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Ibtesam Hussein

Ibtesam Hussein

Senior Instructor


308 Administration Building



Ibtesam Hussein, Ph.D. is an ESL faculty and academic advisor at the University of Idaho. She received her Ph.D. from Washington State University. She has taught EFL courses for six years in Benghazi, Libya. Her scholarly interest focuses on the application of linguistics to language teaching as well as the impact of L2 teachers’ classroom practices on second language learners’ academic success.

Ph.D. Language, Literacy & Technology, Washington State University, 2015, MA TESL

M.S. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), December 2010, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Graduate Diploma - English Language Teaching and Linguistics, August 2006 Garyounis University, Benghazi, Libya

B.A English Translation & Interpreting- English & Arabic, July 2004 Garyounis University, Benghazi, Libya

TESOL’s ELT Leadership Management Certificate, March 2014 TESOL International Association, Portland, OR

Teaching Second Language for Business Communication Certificate, May 2010 Penn Lauder CIBER Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

  • Bal, S. Hussein. I. (2020). Self-perception and identity of non-native English speaking faculty in U.S. Universities (submitted). 
  • Hussein, I.  Yamaguchi, Y, Huang, W. Nezakati, H. (2020). College Writing Teaching Assistants’ Perceptions of L2 Writers’ Presence and Needs (submitted)
  • Hussein. I., Salsbury, T. & Huang. W. (2020). Modeling as a Step towards Success in Genre-based Writing (in progress)

Abobaker, R. Hussein. I. (2020). Boosting Listening Competence of L2 Learners through Reading Scripts. The Online Journal of New Horizons in Education, 10(1), 23-27.
Hussein. I, Schiffelbein. K. (2020). University Professors’ Perceptions on L2 Learners’ Academic Challenges and Needs. Journal of Applied Teaching and Learning.
Egbert, J., Elturki, E., Hussein, I., & Muthukrishan, H. (2012). Applying principles for new literacies in differing CALL contexts: Conceptualizing issues for teaching, research, and policy. CALL-EJ, 13(2), 1-11.
Lopez, S., Hussein, I. & Ali, M. (2011). The Importance of Using 21st Century Literacy Skills to Enhance Culture and Diversity in the Classroom. Northwest

  • Sally Wellman Volunteer Award (2017), WAESOL Conference
  • WAESOL Excellence in Teaching Award (2015), Tri-TESOL Conference
  • Graduate Student Support Award (2014), Washington State University
  • Award of Special Recognition (2010), YMCA ESL students, Philadelphia, PA
  • Libyan Higher Education Scholarship (2010) to pursue Ph.D. studies abroad (Estimate: Ph.D. $ 216,530.00)

Modern Languages and Cultures

Physical Address:
332 Administration Building

Mailing Address:
Modern Languages & Cultures Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3174
Moscow, ID 83844-3174

Phone: 208-885-6179

Fax: 208-885-5221


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