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…

Warm Greeting from Gent University, Belgium!

Hi everyone! I am an MA student at Gent University which is situated in the beautiful city of Ghent. Well, what am I studying? The program I am following is actually for those who love both English Literature and Linguistics; however who are more prone to studying Literature. In other words, for those who love…

EFL Activities (1)

GRAMMAR CASINO Grammar Casino is a game you can modify for each and every class, student level and grammar topic. First you divide the students into 5 groups. You assign one sentence to each group. Let’s say our topic is wh- questions with ‘do/does.’ You assign as following: Group 1 = How – (+) (Affirmative)-she…

How to Graduate from METU FLE in 3 Years

by Merjen Yomudova, METU FLE 2013 Graduating from undergraduate program of English Language Teaching is not impossible or out of the question as far as you desire it so much. Namely, I mean you should insist on your destination and you need some people around you who support and believe in you. From my firstyear,…

Teaching at a State School

by Bahar Acer / FLE 2013 Working at a state school is a valuable experience. It has some difficulties, but at the same time it has some positive and enjoyable sides. The school may not have the equipment that you need or want to use while teaching English. Therefore you can have some difficulties and…

One Year as an Instructor at a Foundation University

by Saniye Demirtaş Hi everyone, I’m Saniye from University of Turkish Aeronautical Association (Turk Hava Kurumu Universitesi) and I would like to share my experiences from the first day of my application for this university to the very last day of my one-year teaching experience, which has been really fast. As it is told, time…