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Julie Kolgjini

Principal Lecturer

American University in Kosovo
Academic Affairs

Julie Kolgjini

Principal Lecturer

American University in Kosovo
Academic Affairs

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Published Conference Proceedings
Kolgjini, Julie. "An (Un)fettered Albanian Language in the Post-modern Age: Taking a Glance at the Contributions of Janet Byron in Light of Revisiting the Current Standard." Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (FLTAL14) and International Forum on Cognitive Linguistics. Theme: Linguistics, Culture, and Identity in Foreign Language Education. Ed. International Burch University. Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Print.
Kolgjini, Julie. "Për (ç)pengimin e Gjuhës Shqipe në Kohën Post-moderne: Marrë Shkas Nga Kontributi i Janet Byron-it në Dritën e Rishqyrtimit të Standardit Actual." Proceedings of the Seminari XXXII Ndërkombëtar për Gjuhën, Letërsinë dhe Kulturën Shqiptare [The 32nd International Seminar on Albanian Language, Literature and Culture]. Ed. Bardh Rugova. Prishtina, Kosova: Faculty of Philology University of Prishtina and Faculty of History and Philology University of Tirana, 2014. Print.
Kolgjini, Julie. "Nxënja e dy gjuhëve si gjuhë e parë si dhe divergjenca, konvergjenca dhe inovacionet gjuhësore: Shqip dhe anglisht." Proceedings of the Seminari XXXI Ndërkombëtar për Gjuhën, Letërsinë dhe Kulturën Shqiptare [The 31st International Seminar on Albanian Language, Literature and Culture]. Ed. Bardh Rugova. Prishtina, Kosova: Faculty of Philology University of Prishtina and Faculty of History and Philology University of Tirana, 2013. Print.
Kolgjini, Julie. "Rishfaqja e një arkaizmi: Ndikimi prej një gjuhe të arealit ballkanik." Proceedings of the Shqipja dhe Gjuhët e Ballkanit [Albanian and the Languages of the Balkans]. Ed. Rexhep Ismajli. Pristhina, Kosova: Academy of Sciences and Arts of Kosova, 2012. Print.
Kolgjini, Julie. "Perspektivë sociolinguistike e devijimeve gjuhësore në gjuhën shqipe: Ndërrimi i kodeve dhe mbikorrigjimet." Proceedings of the Seminari XXX Ndërkombëtar për Gjuhën, Letërsinë dhe Kulturën Shqiptare [The 30th International Seminar on Albanian Language, Literature and Culture]. Ed. Bardh Rugova. Prishtina, Kosova: Faculty of Philology University of Prishtina and Faculty of History and Philology University of Tirana, 2012. Print.
Kolgjini, Julie. "Mundësia e përdorimit të paskajores në standardin e gjuhës shqipe." Proceedings of the Konferencë Shkencore - Shqipja në etapën e sotme: politikat e përmirësimit dhe të pasurimit të standardit. Ed. Qendra e Studimeve Albanologjike. Tirana, Albania: Qendra e Studimeve Albanologjike: Instituti i Gjuhësisë dhe Letërsisë, 2011. Print.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Kolgjini, Julie. "Nji Turbullim Estetik i Ideologjisë së Gjuhës Standarde: Miftar Spahija (Thaçi)." Scientific Conference in Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of Miftar Spahija (Thaçi). National Museum of Albania. Tirana, Albania. 15 Nov. 2014. Conference Presentation.
Kolgjini, Julie. "An Exploration of Effective Strategies for Academic Writing: A Peer-to-peer E-learning Approach to the Flipped Classroom." A.U.K Media Center Workshop for First-year Writing Students. A.U.K. Prishtina, Kosova. 30 Jan. 2014. Conference Presentation.
Kolgjini, Julie. "Improving the Writing Skills and Research Skills for Higher Quality Scientific Papers." Workshop: Iliria International Review. Iliria University. Prishtina, Kosova. 31 Jan. 2014. Keynote Speech.

Currently Teaching

UWRT-150
3 Credits
Writing Seminar is a three-credit course limited to 19 students per section. The course is designed to develop first-year students’ proficiency in analytical and rhetorical reading and writing, and critical thinking. Students will read, understand, and interpret a variety of non-fiction texts representing different cultural perspectives and/or academic disciplines. These texts are designed to challenge students intellectually and to stimulate their writing for a variety of contexts and purposes. Through inquiry-based assignment sequences, students will develop academic research and literacy practices that will be further strengthened throughout their academic careers. Particular attention will be given to the writing process, including an emphasis on teacher-student conferencing, critical self-assessment, class discussion, peer review, formal and informal writing, research, and revision. Small class size promotes frequent student-instructor and student-student interaction. The course also emphasizes the principles of intellectual property and academic integrity for both current academic and future professional writing.