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The success story of the International Balkan University began in 2006. The Foundation for Education and Culture “USKUP” was founded by a group of intellectuals and academicians (scholars) to establish the INTERNATIONAL BALKAN UNIVERSITY as a cultural bridge between the Balkans and Turkey, with the intent of increasing the quality level of human capital in the region.
As a provider of high-quality education, International Balkan University has adopted the mission of educating self-confident, multidimensional, socially responsible and globally competitive individuals. In addition, the university produces high-quality scientific research that will contribute to technological and economic development in the region. With this mission in mind, International Balkan University aims to become a renowned international educational institution that sees cultural diversity as an asset, and that contributes to the development and stability of the Balkans by producing the best professional individuals who are ready to compete in the workforce.
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Asst. Prof. Dr. Igballe Miftari’s career of teaching at higher institutions began in her graduating year of studies as student demonstrator in 2006. Since then, she has worked for a decade at higher institutions and taught various subjects and courses along the way. Dr. Miftari has attended various trainings, seminars and has attended various conferences, […]
Asst. Prof. Dr. Igballe Miftari’s career of teaching at higher institutions began in her graduating year of studies as student demonstrator in 2006. Since then, she has worked for a decade at higher institutions and taught various subjects and courses along the way. Dr. Miftari has attended various trainings, seminars and has attended various conferences, both regional and international. She has many publications in international conference proceedings, journals and articles. Her interests in contemporary teaching methods and innovative strategies in ELT have been her referencing point in teaching, in which she has shown overall success.
2016- Doctor of philological sciences in ELT methodology, 14.07.2016 Public defense of PhD dissertation entitled “An integrated approach to teaching academic reading and implications for syllabus design- a study conducted at SUT.” SEEU, Tetovo
2011/2012 – PHD candidate at SEE university, ELT methodology (mentor system)
2010- Master degree in English Language. Faculty of Languages, Cultures and Communication- field of English Language Teaching) SEE University, 90 ECTS credits. Master thesis entitled: “ The importance of defining the “best approach” in teaching reading comprehension and its’ role in language acquisition”
2002-2006 Graduated at the State University of Tetovo – Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Philology. GPA 8.89. Title obtained: Professor of English Language and Literature.
1998-2002 Secondary school at “ Nikolla Shtejn” Medical school, Tetovo
1990-1998- “ Brenneman Joseph public school” Chicago, ILL
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE :
2018- Teaching young learners (II), Educational Methodology, Psycholinguistics, Internship (mentoring)
2017- Coordinator of English Department, IBU
2017- (IBU) Phonetics and Phonolgy, Teaching young learners (II), Educational Methodology, Internship (Mentoring), Language acquisition
2016-2017 (IBU) Morphology, Teaching young learners (I), Program Development.
2014-2015 (SUT) ELT methodology (I-II), Academic writing (I-II), English language 7-8, Lesson planning, interactive teaching, stylistics.
2013-2014/ (SUT) ELT methodology I-II, The development of standard English I-II, Contemporary English Language III-IV, Contemporary English Language V-VI, Academic writing I-II,
2013, Electronic External Exam controller (English language for primary and secondary professional schools), State exam center, Skopje, Macedonia
2013- (SUT) ELT methodology, English Language I- II (The German department), English Morphology, Academic writing, English Literature IV (SUT-Kicevo).
2012- (SUT) ELT methodology (I-II), English language (I-II), Text analysis and interpretation, English literature (III);
2011-2012- (SUT) ELT methodology (I-II), English Literature (I-II), The English department.
2010-2011- (SUT) ELT methodology (I-II), Contemporary English language I-II, English Language I-IV
2009- (SUT) ELT methodology (I-II); English Language (I-III)
2008- Private courses at the EUROPEAN LANGUAGE CENTER- Tetovo, (elementary-intermediate level)
2008- (SUT) English language I-IV ( Elementary- pre-intermediate level)- to students taking English as an obligatory subject,
2006-2007- Junior lecturer at SUT, English Phonology and Lexicology, The department of English language and literature.
