Turki Ahmad Ali Diab Bani-Khaled

Country: Jordan
Sector: Higher Education
Job title: Professor Dr Dean of School
Subject of study: Applied English Linguistics and Lexicography
Year of graduation: 1989
Type/Level of study: Post graduate

Current Employer/Organisation Name

University of Jordan

What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?

Now I am Dean of the School of Foreign Languages at the University of Jordan. I am also a Professor of Applied English Linguistics at the Department of English. After graduation from Exeter, I worked in the School of Education at the University of Jordan, I also worked in the UAE and Bahrain in leading key positions.

Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?

I love language and communication and i always wanted to be a involved in cross cultural contacts. I love teaching and learning. I enjoy helping people and setting new standards in quality language education and lexicography.

What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?

Strong research base and working with friendly colleagues and helpful staff.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

Depth of knowledge and beautiful views of Devon.

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

Exeter is a well know university and I was advised to go there by one of my supervisors at the time. I knew I was going to the best and right place for lexicography study as Prof. Dr Hartmann was a leading international figure was there.

What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?

Communication skills Leadership skills Critical thinking skills.

What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?

Be patient, be hopeful, be faithful and work smarter.

What are your plans for the future?

Writing a book on experience as Dean of Foreign Languages Publishing papers on a variety of topics on English language learning and teaching.


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