College of Languages

Academic Staff

Name : Hussein Ali Ahmed
Scientific Title : Professor
Certificate : Doctorate
Field : علم اللغة
Speciality : علم اللغة التطبيقي

Code : A0164

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Code C0269 Units 3 Hours 3

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Course Description: This course is designed for Fourth year students at the College of   Languages/Dept. of English. It introduces the students to Linguistics, its branches, the significance of linguistics in our life such as sociolinguistics, language planning, neurolinguistics, forensic linguistics,.etc. These activities focus on definitions of the common concepts in the field of linguistics. The course examines the political problems of language as in the case of constitutions, minorities’ languages…. This course is of a purely theoretical and practical nature.

 

 This course is based on linguistic texts. The course starts with the most common definitions of linguistic concepts. It is expected that this course will shed light on the culture-specific problems in Linguistics by the end of this course. The students will be asked to do various types of linguistic topics as homework. The students will be asked to do a lot of homework at home out of 10% marks as inter class activity. The course ends up with an important part tackling the language problems . It is hoped that this course will enrich students' knowledge of linguistic issues and pave the way for the smart students who want to continue their studies in the future in the area of pragmatics, discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, mass media language, language planning, forensic linguistics



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Code C0263 Units 3 Hours 3

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This course is an introduction to linguistics, the scientific study of human language. Linguistics shares with other sciences a concern to be objective, systematic, consistent, and explicit in its account of language. Like other sciences, it aims to collect data, test hypotheses, devise models, and construct theories.

This course will cover the core areas of linguistic theory–phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics.



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Code C0712 Units 3 Hours 3

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Code C0713 Units 3 Hours 3

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Code C0722 Units 3 Hours 3

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Code C0273 Units 2 Hours 2

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It is expected that students will be familiar with the methods of research and the topics of much relevance to a research project in such a way that helps them to write their research projects with ease and efficiency.

 



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Bachelor in Mosul Iraq Date of acquiring  degree 1978

Master in Mosul Iraq Date of acquiring  degree 1981 Title of Master Thesis(Voice in English for Science and Technology) 

Fine Specialization(Applied Linguistics)

PhD in Stirling  Scotland/ UK 1990

The Role of Attitudes in Foreign Language Learning.

 The First Conference on Linguistics and Translation,

 University of Mosul, College of Arts, 24-25 April 1993.

1

Motivating Pupils to Learn Foreign Languages: A Field Study.

Adab Al-Rafidain, College of Arts, University of Mosul, 1994, vol. 40, 11-28.

2

The Use of Arabic in English Language Lessons at the

Intermediate Level: A Field Study.

Journal of the College of Teachers, Al-Mustansirriya University, 1994.

3

An Evaluative Study of the Illustrations in Books 1 and  2 of NECI.

Journal of the College of Teachers, Al-Mustansirriya University, 1995.

4

A Comparative Study of the Students ' Teaching Practice.

Journal of Education and Science, College of Education, University of Mosul, 1995, 17, 320-332.

5

Teaching English at the Primary Level: A Theoretical and

Empirical Study.

Journal of Education and Science, College of Education, University of  Mosul, 2001, vol.29, 3-17.

6

An Evaluative Study of the Presentation of Notions and Functions in the Dialogues of Book II of  NECI.

 Adab Al-Rafidain, College of Arts, University of Mosul, 2002, vol.36, 17-38.

7

Analysis of the Teaching Behaviour of the Teachers of English at the Intermediate Schools.

Adab Al-Rafidain, College of Arts, University of Mosul, 2004, Vol.19, 27-40.

8

 

9

The Relationship between Students' Date of Birth and their Interest in English as a Foreign Language.

Adab Al-Rafidain, College of Arts, University of Mosul, 2005, vol.43, 25-42.

10

Language Learning Strategies.

Journal of Humanities. University of Tikrit, 2005.

11

The Use of Teaching Aids in English Language Lessons at the

Intermediate Level.

Journal of Humanities. University of Tikrit, 2005.

12

Teaching Foreign Languages: The Most Laborious Task.

Journal of Humanities. University of Tikrit, 2006, no.11, vol.18, 1-16.

13

The Effect of Studying Literature on Shaping Students  Motivation to Learn English at College Level.

