News from the department

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Here is the list of recent academic activities (paper presentations, attendance to professional training programs or workshops) by the instructors of Modern Languages Department. Hope this list gets longer with a lot more names.

GlobELT 2018
10-13 May 2018, Serbia
Seher Balbay and Dr. Gökçe Erkan

GlobELT 2018
10-13 May 2018, Serbia
Seher Balbay

School of Languages Conference 2018
4-5 May 2018, İstanbul
Seher Balbay and Dr. Gökçe Erkan

13th METU ELT Convention
3-4 May 2018, Ankara
Seher Balbay

13th METU ELT Convention
3-4 May 2018, Ankara
Seher Balbay and Dr. Gökçe Erkan

13th METU ELT Convention
3-4 May 2018, Ankara
Burçin Hasanbaşoğlu

13th METU ELT Convention
3-4 May 2018, Ankara
Elif Şeşen

45.Fadaf Jahrestagung
5-7 April 2018, Germany
Dr. Gamze Karbi

TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo
26-30 March 2018, Chicago
Yaprak Güleç Öğütçü

2018 American Association for Applied Linguistics
24-27 March 2018,
Dr. Hale Hatice Kızılcık

INTED 2018
05-07 March 2018, Spain
Filiz Etiz

The Politics of Space and the Humanities
15-17 December 2017, Greece
Dr.Esin Savul

International Congress on Education, Distance Education, and Educational Technology
24-25 November 2017, Antalya
Seher Balbay

CLIL: Crafting Bilingual Minds
17-18 November 2017, İstanbul
Derem Çanga

International Congress on Education Sciences Learning Technology
15-19 November 2017, Atina
Dr.Gökçe Vanlı

International Congress on Education Sciences Learning Technology
15-19 November 2017, Atina
Seher Balbay

Yıldız Teknik Üniversitesi Program Evaluation Meeting
13 November 2017, İstanbul
Dr.Hale Kızılcık

International Arts and Sciences
07-10 November 2017, London
Seyhan Güneşer Göçmen

The 18th INGED International ELT Conference
20-22 October 2017, İstanbul
Seher Balbay

ICONFLE 2017: International Conference on Foreign Language Education
20-21 October 2017, North Cyprus
Seher Balbay

Erasmus Program
03-11 June 2017, Japan
Seher Balbay

IATEFL Research SIG Event: Teachers research
2-3 June 2017, İstanbul
Seher Balbay

GlobELT 2017
18-21 May 2017, İzmir
Seher Balbay

ERPA International Congress on Education
18-21 May 2017, Budapest-Hungary
Dr.Gamze Karbi

IATEFL Research SIG event: Teachers Research
02-03 May 2017, İstanbul
Seher Balbay

Talkingbodies 2017
19-22 April 2017, Chester-UK
Esin Korkut Savul

Towards Higher Education: Bringing the Gap
15 April 2017, İstanbul
Dr. Hale Kızılcık

2017 International Conference on Education and Global Studies
04-06 April 2017, Kyoto-Japan
Dr.Hale Kızılcık

İşveren, Mezun ve Akademisyen Gözüyle İngilizce Mesleki Beceri ve İstihdam
17 February 2017, İstanbul
Dr. Hale Kızılcık

Chapter in a Book:
“Verbal Painting by Means of Dance and Portraits”, Chapter 12, in a book entitled “Shakespeare and the Visual Arts”, edited by Michele Marrapodi, Routledge, UK, 2017.
Dr. Necla Çıkıgil

Pilgrims-How to be a Teacher Trainer
5-6/12-13 November, İstanbul
Elif Şeşen

ELTALKS 2016-International Classroom Practioner Perspective Conference,
24-26 November, Konya
Seher Balbay

IATEFL Testing, Evaluation and Assessment SIG Conference,
27-30 October, Switzerland
Dr.Hale Kızılcık

ISNITE Conference 2017, 29 August-02 September,
Savonlinna, Finland
Gamze Karbi

TESOL ELT Leadership Management Certificate Program, 25 July- 28 August (Online)
Derem Çanga, Elif Şeşen

