TESOL Kuwait has an elected Board of Directors

Dr. Ilene K. Winokur, Ed.D

Ilene Winokur has lived in Kuwait for 30 years and is currently Director of the Foundation Program Unit at GUST and Managing Director of Specialized Solutions, an educational consulting firm based in Kuwait. She taught and was an administrator at the early childhood and elementary levels, in addition to teaching and administration at the college level in private institutions in Kuwait for 20 years. Her academic interests are leadership in practice, transfer of training to the classroom, blended learning and continuing professional development (CPD).

Ilene holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Lehigh University and an MBA from the University of Miami, Florida. She also completed ESL certification at the College of New Jersey, and a BA in History from State University at Buffalo, New York.


Dr. Hussain Al Sharoufi, PhD

Dr. Hussain Al Sharoufi, Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics in the GUST English Department, participated and presented papers at twenty internationally refereed conferences in USA, UK, Australia, Spain, Italy, Serbia, India, Romania, and Kuwait. He is an active member of TESOL International and TESOL Kuwait. He presented several papers at TESOL International conventions. He reviewed several papers for several international journals, including: Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism (Published by SAGE, UK), Journal of Pragmatics (Elsevier-UK) and the International Journal of Applied Educational Studies. 

Veronica Zvinca

Veronica V. Zvinca has lived in Kuwait for 15 years and is currently teaching English to learners enrolled in the secondary stage at the Ministry of Education of Kuwait. As such, she has gained a rich experience in teaching English to Arab learners. She holds a BA in English language and literature form the Arab Open University and a Master of Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from the University of Exeter, UK. Her current interests are focused on language learning strategies. She devotes her efforts in implementing and teaching language learning strategies to her learners. A passionate supporter of independent learning, her research focuses on teaching appropriate vocabulary learning strategies to EFL learners as she believes that these will provide a strong and durable foundation for language learning and development. 


Huda Al-Omar

Conference Chair

TESOL Kuwait is a volunteer run organization

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