Th3 3rd Scientific Conference of the College of Arts, University of Mosul, 2006.

Adab Al-Rafidain, College of Arts, University of Mosul, 2006, no.4, vo.44, 1904-1917.

14

Reflective Teaching: What, How, and  for What Purposes.

Adab Al-Rafidain, College of Arts, University of Mosul, 2006.

15

The Impact of the Use of the Language Laboratory on the   

Development of Students'  Speaking Skills: An Empirical Study.

Adab Al-Rafidain, College of Arts, University of Mosul, 2007, vol.46, 1-18.

16

The Controversy over the "Age  Issue"  in Foreign Language Learning. Seeking a Compromise.

Adab Al-Rafidain, College of Arts, University of Mosul, 2007, vol.52, 115-114.

17

Studying Students' Attitudes towards French as a Second Foreign Language at University Level.

Adab Al-Rafidain, College of Arts, University of Mosul, 2007.

18

Feedback: A Major  Strategy in Teaching Foreign Languages.

Adab Al-Rafidain, College of Arts, University of Mosul, 2010, vol.56, 1-17.

19

Avoidance in Language Production.

 The Seventh Scientific Conference of the College of Arts, University of Mosul, of Mosul, 2010 /Adab Al-Rafidain, College of Arts, University, 2011, Vol. 60, 1-24.

20

Processes in Speed Reading.

   Adab Al-Rafidain, College of Arts, University of Mosul, 2011, vol.58, 125-153.

21

A Comparative Study of the Use of Simplification as Teaching  Strategy at University Level

 Journal of the Researches of the College of basic Education, University  of Mosul, 2011, no.3, vol.10, 638-655.

22

A Comparative Study of University Students' Free Practice of       English

The First Scientific International Conference on Languages, college of Education, University of Mosul, 2011, Journal of Education and Science, College of Education, University of Mosul, 2011, 18, 70-83.

23

An Investigation of Test Anxiety by EFL University Students: A Field Study.

Journal of the Researches of the College of basic Education,      University of Mosul, 2012, no.3, vol.13, 775-798

24

The Effect of Using the Story-Mapping Technique on Reading

Comprehension.

Journal of Education and Science, College of Education, University of Mosul, 2012.

25

Developing EFL University Students’ Cultural Awareness: A Theoretical Account.

Adab Al-Rafidain, College of Arts, University of Mosul, 2012, vol.62, 63-88.

26

An Evaluative Study of the Note-Taking Process by Iraqi EFL

University Students. 

Adab Al-Rafidain, College of Arts, University of Mosul, 2013.

27

Investigating the Politeness Strategies Employed by Teachers

in Iraqi EFL University Classrooms: An Exploratory Study.

Adab Al-Rafidain Journal, College of Arts, University of Mosul, 2013.

28

Investigating EFL University Students' Learning Styles: A

Field Study.

Adab Al-Rafidain Journal, College of Arts, University of Mosul, 2013, vol.66, 57-96.

29

Investigating the Role of Teachers in Developing EFL Students’ Cultural Awareness at University Level.

5th Visible International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics/ Ishik University and University of Sallahuddin/ Erbil, Iraq, 13-14 April 2014.

International Journal of Social Sciences  and Educational Researches, 2014, no.1. vol.1, 51-74.

30

Evaluating Teachers’ Awareness of the Psychological and   

Linguistic Principles of Language in Teaching English at the Intermediate Level.                                                                    Journal of the Researches of the College of Basic Education,   

University of Mosul.

31

Investigating the Techniques Used by EFL Teachers in Giving

the Meaning of New Vocabulary in Teaching Comprehension

at University Level.                              

The 7th International Conference (VESAL) held by Ishik University and Salahuddin University in Erbil, April 2016, 551-563.

32

A Multiple Intelligences Based-Teaching of English at

University Level.

American Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 4, No.13, 2016,

948-953.

33

The "Linguistic Imperialism" Aspect of English as a   

 Foreign Language in Iraq After 2003 from Educated

  Iraqis' Viewpoint.

Nawroz University Academic Journal, Nawroz University, 2017, no.3, vol.6, 32-39.

34

Surveying Personality Characteristics of EFL Learners at

University Level in Kurdistan Region-Iraq.

 WULFENIA Journal, Vol. 24, No. 7; July 2017, 79

89.Austria.

