Reima Al-Jarf, Prof.
Reima Al-Jarf has taught ESL and translation at the College of Languages and Translation, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for 26 years. Her areas of interest are technology integration in language teaching and learning. Since the year 2000, she has integrated several technologies in the teaching of listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, culture and translation to EFL undergraduate and graduate students. She has published 6 books, 150 book chapters, encyclopedia and journals articles in peer-reviewed international and national journals and conference proceedings. Some her research articles are published in ISI journals and award-winning articles. She has given 265 conference presentations and 40 workshops in 60 countries. She has presented at TCC since 2007. She is a member of 22 international and national professional organizations. She reviews articles for numerous peer-reviewed international journals including some ISI journals. She has won 3 Excellence in Teaching Awards and the Best Faculty Website Award at King Saud University, college of Languages and Translation, Department of English and Translation and the Malaz & Olaisha Centers for Women Studies.
Presenter for the Following Session
- You Tube Pronunciation Videos in the EFL Classroom
Although Saudi students at the College of Languages and Translation take 4 listening and 4 speaking courses, many students, especially beginners, find English pronunciation difficult. They have difficulty with some English vowels and consonants, associating spoken phonemes with written graphemes, homophones and homographs, stress, intonation, pause and juncture. The presentation aims to show how You Tube pronunciation videos can be integrated in EFL instruction to improve students’ pronunciation.
- Feasibility of Digital Multimedia Language Labs for Interpreting Instruction
The College of Languages and Translation (COLT) prepares translators and interpreters. Some of the courses the students take are language courses (listening, speaking…etc) and 4 types of interpreting courses (simultaneous, consecutive, liaison & sight). COLT has installed 4 multimedia language labs (MLL) currently used for teaching listening and speaking courses, in addition to interpreting courses. Each MLL consists of a teacher’s station and 40 student stations each with a computer, headsets and an audio box.