Hello! My name is Wid Allehaiby. I come from Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
I graduated with an M.A. degree in TESOL at the University of Northern Iowa in 2013. I have taught English as a Teaching Assistant at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences for about 2 years. Additionally, I worked as a translator/ interpreter for an intensive English program for 2 years.
I'm currently a recipient of King Abdullah Scholarship to pursue a doctoral degree in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching here at the University of Arizona. After joining the SLAT program, I hope to major in 'Pedagogy and Program Administration' and minor in 'Technology'. My research interests include vocabulary acquisition, incidental learning, CALL, and individual differences and learning styles in language acquisition.
My non-academic interests include traveling, trying out new food, reading non-fictional books, and taking long afternoon walks.