German Language Instructors

German Language Instructors

Sejla Karic- Kovac is a German language Coordinator and she has been a part of the German language program at the Language Centre since its establishment in 2016.

Sejla 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 Germany. She has an extensive experience in teaching  of more than 20 years in Germany and Austria, before she moved to Doha in 2016

She is a certified examiner for levels A1 – B2 for the Goethe-Institute exams.

In addition she posses extensive competences in coaching individuals for intercultural skills and communication.

She speaks German, English, Arabic and Bosnian.

Aida Muzaferija, has a Bachelor of Education degree specialized in Islamic studies and a University degree for teaching German as Second language from the University of Jena (Germany) in Cooperation with the Goethe Institute. She is also a certified examiner for levels A1 – B2 for the exams offered by the Goethe-Institut.
Born and 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. Apart from German and Bosnian (her mother-tongue languages) she is fluent in English and has some basic knowledge of French and Arabic.

Christine Sabbah holds a diploma in Geography of the University Tuebingen (Germany). She was the Head of Environment, Energy and Innovation in the Association of Chambers of Baden-Württemberg. In Doha she found her way to education and started her change of carrier. Christine specialized herself in German as second language for kids and in special needs. She is a native German speaker and has been working as a teacher and coordinator of the support network at the German International School of Doha since 2016.  Christine loves to work with children and youths and is eager to celebrate their progress. Apart from German Christine is fluent in English (stations in India, GB, Canada) and speaks some Arabic.

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.

Christina Rita Meier was born in Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany. She has a Master of Education in Psychology, Social Work, and Social Services as well as for English. In addition to that, Christina has also obtained a certificate from Otto-Friedrich-University of Bamberg for teaching German as a Foreign Language. She has been teaching in different educational settings and with different age groups at various language levels (A1 – C1), e. g. as a lecturer for German language courses for international students at Otto-Friedrich-University as well as a visiting lecturer with the DAAD-language-assistance-programme for the German Department at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Moreover, Christina has also taught in two international schools in Spain and was involved in a German Language summer camp in Ireland.

In her spare time, she enjoys reading, learning new languages, traveling to new places, and exploring new cultures. In terms of language, she is fluent in German (native), English (C1/2) and has some basic knowledge of French, Spanish, Arabic, and Romanian. Christina also knows some Makaton, a basic form of sign language.