Ermelinda Hoxhalli graduated with an English degree in 2002 from Fan Noli University located in Korçë. She served as a translator and social worker at the Swiss foundation, Terre des Hommes, from 2002 to 2006. Ms. Hoxhalli taught English at several schools in Korçë. Under her current position as Deputy Director of Sotir Gurra Middle School, she leads improvements in education and educational access for the city. She went on to tenure as a professor, teaching English at Fan Noli University for seven years, and since 2008 continues to serve the students and the academic community till today.
Hye Jung Park (Bona)
Hye Jung Park (Bona) studied Chinese Language and Literature in Shanghai, China. Graduating from East China Normal University in July 2006, she became a certified Korean language teacher. Mrs. Park has been teaching Korean to foreigners living in China and Thailand using effective teaching methods and techniques. She is one of the latest, seasoned instructors joining the LSIA family, expanding our lingual offerings to native Albanians and foreigners living in the country.
Debra Biagini studied Business Administration and Psychology at New York University. Before teaching English at LSIA, Debra worked for the American Navy in Bermuda. After living on the island, she served as an officer and then president of the American International Club of Rome, Italy. With her international business and cultural immersion experience, she helps students realize the potential of learning new languages.
Mrs. Ardita Bazelli graduated with a degree in English from the Fan Noli University in Korce, in 2004. She is currently teaching English at Preca International College. Mrs. Bazelli has been a consistent partner and co-founder in national and international eTwinning projects in Albanian and European schools for improving technological access to education. In 2019, she guided her students aged 12-15 to win nationally recognized projects. For the last ten years, she has been teaching at LSIA Korce branch, where she is currently helping young students learn English.
Li Beilei (Gonxhe)
Li Beilei has been teaching Chinese as a second language to international audiences since 2009. In 2012 she joined Confucian Institute Tirana, now she will become one of the leading Chinese instructors at LSIA's Tirana headquarters. As an enthusiastic educator with a great passion for teaching Chinese language and culture, instructor Li has proudly joined our staff based on the partnership agreement that both Confucian Institute and LSIA signed last year to strengthen our Chinese program.
Ms. Mendez has been gifted with language capabilities at a very young age. She has joined Lisa Learning team as an English Teacher and will also be writing reviews for several academic and social topics for our school. Migena started studying English in Elementary School and her journey of learning, sharing knowledge, and growing as a person continues with a great passion - her mission in life is to teach and help others become successful in mastering the English language. She traveled overseas and pursued her studies in Los Angeles, California, in the field of Linguistics and English language. She has taught English as a Second Language for College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, California, Adult School in the Antelope Valley, and is currently teaching English at Highland High School, Palmdale (Los Angeles County), California. Migena has extensive experience teaching various ages and her teaching style makes her unique. She is excited to be part of the LSIA Team.
Silvana Renxa graduated from the University of Foreign Languages, attending the Faculty of English Foreign Language program. Since that time, she has been helping students become proficient as an English tutor. In 2016 she joined LSIA’s teaching staff, a position she holds till today. She was appointed Chief English Instructor and Translator for Korca’s Military Unit Staff in 2010. Silvana continuously attends seminars, transferring new knowledge and techniques to empower students and her peers alike.
Joana Liko is an EFL teacher at LSIA, holding a Bachelor’s in Teaching English Language & Literature and a Master’s degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the Faculty of Foreign Languages, University of Tirana. Teaching English since 2017, she previously translated for the Geographical Studies Centre, Tirana. Joana regularly participates in English workshops and attends instructional seminars to the benefit of her students. She is a recognized author in education, with her latest work lauded at the International Junior Conference.
Patrick Owen is a recent addition to LSIA’s teaching staff, bringing five years of English instruction across several countries in Europe and South America. Earning his Bachelor’s in Philosophy and French. Patrick helps students learn and utilize an English proficiency that has multidisciplinary application. His primary focus at LSIA is assisting students in attaining fluency in Business English.
Dr. Elona Ziu graduated as an English Teacher at the University of Fan S. Noli, Korce, in 2003. Before completing her Ph.D. in 2017, she began her administrative role as a branch manager at the International Language School until 2013. During this was a part-time lecturer at the University of Korce, preparing students for PET, FCE, CAE, IELTS, TOEFL international exams. Dr. Ziu joined LSIA in September 2009 and has since attended numerous educational conferences and training. She has authored articles published in the International Journals of Education.
