Meeting of Change Agents (MOCA) was initiated by Ege University School of Foreign Languages in 2017 with a view to convene related parties in the teaching and learning of English at preparatory schools to discuss issues, share opinions, practices and experiences, and explore options together. MOCA gathering is an annual event, the first of which was hosted by the founding team at Ege University. The second MOCA event took place in Ankara, hosted by TED University, and SU SL had the opportunity and pleasure to host the third one.
On Saturday morning, May 25, Gender- and Sexuality-Inclusive Curriculum Task Group (GSIC) in collaboration with SUGender launched the GSIC ELT Initiative by conducting a meeting at Karaköy Minerva Palace with local ELT professionals and graduate students. Ten attendees were present in this first meeting. The participants gathered from Bahçeşehir, Beykent, Koç, Medeniyet, Medipol, MEF and Sabancı universities.
The 53rd IATEFL Conference and Exhibition which was held between 2 and 5 April in Liverpool 2019 was a rewarding experience in which I got to meet other professionals in the field, exchanged ideas and had the opportunity to present my classroom research on a forum entitled “Findings from Research into Writing at University Level”.
Over the semester break I had a chance to apply to a couple of universities for Erasmus Staff mobility. I received two offers from two different universities and I picked Zagreb School of Economics and Management as it includes Business English classes and I decided to challenge myself to teach in a different context.
My journey from Istanbul to Ipoh, a city in north-western Malaysia, known as a gateway to the Cameron Highlands hill station took me a couple of round the clock circles.
School of Languages Teaching and Developing Through Online Learning: Vocabulary Teaching and Learning (SL-TeDOL, VTL) is a free online teacher training course, designed by a couple of voluntary instructors at Sabancı University, Istanbul, to help ELT teachers in Turkey or abroad revise or improve their vocabulary teaching and learning skills. One of the missions of Sabancı University is to share the knowledge and skills gained through institutional studies with the environment for the benefit of the society