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Mohamed Yarba

Mohamed is an English instructor at the Higher Institute of English (HIE) in Nouakchott, Mauritania. He grew up in Nouakchott and as a student at Nouakchott University earned an Associate Degree in English Literature in 2009. Mohamed later travelled to the United States as a Fulbright scholar. In 2013 he completed a BA in TESOL and Communication at Goshen College, Indiana and two years later was awarded an MA in International Studies (African Studies) by Ohio University, Ohio. Mohamed has taught various subjects including English, Communication, and African Studies. He has worked as a graduate assistant at Ohio University and as an instructor at both Nouakchott University and the Lebanese International University in Nouakchott. Mohamed has also worked as an interpreter (Arabic-English). Recently he translated an African novel ‘The Conscripts’ by Gebreyesus Hailu from English into Arabic. In May 2016, he crowned his teaching credentials with a Pass B in the CELTA (the Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults) awarded by the Cambridge University ESOL examinations board.

 

One of his favorite quotes:

“I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I’m a human being, first and foremost, and as such I’m for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.”

–  Malcom X

Bah Mohamed is currently an instructor of English at the Higher Institute of English (HIE) in Nouakchott, Mauritania. Prior to coming to HIE, Bah taught at the University of Nouakchott for three years. He also worked as a teacher-trainer at Ecole Normal Superieure in Nouakchott for two years. Bah has an MA in TEFL, Teaching English as a Foreign Language, from the University of Ibn Tofail in Kenitra, Morocco. He also has a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Nouakchott. In 2010, he went on a US Department of State exchange programme where he enriched his skills in Leadership and Civic Engagement at the University of Delaware. In February 2016, he was selected by the US Department of State to attend the Sahel Regional Access Conference in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. In June 2016, he was awarded a CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) by the University of Cambridge ESOL examinations board.

Bah’s teaching interests include teacher training, evaluation/testing, linguistics, composition, the four skills, grammar, study skills, leadership, and American Studies. Currently, Bah is teaching aviation English for air traffic controllers at the Centre de Commandment et d’Information in Nouakchott.

Bill is an English language teaching professional with over thirty-five years’ experience. Much of this experience has been in the Middle East in technical, military, and vocational environments. He has worked in England, Africa and the Middle East.

In Africa, he worked in the state system in Kenya in a rural high school teaching English and General Paper. He worked as an EAP Instructor at Sana’a University in the faculties of medicine and engineering and subsequently did a lot of work in ESP including lexical analysis of technical operating manuals and then devising interesting ways of providing instruction. He also led an initiative to set up a self-access learning centre in the oilfield where he was working in 1996.

Away from the classroom, Bill has held positions as a training manager in an oilfield, ELT textbook writer, teacher trainer, and ICDL/ECDL certified IT trainer and tester

Nicola became an EFL teacher in 2003 after careers in Facilities Management for GSK and end user support and training for a software company. In 2009, Nicola gained her Trinity TESOL diploma and in 2013, an MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL. She has lived and worked all over the world, including Malaysia, China, Libya and Qatar. In the last 6 years, Nicola has focussed mainly on teacher training of state school English teachers on projects in Jordan, Peru and Tanzania. In addition, she has worked Academic English courses in a number of universities and has written ESP courses for the British Council.

Rob has been an ESL teacher for 9 years following a career in senior education management. He has worked primarily in Middle East North Africa (MENA) in a variety of roles particularly teaching university students but also oil and gas, and health workers. He has taught in Azerbaijan, Libya, Saudi Arabia and Oman before coming to Mauritania.

He has a CELTA with merit and a DPhil from Oxford University in Natural Sciences.

He has been involved in research in the areas of extensive reading and teacher personalities. He gave a paper and presentation on the latter at TESOL Africa in Khartoum in 2015.

He has travelled extensively having visited 106 countries.

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Abdellahi is an instructor at the Higher Institute of English in Mauritania. He has a BA in English from Nouakchott University and a Master’s in English for Business and Communication from Manouba University, Tunisia. He is a qualified CELTA teacher. The CELTA, Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults, is awarded by the Cambridge University ESOL examinations board.

Mr. Abdellahi Saleh has worked as a translator and an English language teacher at English language centres in Nouakchott.

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Baba is an instructor of English at the Higher Institute of English in Nouakchott, Mauritania. He received his Maîtrise in English Language and Literature from the University of Nouakchott in 2011. In 2013, he benefited from the prestigious “Fulbright Visiting Scholar” grant to study and conduct research at the University of Kansas, USA. In 2015, he graduated with an MA in Global and International Studies, with an honours thesis and a 4.0 GPA. Baba has also received the Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) awarded by the Cambridge University ESOL examinations board (Pass B). In addition, he has online certificates in Management, Leadership and Entrepreneurship from the University of London, UK and University of Maryland, USA.

Whilst in America, he taught Arabic at the University of Kansas. Before taking up employment at the HIE, he taught English at various institutions in Nouakchott including the University of Nouakchott, the Higher Polytechnic School, and the University of Science, Technology and Medicine. In addition to his TEFL experience, Baba has also worked as a translator, news editor, tour guide and TOEFL Test auditor.

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Mohamed obtained his BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Nouakchott and his MA in English Linguistics from Eastern Michigan University with summa cum laude (the highest honour possible). His research focused on syntax with interest in phonology, morphology, semantics, psycholinguistics, computational linguistics and TEFL. He has taken courses in English as a Foreign Language at the University of Arizona,

University of Oregon and Eastern Michigan University and underwent an intensive course in Business and Entrepreneurship at the University of Texas, Austin. Recently, he was awarded the CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) by the University of Cambridge ESOL examinations board.

Mohamed first worked as a professional translator / interpreter. Later he taught at the University of Nouakchott, the Lebanese International University and other local language centres. He has recently joined the Higher Institute of English as an instructor.

Mohamed is known for his interactive style of teaching which motivates students and makes learning easy and fun. He has received a number of awards and certificates. These include the Fulbright Award, Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) award, and Future Global Leader certificate.
Areas of expertise
– Teaching English as foreign language
– Theoretical linguistics
– Translation and interpretation
– Language family digitization
– Graphic design

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Moutali has been an instructor of English at the Higher Institute of English since June 2016. He got his Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics and Education (TEFL) with a minor in Communication Studies in 2008. He is currently completing his PhD in Linguistics at Mohamed V University, Rabat, Morocco.

Moutali has worked as the English Programme Coordinator at the Lebanese International University and has also taught at the University of Nouakchott, the University of Science, Technology and Medicine, Ibn Yacin University, and the ISCAE.

He has a wide range of experience in a variety of English courses including General English (Grammar and Vocabulary, Speaking and Listening Skills, and Composition); English for Specific Purposes (Business English, English for Science and Technology, and English for Academic Purposes); Study Skills, Communication Skills, Phonetics, Syntax, Applied Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, and Sociolinguistics. Moutali has worked as a reviewer for the International Journal of Language and Applied Linguistics (IJLAL) since 2015 and is also a freelance translator. He has worked for companies and organisations in Morocco, Iraq, the USA, and Mauritania where he has translated movies, documentaries, speeches, and reports.

Moutali was recently awarded the CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) by the Cambridge University ESOL examinations board.