An Interview with Amira Salama

Amira Salama is an academic English instructor and ESL educator in Egypt. She has a master’s degree in TESOL with a research focus on teacher leadership from the American University in Cairo. Amira is a teacher trainer and a past president of NileTESOL, the TESOL affiliate in Egypt. She was awarded the TESOL Leadership Mentoring Award in 2020. She is currently a member of the TESOL Research Council and the Vice President of Africa TESOL.

Amira Salama teaches English for academic and other specific purposes in Egypt at NILE University and the American University in Cairo. She is a researcher and teacher trainer focusing on teacher leadership. Amira is a past president of NileTESOL, the TESOL affiliate in Egypt and is currently Vice President of Africa TESOL.

In the interview we discuss the way Egyptian universities dealt with the initial crisis. How that has impacted the assessment system with a move towards project-based assessment across the education system and the complexities involved in this.

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Amira is the eight in our series of weekly interviews with ELT professionals discussing how we are responding to the COVID 19 crisis, and what our industry might look like once the crisis passes. Each month, we will be also be hosting a live panel discussion where you can comment and put questions to the interviewees that we are talking to. Further details about that will be published on our facebook page and through email 

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