Dr. Goran Ghafur
English Department Head

Mr. Goran teaches with passion, engages students and provides a friendly yet professional education environment. Goran has a PhD in journalism and writing. A Fulbright Scholar, Goran is an author of three published books and four academic articles, and a presenter of fifteen academic papers in international conferences.

English Department

The British International Schools of Kurdistan’s Secondary English Department manages programs for students with the purpose of developing English language proficiency. This department prepares students for international exams such as Checkpoint, SAT, and IGCSE. In addition to guaranteeing a professional teaching community of highly qualified English teachers, the department provides students with the best curricula that encourage students to learn through practice and activities. 

Mission Statement

The mission of BISK’s English Department is to provide quality instruction to students so they can acquire English language proficiency while having access to core content by:

  • Ensuring that classes are student-centered
  • Promoting a culturally responsive classroom environment to facilitate learning and comfort
  • Enabling students to work with their peers to attain college and career readiness standards
  • Providing systematic, explicit, and sustained instruction of English language and literacy.