TAM ZAMANLI ÖĞRETİM ELEMANLARI
2019-2020 PART TIME LECTURERS
Buse Sarp has completed her primary, secondary and high school education in İzmir Özel Türk Koleji. As a Rotary exchange student, she has completed her final year of high school at Two Rivers High School in Wisconsin, USA. Through a double major undergraduate program, she received Bachelor of Arts degrees both from the Department of Teaching English as a Foreign Language at Middle East Technical University and from the Department of Teaching English as a Second Language at State University of New York in New Paltz. After graduation, she worked as Comenius assistant at Marco De Canaveses High School in Porto, Portugal for one year. She started her academic career at the School of Foreign Languages, Dokuz Eylül University and she has been working at Yaşar University since 2015.
Having completed her undergraduate degree in Division of English Language Education at Gazi University, Faculty of Education in 2010, Ceren Seçilmişoğlu applied to COMENIUS, a EU programme, and was given the opportunity to start her professional teaching life in a multinational primary school in Austria during the 2010-2011 educational year. She accomplished a graduate programme in Division of English Language Education at Ufuk University in 2019, and between 1st and 3rd July 2019, she presented her research on Flipped Learning Model at the 11th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies organised by EDULEARN19. Completing CELTA programme successfully between the dates of 15th July and 9th August 2019, she started working as an adjunct instructor at Yaşar University.
Deniz Özbeyli graduated from the Department of English Linguistics at Hacettepe University after finishing high school at Kuleli. He got his teaching certificate at the same university. He got his M.A. degree in English Language Teaching (2008) and PhD in History with the dissertation “Perception of the Other in History Books: Turkey and the U.K. Example” (2017) at Dokuz Eylül University. He also has a second M.A. in Human Resources Management and Development at Marmara University (1999). He finished the ALPS (Advanced Language Proficiency Skills) course at DLI (Defense Language Institute), Texas, U.S.A. and took Managerial Communications classes at Wayland University in San Antonio, U.S.A. Özbeyli worked as an Instructor of English, coordinator, and translator-interpreter in the army. After teaching English at Land Forces Language School during his final post, he left the army in 2014 and worked as an Instructor of English at the School of Foreign Languages at Yaşar University, and in some other private schools. He has been teaching English at Yaşar University since 2019.
He has initiated various student clubs and activities concerning English, motivation, and education at all the schools he has taught. He is one of the admins of the ELT web site named “Comprehensible Input- Reading- Story Telling”. Believing life long learning and continuous personal developmet are not only for students but for everyone, Özbeyli is into academic topics like ELT seminars, classroom management workshops, feedback, improving reading, and writing skills, application of technology to the classroom, presentation techniques as well as the other topics like literature, philosophy, opera, traveling, jogging, fitness, juggling , and degustation. He also has a YouTube channel in English in which he tells about his travels abroad. Deniz Özbeyli has more than 100 short stories, essays and travel notes published in literature and art magazines.
Dila Beyazyıldırım joined Yaşar University SOFL in 2015. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from Ege University, and she is currently working her way towards a master’s degree in Linguistics at Dokuz Eylül University where she wants to specialize in Applied Linguistics -more specifically in Educational Linguistics. She also holds teaching certificates from Ege University Faculty of Education and SIT Graduate Institute.
She has received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in English Language and Literature from Ege University. During her undergraduate studies, she was granted a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Scholarship. In 2014, she graduated summa cum laude and she was awarded with a TUBITAK BIDEB Scholarship for her graduate studies. After attending the SIT TESOL Graduate Certificate Program in 2014, she began her career as an ESL instructor. She has worked at Izmir Katip Çelebi University and Izmir University of Economics. In 2018, she started to work at Yaşar University. She also speaks German and Italian.
She graduated from Marmara University English Language Teaching Department in 2016. She has been working at School of Foreign Languages, Yasar University since September 2016. She got TESOL certificate in 2017.
-Marmara University (English Language Teaching, 2016)
-Yasar University (TESOL, 2017)
Ekin Sezel graduated from English Language and Literature, Faculty of Letters, Hacettepe University. After that, she finished her studies in Teaching Certificate Program at Faculty of Education, Hacettepe University. She started her academic position – Instructor of English – at Katip Çelebi University in 2013. In 2015, she joined Yaşar University and has been working in Yaşar University Prep Class as an instructor since then. Also, she has been studying Master of Arts in English Language and Literature at Faculty of Letters, Ege University since 2019.
He completed his undergraduate studies at the Department of English Language Teaching, Faculty of Education, Marmara University in 2016. After teaching in various language schools between 2012 and 2016, he worked as an English Instructor at School of Foreign Languages at Marmara University in 2016-2017 academic year, and as a translator and interpreter at National Defense University between 2018 and 2019. He is currently working at School of Foreign Languages at Yaşar University.
