Dr. Omnia El kommos
Lecturer
101 Building D

Dr. Omnia Farah Elkommos had her B.A. from The Faculty of Arts and Humanities, English Department of English Language and Literature, Ain Shams University. She obtained her MA

in TEFL from the AUC on Testing Listening Comprehension. Dr. Omnia got her PhD on Stylistics applied to drama from Cairo University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of English Language and Literature. Her main area of research is applied linguistics, TEFL/TESOL, stylistics, humour research and assessment. Beyond the university she also is a member of the International Humor Society. Dr. Elkommos’ research focuses on TEFL, Humour, Pragmatics, and she works with a range of collaborators and organisations including British Council: Examinations.

Dr. Omnia has worked as an English instructor at AUC and a Lecturer at Cairo University and Helwan University, Department of English Language, linguistics section. She has long years of experience of teaching English, applied linguistics, translation, methods of teaching, methods of testing, methods of research, test taking (TOEFL and IELTS), and stylistics. She was involved in managerial task like coordinating the TOEFL centre.

Dr. Omnia joined the BUE in 2005. She taught in the English Modules, mentored and led staff teaching in the English Department, Directed the English Modules new programme and is now directing English Migrating Modules, SRS, Timetable Coordinator and Assessment Core Group Coordinator. She leads the Assessment and Linguistics group in English Department, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, BUE. Dr. Omnia was awarded Best Paper and Best Presentation Awards for her publications and conference participation.

Education

PhD in Applied Linguistics, Cairo University, 1995
MA in TEFL , Testing Listening  Comprehension,  AUC, 1982
BA in English Language and Literature, Ain Shams University, 1977.

Research Interests

Dr. Omnia is generally interested in applied linguistics, pragmatics, stylistics, assessments, TESL/TEFL, and Humour Research in context of applied linguistics, teaching English, and teaching Literature.

Journal Articles

Reading and Teaching Poetry as Communicative Discourse – A Pragma-linguistic Approach”. Read and Published in ICGLLT 2018: 20th International Conference on General Linguistics and Language Teaching. (Awarded Best Paper). Conference Proceedings, Amsterdam The Netherlands Aug 06-07, 2018, 20 (8) Part I, pp 55-60

“Teaching Turn-Taking Rules and Pragmatic Principles to Empower EFL Students and Enhance Their Learning in Speaking Modules”. Read and Published in ICGLLT 2018: 20th International Conference on General Linguistics and Language Teaching. (Awarded Best Presentation). Conference Proceedings, Amsterdam The Netherlands Aug 06-07, 2018, 20 (8) Part I, pp 61-69

“Teaching Linguistic Humour Research Theories: Egyptian Higher Education EFL Literature Classes”. Read and published in ICALACTFL 2017: 19th International Conference on Applied Linguistics for The Art and Craft of Teaching Foreign Languages (Awarded Best Paper). Conference Proceedings, Amsterdam The Netherlands Jun 18-19, 2017, 19 (6) Part XVI

“Egyptian Humor: A Pragmatic analysis of Selected Social and Political Cartoons”. Presented at the International Humor Conference at Oakland, San Francisco, 1999, published in CDELT 2000.

Research Projects
Researching the Aptis Placement test Several MA and PhD dissertations
Position
English Migrating Modules Director SRS and Timetable Coordinator
Modules
The modules taught at The BUE: ALNG01I- Stylistics ALNG02I - Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis