Biography

Dr. Salam Neamah Hirmiz Hakeem

Date of birth: May 1, 1974

Place of birth: Ainkawa, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq

Gender: Male

Mobile Phone No.: +964 750 449 7838

Email: salam.hakeem@su.edu.krd

 

Academic Education

10/10/2005-17/1/2010: PhD in English Language and Linguistics, College of

                              Languages, Salahaddin University, Erbil, Iraq.

                              Title of PhD Thesis: Politeness in English and Syriac: A Comparative   

                                                               Study

                              Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ma’ruf Fattah

 

12/2/2000-8/9/2002: MA in English Language and Linguistics, College of

                              Languages, Salahaddin University, Erbil, Iraq.

                              Title of MA Thesis: Idiomatic Expressions in English: A Syntactic-

                                                               Semantic Study

                              Supervisor: Asst. Prof. Irfan Sa’eed Abdul-Qadir

 

1/10/1992-27/10/1996: BA in English Language and Literature, College of Arts,  

                   Salahaddin University, Erbil, Iraq.

 

Professional Experience

Present: Head of Syriac Department, College of 

Education-Salahaddin University 

2009-2010: Head of Evening Translation Department- College of Languages-Salahaddin University.

2007-2008: Department Assistant of Evening Translation Department- College of Languages-Salahaddin University.

2002-2007: Instructor at Salahaddin University-College of Arts (presently College of Languages) –Evening English Department, while still working part-time at the French Institute for Languages. I have taught various subjects to different classes, such as composition, comprehension, phonology, morphology, Syntax, linguistics, Essay and research writing, andHistory of the English language.

2002-2004: Coordinator and English Teacher at the French Institute for Languages.

1999-2001: Lecturer at Ainkawa Secondary School for Girls.

 

Training Courses/Workshops Attended:

- A Training Course on the Methods of Teaching at Salahaddin University (3-29/7/2004).

- A Training Course on Ms PowerPoint 2007+Camtasia (1-12/8/2010) at the Center for Technology- Salahaddin University.

-A Workshop (in Cincinnati, 3-17/7/2011) about the most recent methods of teaching as part of the Linkage program between University of Cincinnati and Salahaddin University.

-Teachers' Refresher course sponsored by Wimbledon School of  English-London,

9th -13th September  2012 .

-Teaching  Knowledge Test Workshop by the British Council, 31 Aug.-4 Sept. 2013.

- Effective Teaching in Higher Education, a workshop organized by Cihan University, 22nd June  2016.

 

 

Training Courses Given:

-         Teaching various courses to different levels of students at the English section of the French Institute for Languages.

-         Teaching various courses to different levels of students at Salahaddin University-College of Languages

-         Teaching various courses to different levels of students at Salahaddin University- Language Center.

-         Teaching general English courses to ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross) employees divided into three levels.

-         Teaching general English courses to UNDP employees divided into two levels.

-         Teaching ESP (English for Special Purposes) to Salahaddin University instructors.

 

Conferences:

-the Future of Education conference in Italy, Florence (7-8 June 2012)

- Teaching English as Foreign Language Conference sponsored by Salahaddin University-Language Center (6 December 2012)

-1st Quality Assurance Conference of English Language Provision for Higher Education at UKH 19-20 February 2013 Kurdistan.

- The 4th International Visible Conference on Educational Sciences at Ishik University in Erbil, Iraq (13-14th of April, 2013).

- the SUH-UC linkage conference on student-centered pedagogy and research (27-30 April, 2013).

- The 5th International Visible Conference on Educational Sciences and Applied Linguistics at Ishik University in Erbil, Iraq (26-27th of April, 2015).

-The 7th International Visible Conference on Educational Sciences and Applied Linguistics at Ishik University in Erbil, Iraq (24th of April, 2016).

 

Research interests:

My main area of interest has been sociolinguistics, stylistics and the use of technology to facilitate and enhance learning. My writings include:

- Female Humiliation vs. Male Glorification in the Discourse of Kurdish Proverbs

- A Linguistic Analysis of Errors in Undergraduate Students’ Translated Texts

- Conversational Implicatures in Shaw’s ‘How He Lied to Her Husband’

- Technology Integration in Higher Education in Kurdistan, Iraq: A Wiki Case Study

- Pedagogical Technology for M.Ed. Students in Kurdistan, Iraq: A Case Study