Silvia Mustaklem

Silvia Nassar Mustaklem

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College: College of Social Sciences and International Studies
Discipline: Education
Department: Graduate School of Education

I am a first year student in the MPhil/PhD program at the department of Education. My research interest is in the professional development and teacher training programs for EFL teachers in Palestine. 

I have obtained my Master’s degree in Education, specializing in teaching English as foreign language from Birzeit University in 2019. My thesis was researching the different professional development programs available for EFL teachers in Palestine. 

Over the past nine years, I have attained a diverse experience in the education field, since I have worked in different private and nonprofit educational organizations. Moreover, I have been a founding member to a Palestinian English Language Teachers Association (PELTA) since 2016. In PELTA I was involved with planning, coordinating and running events for teacher training and development. PELTA was launched in July, 2017 in a “First Annual Conference”. Through PELTA, I have worked with the British Council on the PalTag teacher training program and presented in a “PALTAG 2018” symposium. Furthermore, I was a speaker in an e-symposium “The Future of Education in Palestine” through the British Council in June, 2020.

In addition to that, I have been a member of IATEFL since July, 2019. I am supposed to be presenting in the upcoming IATEFL conference hopefully.