Nazarbayev University
Graduate School of Education

Graduate School of Education

Miriam Sciala


Miriam Sciala
Instructor, Academic English
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Higher education


M.Phil. in Second Language Studies. Stellenbosch University, South Africa. 2003

TESL Certificate. Canadian Centre for Language and Cultural Studies, Toronto, 1997

Diploma in Education, McGill University, Montreal, 1995

Certificates in Journalism and Specialized Writing, Concordia University,  Montreal, 1993

MA in Geography, York University, Toronto, 1990

BA in Geography, Concordia University, Montreal, 1987


Specialization: Academic Communication Skills


Courses Taught at GSE

  • EDUC 505   Academic English I
  • EDUC 512   English for Thesis Writing I
  • EDUC 591   Academic English Writing for Doctoral Students II
  • EDUC 506   Academic English II
  • EDUC 512   English for Thesis Writing II


Thematic Areas of Interest

Higher Education

Writing for Academic Purposes

Second-Language Reading


Geographic Areas

 Arabian Gulf (Oman, Qatar, United Arab Emirates); Asia (China, South Korea, Kazakhstan); North America (Canada); Africa (Namibia)