With over 20 years of teaching experience in English as a second or foreign language to adult learners, Dr. Sarah Shono serves as an Assistant Professor of the English department at AUBH.
Prior to her role at AUBH, Dr. Shono spent several years training, supervising, and preparing English language teachers in the Kingdom of Bahrain. She also served as an academic advisor and mentor to both undergraduate students and in-service English teachers providing them with academic and professional support and guidance.
Dr. Shono’s multi-ethnic and multi-cultural background has helped her better understand the linguistic needs of students from all over the world, and she has successfully taught English as a second and foreign language to students from a multitude of countries, including Mexico; Chile; Peru; Brazil; China; Japan; Taiwan; Thailand; Vietnam; Turkey; Russia; Somalia; Sudan; Nigeria; and Tanzania. In addition, she has taught students in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. Her experience includes teaching university students in the United States; the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; the United Arab Emirates; and most recently in the Kingdom of Bahrain. She enjoys engaging with students both inside and outside of the classroom, and has served as the advisor of student cultural clubs, and as a debate and public speaking coach. Her research interests include English teacher efficacy and innovative qualitative research methods.
Dr. Shono has a Ph.D. in Foreign Language Education from the University of Texas, Austin, Texas, USA, and a Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics and Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) from Georgia State University, Georgia, USA.