Along the Way to Ph.D. in Language Studies

by Hilal Yıldırım Gündoğdu (hilal.yildirim@metu.edu.tr) In this text, I would like to tell you about my academic journey in linguistics which my friends who are relatively at the earlier stages of this journey can relate to their own life. I believe and hope that my experiences and way of looking at searching for and finding…

Experiences of an English teacher in Kars (video in Turkish)

Ayşenur KILIÇ graduated from Middle East Technical University in 2015 and she has been working as an English teacher for four years. Her teaching experience officially started in a small village in Kars and she worked there for two years with secondary school students. Kars is a very small city in Eastern Turkey and it’s…

School Observation in a State School

by Senem Tosun & Elif Paksoy Description of the Context   My friend Senem and I made our observation in a public primary school in Yenimahalle, Ankara. Our class hours were between 10:30 a.m.-12:10 p.m. for 4th grade students. The proficiency of our class is mixed. That is, there are students at different levels. For example,…

School Observation Report: METU Prep School

by Merve SÖĞÜT & Polen ÖZTÜRK We observed a beginner class in METU preparatory school. We want to be instructors at a university, and we were wondering about how a beginner teacher manages the class, so we wanted to observe a university class. Teachers were really busy; students were asking questions to them even in…