I am a professional English and Turkish language teacher willing to work as a teacher where she will be able to apply her teaching skills and experience by learning more about teaching. I have been teaching Turkish to foreigners for ten years actively. I like not only the language itself but also the culture . It is a kind of exchanging the culture. I learn alot while teaching as well. I am quite interested in cross cultures and teaching my own beside the language. I am always ready to answer all the questions about Turkish and culture.
1998-2002 Degree in English Language Teaching, İstanbul University, Hasan Ali Yücel Faculty of Education
2008-2012 M.A in Teaching Turkish to foreigners , İstanbul University, Hasan Ali Yücel Faculty of Education.
My thesis is on ''Techniques on teaching proverbs and figurative language''
2013 June- Glottodrama Language Teaching Course funded by EU, Rome
I learnt the role of drama in teaching a new language. I didnt know any Italian but by the help of this method, in two weeks time I learnt the basics of the language
2010 January- April, ETTO Course
An online course that is organized by British Council based on English language teaching . I followed each module online and prepared an assignment at the end of the each module. I passed all and took a certificate.
2009 August- St Richards’ College, Bournemouth
An English language teaching methodology course funded by European Union for two weeks.
2007 August- Interactive English Course, Brighton
Developing conversation skills course for one month
Work History &Experience
2015 September- Teaching Turkish to Syrian students aged 10-14 at the school voluntarily
20O5 June- Turkish Language teacher at various language schools (Berlitz, İstanbul International House,Global lt)
2010 June- . English Language Teacher at Ümraniye Yamanevler Secondary School
2004 June- 2010 June English Language Teacher at Ünye Mehmet Akif Ersoy Primary School
2002 September-2004 June English Language Teacher at Çaybaşı Primary School
I have been teaching Turkish to foreigners for 10 years. I do believe that every learners has a unique way of learning, needs. So far, I have prepared a tailor made course for each one. These courses consist of 'Survival', ''Business'', ''just touristic needs'', ''Academic purposes'', ''Complete learning'' ''Just oral practice''
1- First, I learn the needs of my learner and discuss the way he learns the best, what he really needs and the pace of his/her learning. After getting all this data, I understand the strong and weak point of the learner and share it with him/her. In this way, all teaching process is much easier and goal oreiented. If the learner has difficulty in speaking, I maka preparation for making it stronger. Each time I prepare the lessons and send it beforehand.
2- After each class I give homework to my learners and want them to send me back a few days before the class. In this way, I correct it sendt it back and give the feed back. We dont waste our time in the skype session.
3- I always use the eclectic approach. The writing, speaking, grammar and listening are all equal ın the first classes . Then decide according to the pace of learner and needs.
4- In my trial class, I just prepare a survival Turkish class. I both give hints about the language and culture. After the first introductory class, students will be able to
- order food in the restaurant
- greet in Turkish
- Take a taxi and tell where they want to go
- Ask the price and understand the answer
- Use everyday vocabularies.
Gul really tries to push the boundaries and gives extensive feedback. She is also very helpful and talkative outside lessons, and tries to connect with you in a friendly way
It was very convenient that my tutor was so flexible regarding study programme. Because I am already on a advanced level, a different approach was needed for me. this switch was easily made by her.
Dersimiz çok zevkli geçti. Gül çok sabır bir öğretmen. Sorunlarım (Türkçe hakkında) hızlı anlıyor, ve çok iyi açıklayabiliyor. Dersimizde çeşitli konuları işledik, ben çok öğrendim!
Gül is a very good teacher and explains Turkish in a very easy to understand fashion. Although I struggled at times, Gül is very patient and our lesson was very fun. I would have no hesitation in recommending Gül to anyone who wants to learn Turkish.