Katrina Baran

Instructional Coordinator/English Instructor
+966 11 2242222 Ext: 4320
Areas of Expertise
  • Business English
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Exam Preparation
  • Course and curriculum development, alignment and standardisation


  • MA in Teaching (ESOL), SIT Graduate Institute, Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
  • DELTA Module 1 (pass with merit) & DELTA Module 3 (pass with merit), Cambridge Examinations, UK
  • BA (hons), Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
  • PGC – Arts Administration/Cultural Management, Humber College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Certificate in Online Instruction, George Brown College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Selected Experience

  • Instructional Coordinator, Al Yamamah University, Riyadh.
  • English Instructor, Al Yamamah University, Riyadh.
  • English Instructor, UNIST (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology), Ulsan, South Korea.
  • English Teacher, Cheongok Middle School, Ulsan, South Korea.

Publications, presentations and consulting projects

  • Interactive IELTS, with Lucy McClay, British Council (Riyadh, KSA)
  • Using Evocative Imagery to Inspire Language Development, TESOL Arabia (Dubai, UAE), with Neil Morris.
  • Instant Extensions, KSAALT (Riyadh, KSA)
  • The Flipped Classroom: Scaffolding Community Online, IATEFL (Harrogate, UK), with Dr. Susan Barduhn, Jaime Durham.
    •  Featured speakers in Teacher Training SIG; published in IATEFL 2014 Conference Proceedings
  • Integrating Needs Assessment Into Your Classroom, SILC/YU Symposium (Riyadh, KSA)
  • Guided Discovery and the ELC, TESOL Arabia (Dubai, UAE); British Council (Riyadh, KSA)
  • Making Online Learning Work in Your Courses, TESOL Arabia (Dubai, UAE); Sandanona (Vermont, USA)