Education
Apr, 2019
Ph.D.

Department of English Language

University of Zakho

Feb, 2011
Master

Department of English Language

University of Mutah

Jul, 2004
Bachelor

Department of Translation

University of Mosul

Title
Apr, 2019
Lecturer
Professional Experience
Jul, 2014 - Jul, 2015
Head of the Higher Examination Committee

Technical Informatics College of Akre

Akre

DPU

Apr, 2014 - Jul, 2015
Deputy Dean

Technical Informatics College of Akre

Akre

DPU

Jan, 2013 - Apr, 2014
Deputy Dean

Akre Technical Institute

Akre

DPU

Jan, 2013 - Jul, 2014
Head of the Higher Examination Committee

Akre Technical Institute

Akre

DPU

Jan, 2013 - May, 2014
Head of Totoal Quality Management

Akre Technical Institute

Akre

DPU

Dec, 2005 - Aug, 2008
Head of Scientific Affairs Unit

Akre Technical Institute

Akre

Responsible of the lecturers and Exams scheduling

Skills
Organizational Skills:

Research and Teaching are the two organizational skills that need balancing. Once a university instructor balanced these two, learners will have a clear way to follow the instructor in the best shape. This lead to good teaching method and research.

Decision-making:

Usually, the university instructor faces a new situation that require a fast decision but that decision need to be intelligent, this fast and intelligent decision will have an impact on the university and learners as well.

Instructional skills:

Effective university instructor continuously find the best practice and way for the students and the classroom.

Technology Skills:

A crisis like coronavirus pandemic of 2020 let us focus on the idea that university instructor must be proficient and master the skillset to execute online teaching without the help of technicians.

Relational Skills:

While teaching at the different universities, you as a university instructor definitely face a diverse set of learners with different age group and also gender.

Translation Skills:

Being bilingual doesn't mean that you will be a good translator, translation as a science, skill, art, and as a matter of taste. So knowing two languages doesn't mean that one could be a good translator. Practice and experience are the main factors that lead to good translation. Knowing three languages with good practice and experience in teaching made my translation tasks optimal.

Interpretation Skills:

Interpretation is much more harder than translation, interpretation gives no time to the interpreter to translate the message from one language into another. Having knowledge in both cultures will make the interpretation easier besides the experience.

Time Management:

Time management is the key success of the university instructor.

Interest
Reading:

Reading the most up to date topics in Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies

Publication Journal
Apr, 2020
What makes an effective EFL teacher: High School Students' Perceptions

Asian ESP Journal

This paper aims at describing characteristics of the effective EFL teacher as perceived by Kurdish high school students. Participants consisted of 122 eleventh grade high school students in Duhok city in Iraqi Kurdistan region. Data were gathered by means of a questionnaire based on Park and Lee’s (2006) classification of the characteristics of EFL teachers comprising of three sections: subject matter knowledge, pedagogical knowledge, and socio-affective skills. The data were analysed quantitatively utilizing the statistical computer software SPSS (Version 25). The results revealed that students placed more importance in English proficiency. Furthermore, both males and females had lowest mean scores for English culture. However, no significant difference was found neither between males and females nor between high achieving students and low achieving. The findings indicated that reading English well, manageing classroom properly and being confident and having self-control had the highest mean score

Apr, 2019
INVESTIGATING EFL STUDENTS LINGUISTIC CHARACTERISTICS: THE CASE STUDY OF ZAKHO UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

Revstia Orbis

This study attempts to investigate the linguistic characteristics of EFL college students. A questionnaire was administered to a randomly selected sample of 95 2nd and 2nd EFL students at the Department of English Language, Faculty of Humanities, University of Zakho, Kurdistan Region, Iraq, during the second quarter of the 2016-2017 academic year . The quantitative and qualitative data collected through the questionnaire reveal that (1) the students in the sample have effective linguistic characteristics while learning EFL, and (2) there are no statistically significant differences between male and female students according to gender in general.

Aug, 2018
The Role of Personality Characteristics in Forming EFL University Students’ Attitudes towards Learning English as a Foreign Language: A Case Study

Modern Journal of Language Teaching Methods (Issue: 6) (Volume: 8)

The role of attitude as a crucial factor that impacts learners’ management and performance of all language skills and activities has formed a focal point of study and interest on the part of the majority of scholars specialized in language teaching, learning, and acquisition. This is so because attitude’ through its main three components, namely cognitive, affective and behavioural, uncovers the ways that learners think of the new language, feel of it and behave in doing all its relevancies. The present study is intended to investigate the attitudes of EFL university students towards English language learning. It hypothesizes that there are no differences between the attitudes of male and female university students towards learning English. To bring about the aims and test the hypothesis, a questionnaire has been administered to a randomly selected sample of 96 EFL 2nd year students at the Dept. of English Language, College of Humanities, University of Zakho, Kurdistan Region, Iraq during the second term of the academic year 2016-2017. The quantitative and qualitative data collected by means of the questionnaire reveal that (1) students in the sample have positive attitudes, in terms of the cognitive, affective and behavioral aspects, towards learning English, and (2) there is a statistically significant differences between the male and female students on the basis of gender.

