Somayeh Fathali , Faculty Member of Alzahra University

Work Experience


  • Assistant Professor

Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran


Aug. 2020- present

  • Lecturer                                 

Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran


Sept. 2018- Aug. 2020

  • Post-doctoral Researcher                                                      Centre for International Science and Technology Cooperation (CISTC) & Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran

Research title:An investigation of the students’ ICT usage beyond the conventional classrooms in technologically advantaged and technologically disadvantaged countries: A case of Japan and Iran

Cooperators: Seyyedeh Susan Marandi (Associate Professor, Alzahra University), Takeshi Okada (Professor, Tohoku University)


Sept. 2018- Sept. 2019
  • Research Assistant

Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

*Cooperation in the research on “e-learning system design named iBELLEs


June 2015- Aug. 2017

  • Teaching Assistant

Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

*Implementing the web-based e-portfolio system I designed and
developed as a part of my doctoral dissertation in General English classes.


Apr. 2017- Feb. 2018

  • English Teacher (part-time)

Kish Language Institute, Tehran, Iran

*Levels A1-C1/ Kids-adults/ Cambridge & Oxford UP English books


Oct. 2007- Aug. 2014

  • English Teacher (part-time)

Zoha Junior High school, Tehran Iran


Oct. 2007- July 2008

  • English Teacher (part-time)

AbooReyahn High school, Tehran, Iran


Oct. 2007- July 2008




Journal reviewer and editor


  • System. Reviewer (Aug. 2020-present)
  • Australasian Journal of Educational Technology. Reviewer (2018-Present)
  • English Language and Literature Studies. Reviewer (2016- Present)
  • Journal of Language Research, ZABANPAZHUHI. Reviewer (2018-Present); Editor (2018, Fall issue)
  • Journal of Language Horizons. Reviewer (2018- Present)