Events

The Applied Linguistics Research Lab (ALLAB) holds regular seminars, workshops and training programs. Below you will find a selection of our events.

Seminars/Webinars:


Monday, December 6, 2021

Second language learners’ pathways of acquisitional pragmatics while study abroad

Dr. Fahad Alzahrani, University of Tabuk


#StayHome- A pragmatic analysis of COVID-19 health advice in Saudi and Australian tweets

Dr. Dina El-Dakhs, Prince Sultan University

Monday, October 4, 2021

Theorizing the forensic gaze and the CSI shot in the mutlimodal ensemble of CSI: Crime scene investigation (2002-2015)

Dr. Nashwa Alyamany, Arab Academy for Science and Technology

A multimodal analysis of female characters in Disney animated movies

Dr. Noor Al-Yassin, University of Petra

Monday, April 5, 2021

Introduction to Political Discourse Analysis

Dr. Mona Al-Kahtani, King Saud University

A multimodal analysis of gender representation in men vs. women memes

Dr. Iman Mahfouz, Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport


Monday, March 1, 2021

To what degree of precision do different vocabulary measures produce estimates of L2 learners’ receptive vocabulary size?

Dr. Ahmed Masrai, King AbdulAziz Military Academy

Sensitivity to collocation frequency: An eye-tracking study

Dr. Suhad Sonbul, Umm Al-Qura University


Monday, February 1, 2021

Transnational Teachers' Concepts, Practices, and Professional Development Needs

Dr. Samar Almossa, Umm AlQura University

Intrinsic Motivation for Synchronous and Asynchronous Communication in the Online Language Learning Context

Dr. Norah Almusharraf, Prince Sultan University


Monday, November 2, 2020

Promoting critical thinking with controversial essays through Turnitin

Dr. Ali Al-Hoorie, Jubail Industrial College

L2 demotivation among Saudi learners of English: The role of the language learning mindsets

Dr. Fatema AlBluwi, King AbdulAziz University


Monday, October 5, 2020

The Structure of Business Complaint Calls in Saudi Arabic: A Socio-pragmatic Analysis

Dr. Najla AlFadda, King Saud University

A Cross-linguistic Study on Genre and Politeness in Arabic, Russian and English

Dr. Reema Albilehi, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences


Monday, September 7, 2020

Postsecondary Instructors’ Perspectives on Teaching English as a Foreign Language by Means of a Multimodal Digital Literacy Approach

Dr. Norah Almusharraf, Prince Sultan University
Dr. Joseph Engemann, University at Buffalo


Monday, February 7, 2022

Monday, March 2, 2020

Linguistically Unconditioned Variability and Phonological Theory

Dr. Yasser Al-Tamimi, AlFaisal University

Phonological Features of Saudi Arabian Anthronyms

Dr. Michael Thomas Smith, AlFaisal University


Monday, February 3, 2020

Formative assessment in TESOL classrooms

Dr. Rasha Alaudan, King Saud University

The Development of A Bilingual Education Curriculum for Minority Languages: A Mixed Method Study

Dr. Burhan Ozfidan, Prince Sultan University


December 2, 2019

Metadiscourse in the Digital Age: A Way of Engaging Readers through Language and Pictures

Dr. Hmoud AlOtaibi, Shaqra University

Exploring Linguistic and Visual Metadiscourse in Social Media Advertisements

Dr. Aisha Al-Subhi, Umm Al-Qura University


November 4, 2019

The Design of the SauLTC Application for the English-Arabic Learner Translation Corpus

Dr. Maha Alharthi, Princess Noura Bint AbdulRahman University

Dr. Amal AlSaif, Imam Mohamed Bins Saud Islamic University

Semantic Prosody of Research Verbs: A Corpus-Based Study

Ms. Ghuzayyil AlOtaibi, King Saud University


October 7, 2019

The Influence of Emotion on Memory and Language Processing

Prof. Jeanette Altarriba, State University of New York

The Processing of Emotion Words by Foreign Language Learners

Dr. Dina El-Dakhs, Prince Sultan University

April 1, 2019

A Quantitative Approach to Exploring Politic Offering Behaviour in Saudi Women’s Talk

Dr. Inas Almusallam, King Saud University

How Do Saudis Complain? A Dialogue-Analytic Analysis of the Najdi Dialect

Dr. Dina El-Dakhs, Ms. Jawaher Alhaqbani, Ms. Manal Al-Thaqafi & Ms. Shuruq AlFouzan, Prince Sultan University


March 4, 2019

An Evaluation of the Intensive English Program for the Preparatory Year at King Saud: Female Section

Dr. Amal AlHamid, King Saud University

Successful Evaluation of Language Teaching Programs

Dr. Alia Mitchell, Prince Sultan University


February 4, 2019

Classroom Input to Accelerate Feature Re-Assembly of English Generics

Dr. May Abumelha, King Saud University

Ms. Fawzia Goni, Prince Sultan University

The Effect of Textual Enhancement on Collocation Learning: The Case of Arab EFL Learners

Dr. Dina El-Dakhs, Ms. Fatima Ambreen & Ms, Maria Zaheer, Prince Sultan University

Training/Workshops:

