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.