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Free workshop announcement from ITI for October and November

ITI is offering ELT teachers with free workshops on different topics. For Saturday afternoons in October and November, the following workshops are announced:

Workshop Presenters Timetable

SATURDAY 21st October

SATURDAY 4th November
13.30 – 14.30:  USING INTERACTIVE VIDEOS (Cigdem)

SUNDAY  5th November

SATURDAY 11th November
13.30 – 14.30:  CREATIVE WRITING (Nedla)

SATURDAY 18th November
13.30 – 14.30:  PHONOLOGY / LISTENING (Hessam)

SATURDAY 25th November
13.30 – 14.30:  ERROR CORRECTION (Kamal)

SATURDAY 4th November
13.30 – 14.30:  TRAINING LEARNERS TO LEARN (Tyler)

For online registration, they give this link and warn teachers to check the website of the institution for any possible time and topic changes.

I hope you get the opportunity to join these free workshops and enjoy each of them.


World Englishes Conference


On October 8-10, 2015, the 21st Conference of the International Association for World Englishes (WE) was held at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul focusing on the theme of  World Englishes: Bridging Cultures and Contexts’. I also had a presentation in the conference with my colleagues Derin Atay and Özlem Kaşlıoğlu.  Our study was titled as ‘Integrating World Englishes into lesson plans: Experiences of pre- and in-service teachers of English’ and focused on understanding pre- and in-service teachers’ perceptions of WE and its integration into teaching English before and after implementing WE integrated lesson plans. You can download and view the slides here: WEsunum


Welcome to my first blog post. Finally here it is! It has taken me a long time to begin blogging. I have been asking my students at university (pre-service teachers of English) to keep blogs to share their course related work and most of them are now very good bloggers! I will be referring to their blogs often here. Now it is my turn. I will be primarily blogging about foreign language teaching and learning, ICT technology for 21st century learners, effective technology integration for language teachers and teacher education in general. Your contributions and comments will always be welcomed and appreciated.