Kaveh Tagharobi

Kaveh Tagharobi
English as an Additional Language (EAL) Specialist

BA (Kurdistan), MA (Tehran Azad), MA (UVic, in progress)

Office: LIB 135k

Kaveh Tagharobi has been an ESL teacher for eleven years in Iran, teaching English as an additional language to a wide range of students, from beginners learning general language skills, grammar, and vocabulary to university students learning English for academic purposes including IELTS and TOEFL.

He also has been part of the Writing Centre team (now the Centre for Academic Communication) at the University of Victoria since September 2013, and as an EAL Specialist since October 2014. In these capacities, he has focused more on academic writing and university writing requirements, but also has kept teaching grammar and other basic language skills, particularly working with international and other EAL students.

He also has been a TA with UVic’s English Department marking essays, designing written assignments, and providing feedback on undergraduate students’ academic writing.


  • 2014-2015 Writing Tips CAC, UVic
  • 2014-2015 Master Class (Academic Publishing & Thesis and Dissertation Writing) CAC, UVic
  • 2014-2015 Academic Integrity and Expectations CAC, UVic
  • 2014-2015 Reading Skills CAC, UVic

Teaching and Tutoring

  • 2013-2014 Writing Tutor The Writing Center, UVic
  • 2013-2014 Teaching Assistant English Department, UVic
  • 2007-2012 IELTS & TOEFL Instructor Tehran, Iran
  • 2003-2007 ESL Instructor Sanandaj, Iran

Research methodology in the humanities and the social sciences, academic communication skills for English as an Additional Language (EAL) students, curriculum design, and assessment and evaluation strategies and practices.


"English for Academic Purposes Programming: Changing Supports for Undergraduate and Graduate Students at the University of Victoria." BC TEAL Vancouver Island Regional Conference. Global Village Victoria, Victoria, BC. 21 February 2015. Round Table Discussions.

Invited Talks

“Programming at the CAC.” Panel in English Department Graduate Seminar. University of Victoria, BC. February 2015.

Educational Items

“Thesis Writing Group Starter Kit.” In collaboration with Dr. Janet Sheppard (Counselling Services). University of Victoria. April 2015.