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Yasmine
Soheim

Position
Instructor
Department
Department of Rhetoric and Composition

Profile

Brief Biography

Yasmine Soheim is a committed educator with a proven ability to teach, motivate and guide students through their learning path by providing a positive and energetic atmosphere. She is an instructor at the Rhetoric and Composition Department. Soheim has a BA in Business Administration with Honors (2002) and an MA in Applied Linguistics- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages with Highest Honors (2015) from the American University in Cairo. Her MA thesis is on Teacher Politeness: A Cross-Cultural Comparison in ESL Classrooms. Her study addresses politeness strategies used by American and Egyptian instructors in a university context in Egypt by looking at how Egyptian and American teachers use positive and negative politeness in their ESL classrooms.
In previous lives, Soheim was a Research Assistant at the Applied Linguistics Department and a Teaching Fellow at the Intensive English Program at the American University, where she taught Study Skills and English Grammar to freshmen students. She also worked at Berlitz Language Center for three years, where she taught Business English, French, and General English to students from various backgrounds.

COURSES TAUGHT

  • CORE Seminar 1010 and RHET 1010 Freshmen Writing: Of Heroes and Demons
  • CORE Seminar 1010 and RHET 1010: Vision Machines
  • RHET 1010 Freshmen Writing: Who Am I, Human Quest, and How Do We Know What Is True
  • RHET 1020: Research Writing
  • RHET 3210: Business Communication
PUBLICATION
  • Soheim Y. (2017). Assessing ESL students’ paraphrasing and note-taking. In S. Hidri & C. Coombe (Eds.), Evaluation in foreign language education in the Middle East and North Africa (pp. 169-183). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-43234-2_10

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

TESOL ARABIA 2017| PRESENTER

  • TESOL Arabia Conference, Dubai [MARCH 2017]
  • Presentation Title: Male Beauty Cream Advertisements: A Critical Discourse Analysis

IPrA 14th International Pragmatics Conference|PRESENTER

  • International Pragmatics Conference, Antwerp, Belgium [JULY 2015]
  • Presentation Title: Teacher Politeness: A Cross-cultural comparison

TESOL ARABIA 2014| PRESENTER

  • TESOL Arabia Conference, Dubai [MARCH 2014]
  • Presentation Title: Assessing Paraphrasing and Note-taking Skills of ESL Students

NILE TESOL 2014| PRESENTER

  • NILE TESOL Conference, Cairo [JAN 2014]
  • Presentation Title: Teacher Politeness in ESL Classrooms
Research Interest
  • Business Writing
  • Education
  • Assessment
  • Pragmatics
  • Discourse Analysis