Powertech, 22-26 August,
İstanbul (Training)
Seher Sağlam Balbay, Dr. Hale Kızılcık

Assessing English for Academic Purposes in the 21th Century, 25-29 July, Bodrum (Training)
Derem Çanga

Blended Learning in Language Education, 15-26 July,
United Kingdom (Training)
Yeliz Akel

Training Seminar on German Language Teaching, 18-30 July, Göttingen, Germany
Gamze Karbi (as the teacher trainer)

NILE & Gediz University International ELT Conference, 3-4 July,
İzmir
Dr. Hale Kızılcık, Yaprak Güleç Öğütçü, Elif Şeşen

Training on Writing and Writing Assessment – 27-28 May METU, Ankara
by Zeynep Ürkün

TANDEM Programının Tanıtımı, 26-27 Mayıs,
KKTC
Yeliz Akel, Gamze Karbi

14.Uluslararası Bilkent Üniversitesi BUSEL Konferansı,
14-16 Mayıs, Ankara
Dr. Hale Kızılcık, Özlem Bozatlı

The Child of the Century – 13-14 May, UK
Dr.Esin Korkut Savul

13th EALTA 2016 Conference, 05-08 May 2016, Spain
Yaprak Güleç Öğütçü

Öğretim Yöntem ve Teknikleri Semineri, 25-29 April, Alanya
Dr.Gamze Karbi

METU SFL Academic Writing Center Conference, 29 April, Ankara
Organized by Cahide Çavuşoğlu and Deniz Saydam (from DBE)

METU SFL Academic Writing Center Conference, 29 April, Ankara
Filiz Etiz: “Adjustment of Feedback on Postgraduate Writing to Optimize Uptake”

METU SFL Academic Writing Center Conference, 29 April, Ankara
Murat Aydın: “Gorillas in the room: Waking up to my blindness”

ICLMC 2016 International Conference on Language, Medias, and Culture, 11-12 April 2016
Dr.Begümşen Ergenekon

TESOL, Training of Trainers
13 April-24 May, Online
Elif Şeşen

American Association for Applied Linguistics Conference,
9-12 April, Orlando, United States
Dr.Hale Kızılcık

37th TESOL Greece Annual International Convention, 19-20 March 2016
Serkan Algan

37th TESOL Greece Annual International Convention, 19-20 March 2016
Özgür Köse

“The Effect of L2 Essay Instruction on L1 Writing Performance”, 1 February 2016, MLD Talks 2016
Cahide Çavusoğlu & Deniz Saydam

“Which vocabulary? Are we teaching what our students need?”, 1 February 2016, MLD Talks 2016
Dr. Hale Kızılcık

“Thou shalt not commit logical fallacies!”, 1 February 2016, MLD Talks 2016
Seher Balbay

“From Vicious Circle to Virtuous Circle”, 1 February 2016, MLD Talks 2016
Sinem Bür

“Academic success is a big deal – but character is too!”, 1 February 2016, MLD Talks 2016
Burçin Hasanbaşoğlu

Hedging”, 1 February 2016, MLD Talks 2016
Jason Matthew Steinberg

“Haunting in Short Fiction and its Adaptations”, 20-21 November 2015, France
Dr. Esin Korkut

Our instructor Michiko Sendil has been awarded the medal “The Order of the Rising Sun, Silver Rays” due to her contribution to enhance the relationship between the two countries through education and introducing Turkish literature to Japanese people.

