Curriculum Vitae

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Name: Deniz Kurtoglu Eken

Date of Birth: 12.9.1965

Nationality: Turkish

Marital Status: Married

Work Address: Sabanci University School of Languages 34956 Orhanli, Tuzla Istanbul, Turkey

Phone : 90 216 483 9124

Fax. : 90 216 483 9140

E-mail : kurtoglueken@sabanciuniv.edu

 EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • B.A. English Language and Literature Hacettepe University, Ankara 1987

  • UCLES Diploma University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (With Distinction on the Project and the Language Exam) Middle East Technical University, Ankara 1990

  • M.A. EFL Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (GPA: 4.0) 1991

  • PhD in ELT – July – Middle East Technical University, Ankara (GPA: 4.0) (The first graduate of the Program) 2000

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1985 French Language Diploma Ministere de L’Education Nationale Ecole Technique Superieure de L’Etat a Bruxelles

  • 1994 UCLES DOTE Moderator

  • 1995 UCLES COTE Moderator

EMPLOYMENT

  • Sep.2012 – Instructor and PDR (Projects, Development and Research) Coordinator, Sabanci University School of Languages
  • Aug.2002-Sep.2012 Director, Sabanci University School of Languages

  • Sep.2001 – Aug. 2002 Lecturer Bilkent University Graduate School of English MA in Teacher Education & Trainer Trainer, School of English Language

  • Sep.2000 Academic Advisor and Teacher Trainer Bilkent University School of English Language (BUSEL) & Graduate School of Education MA in Teacher Education Part-time Lecturer

  • Sep.1998 – Sep.2000 Academic Advisor and Teacher Trainer BUSEL Trainer Training Course, Course Director and Tutor Bilkent University School of English Language (BUSEL)

  • Sep.1997 – Sep.1998 Head of Teacher Training Unit BUSEL Trainer Training Course, Course Director and Tutor DTEFLA Course Tutor

  • Sep.1992 – Sep.1997 Teacher Trainer, UCLES DOTE, COTE, DTEFLA Course Director and Tutor BUSEL

  • Sep.1991- Sep.1992 English Language Instructor BUSEL Sep.1989- Sep.1990 English Language Instructor BUSEL

  • Sep.1988- Sep.1989 Assistant Director and Freshman English Instructor BUSEL

  • Sep.1987- Sep.1988 English Language Instructor BUSEL

 

COURSES / CONFERENCES ATTENDED

  • Salzburg Seminar on In-service Teacher Training: Organizing and Giving Workshops Oct.30-Nov.8, 1996

  • Plymouth Summer Course on Management and Teacher Training at College of St.Mark and St.John July 1997

  • EAQUALS Conferences and Workshop Meetings since the year 2004 (Dublin, November 2004)

  • 40th TESOL Convention, Tampa, Florida, March 2006

TEACHER TRAINING AND TRAINER TRAINING COURSES GIVEN

  • UCLES Diploma for Overseas Teachers of English (DOTE), 1992-1993

  • UCLES Certificate for Overseas Teachers of English (COTE), 1992-1993
  • UCLES Diploma for Overseas Teachers of English (DOTE), 1993-1994
  • UCLES Certificate for Overseas Teachers of English (COTE), 1993-1994
  • UCLES Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Langauge (DTEFLA),1994-1995
  • United States Information Service ? one-week training course for Ministry of Education Inspectors – Sessions on classroom management, language presentation & practice, classroom observations, clinical supervision Ankara, January 1995 (course tutor/teacher trainer)

  • British Council Course -Certificate in Classroom Methodology ; two-week training course for teachers – Sessions on classroom methodology and classroom supervision for teachers Ak├žakoca, Bolu, June 1995 (course tutor/teacher trainer)

  • UCLES Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Langauge (DTEFLA), 1995-1996
  • UCLES Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Langauge (DTEFLA), 1996-1997
  • Ministry of Education Local Teacher Training Seminar – Sessions on classroom methodology and supervision for the Ministry of Education Teacher Trainers INGED Kirikkale, March 1996 (course tutor/teacher trainer)

