ABOUT ME

I was born in Bolu on January 26th, 1981. It was at 8 a.m. on a Monday morning. That's why I like Mondays very much and never feel in a depression on Monday mornings. By the way, if you could love Mondays, you can love any days of the week.

I graduated from Bolu Izzet Baysal Anatolian High School and then moved to Ankara for studying English Language and Literature at Hacettepe University. I wish I had a chance and could go the same department once more. After I graduated, I understood how invaluable courses I took throughout the undergraduate program.

Then, I started working as an English teacher at a high school and worked there for about 2 years. After that, I was accepted as an MA student and a research assistant at the Department of English Language Teaching. Here, it was an excellent chance for me to work with Prof. Dr. Arif Altun throughout my thesis.

 

After I completed MA, I went to Ankara for the Ph.D. program and it was quite an excellent opportunity for me to work at Middle East Technical University for about 5 years as a research assistant. Prof. Dr. Gölge Seferoğlu helped me too much not only as my Ph.D. supervisor but also for the days I was trying to get used to days in Ankara.

 

While doing this academic stuff, my wife, Berna, has always been with me and supported whenever I feel depressed. I can easily say that this achievement would not have been real without her support.
 

EDUCATION

1986-1991

Milli Egemenlik Primary School, Bolu

1991-1998

Bolu İzzet Baysal Anatolian High School

1998-2002 (B.A.)

Hacettepe University

Department of English Language and Literature

2004-2006 (M.A.)

Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University

Department of English Language Teaching

2007-2012 (Ph.D.)

Middle East Technical University

Department of English Language Teaching

RESEARCH INTERESTS

English Language Teacher Education

Computer Assisted Language Learning

Intercultural Exchange - Intercultural Communicative Competence

Pragmatics