Sanaa Khabbar

Sanaa Khabbar


Position/Job title University Language Teacher

I have been teaching English for Academic Purposes for over two decades. Prior to joining the Language Centre in UCC, I worked in various universities in Egypt including a significant chapter of 11 years as a Rhetoric and Composition Instructor at the American University in Cairo. 


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 (2019)

DELTA (Modules 1 & 2) (2018-2019)

Certificate for Blended Learning (2017)

Cambridge International Diploma for Teachers and Trainers (2005)

Interests and Areas of expertise


My research interests include Identity, Social Justice in HE, TESOL and Academic Literacies.

I am also interested in curriculum development and technology-enhanced learning.

 Areas of Expertise:

TESOL, Academic Literacies, Curriculum Development, Qualitative Research

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Language Centre

Lárionad Teanga

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

External Accreditation