Dr. Christine A. Coombe, Adjunct Faculty | Jaipuria Lucknow

Dr. Christine A. Coombe

Ph.D in Foreign / Second Language Faculty at Dubai Men's College Higher Colleges of Technology, DUBAI
Adjunct Faculty


Location: Jaipuria Lucknow

Research Areas
  • Educational Technology
  • Teacher Education
  • Teaching Methods
Teaching Areas

Leadership Development
Mentoring & Communications


Christine Coombe has a Ph.D in Foreign/Second Language Education from The Ohio State University. She is currently on the English faculty of Dubai Men's College. She is the former Testing and Measurements Supervisor at UAE University and Assessment Coordinator of Zayed University. Christine’s forthcoming books are on task-based learning and reigniting, retooling, and retiring in English language teaching.

Christine has lived and worked in the Arabian Gulf for the past 19 years. In this capacity, she has served as President of TESOL Arabia and as the founder and co-chair of the TESOL Arabia Testing Special Interest Group who organize the Current Trends in English Language Testing (CTELT) Conference.

During her tenure in the Middle East, she has won many awards including 2002 Spaan Fellowship for Research in Second/Foreign Language Assessment; 2002-03 TOEFL Outstanding Young Scholar Award; TOEFL Board Grant for 2003-04, 2005-06, 2007-08 and 2009-10 for her work in delivering assessment training assessment in developing countries. Most recently she served on the TESOL Board of Directors as Convention Chair for Tampa 2006 and was the recipient of the Chancellor’s Teacher of the Year for 2003-04. She is currently TESOL President (2010-2013).

Currently, she is associated with the Jaipuria Institute of Management as Adjunct faculty.


  • Leadership in English Language Teaching and Learning (2008, UMP) and Applications of Task-based Learning in TESOL (2010, TESOL Publications).
  • Co-editor, Language Teacher Research in the Middle East (2007, TESOL Publications)
  • Co-editor, Evaluating Teacher Effectiveness in EF/SL Contexts (2007, UMP)
  • Co-author, A Practical Guide to Assessing English Language Learners (2007, University of Michigan Press);
  • Christine is co-editor of Assessment Practices (2003, TESOL Publications)

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