Lecturer in ELC
  • Lecturer of English Language Center, University of Kurdistan Hewlêr, Kurdistan Region/Iraq
    Februuary 2018 – present

1.Koran, E. (2015).Practical Value of EFL Textbooks for Teaching Main Aspects of Communicative Competence (Sociolinguistic and Pragmatic Competences).  International Journal on New Trends in Education and Their Implications-IJONTE,6(1), 28-37.

2.Koran, E. (2015). Assessment of EFL learners’ Sociolinguistic and Pragmatic Competence and Performance. Journal of Education in Black Sea Region, 1(1), 45-53

3.Koran, E. (2016). Teaching Sociolinguistic Competence in an EFL classroom. Journal of Humanity Sciences, 20(4), 207-209.

4. Koran, S., Koran, E. (2017). Principals’ Leadership Styles and Strategies Employed to Motivate Teachers in Ronaki Hawler Educational Institutions, Erbil, Iraq. International Journal of Social Sciences & Educational Studies, 4 (3), pp. 146-159. doi: 10.23918/ijsses.v4i3p146

5. Koran, E., Koran S. (2017). Pragmatic Competence as an Integral Part of EFL Teaching. International Journal of Social Sciences & Educational Studies, 4 (3), pp. 87-93. doi: 10.23918/ijsses.v4i3p87


TESOL Certificate: Arizona State University

Undergraduate graduation projects:

Dunya Muhsin: " Teaching Vocabulary to Young Learners"

Sarwar Sami: "Speech acts in Second Life"


Dr Elvira has also organized and supervised a number of charity events such as fundraisers for peshmerga, IDPs, food fairs etc.

Counseling skills for teachers, Teaching Children from Conflict Zones, Teaching Young Learners, Communicative Competence

General English

Academic Writing

Guidance and Counseling

Teaching Foreign Language to Young Learners

TEFL: Listening and Speaking

Principles and Methods of Teaching and Instruction

English Composition

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