Zimkitha Mpatheni, Conccurrent English Lecturer | The American University of Iraq Sulaimani

Zimkitha Mpatheni, Conccurrent English Lecturer

MA. University of Portsmouth
MA. University of Highland and Island
BA. Stellenbosch University

Email: [email protected]
Office location: B-G-08 and B-F1-42

Zimkitha Mpatheni is currently one of the Concurrent lecturers for the Academic Preparatory Program at the American University of Iraq, Kurdistan where she has been a faculty member since 2013. She has also been part of the CEA accreditation self-study process as the self-study coordinator with her director and has also been a technical administrator in various English projects in Kurdistan-Iraq and Saudi Arabia. She has taught English as a foreign language in Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Kurdistan, and has participated in curriculum development in all institutions. She has recently been part of the first co-university professional development project with the University of Sulaimani that presented online education during the pandemic in April 2021. She has been a chair for the professional development and curriculum committee. She has published some of her poetry in the Sol Plaatje European Union Anthology in 2019, and in the South African Literary Journal in 2020. Zimkitha has an MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL from the University of Portsmouth, and she is currently pursuing a second M.ed in Tertiary and Higher Education from the University of Highlands and Island in Scotland. Her research interest is in second language