Charles Cofie Asante

Dr. Asante
Research fellow
BA (Ghana)MA (Ghana) Ph.D(Ulster)

Dr. Charles Cofie Asante is a Research Fellow and lecturer with over 25 years of professional teaching experience and a wide and varied professional background in materials development, programme management, IT, autonomous learning resource management, human resources, and academic research. He received his Ph.D in Communication from University of Ulster in 2005 and Masters of Arts, Teaching of English as a Second Language (TESL) from University of Ghana in 1984 after his Bachelor of Arts, English Language and Linguistics also from University of Ghana. Dr. Asante also received a Certificate in Teaching of English as a Second Language (TESL) in 1983 from University of California Los Angeles, USA. His current research interests are Nonstandard English usage in Ghanaian University Student essays and Code-switching on the airwaves in Ghana.
Asante, C. (2006) The validity of Writing-Free Computer-Based Testing in EFL. In M. Ramsden and K. Al-Kemyani (Eds.)
Language learning in the Cyber Age: Innovations and Challenge. Proceedings of the 6th. Annual ELT Conference.  Oman, Sultan Qaboos University.
 Dorvlo, A.,  Al-Adawi, S. and Asante, C. (2010) Attitudes towards Mobile Phones among Adolescents/Young Adults in Second and Third Cycle Schools in Oman.  Oman, Sultan Qaboos University.
Al-Mahrooqi, R. & Asante, C. (2010).  Promoting Autonomy by Fostering a Reading Culture. In R. Al-Mahrooqi & V. Tuzlokova (Eds). The Omani ELT symphony: Maintaining linguisitc and socio-cultural equilibrium. Muscat: Sultan Qaboos University Academic Publication Board. 
Al-Mahrouqi, R., Asante, C., and Abrar-ul-Hassan, S. (2010)  Analyzing the Use of Motivational Strategies in EFL Classrooms in Oman.  Oman, Sultan Qaboos University.
Asante, C.  (2010)  Attitudes towards ELT Materials Design.  Forum (2) Spring, Sultan Qaboos University
Asante, C., Abrar ul-Hassan, S., & Al-Mahrooqi, R. (2012). The Effects of Three Teacher Variables on the Choice and Use of Motivational Strategies in EFL Instruction in Oman. Perspectives. UAE: TESOL Arabia Press.
Al-Mahrooqi, R. & Asante, C. (2012). Revitalizing the Maori language:  Focus on educational reform. Pertanika. Putra: University of Putra, Malaysia Press.

Courses taught: 
English as a second Language, Academic Writing, Computer-Assisted Language Learning