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Fares Mahmoud, Najwa

Assistant Professor
Rafik Hariri University


Najwa S. Fares is a Full-time Assistant Professor in the Languages and Humanities Department. She is the coordinator of all English and Intensive courses in the department in addition to Business Arabic and Spanish I. Dr. Fares has a BA in English Language, a teaching Diploma in TEFL, as well as an MA in TEFL from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon and a Doctorate of Education (EdD) from the University of Sussex, England. She has quite long experience teaching English as a foreign language (EFL). Besides teaching English courses, she has taught elective courses, namely Intercultural Communication and Public Speaking. Moreover, Dr. Fares has published and presented in national and international conferences on flipped learning, intercultural communication, student motivation, collaborative learning in ESP courses, as well as EFL teachers’ conceptions of teaching and their practice.

Research Interest

She is interested in teacher training and development, ESP, intercultural communication, and preparation of professional communicators.


  • Saba ‘Ayon, N. (2015). Academic Advising: Perceptions of Students in a Lebanese University. In Proceedings of SocioInt 2015 International Conference on Education, Social Sciences and Humanities. ISBN: 978-605-64453-3-0.

  • Saba ‘Ayon, N. (2016). Telecollaboration and Intercultural Communicative Competence. International Journal of Language & Applied Linguistics, 2, 96-122.

  • Saba ‘Ayon, N. (2017). Flipped Learning: The Case of Professional English Writing Course. In The IICLL Dubai 2017 Conference Proceedings (In Press)

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