Zakariya Abdul Latif
Mr. zakariya latif Lecturer Academic Faculty General Education Unit

Contact Information +971 2 312 4031


Zakariya Latif is a lecturer in the General Education Unit at Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi. Born and raised in Seattle, Mr. Latif earned his BA in sociology from Louisiana Tech University in 2009 where he was a student-athlete, and in 2014 completed his Master of Education (M.Ed) in international teaching from Framingham State University in Massachusetts.

Expatriation is a well established trend in his family and his own journey of living in foreign countries began in 2009. Lecturing at Khalifa University is his third faculty position in higher education in as many countries; prior to joining KU he taught English at Bucheon University in S. Korea and later at Alfaisal University in Riyadh, KSA.



  • M.Ed in International Teaching (Framingham State University, USA)
  • BA in Sociology (Louisiana Tech University, USA)
  • CELTA Certified (The British Council, KL, Malaysia)

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills (CARS)

Research Interests
  • EAL & scholarly writing; reading for science
  • critical analysis and reasoning
  • financial literacy