  • Bilkent University School of English Language (BUSEL) Trainer Training Course, Diploma in Teacher Training 1997-98
  • UCLES Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Langauge (DTEFLA), 1997-1998
  • The British Council International Summer School 99003 Becoming a teacher trainer: an introduction to working with teachers at pre- and in-service levels Cambridge 8-26 August, 1999 (course tutor/trainer trainer)

  • Bilkent University School of English Language (BUSEL) Trainer Training Course, Diploma in Teacher Training 1998-1999
  • ├ľzel Bilkent Ilkokulu and Lisesi Teacher Training in EFL and non-EFL teaching methodology 1999-2000 Academic Year (Course director and teacher trainer)

  • The British Council International Networking Events 0062 Crossing the border: from teaching to training Cambridge 6-19 August, 2000 (course tutor/trainer trainer)

  • Bilkent University School of English Language (BUSEL) Trainer Training Course, Diploma in Teacher Training 1999-2000
  • Bilkent University Graduate School of Education, MA in Teacher Education 2000-2001
  • Bilkent University School of English Language (BUSEL) Trainer Training Course, Diploma in Teacher Training 2001-2002
  • Bilkent University Graduate School of Education, MA in Teacher Education 2001-2002
  • Bilgi University English Language Programs Trainer Training Course, Certificate in Teacher Training 2001-2002
  • Sabanci University School of Languages Trainer Training Program (SLTTP), Certificate in Teacher Training 2003-2004

  • Sabanci University School of Languages Trainer Education Program (SLTEP) 2004
  • Sabanci University School of Languages Trainer Education Program (SLTEP) 2005
  • Sabanci University School of Languages Trainer Training Program (SLTTP), Certificate in Teacher Training 2005-2006
  • Sabanci University School of Languages, INSET on teaching methodology for Turkish as a Foreign Language, Fall 2005-6
  • Sabanci University School of Languages Trainer Education Program (SLTEP) 2006
  • Sabanci University School of Languages Re-search INSET Program, Fall 2007-8
  • Sabanci University School of Languages Trainer Education Program (SLTEP) 2008
  • Sabanci University Dar├╝ssafaka Egitim Kurumlari In-service Teacher Training Program for English Language Teachers, Fall 2007-8
  • Sabanci University School of Languages Re-search INSET Program, Fall 2008-9
  • Sabanci University School of Languages Trainer Education Program (SLTEP) 2009
  • Sabanci University School of Languages Trainer Training Program (SLTTP), Certificate in Teacher Training 2009-2010
  • Sabanci University School of Languages Trainer Education Program (SLTEP) 2010
  • School Effectiveness and Improvement through Research and Development (SEIRD), Istanbul, August 11-13, 2010 (designed for and sponsored by OUP)
  • Sabanci University School of Languages Re-search INSET Program, Spring 2010-11
  • School Effectiveness and Improvement through Research and Development (SEIRD), Ankara, April 28-30, 2011
  • Sabanci University School of Languages Trainer Education Program (SLTEP) 2011
  • Sabanci University School of Languages Trainer Education Program (SLTEP) 2012
  • School Effectiveness and Improvement through Research and Development (SEIRD), Ankara, December 5-7, 2012
  • Sabanci University School of Languages Trainer Education Program (SLTEP) 2013
  • IH Izmir, Developing as a Trainer 1: Basic Principles April 12-13, 2014
  • Sabanci University School of Languages Trainer Education Program (SLTEP) 2014
  • Sabanci University School of Languages Trainer Education Program (SLTEP) 2015

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES/ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Organizer of BUSEL 6th International Conference on “Challenge and Creativity in Teaching Beginners” February 15-17, 2001 Bilkent Hotel, Ankara Turkey

  • Organizer of BUSEL 7th International Conference on “A Fresh Look at Grammar and Vocabulary: A Quest for Alternative Teaching Approaches?” January 24-26, 2002 Bilkent Hotel, Ankara Turkey

  • Bilgi University English Language Programs, Training and Development Consultant May 2001-May 2002

