Bu-Madyan Kathan

INTERLINK International Institutes, Assistant Director
Tel: 011 -224-2222 Ext 3692, Direct Line: 011-485-8629
Areas of Expertise
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity
  • Needs-based teaching and learning
  • Soft skills, public speaking and debate training
  • Assessment and language testing
  • Curriculum design, development and review
  • Teacher Training and Development
  • Student Advising and Counseling

Bu-Madyan is a passionate English language teaching professional who has been working in the field of English language teaching, program administration, teacher training, and curriculum review and design for over 22 years. After earning his BA in TEFL from the College of Education, he earned a TESOL Certificate and was appointed as teaching assistant in Sanaa University, Yemen. After five years of teaching EAP and ESP at Sanaa University and EFL at Yemen’s most prestigious language center, YALI, he received a Fulbright Scholarship and earned his MA in TESOL/Applied Linguistics at the University of Northern Iowa, USA. He then served as a teach trainer for in-service and pre-service teachers in the UAE. His training included an introduction to portfolios and continuous assessment.  From there, he joined the INTERLINK team and within two years was promoted to Instructional Coordinator and then Assistant Director. Bu-Madyan’s strengths include program design, curriculum review and design, assessment, teacher training, counseling, and comparative linguistics. He speaks Arabic fluently. He enjoys cross-cultural interaction and is a lifelong learner.


  • Post-graduate Diploma in Business Administration, Al Yamamah University, KSA
  • M.A in TESOL, University of Northern Iowa, USA (Fulbright Scholar), Graduated summa cum laude
  • TESOL Certificate, Swedish Free Mission, Taiz, Yemen
  • B.A in TEFL, College of Education, Taiz University, Yemen, Graduated Magna Cum Laude



  • Assistant Director, INTERLINK International Institutes, Al Yamamah University, KSA
  • Instructional Coordinator, INTERLINK International Institutes, Al Yamamah University, KSA
  • EFL Instructor, INTERLINK International Institutes, Al Yamamah University, KSA
  • EFL Teacher Trainer and Lecturer, Ajman University of Science & Technology, UAE
  • ESL Instructor, CIEP, University of Northern Iowa, USA
  • Curriculum Specialist & Teacher Trainer, Yemen-America Language Institute (YALI)
  • ESP and EAP Lecturer, College of Languages, Sana’a University, Yemen
  • Assistant Director, Al Kindi Language Institute, Taiz, Yemen

Participations and Conferences:

  • Organizer, 1st International ELT Conference on Motivation, INTERLINK, Al Yamamah University
  • Organizing Committee member, 3rd International ELT Symposium, INTERLINK-Al Yamamah University
  • NCAAA 3-day Workshop on behalf of INTERLINK and YU, NCAAA, KSA