Michael Pound is one of LSIA’s international instructors at LSIA. A business student from Liverpool University, he currently resides in Bristol, where he teaches English at LSIA’s UK chapter. A psychotherapist by training, he has a deep understanding of the cerebral experience of learning and applies this knowledge in the classroom. Teaching students of all ages, his interest in history, politics, and culture helps his students articulate their interests in these domains.
Enkelejda Dulo graduated from the Teaching Faculty at Fan S. Noli University, Korçë in 2009. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Teaching English and a Master’s degree in teaching English as a Foreign Language. Enkelejda joined the LSIA family in 2018 as an EFL. She has been teaching students across different age groups in public and private schools while providing one-on-one instruction for accelerated learning. Attending various training and seminars led by Albanian and international mentors, she continues to learn and adopt effective mechanisms for aspiring language students.
Arjana Lego graduated with an English degree from Fan Noli University, Korce, in 2001 and has been teaching English to hundreds of students across all ages and grade levels. In 2005, she became part of the teaching staff at the Faik Konica Foreign Languages High School in Korca, where she currently resides. Arjana joined LSIA in 2012 as a part-time teacher, bringing her hands-on experience to the student body and peers while incorporating accessible improvements to LSIA’s growing educational curriculums.
Shqipe Picori is one of our beloved Senior Teachers and a founding member of LSIA’s chapter in the seaside city of Durres. Mrs. Picori is a respected educator with decades of academic experience in the Durres region. She is consistently recognized by the academic community and equally admired by her students, teachers, and former alumni. She is one the first teachers to embrace and experiment with FCE's success and implemented the First Certificate in English based on Oxford University Press’ methodology, which later became a pillar of the LSIA teaching program.
Professor Lek Ndoci is an esteemed Senior Teacher hailing from the northern region of Albania. A Senior Teacher and founding member of our chapter in Fushe Arrez, he has left a significant impact on the education and life experience of students in the locality, indicated with his achievement of producing the highest scores of all of LSIA’a chapters. He is an icon of teaching in his home town and a renowned intellectual. A local icon, Prof. Ndoci has contributed to LSIA’s training programs in Albania and the UK and leads several student associations active across the nation.
Leti Dika is the founding member of LSIA’s chapter in the city of Kuçova, where she instructs as an English teacher. She served as Director of the Department of Education for the region, where she achieved remarkable results. Over her 35 years of experience in teaching social justice activism, she cemented her authority in the field of education with the development of staple LSIA training programs in Albania and the UK, and through her support of Albanian student associations who remain active between the two countries.
Mrs. Bardha Bullari is the founding member of LSIA’s chapter in the city of Kuçova, where she instructs as Senior Teacher. As Director of the Department of Education for the region, she achieved remarkable results. Her experience in teaching social justice activism for 35 years cemented her as an authority in the field. She was responsible for the development of staple LSIA training programs in Albania and the UK and continues to remain a mentor for Albanian student associations who are active between the two countries.
Valbona Pjetri is one of LSIA’s dedicated EFL teachers. She holds a Master`s degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the Faculty of Foreign Languages, University of Shkodra. Teaching English has been an early passion, participating in English-learning groups since 2006. Currently, she is teaching English at a high-school located in her native town and has held the position of vice/head instructor for three years. She frequents teacher training, workshops, and seminars to improve the quality of education for her students.
Bikjola Topi holds a Bachelor’s in Teaching English & Literature and a Master’s in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the Faculty of Foreign Languages, University of Tirana. She has been teaching English since 2016 at the Zyber Sharka School as an EFL teacher, and as a private tutor. Bikjola joined LSIA and continues to leave a mark on her students and peers through her continual development while attending language workshops and seminars. A defining moment in her development was demonstrated in her presentation titled ‘Communication in the Classroom.’
Stella Stamuli acquired her degree in English at the Fan S. Noli University located in Korce, in 2002. Since graduating, she has taught at the Learning Arts Tefta Tashko Koco High School, teaching English to students in grades 3 through 12. Participating in training seminars, including those developed by the UNDP, she has brought those techniques and tools to LSIA during her five years with us. She continues to help students at every level, providing new and insightful learning methods derived from the latest curriculum and highest standards in education.
