Prof. Dr. Aydan Ersöz was the head of English Language Teaching Department, Gazi Faculty of Education, Gazi University, Ankara. She retired in October 2006 after having worked for 24 years. She is currently working as a freelance. She is the President of INGED Board (ELEA-English Language Teaching Association). Her interest areas are: teaching English to young learners; evaluating, adapting and developing teaching materials; and, teacher training. She has taken active part in the in-service training programs of the Ministry of Education as a trainer and has contributed to a number of projects run by the Ministry for primary, secondary and tertiary levels. She runs projects at private schools as an educational consultant. She also contributes to in-service training programs for universities and private schools. She has several published articles and books.
Dorota Werbińska is Associate Professor in the Institute of Modern Languages at Pomeranian University in Slupsk, Poland. A former teacher, a teacher trainer, and an in-service teacher educator, she is author of 4 books on modern language teachers and almost 60 articles, book chapters, and book reviews published nationally and internationally. Her main academic interests are within the field of language teacher education, both pre-service and in-service, in particular language teacher identity, teacher professional development, teacher reflexivity, and qualitative research.
Yasemin Kırkgöz is Professor of English Language Teaching at Çukurova University, Turkey. T. Her research interests include language policy and practices particularly in primary and higher education, curriculum design and innovation management, teaching English to young learners, integrating technology in English language teaching, English medium instruction in higher education, and pre-service and in-service teacher education. She has published book chapters and articles on these topics in both national and international refereed journals as well as reviewing several books. She received various awards, including the Third Annual David E. Eskey Memorial Award for Curricular Innovation for her publication Innovation as a Curriculum Renewal Process in a Turkish University in 2006, and the Leadership and Management Special Interest Group (SIG) award from IATEFL in 2013. She is the co-editor of the book Key Issues in English for Specific Purposes in Higher Education, published by Springer in 2018.
Olcay Sert is a senior lecturer (English Studies) in the School of Education, Culture and Communication at Mälardalen University (Sweden) and the editor of Classroom Discourse, an international, peer reviewed journal published by Routledge. He has a PhD degree in Educational and Applied Linguistics (Newcastle University, UK), and his research deals with classroom discourse, L2 interaction, and language teacher education. He has co-founded (in 2015) and directed HUMAN (Hacettepe University Micro-Analysis Network) and is now directing MIND (Mälardalen INteraction and Didactics) Research Group, which he co-founded in 2019. His book ‘Social Interaction and L2 Classroom Discourse’ (Edinburgh University Press) investigates (English) language classrooms from a conversation analytic perspective, and provides strong implications for language teaching and teacher education. The book has been shortlisted for the British Association for Applied Linguistics Book Prize 2016 and was a finalist for the American Association for Applied Linguistics first book award 2017. He is co-editing (with Silvia Kunitz and Numa Markee) a new volume entitled ‘Classroom-based conversation analytic research: Theoretical and applied perspectives on pedagogy’, which will be published by Springer in 2020. Sert’s peer-reviewed articles appeared in journals like Language and Education, Linguistics and Education, Journal of Pragmatics, TESOL Quarterly, Applied Linguistics Review, International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, and Computer Assisted Language Learning.
Ceylan Yangın Ersanlı
Ceylan YANGIN ERSANLI is an associate professor at the department of English Language teaching, Ondokuz Mayıs University, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses and supervises MA dissertations. She has also worked in national and international projects on language teaching and teacher Education.
She published various research articles and book chapters nationally and internationally. Her research interests include teaching English to young learners, language teacher education, technology and language learning, language and culture, curriculum and materials development.
Yasemin BAYYURT is a professor of Applied Linguistics at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey. She holds a PhD degree in English Linguistics from Lancaster University, England. Her current research focuses on ELF-awareness in English language teaching and learning in multilingual and multicultural contexts; implementation of a CLIL approach in primary and secondary school EFL classrooms; EMI in higher education contexts; implementation of a mobile/blended instructional design in higher education programs. Her publications include articles in various indexed/refereed journals (World Englishes, Journal of English for Academic Purposes, Language Culture and Curriculum, …); edited books and book chapters published by national/international publishers - e.g., co-edited volume entitled “Current Perspectives on Pedagogy for English as a Lingua Franca” (2015), published by De Gruyter. Currently, she is in the process of authoring one of the edited volumes devoted to World Englishes Pedagogies in Bloomsbury World Englishes three volume series edited by Mario Saraceni (expected for publication in 2020).
Luis Guerra is a Professor of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Evora, Portugal. He is also the Director of the Language Centre of the School of Social Sciences and Deputy Head of the Department of Linguistics and Literatures. He has a PhD in English Language Teaching/Applied Linguistics from the University of Warwick, UK. He has extensive experience in teaching English Language and Linguistics in Brazil, US, UK, Spain and Portugal. He was a Visiting Professor at Qatar University under the Foundation Program where he investigated students’ attitudes and perceptions towards the English language. He has edited and published books, book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals. His book ‘Teaching and Learning English as an International Language in Portugal: Policy, Practice and Perceptions’ is a pioneering work in the field of English as an International Language in Portugal. He has also been involved in several Erasmus+ projects (e.g. ILTERG, ENRICH, COST). His research interests are ELF/EIL, ELF-based teaching methodology, World Englishes in ELT, the role of English in the Expanding Circle, intercultural communicative competence, multilingualism, language learning motivation and the use of technology in second language teaching/learning.
: Belgin Aydın is a Professor working as the ELT Department Head at TED University since 2019. Since March 2020, she has been coordinating the Center of Teaching and Learning. She had her undergraduate and PhD degrees at Anadolu University ELT Department and her MA at Bilkent University with Fulbright Scholarship. She directed many MA theses on various topics and two PhD theses on language assessment. Working as a director and a researcher in various TUBİTAK and BAP projects, Aydın presented at different national and international conferences and has been teaching courses including methodology in language teaching, teaching English to children, digital material development and individual differences in language learning.
Sedat Akayoglu is currently working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Foreign Language Education at Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University. He is working with pre-service EFL teachers, and his expertise includes computer-assisted language learning, computer-mediated communication, intercultural communication, and teacher education. More information on publications and presentations is available on http://www.sedatakayoglu.com