After she got her bachelor degree from Ege University, English Language and Literature Department in 2005, she also took her master education in ELT in 2009. She started her teaching career at Dokuz Eylül University in 2005. She continued her career as a full -time lecturer at Yasar University between 2007 -2010. Until 2019 she worked at different institutions in other cities and she joined us again as a part time lecturer.
Fatma Faize Akçay
Faize Akçay has earned her bachelor’s degree from Ege University at the department of English Language and Literature and her master’s degree from Midwestern State University, Texas, USA at the department of English Language and Literature. She holds teaching certificates from Ege University and University of East Anglia, UK. She has been awarded scholarships from British Council, YÖK and World Bank. Before joining Yaşar University, she worked in administrative posts in Dokuz Eylül and Cyprus International universities and as a senior lecturer in Girne American University. She has been teaching English for Academic Purposes at Yaşar University since 2012.
Fatma Yasemin Bayındır
Yasemin Bayındır graduated from Dokuz Eylül University English Language Teaching department in 2011. Upon graduation, she has worked at various language schools. She started her academic career in 2014 and worked at various universities, including Izmir Institute of Technology and Katip Çelebi University. In 2017-2018 academic years, she was awarded with Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Scholarship, which enabled her to work at New York University (NYU). Currently, she is continuing her Master of Arts in English Language Teaching at Bahçeşehir University. She is interested in second language acquisition, in-service teacher education, intercultural pragmatics and English as Lingua Franca. She has been working as part-time instructor at Yaşar University School of Foreign Languages since 2018.
Ege Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi, İngiliz Dili ve Edebiyatı Bölümü’nde Lisans eğitimini tamamladıktan sonra, 2017 yılında Yaşar Üniversitesi’nde SIT TESOL sertifika programını tamamlamıştır. 2018 yılında Yaşar Üniversitesi Yabancı Diller Yüksek Okulu’nda İngilizce okutmanı olarak çalışmaya başlamış ve halen devam etmektedir.
After earning her bachelor’s degree from Ege University at the department of English Language and Literature, she participated in the SIT TESOL certificate program at Yaşar University and received her certificate in 2017. From 2018 on, she is working at Yaşar University School of Foreign Languages as an English instructor.
Gözde Şakıyan Kayra
She got her bachelor degree from Hacettepe University, Department of English Translation and Interpretation. She also fulfilled her pedagogical training in ELT in the same university. She worked as an English teacher in Turkish Armed Forces and Bahcesehir schools. She has an MA degree in ELT from Maltepe University. She works as a part time lecturer in School of Foreign Languages, Yasar University.
Gülay Çalışkan has been working as an English Language Instructor at Yasar University since 2014. She previously worked for private language schools teaching English to adults for two years before she joined Yasar University. Gülay is a graduate of American Culture and Literature Department of Dokuz Eylul University and after her graduation in 2012, she earned her Certificate of Pedagogical Formation in the field of TEFL. Additionally, she has been studying Master of Arts in American Culture and Literature at Faculty of Letters at Dokuz Eylül University since 2019
Gülden Odabaşı joined the SoFL team in September 2016. Prior to joining Yaşar University, she taught EFL to high school students and worked as an EFL Curriculum Designer assistant for a web-based Business English School in San Diego, California. In 2012, she earned her Professional Certificate in TEFL, TEYL and TEFL (Special Studies) from UCSD, San Diego, CA. She holds an M.A in TESOL from Alliant International University and a B.A in English Language Teaching from Yeditepe University. From 2014 to 2015, she worked as a student assistant at Alliant International University and performed administrative office duties. Her main professional interests include cross-cultural issues and teaching pronunciation.
She graduated from Hacettepe University in 2007 with a B.A. degree in English Language and Literature. She also attended Erasmus Exchange Programme and studied at Dortmund University, Germany in 2005-2006. She completed the M.A. program at Bochum University, Germany in the department of ‘European Culture and Economy’. During her studies, she worked at a number of NGO’s like the TUSIAD Brussels Representative and UNHCR Ankara as a long term intern. Upon finishing her studies, she worked at some corporations in Germany and Turkey. She worked at Ege University, Foreign Languages Department as an English lecturer for 3 years. She has been working at Yaşar University as a part-time lecturer since 2017.
