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E-posta : oktar@metu.edu.tr

Tel No  : +90 312 2103147- 2103903

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Educational Background

1999 MA in English Language Teaching

Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

1993 BA in American Studies

Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey

1989 Elementary, Secondary, High School Diploma

TED Ankara College


2014 Creative Nonfiction

University of Iowa, USA

2007 Life Changing Leadership

University of Kent, England

2006 Critical Thinking

University of Oregon, USA

2005 Teacher Trainer & Director of Studies

IH, Barcelona, Spain

2005 ESL Teacher Certificate

University of Delaware, USA


British Council, Turkey

Work Experience

Present-1995   METU SFL Department of Modern Languages


Teacher trainer

Academic Writing Center coordinator

Department Head


1995-1994       Ankara University TÖMER Language Center

English teacher

Academic Interest

Critical pedagogy, second language writing, creative writing


Sept 2016      Academic English for the 21st Century Learner

                     London: Onestopenglish by Macmillan Education


Jan 2016       Beautiful Dead Branches 

                    in Found Poetry Review, Vol. 9


Sept 2015     Seven Tales of Loss from Turkey

                    in Trafika Europe, Vol. 5


May 2012       Time to Read

                     Ankara: Black Swan Publications


April 2011      Academic Listening Skills

                     Ankara: Black Swan Publications


May 2003      Brain-Based Learning 

                    in Annapolis Valley Regional School Boards Journal

                    Nova Scotia, Canada


Spring 2003   The Birth and First Steps of METU Writing Center

                    The Dangling Modifier, Vol. 9, Issue 2


Feb 2000       Writing

                     Ankara: METU Press



Conference Talks

Oct 2013      The Tao of Educational Technology (Keynote speech)

                     3rd Black Sea ELT Conference

                     Bolu, Turkey


May 2013     Zen and the Art of Educational Leadership

                    IATEFL Leadership and Management SIG Conference

                    Izmir, Turkey


June 2012   Teacher Effectiveness: Reconciling Rhetoric & Reality

                   2nd MLD Talks, Ankara, Turkey


Nov 2011     Publishing Academic Papers

                   İbrahim Çeçen University Academic Seminar

                   Ankara, Turkey


March 2011   Beating Burnout: A Model for Sustainable University


                   İzmir Economics University 1st International

                   Language Education Conference,

                   İzmir, Turkey


Oct 2010     How to Teach English Reading and Writing Skills

                   Ministry of Education Teacher Education Course

                   Sakarya, Turkey


May 2006     E-portfolio: A Reflective Tool in Learning to Become

                   A Teacher Educator

                   IATEFL Teacher Trainers SIG Conference

                   Ankara, Turkey


May 2004     A Touch of Imagination, a Bit of Creativity and a

                   Major Sense of Fun: The Multigenre Paper

                   8th METU International ELT Convention

                   Ankara, Turkey


May 2003     Improving Self-Esteem in Young Learners

                   TESOL Greece Convention

                   Athens, Greece


Sept 2001     Brain-Based Learning: Just Another Passing Fad?

                   European Year of the Languages Conference

                   Lesvos, Greece


April 2001     How to Start a Successful Newsletter

                   35th International IATEFL Annual Conference

                   Brighton, England



March 2000    Reading through Multiple Intelligences

                     34th International IATEFL Annual Conference

                     Dublin, Ireland


Jan 2000        Using E-mail Projects to Teach English Composition

                     Cairo-American University 6th EFL Skills Conference

                     Cairo, Egypt


March 2000    Reading through Multiple Intelligences

                     34th International IATEFL Annual Conference

                     Dublin, Ireland


May 1999       Multiple Genres in the English Writing Classroom 

                     5th MELTA International Conference 

                     Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia



March 2016       ELTONs British Council & Macmillan Education

                        New Talent in Writing Award


May 2014          Erasmus teaching mobility grant

                        Instituto Politécnico da Guarda, Portugal


Oct 2010           Erasmus teaching mobility grant

                        Universidad de Granada, Spain


May 2000          USA government grant

                       TESOL Convention in Vancouver, BC Canada


- Multiple times recipient of METU performance awards

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