Dr. Syed Muhammad Adil Zaidi | Crescent Education
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Dr. Syed Muhammad Adil Zaidi

Designation : Professor
Nature of Employment : Regular
Qualification : M.A. (English Language), M.A. (English Literature), PhD
Phone :
Email ID : syedadil@crescent.education


Educational Background

Programme Discipline Year of Passing Institution
PhD Traditions and Modernity in the Novels of George Eliot 2008 Agra university , Agra
LL.B Core modules  focusing  on contract law, criminal law, property law, jurisprudence etc. 1981 Agra University , Agra
M.A. English Literature 1978 Agra University, Agra
M.A. English Language 1976 Aligarh Muslim University
B.A. Major English Literature & Language  1974 ST. Johns College (Agra )

Work Experience

Institution Period of Work
B.S.Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science &Technology  July 2019- till date
Al-Dar University , Dubai Sept-2018- June  2019
Dhofar University , Salalah (Oman) Sept 2004- August 2018
National College  of Science & Technology (Oman) Sept 2002-Aug-2004
Jamia Urdu , Aligarh (Coordinator Academic) July 1995- August -2002
Chief Editor  “Big Business” (Magazine) June 1990- May-1995
S.M.A.O College Agra July 1987- May 1990
Course Code Course Name Programme & Semester
ENGL101 Basic Academic English I University Requirement for All Programmes
ENGL102 Basic Academic English II University Requirement for All Programmes
ENGL 203 Advanced Academic English I B.A (English Language)
ENGL 204 Advanced Academic English II B.A. (English Language)
ENGL 160 Introduction to Literature B.A.(English Literature)
ENGL 102(ESP) Advanced Academic English II Bachelor of Science (Engineering)
ENGL102 (ESP) Advanced Academic English II Bachelor of  Arts ( Humanities)
ENGL (Level -2) Foundation Program English Pre- university requirement courses 
ENGL (Level -3) Foundation Program English Pre- university requirement courses 
MGMT 209 E Career Preparation & Planning Mandatory course for all graduating students  (Dubai)


Conferences / Publications

Research interest: Exploring the best possible use of digital resources (audio/video/Power Point/graphics / images/ animations/music etc.) in teaching for grabbing the attention of the learners particularly at a time when the attention span of humans has dropped more than a goldfish. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/03/12/humans-have-shorter-attention-span-than-goldfish-thanks-to-smart/  Investigating, designing and farming innovative techniques of  teaching vocabulary. Exploring   modes of blending instrumental music in recapitulating the vocabulary words to save learners from apathy and passivity during the last few minutes of the lesson.

  • International Conference on Advances in English Studies at KL University Vijayawada (India)

    Impact of Video Based Instrumental Music through Multimedia for an Enhanced Learning Experience in Reading and Vocabulary Acquisition in EFL Classroom “English Studies (International Research Journal, Volume 3 Issue 2 ISSN 2347-3479
    ADIL – ‎Cited by 4 – ‎related articles

  • The 2nd International Conference on Linguistics and Language Teaching
  • (I-Collate) Organized by Yogyakarta State University, Indonesia (October- 2017)
    “Combating the Attention Deficit Disorder of    Students in EFL Classroom for Enhancing the Literacy Level
  • ELT Symposium on Communication, Culture and Creativity, Salalah College of Technology, English Language Centre (Ministry of Man power, Directorate General of Technological Education)
    “Conquering the Attention of ESL/EFL Learners for a Greater Impact and Enriching Experience” Symposium Proceedings
  • International Conference on ‘Language and Literature: Dynamic Resources in the ELT Classroom’ 10 & 11 November, 2017 at SSN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING (Affiliated to Anna University)
    An Autopilot Route to Writing”, Journal of English language and literature, Vol. 4, pp: 075-083, 2017)

Workshops / seminars / talks

  • Faculty development seminar “ Successful Teaching & Critical Thinking” University of Toronto, Canada
  • Workshop “ Test Item Construction & Analysis” American University –Beirut
  • ELT symposium – Ministry of Man power, Directorate General of Technological Education -Oman
  • Workshop “ Cooperative Learning in the English Language Classroom “Dhofar University-Oman)
  • Innovations in Teaching and Researching English Language ,Linguistics, Literature and Translation Voices from the Omani classrooms (Dhofar University-Oman)
  • Workshop on “A shift from Material-Driven to Syllabus-Driven Course – An integrated approach to ESL” Dhofar University -Oman
  • “Model Lesson Workshop with specific instructions on how to incorporate technology into teaching (including using audio and video during the lesson)”presented by a guest faculty Matt Smith (USA) at Dhofar University.
  • Invited as a key note speaker at a conference on “Advances in English studies & Women Empowerment” at KL University, Guntur, and Andhra Pradesh.

Affiliation to Academic Bodies

  • International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) Kent -UK
  • Association for Academic Language and Learning (AALL) Sydney -Australia
  • Member English Language Teachers Association of India (ELTAI)

Extension Activities

Additional Responsibilities

  • Controller of Examination College of Arts & Applied Sciences (Dhofar University-Oman )
  • Deputy Chair (Academic Advisory Committee) Dhofar University-Oman
  • Acting Chair (in absentia , Department of English  Dhofar University -Oman )
  • Member Selection Committee (Foundation Program Dhofar University-Oman)
  • Coordinator (Placement & Exit Exams Foundation Program  Dhofar University-Oman)
  • Course Coordinator ENGL-101 & ENGL 102 (Dhofar University-Oman )
  • Coordinator (Academic- Foundation Program Dhofar University –Oman )
  • Member Scope and Sequence committee (Dhofar university -Oman)
  • Member (Internal Scope and Sequence Committee) Department of Languages & Translation (Dhofar University –Oman)
  • Member Web & Media Committee (Dhofar university –Oman)
  • Member (Study Plans Review Committee Dhofar University –Oman)
  • Member (Moderation committee Dhofar university-Oman)
  • Member to meet the panel of Oman Accreditation Authority , Oman