Dr.Zewdu Emiru

Dr Zewdu Emiru Jemberie

Assistant Professor

Bahir Dar University



Tel: +251 918 76 82 51

Email:  zewduemiru@yahoo.com

Fax:  +251 582202025

PO Box: 79

Campus: Peda (BDU Main Campus)

Block: Administrative Building

Academic Unit/ Program: English language and Literature

Responsibilities within the University:


Since leaving college (my first degree study) in 1998, I have been working as a Foreign News Monitor (Translator) at a regional media, have been teaching English language (both Major Area and for Specific Purposes) at the university and outside. I am now the Executive Director for Quality Assurance and Enhancement Center of Bahir Dar University and also a Managing Editor for the Ethiopian Journal of Science and Technology (EJST), one of the journals of Bahir Dar University.


      BED in English Language and Literature

     MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

     PhD in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

     Dissertation Title: An Investigation into the Research Culture of Addis Ababa   University: The Case of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) PhD Program

Current Teaching

Research Methods in English Language (MA TEFL Program)

Graduate Seminar I and II (MA TEFL Program)

Main Research Interest

  • Gender issues in language teaching
  • Research culture
  • Teacher Professional Development
  • English Language Education


Research Supervision Interests

I am interested in supervising graduate research works on gender as related to language teaching and learning including those aspects of gender representations in teaching materials. I am also interested in supervising research works on teacher professional development, such English language education related issues as learning and teaching the four language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) as well as vocabulary and grammar. In particular, I would be interested in supervising projects on research culture.

The topics I am currently supervising include:

  1. An Investigation into the Wash back effect of Teacher Made English Language tests on the Teaching-Learning Processes: The case of Preparatory Schools
  2. An exploration of the Approaches Employed by EFL Teachers when Using Literary Texts in Teaching the language: The Case of Abrha Wo Atsbha Secondary and Preparatory School, Grades 11 and 12
  3.  Factors Affecting the Implementation of Active Learning in EFL Classrooms: The Case of Merawi Preparatory School
  4. The Effect of Gender on Vocabulary Learning Strategy Use: The Case of K2V7 General Secondary Preparatory Grade Eleven Students
  5. The Practice of Assessment in EFL Speaking Classroom: The case of Addis Kidam General Secondary and Preparatory School, Grades 9 and 11

Topics supervised

  1. Assessing the Implementation of Cooperative Learning in EFL Classroom: The Case of Assosa Town Secondary Schools EFL Teachers