Who am I?

Born and brought up in London, and of Pakistani heritage, I started this blog whilst working in Madinah, Saudi Arabia as an English language instructor.


My background is in accountancy (I come from a family of accountants and qualified in the UK). I also have a doctorate from Bristol with a thesis in Language Assessment. I primarily teach at university level. .

The website

My interests are wide and varied, and so the blog is where I share some of my thoughts. Perhaps this is an indulgence.

I began the blog a little while back, so it is possible that some of the links may not work. Apologies for this.

As my interests develop, so will the entries on this blog.

Thank you for coming to my blog, and whether you enjoy reading what I write or perhaps it is not your cup of tea, PEACE from here to YOU.

Take care!!

3 thoughts on “About

  1. Asalamu ‘alaikum Suhaib,

    Your site is a refreshing change from a lot of ESOL site primarily because you don’t bog down your language with acronyms. I like the fact you share your knowledge without wanting to display your knowledge.

    As a fellow teacher and former Graphic Designer I was interested in your analogy of teaching materials being ongoing sources of income. Think of how much time and effort is wasted in teachers preparing worksheets for the same kinds of lessons.

    In my current position we are required to produce lesson plans for every lesson we teach and this can often be up to seven periods a day. Needless to say I am building up a library of plans. I have logged them by book title and page number and my thought is: There is a finite number of books taught in the Kingdom and between the communtiy a library of plans could also be built up covering Headway, Cutting Edge, Workplace Plus, Interchange or, like me, Interactions. It would certainly save a lot of man hours.


  2. Assalamu alaikum,
    I am currently teaching primary 3 at an Islamic school in Malaysia. I just saw your pictures of the sun’s rays in Madinah and was exclaiming thinking how I wish I was there it is the only city I would move to if I was not in Malaysia.
    If you know of any openings please contact. Please note, I have 4 children that range from 6-15.
    Brother Assad you would be surprised at the good books, and unit studies that are coming out of the home-school arena with effective easy to use lesson plans.

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