AUIS hosts ministry workshop for university language instructors
American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS), in collaboration with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MoHESR) of the Kurdistan Regional Government, hosted a training workshop May 6-7, 2019 focusing on enhancing university-level English-language teachers' experiences. Some 35 instructors from universities across the Kurdistan Region attended the two-day workshop held at AUIS. Those in attendance represented Garmian University, University of Kurdistan-Hawler, University of Sulaimani, Koya University, Charmo University, Sulaimani Polytechnic University, Dohuk Polytechnic University, Raparin University, Lebanese French University, Hawler Medical University, and University of Zakho. Through the workshop, the Ministry aimed to elevate current teaching practices in English departments of government universities, using AUIS faculty and classes as examples. Participants engaged in workshops led by AUIS staff and faculty that covered teaching methodologies and techniques, adapting text from outside resources, and multiple intelligence surveys. Lecturers from AUIS's Academic Preparatory Program (APP) welcomed the participants into their classes to observe topics addressed during the workshop. APP at AUIS is the only English-language program accredited by the United States' Commission on English Language Accreditation (CEA) in Iraq and Kurdistan. More photos from the workshop can be found on our Flickr page.