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Kadiza Hussein
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Personal Profile

An accomplished linguist with a solid research background, international teaching experience and time in public services and industry overseas is keen to continue to develop a career in language teaching, whilst maintaining research into language use in the Sahel region of Africa. Also hopes to continue to refine and develop knowledge of, and skills in, the French and Arabic languages.


Cardiff University, 2013 - 2016

  • PHD
  • AHRC funded research titled ‘The influence of Arabic on the local languages of the Sahel” (abstract in Appendix 1)
  • Supervisor: Professor Michael Peterson, Department of Applied Language studies, Cardiff University. 
  • Achieved 2016

Swansea University, 2008 – 2013

  • MA/PGDip Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Modules included discourse analysis for language teaching, second language acquisition and research methods for applied linguistics
  • Dissertation on how languages in North Africa have changed over time
  • Achieved 2013
  • BA (hons) French and Applied Linguistics. Classification: 1st
  • Modules included pedagogic grammar, psycholinguistics and French for business
  • Final year dissertation exploring the development of a quiz to determine a person’s language learning abilities
  • Achieved 2011

The Bridge High School, Oldtown, 2001 – 2008

  • A-levels: English Language, French, Geography, achieved in 2008
  • Nine GCSEs including English Language, French, Maths and Science, achieved 2006

Teaching/Supervising Experience

Lecturer, Manchester University, 2019 – present

  • Delivering teaching sessions on the BA TEFL, BA Applied Linguistics and BA French courses
  • Assessing the work of students
  • Mentoring trainee English language teachers
  • Assessing teaching practice of trainee English language teachers
  • Assisting with programme development
  • Supervising undergraduate dissertations

English Teacher, Centre D'Etudes Internationales, International University of Morocco, Rabat, Morocco, 2018 – 2019

  • Delivering teaching sessions on the undergraduate English and English Teaching Programme
  • Planning and developing the programme in conjunction with colleagues
  • Assessing the work of students

Teaching Assistant, Cardiff University, 2013 - 2016

  • Delivering teaching on the BA TEFL and BA English Language courses
  • Assessing the work of students
  • Assisting with programme development
  • Supervising undergraduate dissertations


  • Bourita N, Hussein K, Thomas V 'Is Wolof becoming more like Arabic' (2021) Applied Linguistics 54:334-342
  • Hussein K, Thomas V 'Are increased economic opportunities accelerating language change in North Africa?' (2020) ITL - International Journal of Applied Linguistics 84:851-858
  • Hussein K 'The surprising benefits of learning by rote' (2018) Language Teaching Research 35:642-649

Research Skills

  • Quantitative survey data analysis
  • Qualitative interviewing
  • Discourse analysis
  • Classroom interaction and observation

Conferences and Presentations

  • British Linguistics Society Conference 2022 workshop on ‘The changing linguistic landscape in the Maghreb’
  • TEFL in Britain Virtual Conference 2021 presentation on ‘English isn’t the hardest language to spell – surprised?’
  • Bilingualism Worldwide Conference 2019 paper on ‘Switching between two languages in Wales: is it easier than switching between three in Morocco?’
  • Applied Linguistics National Conference 2015 paper on ‘Split infinitives: do they boldly go?’
  • Applied Linguistics National Conference 2014 workshop on ‘Can learning English through native childhood stories improve your chances?’
  • The English Teaching Institute International Conference 2013 workshop on ‘Teaching English to French-speakers when French isn’t their first language’


  • Postgraduate Dissertation of the Year award, Cardiff University, 2016 for MA dissertation

Professional Associations

  • TESOL Institute, associate member
  • Registered English Language Teacher (RELT)
  • Institute of Linguists full member

Other Qualifications

  • Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA)

Employment History

Centre for Progress Language School, Bigtown, 2019 - present

  • Teaching English to adults recently arrived in the UK
  • Developing a wide range of interactive lessons
  • Contributing to the planning of the syllabus

Private English Tutor, 2016 – 2019

  • Developing and delivering online English lessons to private clients
  • Devising personalised learning plans

Translator, National Environment Service of Morocco, Rabat, Morocco, 2018-2019

  • Translating internal and external documents from French and Arabic to English

Copyrighter/Translator, Chemico Group, Bordeaux, France, 2016 – 2018

  • Creating, translating and publishing website copy and social media posts

Project Coordinator, Open Arms Trust, Cardiff, 2013 - 2016

  • Coordinating a team of project staff on the English for Everyone project
  • Planning basic English language courses
  • Teaching English to adults with little or no English in Cardiff

Project assistant, STAR Support Project, Swansea, 2008 – 2013

  • Teaching informal English to children recently arrived in Swansea
  • Leading and coordinating a team of volunteers

Volunteer Project Assistant, subsequently English Tutor, Bigtown Big Welcome Project, Bigtown, 2006 – 2008

  • Contributing to organising activities for project participants
  • Delivering English teaching sessions to small groups of young people


  • Professor Abdul Aziz - Manchester University, 0161 0256677,
  • Dr Macmillan Anderson-Jones - Centre for Progress Language School, 01555 359000,
  • Professor Michael Peterson - Cardiff University, 029 25556678,


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