About me

Shema Bukhari – an author and a writer is always striving to learn new things. Her optimistic approach towards life has blessed her with a belief that no matter how dark the tunnel is, there’s always a terminus to its end. The struggles and efforts have made her a better person rather than a quitter.

This quality of a writer makes him/her a genuine creator.

Another feature that fuels her passions is travelling. Exploring the unknown has always inflicted a sense of adventure rather than fear. She is well aware that in every other dark nook and corner, there is lurking a new story to be told to the world.

This quality of a writer makes him/her a genuine creator.

An avid reader is never bored or short of interesting. For him/her world is at the doorstep. Shema Bukhari is gifted with a restless mind which is an endless universe, exploding with stars, annihilation of black holes, discoveries of new avenues.

This quality of a writer makes him/her a genuine creator.

Being an academician, she has a clear understanding of the problems, needs and requirements of different age groups. She proudly boasts about her huge number of loving students from every age group. This constant interaction with youth, fresh ideas, and innovative creators has always motivated her to excel in her endeavours.

This quality of a writer makes him/her a genuine creator.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Comparative Study of Urdu and English Newspaper Headlines of Pakistan: Different representation, same news (published in International Journal of
  • Humanities and Social Science – IJHSS)
    Visual Analysis of Absolut Vodka – the Campaign of Ingenious Creativity (published in Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities – AJSSH)
  • Humorous Insights: Setting the Agenda through Political Cartoons of POTUS (Istanbul University Faculty of Communication Journal)

CONFERENCES

  • International Symposium on New Media: from the past to the future at Istanbul University – May 2017

CERTIFICATES

IELTS 8 bands in Academics  – 2005
IELTS 7 bands in GT                – 2007
IELTS 7.5 bands in GT             – 2011

WORKSHOPS

  • “The BSS Induction Programme” – 2001 – at Beaconhouse School System Head Office, Lahore. Pakistan
  • “Teaching for the New Millennium” – Oct 19-21, 2001 – by Society of Pakistan English Language Teachers (SPELT), Lahore. Pakistan
  • “Teachers in Action: Research & Methodology Perspectives” – Oct 17-19, 2003 – by Society of Pakistan English Language Teachers (SPELT), Lahore. Pakistan
  • “Creative Writing Ways” – Jan 2004 – by Diocese of Raiwind Education System (DRES), Lahore. Pakistan
  • “Innovative Teachers: Agents of Change” – Oct 9-10, 2004 – by Society of Pakistan English Language Teachers (SPELT), Lahore. Pakistan
  • “Cambridge O Level English Language” – April 6-7, 2009 – by University of Cambridge International Examinations, Lahore. Pakistan
  • “Using Technology for 21st Century Skills” – Nov 21, 2012 – at Girne American University, Girne, TRNC
  • “Syllabus and Curriculum Design” – Sept 3, 2012 – at FES, Girne American University, Girne, TRNC
  • “Common European Framework” – Oct 18, 2012 – at FES, Girne American University, Girne, TRNC
  • “Enabling Students to realise their Potential during Oral CIE Examinations” – Nov 6, 2012 – at FES, Girne American University, Girne, TRNC
  • “IWB Teacher Training Workshop” – Dec 3, 2012 – at FES, Girne American University, Girne, TRNC
  • “Peer Observation and giving Feedback Part I & II” – Nov 8, Dec 3, 2012 – at FES, Girne American University, Girne, TRNC
  • “How to make the Best out of Our Materials” – Dec 8-9, 2012 – at FES, Girne American University, Girne, TRNC
  • “Classroom Management” – Dec 24, 2012 – at FES, Girne American University, Girne, TRNC
  • “Becoming a Reflective Teacher” – Dec 26, 2012 – at FES, Girne American University, Girne, TRNC
  • “In-Service Training: IELTS Testing” – Feb 5, 2013 – at FES, Girne American University, Girne, TRNC
  • “Communicative Language Methodology: How to Write Goals, Aims and Objectives” – Feb/March 2013 – at FES, Girne American University, Girne, TRNC
  • “An Engaging Look at Preparatory School” – Jan 19, 2013 – at FES, Girne American University, Girne, TRNC
  • “Making Texts Communicative” – Jan 19, 2013 – at FES, Girne American University, Girne, TRNC
  • “EAP: Listening, Writing, reading and Study Skills” – March 1, 2013 – at FES, Girne American University, Girne, TRNC
  • “In-service Training: 2nd ELT conference: Bringing Grammar to Life” – April 3, 2013 – at FES, Girne American University, Girne, TRNC
  • “First Aid Training” – March 29, 2013, / April 12, 2013 – at FES, Girne American University, Girne, TRNC
  • “Teaching Argumentative Essay Writing: A New More Comprehensive Model” – Dec 2013 – at FES, Girne American University, Girne, TRNC
  • “How to Exploit Textbook Activities” – Nov 10, 2015 – at FES, Girne American University, Girne, TRNC
  • “How to Construct Good Language Tests” – Nov 10, 2015 – at FES, Girne American University, Girne, TRNC
  • “An Introduction to Pearson’s Global Scale” Feb 9, 2016 – at FES, Girne American University, Girne, TRNC