Sanaa Khabbar

Sanaa Khabbar


Position/Job title University Language Teacher

Over 18 years of teaching experience in higher education. Prior to joining the Language Centre at UCC, I held the position of Rhetoric and Composition Instructor at the American University in Cairo where I taught Freshman Seminar, Freshman Writing and Research Writing for 11 years.


PhD in Education, University of Exeter, UK, 2018

MA in Applied Humanities,  Concentration: Language & Communication, Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco, 1997,

BA in English Language and Literature, major in Linguistics, Hassan II University, Morocco, 1995

Teaching Qualifications:

Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, University College Cork, 2019

DELTA (Modules 1 & 2), International House London, UK, 2018-2019

Certificate for Blended Learning, American University in Cairo, Egypt, 2017

Cambridge International Diploma for Teachers and Trainers, The British Council, Egypt, 2005

Interests and Areas of expertise


Language identity, Intercultural learning, Inclusion & diversity, Curriculum development & design, Blended learning

 Areas of Expertise:

TEFL, Academic writing, Academic reading, Research writing, Critical thinking

Favourite things about Cork Its friendly people and breathtaking scenery


Language Centre

Lárionad Teanga

Main Office, G36, O'Rahilly Building, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

External Accreditation