Azhar Youssef

Passionate Teacher, Trainer, and Blogger in Egypt

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Azhar has been teaching English since 2002. She is also a teacher trainer, PhD student in the field of teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL), e-Teacher Scholar certified by Maryland University, USA, Microsoft Innovative Expert and Speaker 2015, blogger, MOOCer, and lifelong learner. Connecting to and sharing with colleagues is her pathway to lifelong learning, continuous professional development, and making a difference in others' lives.

For her country, she dreams to transform education to an enjoyable experience in which students learn for life, and become responsible for building their own bright futures.

Reading is her first lovely hobby, in addition to surfing the internet, traveling and meeting new friends, participating in international projects, and eating chocolate. Taking photos is also one of her favorite things that not always she does, but only when seeing unseen in all life around her.


2015 - Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert & Speaker - Dubai

2014 - Featured in the Project Competition by Oxford University Press

2013 - Coursera Community Teaching Assistant

2011 - Microsoft Global Forum Participant - Washington, DC., USA

2011 - Microsoft Partners in Learning Winner - Jordan

2011 - Selected as an e-Teacher Scholar - University of Maryland, USA

2010 - Ideal Teacher - Ministry of Education, Egypt

2009 - Intel Educator Winner - Ministry of Education, Egypt

  • Education
    • 2016 - PhD Scaffolding, Blogging & Creativity
    • 2011 - E-Teacher Scholarship, Maryland University
    • 2008 - MA Task based Learning & Writing
    • 2003 - Special Diploma in Education
    • 2001 - BA English Department