Wafa' Abdemahdi Hazaymeh, Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Al Ain Campus

+971 3 7024908



Assistant Professor in teaching English Language Curriculum and Instructions (Applied Linguistics)


  • PhD in English Curriculum and Instructions (Applied Linguistics), Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan, 2012
  • MA in Linguistics, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan, 2008
  • Diploma in Educational Methods of English, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan, 2004
  • BA in English language and literature, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan, 1991

Academic experience

  • Assistant Professor in teaching English Language Curriculum and Instructions (Applied Linguistics) September 2019 to present - AL Ain University - 
  • Assistant Professor (Head of General Education Department and Foundation Program), Al- Khwarizmi International University College February 2013 to June 2018
  • English Language supervisor, Ministry of Education, Jordan June 2010 to February 2012
  • English Language Instructor at High Schools, Ministry of Education, Jordan April 1992 – to June 2010

 Teaching Courses

Master level

  1. Educational Technology and its Applications in Islamic Education - Master
  2. Assessment and Classroom Environment

Diploma level

  1. Foundations of Education- Diploma
  2. Instructional Technology - Diploma
  3. Educational Psychology - Diploma
  4. Assessment and Classroom Environment – Diploma

Bachelor level

  1. Instructional Technology
  2. Introduction to Psychology
  3. Educational Psychology
  4. Teaching Diverse Students
  5. English 101
  6. English 102
  7. Business Communications
  8. Teaching English Writing Skills
  9. Critical Thinking
  10. Islamic Culture
  11. Preparation for Work
  12. Business Ethics
  13. Environmental Issues
  14. English Composition

 Non-academic experience

  • Experience in creating program planning and implementation skills.
  • Experience in Electronic Learning and demonstrated ability to integrate technology into the learning environment and teaching curriculum and instructions.
  • Having the ability to function as a team player within a multi-cultural work environment
  • Experience in Education Reform Support Program, Leadership in Education
  • Experience in English Interactive Online (EIO), Curriculum Computerizing
  • Experience in Best Practices in Critical Thinking Skills

Certifications or professional registration

  • A certificate from the Ministry of Education for participating in the challenge of the World Arabic Language Day
  • A certificate from the UAE Syndication Association for Cancer Patients in the UAE for participating in the Emotional Intelligence
  • A certificate from the Training and Professional department in the Ministry of Education/ UAE for my participation in the Second Teacher Forum
  • A Certificate of training in "Ebrary content & functionality"
  • A Certificate in "Emerald Platform User Courses”
  • A Certificate in "IEEE Computer Society Digital Library Workshop"
  • A Certificate in "Understanding Los Delivery and Assessment with focus on the Topic Level Workshop"

Current membership in professional organisations

  • A member of the College Council of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences Council as a representative of Dept. of Professional Diploma in Teaching at Al Ain University.
  • The Head of Standard 4 (Program Effect) in International Accreditation (CAEP)
  • Chairman of Examining Students’ Achievements Portfolio
  • A member of the following committees at AAU:
  • Quality Assurance for Administrative Affairs, Strategic Plan Committee
  • Community Engagement, Academic Advisement, Electronic Education, Coordination Among Campuses, Student Grievances 

 Service activities

  • Participation in the challenge of the World Arabic Language Day
  • Participation in the Emotional Intelligence to support the UAE Syndication Association for Cancer Patients
  • Participation in the Second Teacher Forum



  1. Hazaymeh, W. A. (2022). "Teachers' Perceptions of Code Switching Functions and Effects in English as a Foreign Language Classrooms" (Accepted for publication)
  2. Hazaymeh, W. A., (2022). EFL Teachers’ Perceptions on the Motivational Strategies for Successful Online Learning Environment. Journal of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing, 6, 1, 1190-1202. https://journalppw.com/index.php/jppw/article/view/1320
  3. Hazaymeh, W. A., & Alomery, M. K. (2022). The Effectiveness of Visual Mind Mapping Strategy for Improving English Language Learners' Critical Thinking Skills and Reading Ability. European Journal of Educational Research, 11, 1, 141-150. https://doi.org/10.12973/eu-jer.11.1.141
  4. Hazaymeh, W. A. (2021). EFL students’ perceptions of online distance learning for enhancing English language learning during Covid-19 pandemic. International Journal of Instruction,14, 3, pp. 501-518. https://doi.org/10.29333/iji.2021.14329a
  5. Hazaymeh, W.A. (2020). The Impact of Integrating Digital Technologies with Learners’ Multiple Intelligences to Facilitate Learning English as a Foreign Language. Asian EFL Journal, 27(4.1), 182-212. https://www.asian-efl-journal.com
  6. Rehim, M, Alsalaymeh, A. and Hazaymeh, W. (2020). Traditional Theories of Development versus the Theory of Symbolic Sites of Belonging. Opción, Año 36, Especial.27, 1399-1413. https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.29454.38722
  7. Hazaymeh, W., & Altakhaineh, A. (2019). The Effect of Flipped Classroom Instruction on Developing Emirati EFL Learners’ Pragmatic Competence. International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research,18, (10), pp. 89-111. https://doi.org/10.26803/ijlter.18.10.6
  8. Hazaymeh, W.A. (2012). The Effect of a Proposed Instructional E-program on Developing Jordanian First Secondary EFL Students' Pragmatic Competence. Unpublished Doctoral dissertation, Yarmouk University.
  9. Hazaymeh, W.A. (2008). A Sociolinguistic Study of Written Expressions on Vehicles in Jordan. Unpublished Master Thesis, Yarmouk University.

Recent professional development activities

Workshops on different topics such as:

  • Micro-teaching
  • How to use online library databases effectively
  • The Effective Use of Turnitin
  • A training course for the online courses (Moodle)
  • Innovation & Creative Thinking for problem-solving
  • Innovative Pedagogies for Better Student Engagement
  • International Accreditation (CAEP)
  • QS Ranking System
  • Forum of Second Subjects / Teacher Training Institute
  • Risk Management
  • Program Leaders & Personal Skill and Training Form
  • Engaging learners in Classroom & Solving Student's Problems
  • Library Resources & E-textbooks workshop
  • Research Methods and SPSS
  • Leeds Met- UK Seminar
  • Writing Well Organized, Clear and Correct Essay
  • Final Exam Proctoring & Assessment
  • The improvement of quality and efficiency of education