“1.Uluslararası Yükseköğretim Çalışmaları Konferansı”, 14-16 October 2015, İstanbul
Mehmet Ali YILIK

Alessandra workshop“TED Elective Courses Workshop on Google Search Engine”, 6 October 2015, MLD, METU
Alessandra Nicolosi

“8. Uluslararası Türkçe’nin Eğitimi – Öğretimi Kurultayı”, 01-03 October 2015, İstanbul,
Derem ÇANGA

“Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program”, 20 August 2015-23 May 2016, USA,
Meriç GÜLCÜ

“Almanca Öğretiminde Öğretim Yöntemleri ve Teknikleri”, 05 August – 25 August 2015, Germany,
Gamze KARBİ

“Designing and Marketing Language Tests for the Productive Skills”, 27 July- 01 August 2015, Bodrum,
Yeliz AKEL

“ECLL 2015, The European Conference on Language Learning”, 30 June – 06 July 2015, England,
Figen İYİDOĞAN

“ECLL 2015, The European Conference on Language Learning”, 30 June – 06 July 2015, England (Poster Presentation),
Filiz ETİZ

“IATEFL BESIG & IATEFL Hungary Summer Symposium”, 19-21 June 2015, Hungary,
Ayşem ÖTKÜR

“Erasmus Teaching Staff Exchange Program”, 14 June -21 June 2015, Germany,
Şahika Tarhan

“9th International Morphological Processing Conference”, 17-23 June 2015, Germany,
Pınar Gacan ERTUĞRUL

“NFEAP 2015 Norwegian Forum for English for Academic Purposes”, 11-12 June, Norway,
Seyhan GÜNEŞER GÖÇMEN

“9th International Cuinary Arts”, 3-5 June, University of Mont Clair, U.S.A,
Begümşen ERGENEKON

“ICALMD 2015: 17th International Conference on Applied Linguistics and Materials Development”, 11-12 June 2015, Denmark,
Canan DUZAN

“12th EALTA European Association of Language Testing and Assessment”, 25 May-1 June 2015, Denmark,
Hale KIZILCIK

“9th International Conference on Culinary Arts”, 22 May – 4 June 2015, USA,
Begümşen ERGENEKON

“A Growth Mindset: A Concept of Diversity on Its Own”, METU International ELT Convention, 25-26 May, 2015
Alessandra NICOLOSI

“Investigating Satisfaction with a Graduate Academic Writing Center” METU International ELT Convention, 25-26 May, 2015
Cahide Elise ÇAVUŞOĞLU
Nurdan ÖZBEK GÜRBÜZ

“Inspirational Web 2.0 Tools…Digitally Yours!”,  METU International ELT Convention, 25-26 May, 2015
Burcin HASANBAŞOĞLU
Elif ŞEŞEN

“Graduate Writer Needs and Writing Tutors’ Tutoring Styles”, METU International ELT Convention, 25-26 May, 2015
Cahide Elise ÇAVUŞOĞLU
Deniz SAYDAM

“International Conference on Teaching English for Specific Purposes and Language Learning Technologies”, 20-24 May, Serbia
Hale KIZILCIK

“F.Scott Filtzgerald International Conference”, 07-08 May 2015, Ankara

Esin KORKUT

“CEFR Training”, School of Foreign Languages, METU, 27-29 March, 2015 / ANKARA
Yeliz AKEL
Sumru ALPTOĞAN
Murat AYDIN
Ozlem BOZATLI
Canan DUZAN
Seyhan GÜNEŞER GÖÇMEN
Figen İYİDOĞAN
Hale KIZILCIK
Ozlem POLAT
Ebru ŞAHİN
Vildan ŞAHİN
Elif ŞEŞEN
Yaprak GÜLEÇ ÖĞÜTÇÜ
Aysem KARADAĞ ÖTKÜR
Serdar YILDIRIM

“Assessment Training Program” by Zeynep URKUN, School of Foreign Languages, METU, 27-29 March, 2015 / ANKARA
Yeliz AKEL
Sumru ALPTOĞAN
Murat AYDIN
Ozlem BOZATLI
Canan DUZAN
Seyhan GÜNEŞER GÖÇMEN
Figen İYİDOĞAN
Meltem İZGÖREN
Hale KIZILCIK
Ozlem POLAT
Ebru ŞAHİN
Vildan ŞAHİN
Elif ŞEŞEN
Yaprak GÜLEÇ ÖĞÜTÇÜ

“TESOL, Greece 36th Annual International Convention”, Athens, 21-22 March, 2015 /GREECE
Serkan ALGAN
Ozgur KÖSE

