Michael has an MA Hons French with Linguistics from St Andrews (2004) and the Trinity Cert TESOL (TLI Edinburgh, 2011). He passed the Test of Competence (Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, 2006) while with KPMG in Audit and Assurance. He is also a full member of the Institute of Physics (MInstP).

He is most interested in language teaching, particularly the approach taken by Scott Thornbury, and as such has taught students from a wide range of backgrounds in Brunei, the UK and here in Iraq. He has been at the Catholic University in Erbil since 2020, prior to which he was at Soran University since 2013.

Academic Title: Lecturer

General Specialization: French

Specific Specialization: Linguistics

Contact Details:


Phone: 0750-6013333

Degree University Name General Specialization Specific Specialization Country Date
M.A. University of St Andrews French Linguistics United Kingdom 2004/06/22
Title Status Journal Name & Number Type Date
    Course Name Level Semester Department
    English Phonetics First Fall 23 English
    French I Second Fall 23 English
    French II Second Spring 24 English
    French III Third Fall 23 English
    French IV Third Spring 24 English
    General English First Fall 23 Pharmacy
    Phonology I Second Fall 23 English
    Phonology II Second Spring 24 English
    Professional Writing Second Spring 24 Architecture
    Pronunciation in Practice First Spring 24 English
      Project Title Degree Department
      A descriptive study of intonation in Kurmanji: Dialect of Sinjar as a Case Study B.A. English
      Perceptions of English among Kurmanji speakers in Sinjar B.A. English