BA (Hons), MA, PhD

Instructor, School of Communication
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604.983.7582 ext. 7582
Fir Building, room FR501F


PhD, Linguistics, Bangor University, Wales, UK, 2008.

MA, English Language and Linguistics, Baghdad University, 1999.

BA (Honours), English Language, Turath University College, 1996.


Certificate of Creative Writing - Non-Fiction, The Writer's Studio, Simon Fraser University, 2019.

TESL Canada Professional Certificate Standard Three - Permanent, TESL Canada Federation, 2016.


Alaa Al-Musalli (PhD, Bangor University, 2008) is a linguist whose main interest is developing students' communicative competence. Al-Musalli has taught internationally since 2000. She taught in the Middle East, Qatar and the Sultanate of Oman, and in Europe, the Netherlands. In Canada, she taught at Okanagan College and McGill University.

In addition to her role as faculty at Capilano University, Al-Musalli teaches part-time at Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia.