Ms.Anne Syokau Shabaya

Instructor of English - UC

Tel #: +97125015369


Educational Background

  • MA in Tesol, Sheffield Hallam University, UK 2008
  • Diploma in Tesol, Trinity College, London, UK 1999
  • B.Ed. Hons, Moi University, Kenya 1990

Mini Bio

Anne is a team player whose teaching experience spans a period of over 23 years’, and she strives to make the work environment friendly through creativity, innovation and team spirit. She seeks to create an environment in which all students under her care feel motivated to learn beyond the curriculum and to be achievers in their own right. Within the university, she is an active member of Student Engagement committee. Regionally and internationally, she has active membership in educational organization like IELTS as an Examiner, Cambridge English Teacher and TESOL Arabia as a member.

Areas of Competence

  • Second Language Acquisition (SLA)
  • Academic writing
  • Language Instructional Methodologies
  • Instructional Technologies
  • Blackboard LMS

Research Interests

  • Efficacy of Learning Support Structures like the Writing Center or the Learning Support Center
  • The Impact of Social Media on teaching and learning
  • Efficacy of Collaborative Learning like pair work, group work and projects.


  • Instructor of English at University College (UC) Abu Dhabi University 2011,Sept to date
  • Instructor of English at Abu Dhabi University Knowledge Group (ADUKG) 2006, Sept Aug. 2011
  • Adjunct English language instructor at Abu Dhabi University in English Language Institute (ELI) Sept. 2003- Dec. 2006
  • IGCSE English language Teacher at Future Center, Abu Dhabi, Sept. 2001-Dec 2006
  • High school English Language Teacher at Rosary School, Abu Dhabi, Sept. 1998- Aug. 2001
  • English Language Teacher at Al Salam School, Dubai Sept. 1996 – Aug. 1998
  • High School and Pre-university Languages Teacher: Teachers Service Commission, Kenya. Sept. 1991 – Apr. 1996

Research Papers

  • Research paper (Co-researched and authored Pending Scopus Index publication but Underway)
    Students’ Perception of the Learning Support Center in Abu Dhabi University and its impact on their Academic Achievement.
    (1st October 2015-16)

Membership of Scientific & Professional Societies

  • International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS) as an of Writing and Speaking Examiner, 2010 to date
  • Cambridge English Teacher, Cambridge University, UK: 2011 to date
  • TESOL Arabia: Abu Dhabi Chapter, Abu Dhabi, 2008 to date