“ECLL 2015 The European Conference on Language Learning Conference”, 01.07.2015-05.07.2015, Brighton / ENGLAND
Filiz ETİZ

“12. EALTA Conference”, 26.05.2015-31.05.2015, Copenhagen / DENMARK
Hale KIZILCIK

“Conference on Teaching English for Specific Purposes and New Language Learning Technologies”, 22.05.2015-24.05.2015, Niš / SERBIA
Hale KIZILCIK

“International Conference: China in the Middle East”, 17.03.2015-18.03.2015, Beijing / CHINA
Begümşen ERGENEKON
“ELT Ireland Conference (Affiliate of IATEFL)”, 21.02.2015 – 22.02.2015, Dublin / IRELAND
Hale KIZILCIK

“35th International Conference English Language Education in Asia: Reflections and Directions”, 29.01.2015 – 31.01.2015, Bangkok / THAILAND
Begümşen ERGENEKON

“MENAWCA Conference”, 07.11.2014-08.11.2014, DUBAI
Cahide ÇAVUŞOĞLU

“IATEFL Testing, Evaluation and Assessment SIG Conference Hosted by Centro de Lenguas Modernas, Granada University Conference”, 23.10.2014-25.10.2014, SPAIN
Hale KIZILCIK

“Erasmus Teaching Staff Exchange Program”, 21.09.2014-30.09.2014, Bilbao / SPAIN
Hale KIZILCIK
Gamze KARBİ

“Erasmus Academic Staff Mobility Program”, 20.09.2014 – 28.09.2014, Bilbao / SPAIN
Gamze KARBİ
Hale KIZILCIK

“Sabahcı Universities’ International Freshman English”, 17.09.2014 – 19.09.2014, İstanbul, TURKEY
Hale KIZILCIK

“Yükseköğretimin, Türkiye’deki Bilgi ve Teknoloji Politikalarını oluşturmada ve Uygulamadaki Rolünü Ortaya Koyma isimli tez çalışmasına yönelik eğitim ve araştırma”, 15.09.2014 – 12.12.2014, Michigan, USA
Mehmet Ali YILIK

“Educators’ Delegation Summer School”, 31.08.2014 – 09.09.2014, CHINA
Begümşen ERGENEKON
Filiz ETİZ
Meltem İZGÖREN

“The Challenges Faced by EMI Teachers in Turkey and the Transition from the Tertiary Level Preparatory Year Programme to Undergraduate Study through the Medium of English”, 18.08.2014 – 23.08.2014, Oxford University, ENGLAND
Ayşem KARADAĞ ÖTKÜR

“Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program”, 16.08.2014 – 16.05.2015, Boston/ Massachusetts / USA
Ayşe TOLUNAY

“International House / CELTA” with failte Ireland Scholarship , 05.08.2014 – 29.08.2014, Dublin, IRELAND
Figen İYİDOĞAN

“European Writing Centers Association 2014” 19.07.2014 – 22 .07.2014 Frankfurt, GERMANY
Murat AYDIN
Cahide ÇAVUŞOĞLU

“Testing, Evaluation and Assessment / Eğitim Programı”, 14.07.2014 – 19.07.2014, Bodrum, TURKEY
Ebru ŞAHİN
Evrim YALÇIN

“Teacher Training Trainee Program / SLTEP 2014”, 23.06.2014 – 04.07.2014, İstanbul, TURKEY
Gül Yaprak GÜLEÇ ÖĞÜTÇÜ

“ERASMUS Teaching Staff Exchange Program”, 20.06.2014 – 29.06.2014, GERMANY
Yeliz AKEL

“Almanca Öğretmenliği ve Alman Dili Edebiyatı Bölümlerinde Bölüm Dersleri Yanı sıra Yapılan Almanca Dersleri” 29.05.2014 – 31.05.2014, Ankara, TURKEY
Gülhan AYYILDIZ
Arzu FIRAT
Gamze KARBİ
Mukaddes YILDIRIM
Mümin YILMAZ
Sevim SARIHAN
Andreas VOLK

