Mr. Mick King

Lecturer,Foundation Studies and Education

Office: Room 306, Block 16
Phone: +971 4 3616253
Fax: +971 4 3604772



  • M.Sc. Educational Management in TESOL, Aston University UK
  • PG Cert in Higher Education, Middlesex University, UK

Courses taught


  • Researching and Presenting
  • Developing Teaching and Learning
  • Introduction to teaching and learning in higher education
  • Supporting learning in higher education
  • Theory into practice
  • MA Education dissertation supervision

Research Interests


  • English as a medium of instruction
  • Educational management
  • Higher education


Awards and achievements

·         Teaching Fellowship Award, Middlesex University, 2014

·         Best PG Cert Project Dubai Campus, 2012



Membership of professional bodies and associations

·         TESOL Arabia

·         Gulf Comparative Education Society

·         Engquest


Selected Publications

King, M. (2014) ‘Evaluating experienced teachers’, in Howard, A. and  Donaghue, H. (eds.) Teacher evaluation in second language education. London: Bloomsbury, pp.167-180.

King. M. (2014) ‘Countering learner incivility with continuous feedback on in-class performance: an action research project in an Emirati college context’, in Donoghue, H. and Howard, A. (eds.) Participant Voices: observation in educational settings. Abu Dhabi: HCT Press, pp.113-125.

King, M. Smith, L. and Umar F. (2014) ‘Developing leadership skills through participation in insider action research’, in Coombe, C., Wiens, B., Davidson, P. and Cedro, K. (eds.) Perspectives on student leadership development. Dubai: TESOL Arabia, pp.134-146.

King, M (2012) ‘Redefining ESP in Gulf tertiary settings’, TESOL Arabia Perspectives, 19(2),pp. 21-25.

King, M. (2011) ‘Implementing problem-based learning in the Gulf: a case study of Arab students’, in Gitsaki, C. (ed.) Teaching and learning in the Arab world. Berne: Peter Lang, pp. 357-376.

King, M. (2008) Academic reading; ‘have to’ or ‘want to’?’, in Jendli, A., Coombe, C., and  & Troudi, S. (eds.) Best practice in English teaching. Dubai: TESOL Arabia Publications, pp. 193-206.