BA - English Language and Literature, MA – Communication and Language Science, CELTA, DELTA, Speaking assessor for Cambridge YLEs Suite of Exams
I have seventeen years of experience in education in Romania and Turkey, teaching English to students of different ages, from primary school children to university students. During this time, I also trained fellow teachers on European dimensions in teaching and learning, and on assessing speaking. My major interests are CPD (Continuous Professional Development), ESP (English for Specific Purposes), Flipped Learning and using ICT tools in the classroom. Over the years I was involved in different projects related to material writing, project management and rating descriptors for Global Scale of English.
For the past few years I have worked at a university in Istanbul, which is very high-tech oriented. I feel very lucky to work in this environment based on innovation and using ICT tools in the classroom. We constantly run pilot projects with Google Turkey for using the Google suite of Apps in the classroom, with Pearson for using their MyEnglishLab, an online tool to supplement the course book materials, BlackBoard for the online student system and with FL Global (Flipped Learning Global) for Flipped Learning Higher Education Certifications.