Dr. Intisar Etbaigha



Dr Intisar Etbaigha was born and raised in Libya. She completed her university degree in the English language at Al-Tahadi University. In 2006 she was awarded her MA in translation studies (Arabic-English /English- Arabic), Libyan Academy. She moved to South Africa in 2013 to pursue her PhD which she successfully completed in 2018. She studied at the University of the Western Cape and did her PhD in the field of additional language teaching and learning. She worked at the Education faculty at UWC from 2018 -2020. She has actively engaged and presented at a number of local and international conferences and seminars. She represented the University of the Western Cape at workshops with themes such as teaching Arabic as a foreign language and the ESRRRC conference which focuses on MA and PhD students’ research. Dr Intisar has enrolled in many courses related to her professional development including but not limited to online teaching, teaching e-portfolio etc. She has been also busy attending Tajweed, prophetic biography and Tafseer classes as she believes that a true Muslim should always thrive to become a better Muslim. Her teaching philosophy is critical pedagogy and that each student can reach their full potential in their own way. Dr Intisar has recently joined the Madina team as a full-time lecturer of Arabic.