Sameerah T. Saeed

Sameerah T. Saeed
Ph.D.
Cell Phone 07504201189
Location Tishk International University Erbil Branch Address 100 Meter Street and Mosul Road Erbil KRG IRAQ
Specialty linguistics
Pronouns She / Her / Hers

Sameerah T. Saeed

Quality Assurance

Position: Director of Quality Assurance/Lecturer
Faculty : Education.
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BackgroundResearchPublicationsCourses
Education (PhD, MSc/MA, BSc/BA)
  • 2011-2015: PhD in linguistics at School of English Literature, Languages and Linguistics/ Newcastle University, UK.
  • 2006-2008: MA in English Languages and Linguistics at College of Languages/ Salahaddin University, Erbil/ Iraq.
  • 2002-2006: BA in English language at College of Education for Humanities/ Salahaddin University, Erbil/ Iraq
Teaching philosophy

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. 

Previous positions

Nov 2016 – June 2017: Part-time Research Assistant at the Middle East Research Institute (MERI), Erbil/ Iraq.

Dec 2016 – Aug 2017: Director of Quality Assurance and Accreditation at Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research, Erbil/ Iraq.

Sep 2014 – Dec 2014: Seminar leader at School of English Literature, Languages and Linguistics/ Newcastle University, UK.

Dec 2009 - July 2011: Assistant Director of Quality Assurance and Accreditation at Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research, Erbil/ Iraq.

Oct - Dec 2010: Program Assistant at Britannia Educational Services, Erbil, Iraq.

Nov 2007 - Nov 2009: Program Assistant at the Women Political Parties department at National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), Erbil/ Iraq.

Research interests

Linguistics, Syntax, Lexicon, Academic English, Quality Assurance, Higher Education

Supervision

None

Journals
  • Saeed, S. T. 2018. ‘Impact of Quality Assurance on Academic Performance’. International Journal of Social Sciences & Educational Studies 5, 1. DOI: 10.23918/ijsses.v5i1p178
  • Saeed, S. T. 2018. ‘The polysemy of Khilal: a cognitive approach’. International Journal of English Linguistics 8, 3.
  • Saeed, S. T. 2017. ‘Effective teaching: flashing thoughts’. Arts and Humanities Open Access Journal 1, 3. DOI: 15406/ahoaj.2017.01.00017
  • Saeed, S. T. 2017. ‘The Kurdish adpositional system: new perspectives’. Cognitive Semantics 3, 1-35.
  • Saeed, S. T. 'Is language still a mystery?' Smart, University of Human Development. April 2017.
  • Saeed, S. T. 2016. ‘Motion events: syntactic-semantic mapping’. American International Journal of Contemporary Research 6, 3.
  • Saeed, S. T. 2016. Space and Events: Spatial PPs and Motion VPs. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Saeed, S. T. 2014. ‘The syntax and semantics of Arabic spatial Ps’. Newcastle and Northumbria Working Papers in Linguistics

Others:

  • Saeed, S. T. ‘COVID-19 has exacerbated inequality in higher education’. University World News, 24 October 2020.
  • Saeed, S. T. ‘HE progresses in Kurdistan despite financial crisis’. University World News. 30 March 2019.
  • Saeed, S. T. ‘National ranking encourages development of quality’. University World News. 29 April 2016.
Proceedings
2020-2021

GEN 505: Academic English: Writing and Speaking (Postgraduate)

2019-2020

GEN 505: Academic English: Writing and Speaking (Postgraduate)

2018-2019

GEN 505: Academic English: Writing and Speaking (Postgraduate)

2017-2018

DBT 101: Academic Debate and Critical Analysis (Undergraduate)

GEN 505: Academic English: Writing and Speaking (Postgraduate)