Apart from instructing in Canada, Azzam has taught EAL in Japan, Sweden, Poland, England and the United Arab Emirates for many years. He began teaching general English and later instructed English for Academic Purposes as well as IELTS preparation in post-secondary schools. He became a Team Leader for in-house assessments and later an Academic Coordinator for Foundations English faculty. Azzam has made numerous in-person presentations at conferences on using technology to support English language learning. He holds a master’s degree in Education Technology and TESOL (UK) as well as a Certificate in Teaching ESL Linguistics from Simon Fraser University, BC.