- Director of quality assurance -

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Education Background :

Newcastle University, UK.

PhD in linguistics at School of English Literature, 2011-2015.


Salahaddin University, Erbil/ Iraq.

MA degree in English Languages and Linguistics at College of Languages, 2006-2008.


Salahaddin University, Erbil/ Iraq. 

Bachelor degree in English language at College of Education for Humanities, 2002-2006.


Diploma in English language at Teachers Training Institute, Erbil/ Iraq , 1995-2002.

Interests :
My Teaching philosophy is :

My philosophy of teaching is based on the 21st century view of teaching with students being the centre of the teaching-learning process. According to this view, my main principle of teaching is to guide, direct and lead my students professionally in the process of acquiring knowledge and skills. This will help them be independent learners and take responsibility for their own learning. For this purpose, I aim to employ the most effective teaching methods and techniques that focus primarily on critical thinking skills and problem-solving strategies.

I believe for achieving an effective teaching two components should be involved: mastering the subject matter and delivering it with the right method. Failure in one of them leads to failure of the other and consequently failure of the learning process. I also believe that trusting students and building up professional relationships with them help promoting their self-confidence and motivate them to learn. Through following these policies and putting them into practice I provide a stimulating learning environment for my students.  

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My Publications

  • Abstract Published In Conference Abstract Book
    • Arabic spatial Ps: new perspectives
      2013 - 2014
  • Paper Published In International Indexed Journals
    • Motion events: syntactic-semantic mapping
      2015 - 2016

      American International Journal of Contemporary Research 

  • Paper Published In International Indexed Journals And Presenting Same Paper In International Conference
    • The polysemy of Khilal: a cognitive approach
      2017 - 2018

      International Journal of English Linguistics 

    • The Kurdish adpositional system: new perspectives
      2016 - 2017

      Cognitive Semantics 

    • The syntax and semantics of Arabic spatial Ps’
      2013 - 2014

      Newcastle and Northumbria Working Papers in Linguistics 

  • Published Books
    • Space and Events: Spatial PPs and Motion VPs
      2015 - 2016

      Cambridge Scholars Publishing

  • Published Scientific Subject At A Newspaper
    • Is language still a mystery?
      2016 - 2017

      Smart Magazine, University of Human Development

    • National ranking encourages development of quality.
      2015 - 2016

      University World News 

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