Nadine Jaafarawi

Assistant Professor

I am is a PhD holder in Applied Linguistics. I am a researcher and have several publications in the field of Applied Linguistics & Early Childhood Education. I have presented in several conferences, locally and internationally. My future research interests stem from my goal of developing teaching methodologies and approaches that will enhance students’ literacy skills. I joined Zayed University in Spring 2018 and was one of my best experiences in life. For me Zayed University is the best fast paced, dynamic work environment with amazing opportunities to deploy the latest and greatest in technology. I look forward to participating in the development of new ideas for events, management of clubs, and working with professional and helpful colleagues in collaborative projects.


  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy

The Higher Education Academy (Advance HE) / UK 2019

  • Team member in ALLT Summer 2020 Academic Forum / UAE, Abu Dhabi.
  • Member in the Committee of Student Affairs

Research and Professional Activities

Research interests: Applied Linguistics, TESOL, Teaching Techniques and Methodologies, Technology in Education, Assessment, Cultural Awareness, and Early Childhood Education

Current Projects:


-“The Journey of Task-Based Learning and TPACK in Higher Education in UAE”, to be published in English Language and General Studies Education in the UAE: Theoretical, Empirical, and Practical Perspectives, Edited by:  Christine Coombe, Lana Hiasat & Georgia Daleure. This volume will be part of the Springer book series entitled English Language Teaching:  Theory, Research and Pedagogy (series editor, Christine Coombe).

-“How do Teachers Continue to Teach Students Remotely and Maintain High-Quality Education in the Time of Covid-19?”, to be published in a volume about Changing Paradigms: Mastering Remote Pedagogy targeting either Cambridge Scholars Publishing or Zayed University Press. edited by Dr. Wafa Zogbhor and Dr. Helene Demirci.

- “Learning during COVID-19 lockdown in the UAE: Issues of language and knowledge learning” by Dr. Fatma Said Dr. Anna Dillon, Dr. Nadine Jaafarawi, Dr. Rana Tamim, Dr. Emily Winchip & Tabassim Ali, a project in progress.

Keywords: Covid 19, Task-Based Learning- TPACK- Language and Knowledge learning, Remote teaching

Teaching Areas


Undergraduate courses: ENG 240, 223 & 222

Child Protection Specialist Trainer (George Town University)



-          Jaafarawi, N.& Parkar, A. (2018). Book review: Disruptive classroom technologies. Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Gulf Perspectives, 15(2).

             published in the journal Learning and teaching in higher education: Gulf perspectives.

-          Participated in peer reviewing an article entitled Writing Worlds: The Impact of Rhetorics, Privilege, and Power onL2 English Writers and Writing Instruction in the Gulf, in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Gulf Perspectives (Feb. 2018)


Published Articles:   


-   Said, Fatma F. S., Nadine Jaafarawi, and Anna Dillon. (2021). Mothers’ Accounts of Attending to Educational and Everyday Needs of Their Children at Home during COVID-19: The Case of the UAE. Social Sciences 10: 141. https://


  - Jaafarawi, N. (2018). Raising Children’s Cultural Awareness: A Task-Based Approach. In W. Zoghbor, S. Al Alami, &T. Alexiou (Eds.), ALLT 2018 Conference: Teaching and Learning in a Globalized World (pp. 100-119). United Arab Emirates: Zayed University Press. Retrieved from:

Published Books:

          - Jaafarawi, N. (2018). Culture Vulture Child. Beirut: DAR AL-KOTOB AL-HADITHA