35

The Effect of Arabic Language on EFL University Students’ Use of Metaphorical Expressions in Writing.

 The First International Conference on Linguistics and Literature, College of Languages, Nawroz University, 7-8 April, 2017.

Vol 7 No 3 (2018)

36

Oral Corrective Feedback: Investigating Kurdish High School Teachers’ Beliefs and Practices

International Journal of Englih Linguistics, 2018, No. 6, Vol.6, 115-121.

37

Multiple Intelligence-Based Planning of EFL Classes. Advances in Language and Literary Studies. Volume: 9, Issue 2, 30 April 2018, 98-103, Australia.

38

Investigating Instructors’ Techniques to Develop EFL University Students Conversational Competence.  

The  Academic Journal of Nawroz University, Vol., 7 No.  4, 

    (2018), 261-271.

39

Investigating EFL Students Linguistic Characteristics: The Case Study of Zakho University Students.

 ORBIS- Scientific e-journal of human Sciences, Vol.14, No.42, 2019, pp.15-25.

40

Investigating EFL Teachers’ Strategies to Engage Learners in “Conversation” Classes at University Level

To be published soon in Nawroz University Academic Journal, Nawroz University, Duhok,

41

A Study of Engagement with Reference to Teachers’ Role in Engaging Learners.

To be published soon in Nawroz University Academic Journal, Nawroz University, Duhok,

42

Foreign Language Autonomous Learning: A Theoretical Account

International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change

Vol.12, Issue 4, 2020.

43

 

Positions:

  1. Head of the Dept. of English, Teachers Central Institute / Ninawah 1983-1993 except the period of studying for Ph. D. abroad.
  2. Head of the Dept. of English, College of Teachers, University of Mosul from 22 / 7 / 1993 – 7 / 11 / 2001.
  3. Head of the Dept. of English, College of Arts, University of Mosul, from 7 / 11 / 2001 – 15 / 5 / 2003.
  4. Assistant Professor at the Dept. of English, College of Modern Languages and Humanities, Al-Mamoun Private  University for Science and Technology, Al-Qamishly, Syria from 1/7/2007 to 1/9/2010..
  5. Assistant Professor at the Dept. of English, College of Arts, University of Mosul from 1/9/2010 to 8/10/2013.
  6. Head of the Dept. of English, College of Languages, Nawroz University, Duhok for the academic year 2012-2013.
  7. Acting Dean of the College of Computer Sciences/ Nawroz University/ Duhok from 1/10/2013 to 1/10/2015.
  8. Dean of the College of Languages/ Nawroz University/ Duhok from 1/10/2013 to 1/11/2016.
  9. Professor at the Dept. of English, College of Languages, Nawroz University, Duhok from 1/11/2016 to 7/8/2017.

10. Acting Head of the Dept. of Translation, College of Languages,      Nawroz University, Duhok from 7/8/2017 to 1/9/2018.

11. Head of the Dept. of English, College of Languages, Nawroz      University, Duhok from 7/8/2017 to date.

Teaching Tasks: (Undergraduate Studies)

  1. Methodology, College of Education, Dept. of English, 1991/1992 to 1997/1998.
  2. Methodology, Dept. of English, College of Teachers, 1996/1997 to 2000-2001.
  3. Textbook Analysis, Dept. of English, College of Teachers, 1996/1997 to 2000/2001.
  4. Conversation, undergraduate students, Colleges of Teachers, Education, Arts, for different studying years.
  5. International Law, undergraduate and postgraduate (M. A. and Ph. D.) studies, College of Law, undergraduate and postgraduate (Public Law) studies, 1993-1994 to 1998-1999.
  6. Contracts, undergraduate and postgraduate (M. A. and Ph. D.) studies, College of Law, University of Mosul, undergraduate postgraduate (Private Law) studies for different study years.
  7. Different Legal Subjects in English at Al-Hadbaa' University College for the academic years 1997/1998 and 1998/1999.
  8. Phonetics, Conversation, and Methodology, High Institute for Teachers Training, Gadamis, Libya, 1999-2000.
  9. Conversation, Linguistics, Semantics, 1st and 2nd and 4th year students, Dept. of English, College of Arts, University of Ta'iz, Yemen, 2001-2002.

