Dr. Wafa Zoghbor

College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Zayed University, UAE
Associate Professor
Advisor to the Provost for Special Initiatives



2011 Doctorate in Education, The University of Leicester, UK, Education & Applied Linguistics.
2007 Master Degree, The University of Leicester, UK, Applied Linguistics and TESOL.
2000 Bachelor Degree, UAE University, UAE, English Language Linguistics and Literature.

Publications (selected)

  1. Hopkyns, S. Zoghbor, W. & Hassall, P. (2020). The use of English and linguistic hybridity among Emirati millennials. World Englishes. 1-15.
  2. Mahmoud, L., El Gamal, M. & Zoghbor, W. (2020). Students’ Assessment of Electronic Waste Environmental Management and Sustainability at an Emirati Federal Institution. In Al Masri, A. & Al-Assaf, Y. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2nd American University in the Emirates International Research Conference: Sustainable Development and Social Responsibility— Volume 2. Switzerland, Springer.
  3. Ursic, A. & Zoghbor, W. (2020). The English Passive: Challenges for Thai learners and Pedagogical Implications. In Zoghbor, W. & Alexiou, T. (Eds)Advancing ELT Education. Dubai: ZU Press.
  4. Zoghbor, W. & Alexiou, T. (Eds). (2020). Advancing ELT Education. Dubai: ZU Press.
  5. Zoghbor, W., Shehadeh, A. & Al-Alami, S. (Eds). (2020 ). Proceedings of the Applied Linguistics and Language Teaching Conference 2019: Engaging in Change - New Perspectives of Teaching and Learning. Dubai: ZU Press
  6. Zoghbor, W, Al-Alami, S. & Alexiou, T. (Eds). (2019). Proceedings of the Applied Linguistics and Language Teaching Conference 2018: Teaching and Learning in a Globalized World. Dubai: ZU Press.
  7. Hopkyns, S. Zoghbor, W. & Hassall, P. (2018). Creative hybridity over linguistic purity: The status of English in the United Arab Emirates. Asian Englishes, 20(2), 158–169.
  8. Zoghbor, W. (2018). Teaching the pronunciation of English as a Lingua Franca to multi-dialect first language learners: The revival of the Lingua Franca Core (LFC). System, 78, 1–14.
  9. Zoghbor, W. (2018). Revisiting English as a Foreign Language (EFL) vs. English Lingua Franca (ELF): The case for pronunciation. Intellectual Discourse, 26(2), 829–858.
  10. Kemp, L., Gitsaki, C., & Zoghbor, W. (2017). Female Leadership within the Arab Gulf States: Transforming university culture. In White, K. (Ed.), Gendered success in higher education: Global perspectives. London, UK: Springer.
  11. Zoghbor, W. Coombe, C., Al Alami, S., & Abu-Rmaileh, S. (Eds.). (2017). Proceedings of the 21st TESOL Arabia Conference: Language. Culture. Communication: Transformations in Intercultural Contexts. Dubai: TESOL Arabia Publications.
  12. Zoghbor, W. ( ة .( 2016 q.. ة الع l k ز اله l. ة لت ع l|~ } ات اللغة الإنجل q ع صوت lk تط [Enhancing the Arab identity through the pronunciation of English as a Lingua Franca]. Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Arabic Language, Dubai, UAE.
  13. Zoghbor, W. (2016). A model for speech processing in second language listening activities. English Language Teaching, 9(2), 13–19.
  14. Walker, R. & Zoghbor, W. (2015). The pronunciation of English as a Lingua Franca. In Reed, M. & Levis, J. (Eds.), The Handbook of English pronunciation, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
  15. Zoghbor, W., & Qutaiti, B. (2015). . ~. ع ل ا ة غ ل ل ا . . q ا ز ة م ئ ا ق ة . ل ل د . ل ا ت ا م ل . .l ظ ن : ة . l ل ح تة qل q ة . ~ ةl.ل. لمات ا . خصائص ال . [Zayed list of sight words: An analytical approach to the criteria of sight words in Arabic]. Paper presented at the 4th International Conference on Arabic Language, Dubai, UAE