  • ELTJ Editorial Advisory Panel Member 2002-2005
  • Organizer of Sabanci University School of Languages, International Conference on Foreign Language Education on “Tuning in: Learners of Language, Language of Learners” May 24-26, 2007
  • Organizer of the EAQUALS Framework for Teacher Training and Development┬á (TDFRAM) SIP Meeting June 10-11, 2010 Sabanc─▒ University
  • Language Network for Quality Assurance (LANQUA) Erasmus Thematic Network Program 2008-2011 – Project Member
  • Organizer of the EAQUALS Framework for Teacher Training and Development┬á (TDFRAM) SIP Meeting February 17-18, 2011 Sabanc─▒ University
  • Organizer of the 6th Meeting of the Directors of FL Institutions/Preparatory Schools, October 18-19, 2012 Sabanc─▒ University
  • European Profiling Grid (EPG) Leonardo da Vinci ‘Transfer of Innovation Project’ 2011-2013 – Project Member
  • The EAQUALS Teacher Training and Development Framework (TDFRAM) 2009-2013 Project member and Co-author
  • Organizer of Sabanc─▒ University School of Languages Professional Development Seminar & Workshop: The European Profiling Grid (EPG) and the EAQUALS Teacher Training and Development Framework (TDFRAM) 26 April 2014
  • Member of the EAQUALS Development Group August 2014-
  • Organizer of Sabanci University School of Languages Trainer Education Program (SLTEP) Alumni Conference and Meeting, ‘Celebrating 10 Years of SLTEP’ 1 November, 2014 Sabanc─▒ University Campus
  • Course supervisor, Sabanc─▒ University School of Languages Power-Tech Teacher Training Program, August 2015

 

MAIN AREAS OF INPUT GIVEN ON UCLES COTE, DOTE, DTEFLA COURSES

(not in any particular order)

  • History of ELT, Theories of language and language learning, Approaches to presenting new language, Task-based learning, Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking, Integrated skills, Error correction and feedback, Motivation, English for academic purposes, The communicative approach, The lexical approach, Humanistic approaches, Use of L1 in the classroom, Materials design and evaluation, Teaching and learning vocabulary, Discourse analysis, Drama techniques, Music and songs, Classroom research, Video in EFL, Learner-based teaching, Learning styles and strategies, Teaching pronunciation, Course design, Classroom management, Learner and teacher roles, The use of audio-visual aids, Lesson planning, Checking of learning

  • Main course activities involved in: teaching practice/classroom observation, giving feedback on assignments and research projects, tutorials

MAIN AREAS OF INPUT GIVEN ON THE BILKENT, BILGI, AND SABANCI TRAINER TRAINING COURSES ┬ę D. Kurtoglu Eken (not in any particular order)

  • Exploration of teaching and learning, Teachers? beliefs and values, Classroom methodology, ?Effective? teaching and affect, Standards and criteria in teaching, Approaches to teacher education, Training and development, Supervision styles, The supervision cycle, The language of feedback, Research in teacher training, Counselling and feedback skills, Assessment of written work, Skills and techniques in giving presentations, Approaches to giving input, Tasks and materials for teacher training, Microtraining, PRESET and INSET: Principles of course design, Teacher training as a profession

  • Main course activities: teaching practice/classroom observation, classroom observations with teachers, observations of classroom observations with teachers, teacher training portfolio tasks/assignments, teacher training research projects, tutorials, reflection sessions, giving input sessions/ presentations

COURSES GIVEN ON THE M.A. IN TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM

  • 511 Special Teaching Methods I, 512 Special Teaching Methods II, 513 School Experience I, 514 School Experience II, 506 Planning and Assessment, 507 Subject Area Textbook Review, 515 Teaching Practice, 518 Special Teaching Methods in English

  • Other responsibilities: liaising with schools, mentor training, supervising students on their research projects, student recruitment

AWARDS

  • Ihsan Dogramaci High Achievement Award, 1987

  • Fulbright scholarship for graduate studies, 1990

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