Newsletter September 2016
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Oman's Best Performing Company
Majan has been awarded ‘Oman’s Best Performing Company’, in the category of small business capital, in the AIWA awards for the 3rd year running!
Welcome back
Majan is pleased to welcome back new and returning students on both the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Majan's MBA programme continues to grow and the latest intake is the biggest intake since the programme opened 12 years ago!
Published Article
Dr. Iain McGee had the article 'Reconsidering Paragraphing Pedagogy: A Descriptivist Perspective' published in the journal 'English in Education'. It draws on a wide range of research findings from a number of linguistic, educational and psychological research specialisms, the article presents a novel descriptivist pedagogy of paragraphing.
By means of an analogy, paragraphing is described in a way in which research findings are respected, while at the same time educators’ concerns and needs are addressed.
Congratulations Malee

'I am delighted to have successfully presented at my first International Linguistics Conference at the Kelaniya University in Sri Lanka this August. The conference hosted over a hundred presenters from many countries and it was quite an honour to represent Majan. The conference gave the opportunity to give light to my dissertation which I completed during my last year at Majan. From the first semester at Majan, all the students from the English faculty are encouraged to research a variety of topics under the umbrella of English language and Linguistics. This encouragement lead to the curiosity that transformed me from a student to a researcher. I am so grateful for the assistance provided by my supervisors from the beginning of my academic career as a student to where I am now as a post graduate researcher.'

Malee Thumbowila, Former Student at Majan
Training for Staff
Majan's Library and Computing Services Department hosted a Turnitin Workshop for all academic staff. The workshop was presented by Ilyes Hariza, an Academic Consultant from Techknowledge, Dubai, UAE.
Students' Success in Football
Nasser Al-Busaidi signed a contract with Fanja Football Club this month. They are one of most successful clubs in Oman and have won the Sultan Qaboos Cup Championship 9 times. Nasser is a member of Majan's football team, a student and a staff member at Majan.

Wadhah Al Siyabi, Jaffar Al Bulushi & Muatasim Al Shamsi not only play for Majan's Football Team but represent their country in the Oman University Football Team. A massive congratulations to them this month as they won bronze at the 3rd Asian University Football Championship in Taebaek, South Korea!
Paper Accepted in Journal
Dr Brian has had a paper entitled 'Emerging Preoccupations, Developing Lexicon' accepted by the journal 'English Today'.
Courses Offered by the MTU during Oct to Dec
  1. Business Writing Skills
  2. General English Language – Elementary
  3. Pre-Masters Course
  4. English for Business Communication
  5. Finance for Non-Finance Professionals
  6. Strategic Visioning Workshop

For more details on MTU courses please contact:
[email protected]
24730498 or 98051122
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