English Language Teachers

Mimoza Djepaxhia, Instructor

Mimoza, or Moza as she is affectionally know by her students, has been working for the Lincoln Centers since 1997. She brings great energy and dedication to her students every day. Lincoln has become her second family, and she is extremely proud of work. The most rewarding part of her job is seeing students progressing everyday.

Favorite Food:
Pizza

Favorite Movie:
Kapedani

Favorite Book:
Dimri i Madh by Ismail Kadare

Juleda Prifti, Instructor

She works as an English Language Instructor at the Lincoln Centers of Albania. She has been teaching English for almost 9 years at Lincoln Centers and was a part-time teacher at the public University. She always wants to be led by commitment and professionalism. She believes in the quote “Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.” What she likes doing the most is reading books, articles, magazines and watching videos on the net related to teaching English, especially teaching kids and teens. She also enjoys listening to music.

Favorite Food:
Healthy food

Favorite Movies:
Comedies and Romance

Favorite Book:
Khaled Hosseini books and Paolo Coelho’s Books

Irma Hoxha – English Language Instructor 

She  works as an English Language Instructor at the Lincoln Centers of Albania. She has been teaching English for almost 13 years at Lincoln Centers and about 7 years at public Universities. Irma has a Master Degree in Teaching Methodology.  Growing professionally has always been her aim. What she likes doing most is exploring the net with regard to EFL teaching strategies and techniques and reading books in her free time.

Favorite Food:
Seafood

Favorite Movies:
Comedies

Favorite Book:
Dan Brown books

Anisa Prifti, English Language Instructor

Anisa Prifti works as an English Language Instructor at the Lincoln Centers of Albania. She has been teaching English to different age groups and levels since early 2009.  She studied British and American Studies at the University of Tirana and then finished a Master’s Degree in Linguistics  at the same university scoring 100/100 points. Anisa has also been working for public/private universities since 2008. She feels that as a teacher she has to respond to the needs of her students in order to promote motivation, increase their self confidence and most importantly improve their language skills.

Favorite Food:
Spaghetti/vegetables

Favorite Movies:
The Book Thief; Schindler’s List

Favorite Book:
Crime and Punishment – F. Dostoyevsky; The Trial- F. Kafka

Alba Ashiku English Language Instructor

She has been working as an English Language instructor for 10 years at Lincoln Centers and public universities. She has always found teaching inspiring. What she aims for is helping students enhance their language skills. Her interests are attending many training seminars regarding EFL teaching methods.

Favorite Food:
Japanese vegetable Tempura

Favorite Movies:
Pearl Harbor

Favorite Book:
Stefan Zweig “The post office girl”

Edlira Qojle (Dobrolishti), English Language Instructor

She works as an English Language Instructor at the Lincoln Centers of Albania. She has been teaching English since October 1999. Although, adults and people in their late teens have been her favorite age groups to teach, she has discovered since 2013 that teaching kids is just as rewarding.
One of the things she enjoys the most is taking part in different workshops that enable her to learn more about teaching strategies and put them into practice in order to help her students reach their goals. She has a BA in English language teaching and MA in European Studies.

Favorite Exercise:
Swimming

Favorite Movies:
Gladiator & Notting Hill

Favorite Book:
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Entela Kishta English Language Instructor

Entela works as an English Language Instructor at the Lincoln Centers of Albania. She has been teaching English for six years, since she graduated in 2008. She has also taught English for two years at public University and has translated movies for TV Channels for 4 years. Teaching has become a passion for her. Entela likes traveling and listening to music and using music in her class with the purpose of teaching.

Favorite Movies:
Comedies

Favorite Music:
Rock

Brikena Petritaj ,TESOL Language Instructor

She works as an English Language Instructor at the Lincoln Centers of Albania. Her English teaching career started in 2008 since graduation from the Faculty of Foreign Languages, English Department. Since then, she has been teaching English at Abraham Lincoln Centers and at public Universities. Her aims and motivation as a teacher would be: meeting students’ needs and helping in improving their language skills. Regarding her professional development, she has participated in many seminars and workshops organized by the Lincoln Centers and in conferences such as the IATEFL 2014. Recently, she has completed her MA in TESOL in the UK.

Favorite Food:
Fish and vegetables

Favorite Movies:
Rain man

Favorite Book:
Three Comrades – Erich Maria Remarque

Adela Rryta, English Language Instructor

She  works as an English Language Instructor at the Lincoln Centers of Albania. She has been teaching English for almost 17 years at Lincoln Centers. She is always led by commitment and professionalism. Her main aim is helping students enhance their language skills and reach their goals. What she enjoys the most is participating in different workshops that empower her to learn more about teaching strategies. She has a BA in English language teaching and MA in European Studies.

Favorite Food:
Healthy food 

Favorite Movies:
Comedies and romances

Favorite Book:
Khaled Hosseini books and Paolo Coelho’s Books

 


Professional Skill Teachers

Lauren Skora, Instructor

Lauren Skora is a native English speaker from the United States with a double Bachelors degree in Applied Economics and International Trade and a Masters in International and Development Economics. She has been traveling between the States and Albania since 2004 and moved to Tirana in July 2013. Her teaching experiences include high school, university, and adult courses focusing mainly on economics and business. At the Lincoln Centers, she currently teaches advanced English topics including idiomatic phrases, professional communications, and business vocabulary. In addition to teaching, she has worked in the public and private sector as an auditor, accountant, logistics coordinator, impact evaluator, and data analyst. All of her experiences give her an excellent background to provide students with a well-rounded development of their English skills. Also, her fluency in Albanian further helps in explanations and relating topics to students.

Jean-Marie Fahmy, Instructor/Consultant

With over 40 years of sales, management and training experience in various fields (information technology, telecommunications, finance, and manufacturing), Mr. Fahmy is well known for his dynamic approach and his outstanding skills as a facilitator. He teaches a variety of training sessions on subjects including project management, sales planning, negotiation, strategic planning and process development, and serves as advisor to a number of large companies. Among his many activities, Mr. Fahmy helped implement a special project office for National Bank of Canada and has trained Caisses Populaires Desjardins. He is also the owner of FGT Consulting.