German Language Instructors

German Language Instructors

Carmen Kohlfürst, German Language Program Coordinator, started her German-teaching career when she moved to Qatar in 2010. She earned the “Grünes Diplom” of the German Goethe-Institut, which qualified her to teach German as a foreign language to adults, teenagers and children.
Before she started at TII Language Center, she worked at the German International School of Doha and the German Language Center/Partner of the Goethe-Institut where she was head of the Language Department and oversaw all language courses and exams. Carmen is a passionate language professional and is also involved in facilitating teacher training and professional development workshops for German language instructors. She also is a certified examiner for levels A1 - B2 for the exams offered by the Goethe-Institut.
Carmen Kohlfürst has a Master in English Language and Literature and a diploma in Italian Language as well as Media from Karl-Franzens-University in her native city of Graz, Austria. Apart from German (her mother-language), she is fluent in English, has a good command of Italian, and speaks basic Arabic.

Aida Muzaferija has a Bachelor’s degree in teaching, 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.
Grown up in Baden-Württemberg/Germany, she started teaching there and has continued teaching the German language in Doha at the International School of London since 2011. 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.

Mona El Said started her teaching career in 2000 in her native city Alexandria, where she got her first teaching training from the German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD) in cooperation with the University of Heidelberg. She taught German as a foreign language to faculty students enrolled in the university of Alexandria.
After moving to Doha in 2011 she worked for the German Language Centre -Partner of the Goethe Institute, where she earned her Goethe Institute qualifying teaching diploma for teaching German as foreign Language  (das Grüne Diplom). She has a Bachelor’s degree in German Literature and Translation from the University of Ain Shams in Cairo and a Master’s degree in Intercultural Education Management from the Free University of Berlin. Beside German she speaks Arabic, English and basic Spanish.

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.