Mitiana Trungu graduated from Fan Noli University in 2001 and has been teaching for 19 since. She is an active English teacher at Sotir Gurra School and is an alumni lecturer at Fan Noli. In 2017, Mitiana joined LSIA as a part-time instructor, participating in workshops and training, and often invited to lecture at international conferences. Co-authoring scientific papers in national and international publications, she played an integral role in guiding her students to win essay awards recognized in Europe for English fluency.
Tefta Senja began her studies in English early on, continuing them during her attendance at the University of Elbasan, where she graduated in 2005. She returned to her hometown that September to work as an English teacher at the local elementary school. Since 2007, she has become a permanent fix at LSIA, sharing her academic curriculum experience based on English proficiency. Tefta teaches at different cities across Albania as part of the ELTA, trains fellow peers who are transitioning to online teaching, and has published works concerning education in a digital world.
Albanian Language Teacher
Yllka Iliazi proudly joined LSIA team as part time Albanian Language teacher, with extensive experience teaching Albanian at several high schools in Tirana. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree as teacher of Albanian Language from the Faculty of History and Philology of Tirana University in 1991. She also holds a Master’s degree of Science in Literature. Yllka also teaches as a part-time professor at the Polytechnic University of Tirana, teaching Ethics of Communication. In addition, she has also contributed as an author and co-author of many articles regarding efficiency in teaching methodology. Yllka has been a successful teacher and lecturer to many students in her 30-year career. She prioritizes critical thinking and interaction in class. Her students’ achievements inspire her to continue teaching in such an enthusiastic way.
Albanian Language Teacher
Nesida Shehaj is a devoted Albanian Language teacher for LSIA. She has a substantial experience in teaching with different groups from preteens to senior high. She completed her Bachelor Studies in Albanian Language and Literature at Tirana University and proceeded with her Professional Master degree as a High School Teacher at the same university, also being selected as an excellent student. Nesida develops a great passion in teaching Albanian Language as she believes that teaching a language to the younger generation helps building a strong society. Her approach to teaching is putting the student at the center of the process and interacting by critical thinking. She has been teaching in several high schools in Tirana achieving high results with her students. Her motivation in teaching is to give the students not only academic knowledge but also cultural social one.
Albanian Language Teacher
Edmara Zaimi is an Albanian Language teacher for Language Schools in Albania. She graduated from the Faculty of Education at Aleksandër Moisiu University in Durrës, Albania in 2018 among top students of her class. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Literature as well as Albanian and English Language and a Master’s degree of Science, Teaching Linguistics, Literature, Albanian and English. She has been teaching students across different age groups for several years in public and private schools and is very enthusiastic about helping students learn the Albanian language by giving them a chance to interact and practice what they learn. She is especially keen to teach kids through playing and having fun as they learn to express themselves confidently. Edmara is very motivated to drive student growth for lifelong success.
Albanian Language Teacher
Dr. Aida Beqiri is a motivated teacher of Albanian Language for LSIA with extensive experience in teaching different age groups. She graduated as an Albanian language and literature teacher at the University of Tirana, in 2007 and later completed her Ph.D. at the University of Tirana in Albanian lexicology and semantics in 2018. She was a part-time lecturer at the University “Aleksander Moisiu” of Durres where she distinguished for her unique methodology, progressive approach and high results. Dr. Aida, has been teaching Albanian language since 2007 and currently is teaching at High School. Among her academic challenges Aida is an activist for social and gender equality and children rights for proper education. She has been a consistent partner and co-founder in national and international e-twinning projects in Albanian and European schools for improving technological access to education.
Ms. Eva Caci joined LSIA staff recently as teacher of German Language. She graduated from the Faculty of Foreign Languages of the University of Tirana for German language studies in 2008. Later Eva earned a scholarship at the German Academic University of Friedrich Schiller in Jena resulting in publication of her theses “The comparative usage of the objects in German and Albanian Language. Ms. Caçi taught German as foreign language at the Faculty of Economics for seven years as well as has a substantial experience working for German Bank “Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau KfW” and Orthodox Youth Center in Tirana. She is member of the German teachers’ association and has participated in several training in the field of translations and teaching methodology. Eva is a passionate and dedicated teacher highly regarded by her colleagues.