Coordinator of ELSS Sessional Programmes
Francis Bancroft Building FB1.26
+44 (0)20 7882 2832
Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL);Evaluation of multimedia learning; Writing in the Disciplines
On joining Queen Mary in 2007 Saima taught on the Language Centre's Legal Thinking and Writing Programme (LTWP) and other postgraduate research writing courses offered by Centre. She works on the design, development and running of different Language Centre programmes and courses as the Coordinator of English Language & Study Skills programmes. Saima has a PhD in English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics with a particular focus on Computer Assisted Language Learning from the University of Warwick . She has taught Business Communication, Rhetoric and Composition and English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses both in UK HE/FE institutions and overseas. Prior to joining Queen Mary she worked as an EAP tutor at the Centre for Applied Linguistics at University of Warwick. She has also taught effective communication and business writing at Coventry University. Saima has considerable experience of teaching adults in continuing education and has designed bespoke language and communication courses for businesses, banks and university departments as part of different work based training initiatives. Moreover, she has over ten years experience of teaching on English language teacher training programmes. American literature of the early twentieth century and poetry of the English Romantics are her other teaching interests. Her current research interests are the teaching of writing in a collaborative semi-embedded approach to Writing in the Disciplines and the blending and evaluation of e-learning multimedia materials in the HE context. Another, professionally not pursued but, abiding interest is in feminist critical theory and issues of equality for women of the South Asian sub continent.