Graduate Reflections: Working at a State School

by Cengiz Dikme, FLE 2013 Hello to whomever this piece of text ever reaches out to, Following lines are to share my experience as a 4-month teacher. Unfortunately, I have little to say about my classroom experiences; but much about my interaction with the town/city and MEB (*). To my later regret, I deliberately opted…

Graduate Reflections: Working at Hacettepe University

by Nihan Yılmaz Hello everyone, I am a graduate of the 2012 class. I am currently working at Hacettepe University, School of Foreign Languages. I’ve been working here for 2 years. To begin with, I want to say that I was one of you, reading some other people’s lives with a huge sigh like “Oh…

Never underestimate W-H questions in your life!

by Eda Türkcan Hi everyone, I graduated from Metu, FLE in 2012. I was a student of Section 4, sometimes 3 or 5 depending on the capacity of the class as you guess. I mentioned my section because section is a divine term in our university. By the way, one of the most important profits this…

Graduate Reflections: Teaching adult learners

by Zeynep Ceyhan, METU FLE 2013 Hi everyone! I am a graduate of METU FLE and I have been working as an English teacher in a language school in Kocaeli since September, 2013. I want to share my experiences and feelings about that. When I entered the class first day, I was so nervous and…

Graduate Reflections: Teaching at Kirklareli University

by Gökhan Özkan, METU FLE 2012 I’m a graduate of the foreign language education department of METU and have been working as an instructor of English at Kirklareli University for one year. I’m a proud METU FLE graduate and I can tell you why I am: I didn’t merely find obedience and conformity at METU…

Graduate Reflections: MA at METU

by Seda Akbaş, METU FLE 2013  A current MA student of ELT at METU explains how she prepared for MA in ELT I have always wanted to study in graduate English Language Teaching program at Middle East Technical University as I believe the program is the place where I will find the theoretical and applied…