Luqman Mukadam

Luqman Mukadam



College: College of Social Sciences and International Studies
Research Centre/Unit: TESOL

Luqman Mukadam is an English for Specific Purposes (ESP) researcher with interests in English for Religious Purposes.

As a dedicated researcher in the field of English for Specific Purposes (ESP) with a keen interest in English for religious purposes, my work over the past decade has revolved around investigating the language needs and practices within religious contexts. Through my research activities, I have sought to explore the unique linguistic features, communication strategies, and specialized language materials required for effective communication in religious settings.

One of my primary research interests lies in understanding the distinctive characteristics of religious language and its impact on communication within religious communities. I have delved into the linguistic analysis of religious texts, sermons, prayers, and other forms of discourse prevalent in various religious traditions. By examining the rhetorical strategies and discourse patterns employed in these texts, I aim to uncover how language is utilized to convey profound spiritual meanings, foster a sense of community, and strengthen religious identity.

Furthermore, my research endeavors have also focused on the development and design of language materials for English learners studying in religious contexts. By employing needs analysis and curriculum development approaches, I have aimed to create tailored instructional materials that address the language requirements of individuals engaging in religious education. These materials take into account the specific vocabulary, communication strategies, and cultural nuances necessary for effective religious discourse.

In order to remain at the forefront of research in the field, I have actively participated in renowned conferences focusing on TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and ESP. These conferences have provided invaluable opportunities to engage with scholars, educators, and practitioners from diverse backgrounds and gain insights into the latest advancements in ESP research. Some of the conferences I have attended over the past decade include:

TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo: This annual conference brings together experts in the field of TESOL, providing a platform to discuss a wide range of topics, including ESP. Attending this conference has allowed me to stay updated on the latest trends, research, and best practices in the field.

TESOL Arabia: This is a well-established conference dedicated to the exploration of ESP theory, research, and practice. Attending this conference has enabled me to engage with prominent ESP scholars and exchange ideas on English for religious purposes within the broader context of ESP.

Saudi TESOL: This conference focuses on innovative approaches and developments in ESP. Participating in this event has allowed me to learn about emerging trends in ESP research, such as the integration of technology and the incorporation of authentic materials into religious English education.

In addition to conferences, I have also actively engaged with well-known publications in the field of TESOL and ESP. Some noteworthy publications that have informed my research include:

English for Specific Purposes: A journal dedicated to publishing research and scholarly articles related to ESP, encompassing a broad range of specific fields, including religious English.

TESOL Quarterly: A prominent journal that explores various aspects of TESOL, including ESP. The publication regularly features articles on language teaching and learning in specific contexts, offering insights applicable to English for religious purposes.

By immersing myself in the scholarly discourse of TESOL and ESP through conferences and publications, I have expanded my knowledge base and cultivated a deeper understanding of English for religious purposes. Moving forward, I am committed to conducting research that not only enriches the field of ESP but also contributes to the development of effective language materials and pedagogical approaches for learners studying English in religious contexts.