Miftari, I. (2017). ” Thinking about thinking: cognition and metacognition in the reading process”, Mediterranean International Conference on social sciences (MECAS I) conference proceedings, Vol. I, Issue 3, ( pg 21-29) University Donja Gorica, Podgorica, Montenegro.
Miftari, I., Bekteshi, A., Demiri, B. (2017). Learners styles and strategies- a crucial factor in the establishment of contemporary teaching. (pg. 1025-1031). International Journal, Institute of Knowledge management. Volume 20.2. Global impact and quality factor 1.322.
Bekteshi, A., Miftari, I., Demiri, B. (2017). Challenges in the academic assessment in Macedonia. (pg. 575-579) International Journal, Institute of Knowledge management. Volume 20.2. Global impact and quality factor 1.322.
Demiri, B., Miftari, I., Bekteshi, A. (2017). Learning and teaching EFL in secondary schools in Tetovo- Macedonia: The students’ perspective. (pg. 2673-2679) International Journal, Institute of Knowledge management, Volume 20.6 Global impact and quality factor 1.322
Miftari, I. & Idrizi, E. (2017). The relevance of assessing students and testing textbooks prior syllabus design. (pg 149) International Journal, Institute of Knowledge management, Volume 19.1. Global impact and quality factor 1.322.
Miftari, I. & Bekteshi, A. (2016). Implementing the integrated skills approach in teaching academic reading at university level. (pg. 1423-1427). International Journal knowledge in practice, Institute of knowledge management, Vol. 15.3. Global Impact and quality factor 1.023. Bansko, Bulgaria.
Bekteshi, A. & Miftari, I. (2016). Forming Present and Past simple negative sentences- The difficulties that Albanian students face due to L1 transfer. (pg. 1441-1445). International Journal knowledge in practice, Institute of knowledge management, Vol. 15.3. Global Impact and quality factor 1.023. Bansko, Bulgaria.
Miftari, I. (2015). EFL academic reading issues: managing reading rate/speed frustration and comprehending texts. (pg. 69) Journal of foreign language teaching and applied linguistics. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Hercegovina.
Miftari, I. (2014). Multicultural issues in the teaching environment- accepting the other” ( pg. 41). Skopje, Macedonia. Faculty of Philosophy, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University.
Miftari, I. (2014). “Knowing our learners: Language learning strategies and the affective filter hypothesis, Edirne, Turkey (pg. 561)
Miftari, I. (2013). “The concept of learner autonomy- a focus on meta-cognitive reading strategies at university level.” (pg. 101- 112) SEEU, Tetova
Miftari, I. (2013). “Project-based learning- Developing 21st century collaborative and technology skills.” IASSR, Turkey (EJRE journal)at http://www.iassr.org/wp/?p=437.
(Volume 2 – Special Issue 4 – Educational Technology and Lifelong Learning)
Kadriu, B. & Miftari, I. (2013). “The needs of education license in the management of the changes in schools”, ICRAE, Shkodra, Albania.
Kadriu, L. & Miftari, I. (2013). “Innovations- an assumption for the development of creative teaching.” Stara Zagora, Bulgaria.
Miftari, I. (2013) “The importance of defining the best approach in reading comprehension and its’ role in language acquisition”, “Filologjia” April, 2013, SUT
Miftari, I. (2011). “ Translation as an inter-cultural communication source”, Konference nderkombetare shkencore- komunikimi dhe shoqeria: nderveprimet verbale, joverbale dhe stereotipet e komunikimit, Univerziteti i Shkodres “Luigj Gurakuqi”, Fakulteti i gjuheve te huaja (pg. 349)
Miftari, I. (2011). “The role of the teacher in choosing comprehensible texts for accomplishing effective reading comprehension and higher student motivation”. SUT (scientific observer- English Department, State University of Tetova (2010:82). Academic and scientific journal of linguistics literature, education and culture published annually by the department of language and literature, (pg.93) SUT
Miftari, I. (2010). “Promoting critical thinking in the classroom” (SUT scientific observer- English Department, State University of Tetova. Academic and scientific journal of linguistics literature, education and culture published annually by the department of language and literature, (pg. 82) SUT
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