10 months ago
Dr Sahar Zarza from the Department
of English Language presented a seminar on multilingualism and its implications
on family Language policy, identity and education.
On Thursday, Dr Zarza presented to
the UKH staff a seminar to highlight the implications of multilingualism, that is
one of the most crucial social phenomena of the current age and consequently
attracts the considerable interest in research.
“Due to the global nature of employment and the increasing
demand for bilingual skills, many parents wish to provide opportunities for
their children and raise them as proficient, dynamic bilinguals,” she said. “However,
there is much controversy in the literature and the wider social sphere
regarding both positive and negative aspects of raising children in bilingual
Dr. Sahar Zarza joined the University of Kurdistan Hewler in
January 2017. She is a PhD holder in English Language from the Faculty of
Modern Languages and Communication, University Putra Malaysia (UPM). Her MA
specialization is also in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. She
is a former recipient of MIS (Malaysia International Scholarship) sponsored by
the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia. Her areas of teaching interest
comprise principles and methodology of foreign/English language teaching,
linguistics, applied linguistics, discourse analysis, research methodology, and
English for academic purposes (EAP). Her research interests focus mostly on
applied linguistics, discourse analysis, genre analysis, written discourse, and
English for specific purposes (ESP).