10. Phonetics, Phonology, Writing, General Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Methodology, Conversation, English 1 and English 3,at the Dept. of English, College of Modern Languages and Humanities, Mamoun University of Science and Technology, Syria.

11. Conversation, Dept. of English, College of Arts, University of  Mosul, 2012-2013.

12. Conversation, Methods of Research, Linguistics and Translation, Dept. of English, College of Languages, Nawroz University, Dohuk 2012-2013 to date.

Teaching Tasks (M.A. Studies):

  1. 1.                 Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, M. A., College of

          Education, 1994/1995-----1996/1997 (The only years of post-

          graduate studies at the College)

  1. 2.       Applied Linguistics, M. A., College of Education, Dept. of English. 2010-2011 to date.
  2. 3.       Methodology, M. Ed., College of Education, Dept. of Educational and Psychological Sciences. 2010-2011.
  3. 4.       Applied Linguistics, M. A., College of Arts, 2001/2002 to 2006/2007, 2010-2011-2012-2013.
  4. 5.       Sociolinguistics, M. A., College of Arts, 2002/2003.
  5. 6.       International Law, M. A. studies, College of Law, 1993-1994 to 1998-1999.
  6. 7.       Contracts, M. A. studies, College of Law, University of Mosul.
  7. 8.       Scientific English, M. Sc. students, Dept. of Computer Sciences.
  8. 9.       Scientific English, M. Sc. students, Dept. of Physics, College of Science.
  9. 10.  English, M. A. students, Dept. of Librarianship and Information, College of Arts, University of Mosul, 2002-2003.
  10. 11.  English, M. A. students, College of Political Sciences. 2010-2011.

12. Applied Linguistics, M. Ed. students, Faculty of Humanities, College of Educational and Psychological Sciences, University of Duhok, 2011-2012.

13. Applied Linguistics, M. A. students, Dept. of English, College of Basic Education, University of Mosul, 2012-2013.

14. Lexicology, M. A. Students, Alexandaria University Programme

     at Nawroz University, 2015-2016.

15. Academic Writing, M.A. Students, Duhok Poly Technic University, 2016-2017  to date.

16. Civil Law, M. A. Students, College of Law, University of Mosul, 2017-2018 to date.

17. Human Rights, M. A. Students, College of Law, University of Mosul, 2017-2018 to date.

18. International Law, M. A. Students, College of Law, University of Mosul, 2017-2018 to date.

19. Applied Linguistics, M. A. Students, Dept. of English, College of Arts, University of Mosul, First Term, 2017-2018.

20. Linguistics, M. A. Students, Dept. of English, College of Arts, University of Mosul, First Term, 2017-2018.

Teaching Tasks:

Teaching Tasks (Ph.D.):

  1. 1.       Applied Linguistics, Ph. D. Students, Dept. of English, College of

      Arts, from 1992/1993 to 2002/2003.

  1. 2.       International Law, Ph. D. studies, College of Law, 1993-1994 to 1998-1999.
  2. 3.       Contracts, Ph. D. studies, College of Law, University of Mosui.
  3. 4.       Scientific English, Ph.D. students, Dept. of Mathematics.
  4. 5.       Scientific English, Ph. D. students, Dept. of Computer Sciences.
  5. 6.       Scientific English, Ph.D. students, Dept. of Geology, College of Science.
  6. 7.       Scientific English, Ph. D. students, Dept. of Physics, College of Science.
  7. 8.       Applied Linguistics, Ph. D. students, (Split-site), Dept. of English, College of Education, University of Zakho, 2013-2014.
  8. 9.       Applied Linguistics, Ph. D. students, (Split-site), Duhok Polytechnic University, 2014-2015.

- Books

  1. Speak English.  August, 2017. Noor Publishing House. Germany.
  2. A co-author of a linguistic (Arabic– English – French) dictionary. Zahraan Publishing House. Amman Jordan 2010.
  3. A Dictionary of the 1000 words Most Frequently Used in English to be published soon.

