Dr. Ester Simagala

Dr. Ester Esteban Simagala

Title: Assistant Professor
Email: ester@gulfcollege.edu.om
Tel: 24468666
Ext.#: 228

Fields of Interest:

ESL, Academic Skills, Teaching and Learning


Bachelor of Arts in Nursing, Medina College, Philippines
Bachelor of Arts in English, Mindanao State University, Philippines
Master of Arts in Education, Capitol University, Philippines
Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Management, Capitol University, Philippines

Short Bio:

Dr. Ester E. Simagala joined Gulf College as a Lecturer in the Centre for Foundation Studies (former IFP) in 2009. She was appointed as a Module Leader for 3 years and designated as a Programme Leader in 2013 in which she served for 4 years. She had taught English subjects in different colleges and universities in the Philippines before she came to Oman. It is in these colleges and universities that she obtained most of her experiences in teaching. Dr. Ester has more than 30 years of academic teaching. She has taught a variety of English modules such as General English, Academic Study Skills, Business English, Integrated Project, Communication Skills, and CALL for almost ten years now in the CFS. She also obtained academic excellence awards for 3 consecutive years. She has co-authored published researches in English Language Teaching in refereed international journals and has attended workshops on English language teaching, teaching methodologies, and other professional development workshops. As a Lecturer, one of her dreams is to make a difference in the lives of her students and leave an indelible mark that will last a lifetime.

Selected Publications:

Journal Publications
  • Ancheta, R. F., Simagala, E. E., & Daniel, M. D. (2019). Challenges encountered by EFL tutors of Academic Study Skills module: A pedagogical point of view. International Journal of Social Science and Technology, 4(5), 1-13.
  • Ancheta, R. F., & Simagala, E. E. (2017). Grammar errors in written composition of selected Level 3 students of Gulf College: Basis for remediation. International Journal of English Research,3 (2) 63-67.
Conference Publications
  • Ancheta, R. F., Manalo, R. L., Simagala, E. E., & Gilbang, C. (2016, April). Spelling errors committed by semester 1 students of Gulf College in written composition: Basis for remediation. Paper Presented at the 6th International Conference on Emerging Trends in Scientific Research, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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