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Dr. Zohreh Eslami

Dr. Zohreh Eslami


Office Number: 328D
Office Phone: +974.4423.0666

​Zohreh Eslami is a professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture at Texas AM University in College Station and was previously the Liberal Arts Program Chair at Texas A&M University at Qatar. Her research has examined intercultural and cross-cultural communication, English as an International language, sociocultural perspectives of teaching, and acquisition of English as a second/foreign language. Her publications include over one hundred journal papers, book chapters and conference proceedings.


  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education, USA, 1992
  • University of Missouri-Columbia. M.A. English Language and Literature, USA,1987
  • University of Missouri-Columbia. B.E. S. English Education, USA, 1985


Professor, Texas A&M University and Texas A&M University at Qatar

Professor, Texas A&M University, Liberal Arts Program Chair, Texas A&M University at Qatar

Associate Professor. ESL Education Program Coordinator, Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture. Texas A&M University. College Station, Texas.

Assistant Professor. Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture. Texas A&M University. College Station, Texas.

Coordinator, University of Qatar / TAMU Teacher Preparation Program University of Qatar:  Doha, Qatar and Visiting Assistant Professor in the Liberal Arts Program, TAMUQ

Visiting Associate Professor, Liberal Arts Program, TAMUQ

Administrative Experience:

  • Liberal Arts Program Chair, Texas A&M University at Qatar, 2016-present
  • ESL Education Program Chair. Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture, Texas A&M University, 2010-2016
  • Program Coordinator.  University of Qatar / TAMU Teacher Preparation Program, 2007-2008
  • ESL Education Network Coordinator. Department of Bilingual/ESL Education. Indiana University-Northwest

Research Interests:

  • Intercultural communication
  • English as an International Language
  • Linguistic politeness in intercultural communication
  • Task-based language teaching and technology
  • Cyber –pragmatics
  • Interlanguage and intercultural pragmatics
  • Science and math literacy development in L2


Eslami, Z. R., Reynolds, D., *Sonnenburg-Winkler, S. L., & Crandall, J. A. (2016).Translanguanging for teacher development in Qatari middle school classrooms. Ch. 15.  In J. A. Crandall & M. A. Christison (Eds.) Teacher Education and Professional Development in TESOL: Global Perspectives. Routledge/Taylor & Francis & The International Research Foundation for English Language Education. pp. 240-255

Eslami, Z. R., *Jabbari, N. & Kuo, L. J. (2015).  Compliment response behavior on Facebook: A study with Iranian Facebook Users. International Review of Pragmatics, 7, 244-277.

Eslami, Z. R., Mirzaei, A. & Dini, S. (2015). The role of asynchronous computer mediated communication in the instruction and development of EFL learners' pragmatic competence. System, 48, 99-111. DOI:10.1016/j.system.2014.09.008

Ates, B., Eslami, Z. R. & *Wright, K. L. (2015). Incorporating world Englishes into undergraduate ESL education courses. World Englishes, 34(3), 485-501.   DOI: 10.1111/weng.12149

Kung, W., T. & Eslami, Z. R. (2015). Leaners of different proficiency levels and incidental focus on form in task-based discussions. International Journal of Computer Assisted Language Learning and Teaching special issue AILA: 5(4), 42-59. Doi 10.4018/IJCALLT.2015070103

Wright, K. L. & Eslami, Z. R. (2015).  Linguistic Differences between English and Science Texts for English Language Learners: A Quantitative Analysis. In C. Gitsaki, M. Gobert & H. Demirci (Eds.). Current Issues in Reading, Writing and Visual Literacy. (pp. 68-86). Cambridge Scholars Publishing