Lawan Dalha is a Nigerian, a university lecturer, educated in Nigeria and the United Kingdom, currently teaching English and applied linguistics in Saudi Arabia. He holds an M.A. in English for Specific Purposes and a Cambridge certificate in international English language teaching. He has taught English and applied linguistics at different levels, in Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom. He currently teaches at Royal Commission Yanbu Colleges and Institutes, Saudi Arabia.
He has presented papers at many national and international conferences and published several articles in refereed academic journals and books. He also maintains this blog, where he writes on linguistics, education and other topical societal issues. His research interests are at the intersection of language pedagogy, cognitive science and technology as well as language planning and language policy. He has held many academic positions and served as a member of various academic and community-based committees, which include among others, Secretary of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Taraba State University, and Editorial Advisory Board Member of TESOL Journal and Taraba State University Journal of Arts and Social Sciences.
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He is a recipient of Faculty Award of Excellence, Yanbu Colleges and Institutes, Saudi Arabia, 2014; the National Youth Service Corps Prestigious Award, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, 2000; the Second Best Essayist, Nigerian University Students, Reporters’ Collective, USA, 1997; and the Best Graduating Student, Government Teachers’ College, Jalingo, 1993.