English Language and Literature

The mission of the English Language and Literature Department is to instill in our students a deep appreciation for language and its application to the needs of society. We seek to provide the foundational skills, attitudes and knowledge necessary for students to make meaningful contributions in the fields of English Language Teaching, Linguistics, Translation and Literary Studies.

As part of its mission the English Language and Literature Department administers the Khazar University English Language Requirements program which prepares students to perform with excellence in the English language academic environment of the university. 

The English Language and Literature Department provides a unique environment for students to flourish in language and communication skills as a centre for specialized instruction for non-native speakers of English.

The English Language and Literature Department’s graduate programs provide advanced study in the disciplines of Translation, General and Applied Linguistics, and Literary Studies. The goal of these programs is to promote academic research in these disciplines and academic growth in students.


Eynur Mehdiyev (MA)

Vice-Chair of Department

Eynur Mehdiyev did his BA in Linguistics at Azerbaijan State University of Languages, Baku, Azerbaijan and MA in English Language Teaching at Coventry University, Coventry, UK. He has over ten years of experience in teaching English to students and adults. He is currently working for Khazar University as a vice-chair of English Language and Literature Department. 

Office: Neftchilar Campus 313 (old)

Phone: (+994 12) 421 79 16 (281) 

E-mail: emehdiyev[at]khazar.org

Milana Abbasova (PhD candidate)

Program Coordinator

Milana Abbasova studied for both B.A. and M.A. degrees at Azerbaijan University of Languages. She is now a PhD candidate in Sociolinguistics at Khazar University. Milana Abbasova has been working at Khazar University for more than ten years. She teaches Grammar, History of the English Language, Sociolinguistics and several other subjects. Milana Abbasova is currently in charge of program coordination of the English Language and Literature Department.

Office: Neftchilar Campus 313 (old) 

Phone: (+994 12) 421 79 16 (230)

E-mail: mabbasova[at]khazar.org

Kamala Askerova

Foundations Coordinator

Kamala Askerova graduated from Azerbaijan State Institute of Languages in 1983. She started her career of an English instructor in 1993 at the Department of English Language & Literature at Khazar University, where she taught such courses as ESL, ESP for Medicine, ESP for Law, advanced Grammar, Current events. Since 1995 she has been working as a senior instructor of English Language & Literature Department at Khazar University. From 1994 to 1997 she taught Extension English courses for Medical Doctors in Khazar University. From September 2009 to June 2011 she worked as an English Language Coordinator at High School named after Zarifa Aliyeva. In September 2011 she returned to Khazar University and continued to work as a senior English Language Instructor. Since 2014 she has been working as Foundations Coordinator at Khazar University.

Office: Downtown Campus 

Phone: (+994 12) 596 27 85 

E-mail: kamala.askerova[at]khazar.org

Saadat Farhadova

Foundations Coordinator Assistant

Saadat Farhadova, MA in Linguistics earned her degree at Azerbaijan University of Languages with Honours Diploma. Worked as an interpreter and translator at Oklahoma LTD. Taught Business English, EFL to international staff, and held English conversation clubs for non-native speakers at TCS company. Since 2007 has been an English Language Instructor at the English Language and Literature Department of Khazar University. The main subjects of her instruction have been English Foundations, Academic English, English for Professional Communication, ALS, ESP on Economics. From 2011 to 2015 worked as Local Coordinator for English Programmes at School of Economics and Management. In the meantime, operated as a Committee member for Assessment of Departmental Effectiveness at English Language and Literature Department. 

E-mail: sfarhadova[at]khazar.org

Office: Downtown Campus 

Phone: (+994 12) 596 27 85

Nurana Farhadova

English Language and Literature Department’s Assistant

Earned her degree at Qafqaz University in Philology. Worked as an instructor in many educational centers. Taught Arabic and Russian Languages. Since 2014 has been working at English Language and Literature Department of Khazar University. She coordinates Conversation Club.


Office: Neftchilar Campus 313 (old) 

Phone: (+994 12) 421 79 16 (230)

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