building Online Communities for Professional Development”, a presentation by Teresa Almeida d'Eça and Guest-Presenters, Aiden Yeh, Buthaina Al-Othman, Dafne Gonzalez, and Vance Stevens, at the 18th APPI Conference - April 29, 2004. (A recording of the presentation can be found, here): < http://alothman-b.com/teresa_wia_alado040429.htm >
  • Presenter at the 38th Annual TESOL Convention, in Long Beach, CA, US - Wednesday, March 31, 2004: "Using Webcasts to Train Science Students at Kuwait University to Think Critically and Independently". This presentation can be viewed at TESOL Internet Fair WebPage, at the URL: http://www.ilc.cuhk.edu.hk/english/tesol/2004/wed.html >



  • "Building Your Educational Websites or Weblogs: Why and How?" -  a Workshop by Buthaina Al-Othman for Seminars organized by University Faculty Association in Kuwait University, Tuesday, March 18, 2003 -  "Enhancement of Instructor's Academic Performance", (March 16th - April 4, 2003) - The Handout of  creating websites can be found at: < http://alothman-b.com/call_workshop_handout.htm>- the Handout of creating blogs can be found at: < http://alothman-b.com/weblog_handout.htm> - A webpage with links to the participants’ / teachers' websites, built and published at the end of the workshop can be found at: <http://www.geocities.com/esl_efl_ku/teachers_sites.htm>
  • Participated in a Demonstration session on "Online Tools for Creating Communities", by Vance Stevens , (January 23, 2004, Cairo, Egypt)  - The demo session can be found at: < http://www.geocities.com/esl_efl_ku/vance_demosession_webheads_jan2304.htm>
  • Attended the 2001 TESOL Academy in Boston University, (June 29 - July 1, 2001) Workshop attended: L1 and L2 Writing: Making Connections, for 12 hours of professional developments. (A Certificate was granted, by TESOL.Inc, for attending and completing the workshop).


  • A volunteer Guest and Contributor at LearningTimes.org: < http://www.learningtimes.org/leadership.html > since 2003.
  • Member of the London-based Information Committee of Association for Free Kuwait, (AFK), formed during Iraqi Invasion, in 1990.
  • Co-author and co-designer of "A devastating Blow to Islam", a booklet in English on the Iraqi invasion to Kuwait - with AFK fellows Adel Al-Ali, and Sameer K. - published, November 1990.


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