– Hacettepe University, English Language and Literature (B.A., 2007)
– Dortmund University (Erasmus, 2005-2006)
– University of Bochum, European Culture and Economy (M.A., 2010)
Hüseyin Ozan Mavi
Hüseyin Ozan Mavi graduated from the Department of English Translation and Interpretation at Izmir University of Economics with high honors in 2011. He successfully completed his professional training in the Pedagogical Formation Education Certificate Program offered by Izmir Dokuz Eylül University and began his teaching career in different offices of English language centers located in Izmir where he worked as an educator for three consecutive years. He then continued his carreer by teaching English as a foreign language at private high schools in Izmir, and eventually worked as an instructor at Izmir Katip Çelebi University. As of 2019, he works at Yaşar University School of Foreign Languages and continues his MA studies in the English Language Teaching MA Program of Bahçeşehir University. The academic topics he works on include digital literacy and acquisition of technology-based foreign language teaching competencies, content and language integrated learning, differentiated instruction strategies and teacher authonomy and professional development.
Jennifer Johnson-Önay earned her undergraduate degree in Japanese at The Ohio State University, College of Humanities, Department of East Asian languages. Completed a Masters degree in Advanced Japanese from University of Sheffield. Has been offering courses in Japanese at Yaşar University since 2010.
• The Ohio State University (BA, Japanese, 1986)
• University of Sheffield (Master, Advanced Japanese, 2004)
Kübra Rana Bağ
Having done various internships at different language services companies located both in Turkey and the UK during her undergraduate studies, Rana earned her BA degree in English-Turkish Translation and Interpreting from Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey in 2015. She has been working as a freelance –mainly medical– translator & interpreter since 2014 professionally. After moving to İzmir in 2015, she started working at Yaşar University as a translator in the following year. At Yaşar University, she is continuing to improve her professional skills by attending some courses in Turkey and abroad including the interpreting summer school she attended in Scotland in August 2019 as part of Erasmus+ Staff Mobility. She is happy to be working in a vibrant and dynamic environment.
Melike has an undergraduate degree in American Culture and Literature. During her degree, she participated in the Erasmus program and studied English Philology in Lodz, Poland. Before her career as an English teacher, she worked as a simultaneous/consecutive translator. She is competent in legal terminology as she has worked as a sworn translator with various notaries.
Merve earned her bachelor’s degree in Linguistics from Dokuz Eylül University and went to the University of Giessen on an exchange program in 2012. She has been teaching English for six years and has done her CELTA. After getting CELTA certification, she started working for Yasar University as an instructor. She is currently working as a test administrator in the testing and assessment office.
Merve has been working as an English Instructor at Yaşar University since 2015. She graduated from Yaşar University, the department of English Language and Literature in 2012. Thereafter she got her English Teaching Certificate from Dokuz Eylül University in 2013. After her graduation, she worked at a private course and went some countries as a student supervisor. Before being an instructor at Yaşar University, she worked at Katip Çelebi University between the years of 2013-2015. She also worked for Material Development Office.
She graduated from Ege University- American Culture and Literature in 2012 and she completed her pedagogical formation education in this time. After graduation, she started to work in some private language schools and courses. Between the years 2013 and 2015, she worked at Izmir Katip Celebi University- School of Foreign Languages. She has been working at Yasar University as an English Instructor since 2015.
Nilüfer Nimet Pakel
Nilüfer Nimet Pakel graduated from Ege University, English Language and Literature department in 1997. Upon graduation, she worked as a banker (in Turkey and the USA), and later as a teacher at various language schools. She has been working as a part-time lecturer at Yaşar University, School of Foreign Languages since 2014.
Oya Aksu has been working as a part time EFL instructor. She worked in language schools before joining Yaşar University. She has earned her BA and MA degree at Dokuz Eylül University in English Language Teaching Department. She was certified by University of Cambridge, she is a CELTA holder. She is enthusiastic about her teaching profession. She is very interested in improving herself as a teacher by joining various workshops, attending seminars and conferences about ELT.
She completed her Bachelor’s Degree at Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of American Culture and Literature. During her studies and afterwards, she participated in EU Exchange Programmes. She has stayed in Germany for a year and completed European Voluntary Service. She worked as an Instructor of English at Dokuz Eylul University, School of Foreign Languages from 2010 to 2012. She has been working as an Instructor of English at Yaşar University, School of Foreign Languages since 2014. She also completed Life Coaching and Student Coaching Programmes with success and has been working in this field at the same time.
-Dokuz Eylul University (American Culture and Literature, 2007)
Perihan Ceyda Orhan
Perihan Ceyda Orhan completed her undergraduate studies at Dokuz Eylül University, Translation and Interpretation (English-German-Turkish) in 2017. She started her academic teaching career as an EFL Instructor at Celal Bayar and Ege University. She received her Pedagogical Formation Certificate from Ege University. Currently, she is continuing her TESOL education and her MA in Curriculum and Instruction at Ege University. Since 2019, she has been working at Yaşar University