EFL Instructor-Kuwait University, Language Center.


EDUCATION   University at Albany, SUNY, December 2000

                           Master of Science in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages


                           Kuwait University, 1982

                           Bachelor of Art in English Literature.


                          3/00-4/00 Suny Albany, ESL Adult Evening Classes    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 Internet lessons.

§         Monitored and observed graduate students.

                          11/99-12/99 Suny Albany, ESL Adult Evening Classes   Albany,NY

                           ESL Student Teaching Training.

§         Taught intermediate ESL adult evening classes.

§         Created lesson plans using authentic audio and video materials.

§         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.

                          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 working market.

                          11/89-6/97 International Kuwaiti Sport and Beauty Institution             Kuwait,Kuwait

                          Managing director

§         Managed and in charge of 29 employees.

§         Organized teamwork policy in the four department 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.


                       Language skills:

                       English and Arabic-Fluent.

                       French- Speaking and Reading.

                       Full Computer Skills:

Built two educational websites using Dreamweaver:

URL: http://kuc02.kuniv.edu.kw/~buthaina/

URL: http://alothman-b.tripod.com


                         Member of the Information Committee of Association for Free Kuwait


                         Designed and edited a booklet in English on the Iraqi invasion to Kuwait

                          In 1990.


                         Member of the Kuwaiti Journalism Society                       

                         Member of the International Press Association                  

                         Member of TESOL