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
Ekrem Şimşek's book review (Mapping Autonomy in Language Education: A Framework for Learner and Teacher Development) appeared in the latest issue of IATEFL Newsletter "Independence." You can find below an abstract of his review: