Soran M. Kurdi

Soran M. Kurdi
Cell Phone 07504529792
Location Tishk International University Erbil Branch Address 100 Meter Street and Mosul Road Erbil KRG IRAQ
Specialty Literature
Pronouns He / Him / His

Soran M. Kurdi

English Language Teaching

Position: Assistant Lecturer
Faculty : Education.
Researchgate | Google Scholar CV

Education (PhD, MSc/MA, BSc/BA)


Teaching philosophy

When I am asked about my personal teaching philosophy, I’d like to tell them that there are two essential elements that are valuable to learning: (1) The teacher's role is to act as a guide. (2) Students must have access to hands-on activities. I believe students learn best when they are actively engaged in their own learning. The curricula and classes should be student-centered. Passive approaches where students are only listening and taking notes during teacher-centered lessons are not as conducive to learning as lessons in which students are learning through activity. I see myself as a facilitator and a guide who provides materials for the learners, sets up the discussions, and directs them on path leading to be self-reliant and a life-long learner.

Previous positions

- Retail Sales Manager | iCenter | Erbil

- Para-professional Educator | East Hight School | Utah

- The United States of America

- Linguist Subject Matter Expert | The U.S. Consulate-General | Erbil

Research interests

Academic writing, Literary studies, Translation


Kurdi, S. (2015). [Review of Immigrant Voices: 21st Century Stories, by A. Obejas & M. Byles]. Rocky Mountain Review, 69(1), 109–111.