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…

Working as a State School Teacher in Karaman

by Özge Yücel, FLE 2013 Hi everyone! I have been teaching as a state school teacher in Ermenek, Karaman since September, 2013. I will share my experiences and feelings about working in a remote town as a graduate of METU. So many thanks to Dear Yasemin Hoca for giving me such a chance. I am about…

Being a State School Teacher as a METU Graduate

by Fatih Gün / FLE 2013 I am an 8 month old teacher at a state school in Caglayancerit / K. Maras, I love this small city very much not because it has many facilities (actually there is almost nothing-a place bigger than a village smaller than a city-anyway let’s say a city) but because…

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…