German Language Instructors

German Language Instructors

Aida Muzaferija German Language Program Coordinator, holds a Bachelor of Education degree specialized in Islamic studies and a University degree for teaching German as Second language from the University of Jena in Cooperation with the Goethe Institute. She is also a certified examiner for levels A1 – B1 for the exams offered by the Goethe-Institut.
Grown up in Baden-Württemberg/Germany, she started teaching there and has continued teaching the German language in the Mother-Tongue Program to students from K2-Grade12 in Doha at the International School of London since 2011, when she moved with her family. Starting from 2017 she is involved in various levels at TII and completes different professional developments offered by the Goethe Institut. Aida enjoys working in a diverse, multicultural environment, getting to know about different places, people and their culture, she considers herself fortunate to be in the field of education. She is fluent in German, Bosnian and English and has some basic knowledge of French and Arabic.

Sejla Karic- Kovac has a Master degree in Studies of Translation Science for German, Arabic, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian from the Karl-Franzens-University of Graz, Austria.
At the University of Kassel, Germany, she earned a Certificate for teaching German as a Foreign Language for adults, teenagers and children, as well as a Certificate of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees, Nürnberg, Germany, for authorization to teach integration courses in German. She has an extensive experience in teaching the German Language of more than 20 years in Germany and Austria, before she moved to Doha in 2016.
Sejla is a very encouraging, supportive person and likes to facilitate the learning process and creates a dynamic classroom atmosphere. While doing so she uses a whole range of different materials and media forms to support her work. In addition she posses extensive competences in coaching individuals for intercultural skills and communication. She speaks German, English, Arabic and Bosnian (native).

Shorena Lauris has a Bachelor’s degree in German Language and Literature from the Chavchavadze University for Languages and Culture in Tiflis, Georgia, as well as a Master’s from the University of Augsburg in European Ethnology, Pedagogics and German as a Foreign Language/DaF.
Before moving to Doha she lived and worked in Germany for many years and taught German as a foreign language to immigrants and refugees of various nationalities, backgrounds and proficiency levels. In Doha, she has worked for the German Language Center teaching adults and teenagers of all levels.  Shorena speaks Georgian (native), German, Russian and Spanish.

Bharti Tripathi started her German teaching career in India where she was awarded the “Grünes Diplom” (Teacher’s Diploma) of the German Goethe-Institut, which qualified her to teach German as a foreign language to adults, teenagers and children. She is also a certified examiner for levels A1 -A2 for the exams offered by the Goethe-Institut and has been on the examiner’s board for Standard Deutsch and Fit Deutsch. Bharti is an experienced language professional who has studied translation techniques at the FASK, Johannes Gutenberg University in Germersheim, Germany. She loves using modern technology, visual media and apps to support understanding in the classroom.                                                                                                                                                     

Bharti has travelled to and worked extensively with German organisations including the KfW German Development Bank (Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau) and the Indo- German Chamber of Commerce (AHK Indien), bringing both professional and basic communication German language skills to the table.                             

Apart from German, she speaks 7 languages in varying levels of proficiency and is fluent in English, Spanish, Hindi and Sindhi.

Stamatia Tsikrika has a Bachelor’s Degree in German Language and Literature from National and Kapodistrian University in Athens, in Greece. She was also accepted to the Erasmus Programme and continued her studies in Albertus Magnus University in Cologne, in Germany, which gave her the opportunity to experience different learning and teaching practices and develop cultural awareness. Stamatia taught German as a foreign language to primary school students. She also worked as a German language teacher in the Faculty of Tourism, in Rhodes/Greece and in language schools. Furthermore, she earned a certificate as an examiner for the National Exam System (for German) in Greece. Stamatia speaks Greek (native), German and English.