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Kurdish Language Trainer

Job Title: Kurdish Language Trainer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Erbil, Iraq
REF: 481
Contact Name: Pourya Rouzban
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Job Published: about 3 years ago

Job Description


Responsible for developing curriculum and teaching Kurdish language courses for beginner and intermediate level adult students in Erbil.  Part-time, evening and weekend hours required.


  • Plan, prepare and deliver a progressive series of Kurdish language lessons to adult learners at various skill levels
  • Prepare and set lesson plans, exercises, homework and tests for students
  • Classroom management
  • Provide appropriate feedback on oral and written work in classroom
  • Devise new teaching materials as needed, including audio and visual resources
  • Explore and discuss local culture of Kurdish region
  • Basic administration, such as keeping student registers and attendance records

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Kurdish language or literature
  • At least 1-2 years’ prior training or teaching experience
  • Native Kurdish speaker (Sorani dialect)— both written and spoken—as well as fluency in English (written, spoken); Arabic a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to develop a well-organized curriculum/lesson plan for Kurdish language, including games, group activities and various interactive media
  • Ability to organize and structure classes and respond well to student and management feedback
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Flexible, able to have fun and go-with-the-flow attitude
  • Availability to teach evening classes several days per week and possibly on weekends