Conferences and Workshops:

  1. A Conference on Linguistics, Dept. of Education, University of Stirling, UK, 1989.
  2. Linguistics and Translation Conference, College of Arts, University of Mosul, April 1993.
  3. The First Scientific Conference of the College of Teachers, University of Mosul, 1997.
  4. The First Scientific Conference of the College of Arts, University of Mosul, 2002.
  5. The Sixth Scientific Conference of the College of Arts, University of Mosul, 2006.
  6. The Seventh Scientific Conference of the College of Arts, University of Mosul, 2010.
  7. The first Scientific International Conference on Languages of the College of Education, University of Mosul, 2011.
  8. The Second Scientific International Conference on Languages of the College of Education, University of Mosul, 2011.
  9. A Workshop by the British Council in Erbil, held at Kurdistan University, February 2013.
  10. The 5th International Conference (VESAL) held by Ishik University

and Salahuddin University in Erbil, April 2014.

  1. The 7th International Conference (VESAL) held by Ishik University

      and Salahuddin University in Erbil, April 2016.

  1.  Accreditation Workshop at Nawroz University / Duhok / September 2017.
  2.  Examination Committees Workshop at College of Administration and Economics, Nawroz University / Duhok/ November 2017.
  3.  The 1st International Conference on Linguistics  and Literature, College of Languages, Nawroz University, Duhok, Kurdistan Region, 7-8 April, 2018.

15. AWorkshop and presentations of the modules to be integrated in the training course of University instructors / Kurdistan Region, Erbil Inter. Hotel, 9.1.2019.

16. A workshop on Bologna System and Finalnd’s Educational System, University of Zakho, 21.1.2019.

17. AWorkshop on ELT Reform in Kurdistan Region, Erbil Inter. Hotel, 29.1.2019.

18. AWorkshop by KScien Organization on Research Publication by Kurdistan University Academics. 22.3.2020.

19. AWorkshop and the final presentations of the modules of the pedagogy training course of University instructors / Kurdistan Region, Online 7.5.2020.

 

Other Previous and Current Activities:

  1. Member of Teaching Staff Promotion Committee, College of Teachers, University of Mosul, for four successive years 1993-1994 to 1996-1997.
  2. Member of the Committee for Testing Teaching Eligibility, University of Mosul, 1998-1999.
  3. Member of the Committee of Postgraduate Studies, Dept. of English, College of Arts, University of Mosul since 1997/1998.
  4. Member of the Committee of Comprehensive (oral and written) Exam for Ph.D. students, Dept. of English, College of Arts, University of Mosul, since 1997/1998.
  5. The First Teacher, College of Teachers and University of Mosul during the academic year 1996/1997.
  6. Visiting Professor to Libyan Universities and Institutes during the academic year 1999-2000.
  7. Visiting Professor to the Dept. of English, College of Arts, University of Ta'iz, Yemen during the second term, 2001-2002.
  8. Evaluator of the Promotion of (26) Teaching Staff Members to the Academic Status of Assistant Professor and Lecturer at different Iraqi Universities.
  9. Supervisor of the Courses of Adult Education at the College of Arts, University of Mosul.
  10. Member of the Consultative Bureau of Languages and Translation, College of Arts, University of Mosul.
  11. Lecturer at the courses of conversation, proficiency test, and TOEFL test run by the Consultative Bureau of languages and Translation, College of Arts, University of Mosul.
  12. Lecturer of General English, Sirt Company for Oil and Gas Production, Libya, March – May 2007.
  13. Secretary of the Editing Board, Adab Al-Rafidain Journal, College of Arts, University of Mosul from September 2011 to June 2013.
  14. Member of the Committee for Teaching Eligibility, Nawroz University, Duhok, 2012-2013 to 2016-2017.
  15. Member of the Editing Board, Nawroz University Journal, Nawroz University, Dohuk, 2014-2015 to date.
  16. Head of the Scientific Committee / College of Languages / Nawroz University, Duhok, 2013-2014 to date.
  17. Member of the Promotion Committee,  Nawroz University, Duhok, 2016-2017 to 2018-2019.
  18. Head of the Examination Committee, College of Languages, Nawroz University 2013-2014 to 2015 – 2016.

19. Member of the Examination Committee, College of Languages, Nawroz University 2016-2017 to date.

20. Lecturer at Kurdistan Professional Training Courses / Duhok Centre, summer 2019.

21. Lecturer atthe courses held for university lecturers by GIZ Organization in Duhok and Zakho, Spring and Summer 2019.

22. Scientific evaluator for more than (100) research papers submitted for publication in the academic journals of the universities of Mosul, Duhok and Zakho.





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