Ahmer Mehboob

Dr. Ahmar Mahboob


Ahmar Mahboob is a Pakistani linguist. Currently he is an associate professor at the Department of Linguistics at the University of Sydney.He has worked in the fields of language policy development, pidgin and creole languages, NNEST studies, English language acquisition, English language teaching, and teacher education, World Englishes, pragmatics, and minority languages in South Asia.[Ahmar earned his PhD from Indiana University Bloomington in 2003 and has published extensively. He was the co-editor of TESOL Quarterly, alongside Brian Paltridge, for several years. He was also the Associate Editor of Linguistics and the Human Sciences and serves on the editorial boards of a number of journals. Ahmar has organized a number of regional, national, and international conferences and is the convener and the co-creator of the Free Linguistics Conference.


Fear of the future in changing situation in Education and way forward

As I walked through the forest of life
With twines springing from every vine
I saw a serpent waiting for a flight
I took it on and fought it with might
But instead Of retreating
It grew stronger with every move
I responded with a startling force
And was ready to fight to death
AS I imagined this battle grow
Luckily before I lost all, I took another look
It was naught but another vine
That I had mistaken as my fiercest fight