MA Modern Culture and Cultural Dissemination (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
BA Religion and Comparative Literature (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Lone Bendixen Goulani
English Language Lecturer
Lone Bendixen Goulani holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English for Academic Purposes from the University of Leicester, UK. She has an MA in Modern Culture and Cultural Dissemination and a BA in Comparative Literature and Religion from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Besides English for Academic Purposes, Lone’s interests include peace education and conflict resolution, creative writing, and cultural heritage in the Kurdish context.
Lecturer in English for Academic Purposes
Pearson Test Administrator
Administrator of UKH’s Writing Club
Administrator of UKH's Female Network
Member of the National University Ranking Committee
2011- 2017, 2020-present English Language Lecturer, University of Kurdistan Hewler, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
2017-2020 - Teacher in Danish, German and English as a second Language, Denmark
2008 - Youth Programme Coordinator on the national peacebuilding program Nahwa Al Salaam, Relief International, Erbil Governorate, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
2008 – 2010 Teacher International School of Choueifat, Sabis Educational Services, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
Participating in research project on multilingualism and resilience with the University of Reading and the University of Roehampton, London, UK.
Coordinating English language exchange project with Pennsylvania State University, US.
Member of working group with representatives from NGOs and the British Council on the “The Role of Language in Times of Crisis”
Managing online/face to face Grammar for Peacebuilding courses in cooperation with staff and students at UKH.
Coordinating A World Outside Exchange projects with Sheffield University and TH. LANGS HF & VUC, Silkeborg, Denmark and UKH students.
Establishment of English Language Centre, Halabja Public Library in cooperation with UKH library and UKH students, 2012.
Coordinator of the ‘Sunshine Club’ in cooperation with Erbil Orphanage and UKH students 2011 - 2013.
Goulani, Lone, 2014, Developing Middle Eastern EAP Learners’ Critical Thinking Skills through Contextualised and Reflective Teaching materials. International Student Experience Journal (ISEJ), 2:2, Autumn 2014.
Masika, Rachel, Gina Wisker, Lanja Dabbagh, Kawther Jameel Akreyi, Hediyeh Golmohamad, Lone Bendixen & Kirstin Crawford, 2014. Female academics’ research capacities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq: socio-cultural issues, personal factors, and institutional practices, Gender and Education, 26:1, 52-69, DOI: 10.1080/09540253.2013.873391
Crawford, Crawford, Mark Frohnsdorff, Hediyeh Golmohamad, Lone Bendixen Goulani, Alison Salm, Stacey Xaelani, 2014. From Needs Analysis to Curriculum Development: Designing an Intensive EAP Course for Pre-sessional Students. International Journal of Social Sciences & Educational Studies. 1:1.
PG Cert Teaching English for Academic Purposes (University of Leicester, UK)
50th Annual International IATEFL Conference and Exhibition, Birmingham, 2016 (Talk: Creative Writing in a Conflict Zone)
Conference in a Camp, Zaatari Refugee Camp, British Council, Jordan. (Workshop: Grammar for Peacebuilding in a Conflict Zone)
7th International visible conference on educational studies and applied linguistics, Ishk University, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 2016 (Participation)
49th Annual International IATEFL Conference and Exhibition, Manchester, UK, 2015 (Poster presentation: Peacebuilding and Grammar Acquisition in Kurdistan Region, Iraq)
Quality Assurance Conference of English Language Provision for Higher Education, University of Kurdistan Hewler, 2013 (Participation)
Women in Higher Education in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and Arab Region, University of Brighton, 2012 (Symposium: Female Academics Needs and Empowering Strategies).
British Council, Jordan, Presenter Funding 2016
British Council, Iraq, Presenter Scholarship 2015
Ministry of Culture and Youth, KRG, Book publication 2014
University of Brighton, UK, Presenter Funding 2012
Goulani, L.B., 2021. Peace is Just a Word. (publication in process)
Goulani, L.B., 2020. The Kurdish Girl. Copenhagen: SAXO
Goulani, L.B. and Darwesh, A.R., 2014. The girl from the banks of the Tigris River – and other unforgettable stories from Kurdistan. Erbil: Translation Establishment.
Bendixen, L. 2005. Børnestemmer fra Irak (Children’s Voices from Iraq). Copenhagen: Thorup.
The contribution of language learning to promote resilience, intercultural understanding, and peace.
The role of language in conflict areas with an emphasis on blended learning.
Narratives in the Kurdish context.
Females in higher education
English for Academic Purposes:
English Composition I
English Composition II
Academic Reading and Writing
Academic Listening and Speaking
Language for Study III
Grammar for Peacebuilding (extracurricular)
General English: Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Phonics, Writing, Listening, Speaking)