Senior Instructor
Department of Rhetoric and Composition


Brief Biography

Fikry Boutros is a senior instructor at the Department of Rhetoric and Composition at The American University in Cairo. Since 2011, he has been teaching undergraduates in research writing, public speaking and business communication courses. Additionally, he has volunteered to give tens of customized workshops to both the graduate and the undergraduate community based on their needs each semester. Recently, he has launched a public speaking unit, under the Writing Center which provides one to one tutoring for AUC students on their oral deliverables along with customized trainings to diverse entities on campus, including official offices and student-run organizations. Besides working as an established instructor, Boutros is a professional trainer, providing workshops to different business organizations. 


  • PhD student in TESOL (Applied Linguistics), University of Nicosia, Cyprus

  • MA, Teaching English as a Foreign Language, The American University in Cairo, 2008
  • The RSA Cambridge Certificate in teaching English to adults, Center for Adults and Continuing Education (CACE), The American University in Cairo, 2000
  • BSc, Cairo University, Egypt, 1999

Publications/Creative Work

Boutros co-authored and published a management book in 2008 titled "Jeux de role pour les formateurs" which translates as Role Plays for Trainers, Éditions Eyrolles, Paris, France. By 2020, Boutros will have finished his PhD and published his thesis. Meanwhile, Boutros will be publishing some articles and studies on pragmatics and politeness in academic journals.

Teaching Interests

  • Research writing and methods
  • Public speaking 
  • Business communication


Research Interest
  • Politeness in second language
  • Acquisitional pragmatics
  • Second language acquisition