Somayya Bibi

Somayya Bibi

EAP teaching Fellow

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I am an English language educator with a specialism of teaching English to speakers of other languages. Most of my experience lies in teaching at tertiary level within the context of academic English. I have taught academic English in UK universities and have helped many students in achieving their long-term learning goals. My most recent experience has been at universities within the Middle East for the past five years of my teaching career.


PGCE PCET English Specialism


BA English Language


I have worked at Aston University (Birmingham) as a CELCA English language tutor alongside the programme manager and have taught many students from China, Italy, and the Middle East.

I have also worked as an English Lecturer in two well established universities in Saudi Arabia, thus, Prince Sultan University (Riyadh), and Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University (Dammam) for over 5 years.

Since 2018, I have been continuously working on the pre-sessional intensive summer courses at The University of Birmingham. During this time, I have had an amazing opportunity to teach students from various backgrounds and learn from their rich cultural identities.


English for Academic Purposes (University of Birmingham)

English for General Purposes

English for Specific Purposes (Computer Science & Biology)

IELTS exam preparation

Other activities

My research interests include:

Codeswitching in teaching and learning.

Applied linguistics in second language acquisition.

Applied linguistics in EAP at tertiary level.

Corpus Assisted Discourse Analysis to analyse the representation of minority groups in the News Media.