Dr. Mona El Samaty

Assistant Professor, Department of Teacher Education

  • PhD, Education (Curriculum, Teaching and Learning), University of Toronto, 2021
  • MA, Teaching English as a Foreign Language, American University in Cairo, 2002
  • BA, English Language & Literature, Alexandria University, 1993

Dr. Mona El Samaty has over 20 years’ experience in education, including teaching English as foreign language (TEFL), research, and teacher education. Dr. El Samaty received the 2021 Leithwood Award for Outstanding Thesis Award of the Year from the University of Toronto, besides other grants and awards. She has served in Lecturer and Assistant Professor positions in higher education in Egypt, the UAE, and Canada, both in TEFL and teacher education. She also served as academic advisor, supporting graduate students at the University of Toronto with their theses. Dr. El Samaty has spoken in over 30 international research conferences. Research interests include: teacher education, teaching methods that promote student-centered learning, qualitative research, and sociolinguistics.

Recent Publications

    • El Samaty, M (2021). “La langue est la porte d’entrée pour un sentiment d’appartenance”: An Investigation of the Complex Relationship Between Language and Sense of Belonging among Second-generation Arab Canadian Young Adults in Montreal. PhD Dissertation, University of Toronto, Canada.
    • El Samaty, M. (2020). The sense of belonging of second-generation Arab youth in Montreal. Journal of Belonging, Identity, Language and Diversity. 4(2), 34-50.
    • El Samaty, M. (2008). More on Arabic interference in English essays. In C. Coombe, A, Jendli, A., P. Davidson (Eds.), Teaching writing skills in English: Theory, research and pedagogy. (pp. 207-225). Dubai: TESOL Arabia Publications.

Dr. Mona El Samaty

Assistant Professor