Monday, December 13 + Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Refresher Capsules for Effective English Language Teaching

Dr. Alia Mitchell, Dr. Dina El-Dakhs, Dr. Norah Almusharraf, Dr. Safaa Eissa, Dr. Suhad Sonbul, Ms. Fatima Ambreen, Ms. Fawzia Goni & Ms. Sofia Adan, Prince Sultan University

October 17 – November 2, 2021

Effective Thesis Writing

Dr. Norah Almusharraf, ERL Leader, WTC Director & LTD Assistant Professor, PSU

Monday- Wednesday, October 25-27, 2021

Doing Research with Eye-tracking

Mr. Kurt Debono, SR Research, Sussex, UK

Monday, October 18, 2021

Score High in IELTS Writing: Tips and Tricks

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Language Assessment Redefined: From Frustration to Triumph

Ms. Maria Zaheer, Founder, Educational Webinar Jam


Thursday, March 18, 2021

Training for PNU English Language Institute Teaching Vocabulary in Context

Dr. Suhad Sonbul, Umm Al-Qura University

Importance of Lexical Chunks

Dina El-Dakhs, Prince Sultan University

Teaching supra-segmental phonology

Dina El-Dakhs, Prince Sultan University


Monday, March 15, 2021

Online Fun with Grammar

Ms. Fatima Ambreen, Prince Sultan University


Monday, February 15, 2021

Virtual Instruction – Making a Real Impact in the Digital Classroom

Ms. Amira Mohsen, Notting Hill College Manshester, UK


Monday – Wednesday, January 25-27, 2021

Doing Research with Eye-tracking

Mr. Kurt Debono, SR Research, Sussex, UK


Dr. Alia Mitchell, Dr. Dina El-Dakhs, Dr. Norah Almusharraf, Dr. Safaa Eissa, Dr. Suhad Sonbul, Ms. Fatima Ambreen, Ms. Fawzia Goni & Ms. Sofia Adan, Prince Sultan University

Monday, November 16, 2020

How to Boost your IELTS Speaking Score

Ms. Fawzia Goni, Prince Sultan University


Monday-Tuesday, October 5-6, 2020

Orientation to the use of the eye-tracker

Dr. Kurt Debono, Sussex Innovation Center


Monday, September 21, 2020

How to Boost your Kids’ English Vocabulary

Dr. Suhad Sonbul, Umm Al-Qura University


July 19, 2020

Basics of Journal Reviewing

Dr. Suhad Sonbul, Umm Al-Qura University


July 12, 2020

Effective Writing on the Job

Mr. Maruf Rahman & Dr. Dina El-Dakhs, Prince Sultan University


July 5, 2020

Methods in Teaching and Testing Vocabulary

Dr. Suhad Sonbul, Umm Al-Qura University


June 28, 2020

Extending Classroom Management to Virtual Classes

Dr. Hala Dalbani, Prince Sultan University


June 21, 2020

Effective Thesis Writing in Applied Linguistics

Dr. Dina El-Dakhs, Prince Sultan University


June 14, 2020

Assessing Language Skills Remotely

Ms. Hanaa Khamis, NileTESOL


February 25, 2020

Website Localization

Dr. Hind Alotaibi, Translation and Authoring Center, Prince Sultan University, Riyadh, SA.


April 9, 2019

The Use of E-prime Software for Psycholinguistic Experiments

Dr. Suhad Sonbul in Prince Sultan University


November 19, 2019

The Life of a Teacher Trainer

Dr. Thomas Santos, RELO

Dr. Orchida Fayez, Dr. Hala Ismail, Dr. Hala Dalbani & Dr. Safaa Eissa, Prince Sultan University


October 28 – November 25, 2019

Action Research for English Language Teaches

Dr. Dina El-Dakhs, Prince Sultan University


October 12 – November 23, 2019

Classroom Management

Dr. Hala Dalbani, Prince Sultan University

Teaching Reading

Ms. Aiysha Siddika & Ms. Noor Shono, Prince Sultan University

Teaching Vocabulary

Ms. Fatima Ambreen, Prince Sultan University

Test Design

Ms. Fouzia Goni, Prince Sultan University

Activities

  • Intercultural Communication Program with Durham University
  • The program involved 10 PSU students from different colleges. The program lasted for 20 hours of communication sessions including students from PSU and Durham University. In addition, the PSU students attended a 2-hour workshop on teaching Arabic to foreigners. Certificates were issued by PSU and Durham University.
  • Written Speech Competition – Semester 201 (open to all PSU students)
  • Mentoring 6 students to become certified reviewers from Publons Academy
  • Nessreen Abo Saleh, Yumna Aksoy and Sara AlOtaibi (Dr. Dina El-Dakhs)
  • Deema AlSheikh , Yumna AlDaqqaq and Hadia Hadid (Dr. Safaa Eissa)
  • Co-Op Student (Nessreen Abo Saleh) – Linguistics Department – Summer 193
  • Encyclopedia Entry Competition – Summer 193 (open to all PSU students)
  • Travel Guide Competition – Summer 193 (open to all PSU students)
  • Intercultural Communication Program with Durham University - (January 27, 2021 – March 31, 2021)

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