“Swan Institute / CELTA” with failte Ireland Scholarship, 25.05.2014 – 21.06.2014, IRELAND
Filiz ETİZ

“Working at Modern Language Department” 28.04.2014, in Ankara, TURKEY
Yeliz AKEL
Canan DUZAN

“ERASMUS Teaching Staff Exchange Program”, 18.05.2014 – 25.05.2014, FINLAND
Canan DUZAN

“48th Annual IATEFL Conference and Exhibition”, 02.04.2014 – 05.04.2014, Harrogate / ENGLAND
Hale KIZILCIK

“Strategies and Tools for Cooperative Learning “, 01.04.2014 – 05.04.2014, Rome, ITALY
Buket TARAKÇIOĞLU

“LIF 2014 – Language in Focus Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities Linguistic and English Language Teaching” 27.03.2014 – 28.03.2014, Antalya, TURKEY
Seyhan GÜNEŞER GÖÇMEN
Figen İYİDOĞAN

“Nelta 19th International Conference in Nepal”, 27.02.2014 – 04.03.2014, Kathmandu, NEPAL
Begümşen ERGENEKON

“International Journal of Arts and Sciences Conference for Academic Disciplines”, 29.11.2013 – 08.12.2013, Freiburg, GERMANY
H. Esin ERDEM

“34th Annual Conference of Linguistic Society of Nepal”, 26.11.2013 – 28.11.2013, Kathmandu, NEPAL
Filiz ETİZ

“Diversity, Plurilingualism and Their Impact on Language Testing and Assessment”, 22.11.2013 – 23.11.2013, Siena, ITALY
Hale KIZILCIK

“Almanca Öğrenmek ve Öğretmek”, 15.11.2013 – 23.11.2013, Schwaebisch, GERMANY
Gamze KARBİ

“4th International Blacksea English Language Teaching Conference- The Tao Education Technology” 10.10.2013 – 11.10.2013, Bolu, TURKEY
Aylin GRAVES
Tamay Ergüven ORHAN
Reyhan ATASEVER

“16. Uluslararası INGED İngiliz Dili Öğretimi”, 04.10.2013 – 06.10.2013, İzmir, TURKEY
Hale KIZILCIK

“ECER 2013 – the European Conference on Educational Research”, 10.09.2013 – 13.09.2013, İstanbul, TURKEY
Mehmet Ali YILIK

“15th Internationele Tagung der Deutschlehrerinnen und Deutschlehrer 2013”, 29.07.2013 – 03.08.2013, Bolzano, ITALY
Gamze KARBİ

“7th Conference of the European Association for the Teaching of Writing – EATEW 2013”, 27.06.2013 – 29.06.2013, Budapest, HUNGARY
Filiz ETİZ

“Almanca Temel Dil Eğitim Semineri”, 24.06.2013 – 28.06.2013, Rize, TURKEY
Gamze KARBİ

“13. Uluslararası BUSEL Konferansı” 17.06.2013 – 18.06.2013, Ankara, TURKEY
Aylin Graves
Hale KIZILCIK
Zelal ŞEN

“Erasmus Staff Training Mobility” 25.05.2013-02.06.2013, SPAIN
Tamay ERGÜVEN ORHAN

“EALTA 2013 The Impact of Language Testing and Assessment”, 23.05.2013-24.05.2013, İstanbul, ANKARA
Yeliz AKEL
Hale KIZILCIK

“İstek Okulları Uluslararası ELT Konferansı”, 27.04.2013-28.04.2013, İstanbul, TURKEY
Aylin GRAVES
Özgür KÖSE

The following instructors from Department of Modern Languages attended the teacher training courses designed by Gordion Akademi during summer 2013.

Teaching Academic Writing- 15th-20th July, 2013 Bodrum/MUGLA:HALE KIZILCIK
Teaching Skills Effectiveley- 22nd-27th July, 2013 Bodrum/MUGLA:MERİÇ GÜLCÜ ÖZDÖKMECİ
Educational Technology – 29th July- 3rd August, 2013 Bodrum/ MUGLA:SEYHAN GÜNEŞER GÖÇMEN

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