Laila
Kamal

Position
Senior Instructor II
Department
Department of English Language Instruction

Profile

Brief Biography

Laila Y. Kamal is a senior instructor II at the English Language Institute (ELI), The American University in Cairo. She received her BA in English language and literature from Cairo University in 1976, and her MA (TEFL) from The American University in Cairo in 1990. She started her career as an English language instructor at AUC in 1990.

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 0210 – Academic English for the Liberal Arts (1990-2017).
  • Seminar 1023 – Celebrating Ideas: A Voyage through Books, Film, Art & Theater (2010-2017)
  • Rhet. 1010 – Heroes & Demons (2015).
  • Core 1010 – Heroes & Demons (2013, 2015).

Areas of Interest

Kamal is interested in curriculum design, materials development, assessment tools and the use of technology in the classroom. Besides training and mentoring new teachers in the department, Kamal has been a regular presenter and attendee at both local and international conferences.

Select Publications

  • Kamal, L. & El Saady, M. (2015), Bridging Academic English with Content Courses: An Adjunct Model”,  EDULEARN15 Proceedings CD, 1013-1019.
  • Kamal, L. Y., El Saady, M. M. (2012), “Strategies for Progressive Improvement of Reading Skills”, 11th METU INTERNATIONAL ELT CONVENTIONs
  • Kamal, L. Y., El Saady, M. M. (2011), "Actual Composition of an Essay", EDULEARN11 Proceedings CD, 3453-3456.
  • Kamal, L. Y., El Saady, M.M. (2010), "Classroom Management", INGED - ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION.

Kamal’s goal is not only to teach her students English, but to reinforce them with the power of knowledge, helping them become successful citizens in the future.