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English Education in Oman

Current Scenarios and Future Trajectories

  • Rahma Al-Mahrooqi
  • Christopher Denman

Part of the English Language Education book series (ELED, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Rahma Al-Mahrooqi, Christopher Denman
    Pages 1-8
  3. Teacher-Centered Issues

  4. Student-Centered Issues

  5. Teaching-Centered Issues

About this book


This book explores an area that has been somewhat overlooked in the literature to date – the current status and future trends of English education in Oman. It offers a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches to the subject and explores areas of English education in Oman that have, until now, been little investigated. It explores these issues from a variety of perspectives: the professionalization of English teachers in the country; the implementation of novel teaching methodologies, curricula, and assessment approaches, into what are, in many ways, still very traditional education settings; the integration of learner identity into English language instruction; country- and culture-specific concerns with conducting research with Omani participants; the strategic demands of building stronger links between education and workforce needs; and developing learner autonomy and motivation.


education in Oman English as a Foreign Language English as a Lingua Franca pedagogical reform learner identity graduate employability curriculum coherence national development English language education in Oman English language education in Middle East

Editors and affiliations

  • Rahma Al-Mahrooqi
    • 1
  • Christopher Denman
    • 2
  1. 1.Sultan Qaboos UniversityMuscatOman
  2. 2.Sultan Qaboos UniversityMuscatOman

About the editors

Rahma Al-Mahrooqi is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Postgraduate Studies and Research at Sultan Qaboos University, Oman, where she has worked for more than 20 years. In addition to her current position overseeing research and postgraduate studies at Oman’s only public university, she has also coordinated tertiary-level English courses and programs, been the director of one of the largest English language centres in the region, and published widely on English language teaching and learning in Oman, including such topics as reading, literature, and English communication skills. She has also acted as the principal investigator in a number of funded research projects, including investigations related to Omani students’ English-language communication skills and public school graduates’ weaknesses in English. In addition, she reviews for a number of international journals, including TESOL Quarterly, System, and the International Students’ Journal.

Christopher Denman is a researcher at the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Postgraduate Studies and Research at Sultan Qaboos University, Oman. He was previously affiliated with the university’s Humanities Research Centre and was also an instructor at its Language Centre, after teaching English at the secondary and tertiary levels in Australia, South Korea, and Japan. He has published in international journals and edited books, in addition to being a co-editor of two volumes dealing with employment and education and English education in the Arab world. He has been involved in several funded research projects concerning various aspects of education in Oman, and was the principal investigator on a project that explored issues related to English-medium instruction at the tertiary level in the sultanate.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title English Education in Oman
  • Book Subtitle Current Scenarios and Future Trajectories
  • Editors Rahma Al-Mahrooqi
    Christopher Denman
  • Series Title English Language Education
  • Series Abbreviated Title English Language Education
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-13-0264-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-4374-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-13-0265-7
  • Series ISSN 2213-6967
  • Series E-ISSN 2213-6975
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 322
  • Number of Illustrations 39 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Language Education
    Teaching and Teacher Education
    Learning & Instruction
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