PhD Applied Linguistics (the University of Nottingham, UK, 2016)
MA in TESOL (Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA, 2007)
Dr. Zana Ibrahim is the chair of the English Department at the University of Kurdistan Hewlêr. He holds a PhD in English from the University of Nottingham in the UK, and an M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in the USA. He is a former recipient of Fulbright Scholarship sponsored by the US Department of State. Dr. Ibrahim has been actively involved in teaching English to a variety of student populations and levels both in Kurdistan and abroad. Previously, he has taught courses in academic reading and writing, translation and interpretation, language acquisition, applied linguistics, TESOL, materials development and syllabus design, and research methods at a number of universities in Kurdistan. His research interests lie mainly in the area of second language acquisition and pedagogy, applied linguistics, second language motivation, complexity theory, and positive affect. He is the co-theorist of the directed motivational currents concept and has co-authored the first publication on the construct.
Chair of English Language Department
Lecturer at English Language Centre
Chair - English Language Department University of Kurdistan, Hawler, Iraq Sept 2017-Present
Lecturer in English, English Language Centre,
University of Kurdistan, Hawler, Iraq
Dec 2016-Sept 2017
Lecturer in English, English Language and Translation Department,
Cihan University, Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq
Lecturer in English – English Language Teaching Department,
Ishik University, Iraq
UKH Journal of Social Sciences
Ibrahim, Z. & Al-Hoorie, A. (2018). Shared, sustained flow: Triggering motivation through collaboration. ELTJ, 73(1).
Ibrahim, Z. (2017). Parameters Inducing Motivational Surges in Second Language Learning. UKH Journal of Social Sciences, 1(1), 24-33. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.25079/ukhjss.v1n1y2017.pp24-33
Ibrahim, Z. (2016). Affect in Directed Motivational Currents: Positive emotionality in long-term L2 engagement. In MacIntyre, P., Gregersen, T., & Mercer, S. (Eds.), Positive psychology in second language acquisition (pp. 258-281). Bristol: Multilingual Matters.
Dörnyei, Z., Ibrahim, Z., & Muir, C. (2015). 'Directed Motivational Currents': Regulating complex dynamic systems through motivational surges. In Dörnyei. Z., MacIntyre, P., & Henry, A. (Eds.), Motivational dynamics in language learning (pp. 95-105). Bristol: Multilingual Matters.
Dörnyei, Z., Muir, C., & Ibrahim, Z. (2014). 'Directed Motivational Current': Energising language learning through creating intense motivational pathways. In Lasagabaster, D., Doiz, A., & Sierra, J.M. (Eds.), Motivation and foreign language learning: From theory to practice (pp. 9-29). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Ibrahim, Z. & Hasan, S. (in preparation). Group DMCs: The maturest form of group performance.
‘Maintaining Positive L2 Emotionality through 'Directed Motivational Currents' At Motivational Dynamics Conference, Nottingham, UK, August 2014.
‘Directed Motivational Currents: Can they energize L2 learners? At Matters of the Mind Conference, Graz, Austria, May 2014.
‘Motivational intensity and sustainability in L2 learning’ At PhD Symposium, University of Nottingham, May 2014.
Second Language Acquisition, L2 Motivation, L2 Pedagogy, Complexity Theory, Positive Affect