I am a language teacher with a 20 years of experience in teaching adults, students and children in Turkey and the UK. Currently a teaching assistant helping children with learning English in Liverpool, I also independently research topics related to ESP and CLIL.
I started teaching English in a task-focussed environment at an iron and steel works in Turkey. My role was to teach adults with only rudimentary language skills Technical, Business and general English. I organised courses for the staff who worked in industrial company. I also attended numerous seminars and conferences to exchange ideas in teaching a foreign language.
My later experience in Turkey was as the head of English language Department in a prestigious private school, teaching children from the ages of eight to eighteen. I organised seminars for colleagues in other schools and prepared teaching materials for ELT branches in conjunction with Oxford University Press.
I present regularly on topics related to CLIL and learning English through task-based approach. In the last two years I have presented ‘Assessment in CLIL’ in an international conference at the University of Vic in Catalonia and ‘Developing Communicative Competence through Task-based approach’ at the University of Nis in Serbia.
I am quite interested in ESP, CLIL, Bilingualism and sociolinguistics.
I created this website so new teachers, researchers, lecturers or any other professional bodies find something useful for them and exchange some ideas. I know how hard it is to find a free ‘real’ work or activities that can be adapted in the classroom.