Lutfi Hussein, Ph.D.

Full Time Faculty - English/ESL


Office: LA 3 - Room: 13


Office Hours

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  

I am also available to meet by appointment (in-person or online). To schedule an appointment, please refer to the contact information above.


I am a faculty member of the English Department at Mesa Community College (MCC), a member of the Maricopa Community Colleges in Arizona. I teach English courses in several areas including English as a Second Language, College Writing, and Linguistics.

My research interests include Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Composition, Rhetoric, and Critical Discourse Studies. To me, all these academic areas share a common thread: Language and social life are inextricably intertwined. To understand one, the other must be studied and critically analyzed; and to learn language well and use it effectively, one must understand and appreciate how language is used to represent the world and establish and maintain social relationships and identities.

My research as well as my teaching is informed by Critical Discourse Studies, Multimodal Discourse, and Systemic Functional Linguistics.

In addition to teaching English at MCC, I have served as coordinator of the  English Language Program  and  faculty advisor in the International Education Office;   I am currently chair of the  College Research  Review Committee  (CRRC) at MCC, and chair of the  Institutional Review Board  (IRB) at the District.

For ten years I served as the area chair of Arab Culture in the U.S. at the annual conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association. I  also served on the boards of Radius of Arab American Writers   (RAWI)  and the  Arab American Studies Association.  Additionally, I am former president of the Board of the Arizona affiliate  of   TESOL  International Association.

Classes Taught

Fall 2023

ESL110 Beginning to Low-Intermediate English Listening and Speaking 3 Credits

Beginning to low-intermediate English language listening and speaking skills on familiar topics. Focus on the development of an appropriate degree of accuracy, fluency, and spontaneity to allow for interactions appropriate to this level.

Prerequisites: Appropriate ESL placement score or permission of Instructor.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
Dobson Campus
In Person
08/22/2023 - 12/15/2023
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM


8 of 16
Seats Available

Notes: Class 34632 Students may contact instructor at:

ESL240 High-Intermediate to Advanced English Grammar 3 Credits

High-intermediate to advanced grammar for English language learners. Emphasis on use of language for different situations.

Prerequisites: Appropriate ESL placement score or permission of Instructor.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
Dobson Campus
In Person
08/21/2023 - 12/15/2023
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM


3 of 16
Seats Available

Notes: Class 34640 Students may contact instructor at:

Fall Flex Start 2023

ENG213 Introduction to the Study of Language 3 Credits

Study of language as code; phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics; language acquisition; historical and socio-linguistics.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG102, or ENG111, or permission of Instructor.

General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU], Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
09/05/2023 - 12/15/2023


19 of 25
Seats Available

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on for additional information.

Class 17580 Students may contact instructor at:

Degrees & Awards

Ph.D. in English (Linguistics & Rhetoric), Arizona State University

M.A. in English (Linguistics), Arizona State University

B.A. in  English Language and Literature, Yarmouk University in Jordan

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