English language instructor at the University College of Applied Sciences (UCAS) since 2004. He obtained his first BA in TEFL, BA in English literature, Postgraduate Diploma in professional translation, MA in Linguistics and English Language Studies, and his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Methodology. Mr. Mahmoud is a certified training professional with the Asian Regional Training and Development Organization (ARTDO), a certified trainer for IELTS (International English Language Testing System), and recently became a certified trainer for PCELT from World Learning/SIT. He has published a number of papers in international journals. His key research interests include teaching and training, ESP, Needs Analysis, Effective Communication Skills, and teaching.