Mariam Rayan is Program Manager at the School of Continuing Education, AUC. She was awarded a Master’s Degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from the American University in Cairo in 2009. She has varied teaching experience in academic and non-academic contexts. Her main areas of interest are teacher education and relating latest TESOL research to classroom practices. She is also a professional teacher trainer. Her professional development training encompasses a wide range of topics including teaching methodology, classroom management, lesson planning and material development and selection among others.