Dalal Boland 2014 Graduate

Dalal Boland

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself — John Dewey


Growing up, Dalal Boland achieved notable grades in school, especially in her English classes. She was always recognized to have abilities beyond the age-appropriate material. After witnessing how several students struggled with the English language, Dalal decided to teach English to second language learners.

After she obtained her bachelor’s degree from the Gulf University for Science and Technology in Kuwait, majoring in English Education, Dalal decided to expand her horizons to further pursue higher education in the USA. There, Dalal earned her master’s degree from Florida State University. She joined the university’s Curriculum and Instruction program, specializing in Foreign and Second Language Education.

Dalal fell in love with the different language theories she found in the field of language and learning. The more she absorbed herself in the content, the more she knew this was the right field for her. For years, she has been an advocate of learning, especially in Curriculum and Instruction/TESOL. She wants nothing more than to strengthen the educational system in Kuwait. Dalal was awarded multiple certificates for presenting at different TESOL conferences, including TESOL Arabia. She currently resides in the United States as she works on her Ph.D. Dalal is focusing her studies in the Curriculum and Instruction program, specializing in English Education at the University of South Florida, USA.