TESOL Kuwait has an elected Board 

Dr. Hussain Al Sharoufi, PhD


Dr. Hussain Al Sharoufi, Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics in the GUST English Department, participated and presented papers at twenty internationally refereed conferences in USA, UK, Australia, Spain, Italy, Serbia, India, Romania, and Kuwait. 

He is an active member of TESOL International and TESOL Kuwait. He presented several papers at TESOL International conventions. He reviewed several papers for several international journals, including: Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism (Published by SAGE, UK), Journal of Pragmatics (Elsevier-UK) and the International Journal of Applied Educational Studies. 

Email address: pastpresident@tesolkuwait.net

Veronica Zvinca M.Ed


Veronica V. Zvinca has lived in Kuwait for the past 17 years and is currently teaching English to learners enrolled in the secondary stage at the Ministry of Education of Kuwait. She collaborates frequently with institutes of higher education both private and governmental in Kuwait. As such, she has gained a rich experience in teaching English to Arab learners. Mrs. Veronica presented different academic papers to regional conferences and was an organizer of TESOL Kuwait Conferences for the past two years She holds a BA in English language and literature from the Open University and a Master of Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from the University of Exeter, UK. Her current interests are focused on language learning strategies. She devotes her efforts in implementing and teaching language learning strategies to her learners. A passionate supporter of independent learning, her research focuses on teaching appropriate vocabulary learning strategies to EFL learners as she believes that these will provide a strong and durable foundation for language learning and development. 

Email address:president@tesolkuwait.net

Dr. Marine Milad


Dr. Marine Milad has PhD in TEFL, Curriculum and Instructions from Cairo University with the grade of distinction. She also attained a Master Level Course in ESL/EFL Assessment Techniques from Indiana University, Bloomington, U.S.A. Currently, she is an assistant professor at Arab Open University (AOU), Kuwait Branch. She is the General Course Chair for three courses: Reading Comprehension, the Academic Writing and Composition and Methods of Teaching English language across eight AOU branches. She has worked in both the governmental and private sectors as well as NGOs in such reputable entities In the MENA reign like Arab Open University, Egypt Branch & Kuwait Branch (accredited by Open University, OU, UK), Ain Shams University, Center for Developing English Language Teaching (CDELT), Mansoura University, Sinai University, Misr University for Science and Technology (MUST), and Education Reform Program (ERP), a USAID program and Human Network International, Dubai, UAE. Through her teaching/training sessions, she has facilitated the professional development and career advancement of teachers, managers and employees of some reputable organizations. She has delivered several academic and technical presentations in local and international conferences in the field of Language Learning, E-Learning, Blended Learning, Multiple Intelligences and Brain Color, Constructivism, Learning by Doing, educational reform and soft skills. Her sessions are students-centered that consider different brain colors, learning styles and multiple intelligences through employing authentic real life situations and activities. Dr. Marine has been elected as the president of TESOL Kuwait 2020/2022 affiliated by TESOL International.

Email: presidentelect@tesolkuwait.net 

Ann Newman 


 Ann Newman is currently an instructor in the   English Department at Gulf University for   Science and Technology (GUST). After receiving   a Masters in English, Newman taught writing at   the University of North Dakota, Armstrong   Atlantic State College, Oklahoma State   University-Okmulgee, and Murray State College.  At Savannah State College, she taught introduction to literature and writing. She taught EFL courses in the Department of English at Kwangju University, where she helped establish the Foreign Language Center. She was the head of the Faculty of Medicine’s English Language Unit at Kuwait University and was associate chair of the Foundation Year Program at Prince Mohammad University in Saudi Arabia. She served as associate dean for academic affairs for three years at Oman Medical College. She has been an EFL curriculum consultant for Missouri University of Science and Technology. In 2007, she joined GUST as head of the English Language Unit until 2009, when she joined the English Department, where she has served as Writing Program Coordinator.

Email: secretary@tesolkuwait.net

Hanin AlMadhoun, M.Ed in International Education, 

Conference Chair

She earned her BA in English Language and Literature and high diploma in TESOL, School of International Teaching. She has many years of teaching experience K-12; main- stream and learning- difficulties, and university level. She is working as an English Instructor at the Arab Open University and ELL Specialist at Northwest Bilingual School. AlMadhoun is a member in The Kuwait Association for Learning Difficulties (KALD), TESOL International, and TESOL Arabia (UAE). She is a very active board member in TESOL Kuwait; started as an Advertising Manager and currently she is the Conference Chair for 2021. She has attended and presented at many Professional Development events and workshops in many fields. AlMadhoun enjoys culturally diverse and internationally oriented learning environments, putting in useful play her teaching skills and conversance with information technology.

Email: conferencechair@tesolkuwait.net

Mr. Omar Al- Khudari

Sponsorship and Public Relations Chair@tesolkuwait.net

Head of English and Media Special Interest Group

Mr. Omar Al-Khudhari is a Head of English teaching department in the Ministry of Education. He is a Master of Linguistics postgraduate, a certified international Quality educational expert and a certified international trainer by The Manchester College and Kuwait University. He worked as an Educational TV presenter and a World Bank exam editor. He worked as a linguistic consultant and an educational course compiler for KFAS. He worked as an interpreter for the Kuwait National Guards and the MPRI. He is currently a TESOL SIG Team Leader and a Social Media educator and influencer.

email: prchair@tesolkuwait.net



 NamePositionEmail Address
 Dr. Hussain AL-Sharoufi Past President pastpresident@tesolkuwait.net
 Mrs. Veronica Zvinca President president@tesolkuwait.net
 Dr. Marine Milad President Elect presidentelect@tesolkuwait.net
 Mrs. Ann Newman Secretary secretary@tesolkuwait.net
 Miss. Najeeba Marafi Treasurer treasurer@tesolkuwait.net
 Miss. Hanin AlMadhoun Conference Chair conferencechair@tesolkuwait.net
 Mr. Omar AlKhudari PR and Sponsorship Chair prchair@tesolkuwait.net
 Miss. Mai Salem Membership Chair membershipchair@tesolkuwait.net
 Mrs. Fatma Fayez Volunteers Chair volunteerschair@tesolkuwait.net
 Mr. Hashem Adnan English for Special Purposes SIG espenglish@tesolkuwait.net
 Mrs. Abir Aly Methodologies for Teaching English SIG teachingmethodologies@tesolkuwait.net
 Mr. Charles McKinney Blog Moderator/ PR Officer blogmoderator@tesolkuwait.net
 Mrs. Mona Mohammed Webmaster/ PR Officer webmaster@tesolkuwait.net
 Mr. Alfred Ishred International English SIG internationalenglish@tesolkuwait.net
 Mr. Omar Al Khudari English for Social Media SIG


 Mrs. Ann Newman Information Literacy SIG infoliteracy@tesolkuwait.net
 Mrs. Mary Sebastian

 Once Upon a time- The Power of Storytelling in Teaching

Young Learners SIG

Mrs. Selma Al-Qasri Teaching Young Learners SIG younglearners@tesolkuwait.net

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