Shabaya

Ms.Beena Vijayavalsalan

Senior Instructor of English

Tel #: +97137090730

Email: beena.v@adu.ac.ae

Educational Background

  • CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) Level 4 Certificate 2008
  • B.ED (Bachelor of Education), Madras University 1989
  • M.A. (Master of Arts in English), Madras University 1987
  • B.A. (Bachelor of Arts in English), Madras University 1985

Mini Bio

Ms. Beena Vijayavalsalan is a senior instructor of English as a foreign language at the Abu Dhabi University in Al Ain. She brings close to 24 years of experience in teaching English to groups ranging from high school students to young adults. At the University, Ms. Beena has based most of her pedagogy on building up communication skills through debates and public speaking. Students coached by her have won accolades at national level contests and have been able to utilize their skills to further their professional careers.

AREAS OF COMPETENCE

  • English Language Training for amateurs and experts
  • Conversational Skill Building
  • Public Speaking
  • Writing and Comprehension

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

  • Instructor of English, Abu Dhabi University, Al Ain 2008-Now
  • Instructor of English language, Indian High School, Abu Dhabi 2001-2008
  • Instructor of English language, Indian Islahi Islamic School, Abu Dhabi 1994-2001
  • Instructor of English language, Indian Public High School, Ras Al Khaimah 1989-1994

RESEARCH & SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES

  • Nweze, E & Beena Vijay (2013). Intercultural Communication in a Multicultural Educational Environment; Realities, Prospects and Challenges: Can Technology Help? A refereed paper presented and published in the proceedings of EDULEARN13, the 5th annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
  • Presented paper on ‘Women Activism Across the Continents’ at the International Conference on the topic ‘Gender and Women’s Studies in the Arab Region’ organized by the American University of Sharjah, UAE from March 7th – 9th, 2012.

AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS

  • Distinguished Teaching, Abu Dhabi University, Al Ain for 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Service Award, Abu Dhabi University, Al Ain for Fall 2011-12
  • Distinguished Teaching, Indian Islahi Islamic School, 2000

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Mentored a team of five female students for the Inter College Environmental Public Speaking Competition, held at Dubai on November 28 – 29, 2012. The team won the 2nd, Runner-up position in that most prestigious Intercollegiate Competition in which 15 teams from across all GCC countries contested on the topic ‘My Climate, My Responsibility.’
  • Mentored a team of five female students for the Inter College Environmental Public Speaking Competition, held at Dubai on November 28 – 29, 13. The team won the 2nd, Runner-up position in that most prestigious Intercollegiate Competition in which 18 teams from across all GCC countries contested on the topic ‘Who Left the Tap Open?’