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Mrs Zeinab El-Khateeb
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  • Lecturer (Teaching) MA Education
  • IOE - Curriculum, Pedagogy & Assessment
  • UCL Institute of Education
  • Postgraduate Teaching Assistant
  • IOE - Education, Practice & Society
  • UCL Institute of Education
  • Lecturer (Teaching)
  • IOE - Learning & Leadership
  • UCL Institute of Education

Academic Background 

•Currently working towards PhD in second language acquisition at UCL IOE, the department of CCM.

•Diploma in Postgraduate study in Social Science Research Methods at UCL IOE.

•Fellowship and PGCert in higher education from Liverpool hope University,

•MA in MFL and second language education,  from King’s College London.

•PGCE in MFL/ Education, Middlesex University.

• QTS in literacy, IT and mathematical skills from UK. 

•BA Hons, Open University UK

Languages spoken/written: Arabic, Hebrew, English, French, Spanish and German 

Research Summary

Research Activities

I am research driven teacher educator. For example, I have been involved in different types of research, for example, I collaborated and participated in a longitudinal research project “Chemistry for All” in secondary schools and ‘Focus4TAPS’ project in primary schools, with the research principal Professor Michael Reiss and the research principal investigator Dr Tamjid Mujtaba. Institute of Education. UCL. The interventions were located in three UK cities including Reading University for schools in Slough, Nottingham Trent University for schools in Nottingham and Liverpool John Moors University for schools in Liverpool. 

In addition, I have also collaborated with my colleague Paula Ambrossi at UCL, IOE, on a research project in primary schools in London. A case study examining children’s learning of English grammar to enhance foreign language grammar learning.

I have also experienced, a similar research project for the refugees at Liverpool Hope University, as I collaborated colleagues from the school of education, students’ teachers, and classroom teachers from the North-west of England. Given that, these refugees children suffered trauma, language  and culture barriers. As such, I and other colleagues have developed an intervention for the trainee teachers, the children, family and parents. Similarly, I have designing and implementing a school-based Action Research Intervention, to incorporate Interculture understanding in French and Francophones counties in collaboration with the Project Co-ordinators Professor Tim Cane and Project director Dr Claire Woolhouse from at Edge Hill University in North-west of England. 

Research interest 

•MFL and second language acquisition 

•Intercultural understanding in teacher education

•Intercultural competence and Citizenship education and 

•Song-based approach to enhance cognitive and early language development. 

•The use of songs to develop phonetical and reading ability for EAL children.

• Translanguaging as pedagogical practices for second language competence 

Teaching Summary

I am a research-driven teacher educator with extensive experience in teaching in UK and have worked at different higher education institutions, such Edge Hill university, Liverpool Hope university, Hull university, Birmingham City university,  Keele university London Metropolitan university and Leeds Trinity university, which I have gained broad experiences and skills in education in general  and  MFL in  particular.      

Higher education experiences 

My current role is a lecturer in Education (ITE) at the Department of Learning and leadership. I also work as a Lecturer, MA in Education, Department of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment at the IOE, UCL.  Previous to this I have also worked at UCL, as a Senior Teaching Fellow in secondary MFL education.  In addition, I was the course leader for SCITT/ PGCE secondary at Hull University, which I lead and train PGCE/ SCITT and the whole of the secondary cohort for Hull, Yorkshire and Sheffield. In addition, I have also worked as a Lecture in secondary MFL education at Birmingham City University, which I teach train and supervise secondary MFL students in the North-West of England.  Previous to this, I have worked as a lecturer in education and MFL (ITE) at Leeds Trinity University and London Metropolitan. Similarly, I have worked as a lecture in MFL at Liverpool Hope University and Edge Hill University primary and secondary education.  I have also work as a Lecturer, MA in Education at Keele university.  

Schools’ teaching and leading experiences

I have twenty-two years of experiences leading, teaching, learning and assessing  MFL in UK Secondary, primary  as well as Sixth form and Adult Education. In addition, I have also led  Early Years / foundation stage. I have  taught core subjects  in secondary and primary schools, such as Maths, English and Science in secondary and primary schools. I have also  taught humanities subjects, such as, History, Geography and RE. 

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