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Speaker Biography

Dr Nadia Touba

Dr Nadia Touba
Nadia Touba worked as a professor at Alexandria University for most of her professional career.

She has also worked with USAID on several education projects in cooperation with the Ministry of Education in Egypt. She remains an adviser and consultant to both Ministries of Education and Higher Education.

Dr Touba has also worked as the Director of the English Studies Division at the American University in Cairo.

At present she is the Director of the Nile Egyptian Schools project which is in partnership with University of Cambridge International Examinations.

Over the years she has played a leadership role in several high level projects in Egypt, such as developing education standards, developing and implementing the first Egyptian standardised tests for teacher placement in the Egyptian Teachers’ Cadre and leading the development of the first Egyptian standards-based textbook to introduce the teaching of English to very young learners.

She is currently a consultant for the Commission for Academic Accreditation in the Emirates and is working with English Testing Services ETS in Princeton to develop teacher tests to be administrated internationally.

Nadia has widely published her research and co-authored a variety of books on English language teacher training, curricula and testing.