“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself” ~ John Dewey
Growing up, Dalal Boland has always had a notable remark in school, especially in her English class. She was always recognized to have abilities beyond the class-content that was taught to kids at her age. Due to witnessing how several students struggle with the English language, from not knowing how to pronounce words correctly to being confused of when to use a certain verb tense, she decided to pursue the education field in college, for the purpose of teaching English to second language learners. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree from Gulf University for Science and Technology, Kuwait, majoring in English Education, she decided to expand her horizons in further pursuing higher education in the USA. Dalal had earned her master’s degree, from Florida State University, in the program Curriculum and Instruction, majoring in Foreign and Second Language Education. Miss Boland fell in love with the different language theories made in the field of language and learning, and the more she was absorbed in the content, the more she knew that this was the right field for her. For years now, Dalal Boland has been an advocate of learning, especially in Curriculum and Instruction/TESOL, with the sole purpose of strengthening the educational system in Kuwait. One of Boland’s achievements is being awarded multiple certificates for presenting at different TESOL conferences, including TESOL Arabia. She strongly believes in the quote “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself”, said by John Dewey and she recognizes herself to be an apostle of Stephen Krashen.