Jul, 2018
Oral Corrective Feedback: Investigating Kurdish High School Teachers’ Beliefs and Practices

International Journal of English Linguistics (Issue: 6) (Volume: 8)

The current research explores the relationship between the beliefs and the actual classroom practices of the Kurdish teachers of English as a foreign language (EFL) regarding oral corrective feedback (OCF). To collect the data required, a questionnaire was administered to 8 Kurdish teachers of EFL of different academic qualifications from three different schools, and likewise a 5-hour audio-recorded classroom observation was carried out with the same sample. The findings revealed that almost all teachers’ beliefs were identical with their actual practices with regard to who should provide OCF. In contrast, there was a discrepancy between their stated beliefs and practices in classroom regarding the timing of OCF, how to provide OCF and which types of errors to correct. The teachers highlighted the importance and the effectiveness of providing corrective feedback in EFL settings.

Jul, 2017
Surveying Personality Characteristics of EFL Learners at University Level in Kurdistan Region-Iraq

Wulefnia (Issue: 7) (Volume: 24)

Personality characteristics play a crucial role in the process of learning a foreign language (FL). The aim of the present paper is to specify the extent of the availability of personality characteristics, namely inhibition, self-esteem, willingness to communicate, risk-taking, anxiety, extroversion, and ambiguity tolerance, in first and second year English as a foreign language (EFL) university students. The study hypothesizes that EFL learners at university level have varied degrees of personality characteristics. To verify the preceding hypothesis, 78 university students have been selected as the sample for the study. A questionnaire has been constructed and administered as the research tool. The data collected via the questionnaire have been analyzed using the SPSS program. The results show that the participants are unwilling to communicate, have low-inhibition, high self-esteem, risk-taking, extroversion, and tolerance for ambiguity to varied degrees, yet are highly anxious. In the light of the findings, some classroom practical recommendations are put forward.

Sep, 2014
Conversational Code-Switching between Arabic and Kurdish in Duhok city

IJSR journal (Issue: 9) (Volume: 3)

In Kurdistan of Iraq, the phenomena of code-switching (henceforth CS), the use of two more than two languages with the same conversation, happens most often between the two languages Arabic and Kurdish in the region of Kurdish inhabitant area. The present paper provides a sociolinguistics analysis of the CS phenomenon between Arabic and Kurdish in the northern city of Iraq Duhok as it is employed by Kurds speakers from a functional perspective. Data of the present study were gathered by using audiorecording of participants conversation. The conversations of fifty-six bilinguals native speakers of the Kurdish language have been recorded and used for analyzing their speech for the purposes of this study. Realizing the implications of this study for future research and recognizing the effect of these results, it is crucial to have a basic understanding of the phenomenon of CS in general. Furthermore, this study provides a closer look at the functions of conversational CS that occurred between Arabic and Kurdish among Kurds bilingual speakers in specific.

Conference
Apr, 2019 - Apr, 2019
International Conferences on Kurdish Studies

Kurdistan of Iraq, Duhok As Presenter

Nawroz Second International Conferences on Kurdish Studies

Apr, 2018 - Apr, 2018
International Conferences on Languages

Kurdistan of Iraq, Duhok As Presenter

Nawroz First International Conferences on Languages

Oct, 2017 - Oct, 2017
International Conference on Education and Langauge

Cyprus, Kyrenia As Presenter

4th Global Conference on Contemporary Issues on Education

Jan, 2017 - Jan, 2017
Education Starts by Investigating Language and Literature

Kurdistan of Iraq, Duhok As Presenter

International Conference on Education

Oct, 2016 - Oct, 2016
Kuwait First International Training Conference

State of Kuwait, Kuwait As Presenter

Kuwait 1st International Training Conference

Nov, 2014 - Nov, 2014
Linguistics within and beyond

Poland, Lublin As Presenter

Poland - Lublin Second International Conference

Nov, 2013 - Nov, 2013
Linguistics within and beyond

Poland, Lublin As Presenter

Poland - First International Conference

Mar, 2013 - Mar, 2013
Akre International Conference

Iraq, Akre-Duhok As Guest

1st International conference of Akre College of Education

Feb, 2012 - Feb, 2012
Bremer international conference

Germany, Bremen City As Guest

Germany - 2nd linguistic conference