Jiyar Othman graduated from Salahaddin University, College of languages, English Department in 2010. In 2015, he received his M.A. in linguistics from Southern Illinois University/Carbondale. His specialty is sociolinguistics. He officially started teaching in January 2016. Before that, he used to teach English as a part-time job in some schools and language centers in Erbil. Since 2016, Jiyar Othman has been teaching undergraduate courses in comprehension, conversation, translation, vocabulary, General English, and English grammar.