Rahma Al-Mahrooqi, PhD, is the Director of Sultan Qaboos University’s Humanities Research Center. She is also an Associate Professor of English at the same institution, where she has worked for 21 years. She has taught a variety of courses in language, communication, research, and sociolinguistics, always seeking to inspire and transform her students by example. She has coordinated tertiary English courses and an ESP program for SQU’s College of Science and, for almost four years (2006–January 2010), she was SQU’s Language Center Director. Dr Al-Mahrooqi has published widely on English language teaching and learning in Oman with major focus areas in teaching reading, literature, and English communication skills. Currently, she is engaged in funded nationwide research in various areas of language instruction. In addition, under the Humanities Research Center, she is carrying out research on identity, cognition and emotion and their relationship with language learning.Salah Troudi is an academic at the Graduate School of Education at the University of Exeter. His research interests and publications are in critical applied linguistics, curriculum studies, English as a medium of instruction, teaching approaches in TESOL, and the use of technology in language classrooms. He is the Director of the EdD TESOL in Dubai and the editor of a number of journals in TESOL and language education.