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E-posta : smejuto@metu.edu.tr

Tel No  : 0312 210 39 39

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Educational Background


  • Course for examiners of Spanish as a Foreign language, levels C1 & C2. Organized by the Cervantes Institute in Istanbul.  (October-November 2011)
  • Intensive Spanish Language as a Foreign Language (ELE) pedagogy course, University of Barcelona and International House, Barcelona. (August  2010)
  • Japanese Language as a Foreign Language Pedagogy Course. University of Michigan, USA. Intensive course. (May and June 2009)
  • Teaching Certificate for Secondary Education (12-16 years old): English as Foreign Language. Faculty of Education, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain.  (September 2000-June 2001)



  • PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, Middle East Technical University. (Currently)
  • M. A. in Japanese Studies, University of Michigan, USA. (August 2009)
  • B.A.  in East Asian Studies (Japanese Studies Track), Autonomous University of Barcelona and Pompeu Fabra University, Spain. (June 2007).  
  • Courses, Graduate Studies on International & Intercultural Studies, Autonomous University of Barcelona. (June 2003)
  • B.A. in Translation & Interpreting (Spanish, English and Japanese track), Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain. (September 2001).

Work Experience



  • September 2011-Currently: Spanish language instructor, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.
  • September 2010-July 2011: Spanish language instructor at TOBB University, Ankara, Turkey.
  • January-June 2010: Spanish private lessons to Turkish students. Beginners level and DELE exam training instruction, Ankara, Turkey.
  • September 2006: Introduction to Spanish language and culture to high school students, Saitama, Japan.


  • July-September 2006: Teaching beginners level Spanish lessons to the Japan Foundation's staff at the Japan Foundation Headquarters, Tokyo, Japan.
  • October 2002-March 2003: Responsible of teaching beginners level Japanese to Spanish    students ranging from 12 to 20 years old. Laura Rojas Language School, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain.
  • July 2002: Participation at the workshop sessions on diverse cultures     organized by the Kyoto University of Foreign Studies. Introduction to Spanish culture to Japanese primary school children, Kyoto, Japan.
  • February-June 2001: As a part of the training to pursue the Teaching Certificate for Secondary School Education, I was responsible of teaching 80 hours of English language to two classes, of 12 and 16 year-old students, respectively, and of students' evaluation. La Guineueta Secondary Education School, Barcelona, Spain.




  • July-September 2009: Paid internship at the Turkish-Japanese Cultural Foundation, Ankara. Work mainly at the center’s library.
  • October 2006-June 2007: Coordinator of the Asia Tribune and institutional intermediary for the Japan Foundation-Casa Asia relations, Barcelona, Spain.
  • July-September 2006: Participation in the Staff Exchange Program between the Japan Foundation and Casa Asia as a  representative of Casa Asia, Japan Foundation Headquarters, Tokyo, Japan.
  • December 2005-June 2007: Coordinator of the Asia Tribune at the   Department of Conferences, Seminars & Studies of Casa Asia, Barcelona, Spain.

Academic Interest

Vocabulary teaching, oral communication skills, story telling in the classroom, error correction, materials design, student and teacher motivation, reflexive thinking, intercultural awareness .



  • Mejuto, Sonia. “Columnist from MLD.” We, Together! METU Modern Languages Online Bulletin, October-November 2017 Issue, https://mldbulletin.wordpress.com/columnists-of-the-month/the-mld-columnist/. Accessed 9 December 2017.
  • “Music of Argentina” (Joint Radio program with Embassy of Argentina). Music Attaché. Turkish National Radio (TRT), Radio-3, Ankara,  9 May 2017.
  • “Music of Spain” (Joint Radio program with Embassy of Spain). Music Attaché. Turkish National Radio (TRT), Radio-3, 18 April and 27 June, 2016.
  • Ansorena, J. 2006, 'El Prado, bajo la luz del sol naciente', Expansión, 25 March.
  • MEJUTO, Sonia, 2005, “Dos mil millones de ranas”. Contrastes, vol. 41, pp. 69-72.
  • November 2004-January 2006:proofreading and correction of the translation of the work The Spanish Lake (El lago español), edited by Casa Asia, in collaboration with the Australian National University and the Spanish National Society for International Exhibitions.

Conference Talks

  • Organizer of the 2nd Meeting of Spanish Language Teachers in Ankara, Middle East Technical University, 1 April 2017.
  • Chair, roundtable on “Cómo potenciar la expresión oral en el aula de educación secundaria y superior”, 2nd Meeting of Spanish Language Teachers in Ankara, Middle East Technical University, 1 April 2017.
  • Mejuto, Sonia. “El que tiene boca se equivoca: el tratamiento del error en la clase ELE.” Spanish Language Teachers Seminar, 10 December 2016, Bosphorus University, Istanbul.
  • Mejuto, Sonia. “La corrección del error en la clase de español”. Seminar on Resources and Strategies in the Spanish as a foreign language class, 21 April 2015, Ankara University, Ankara. 


  • METU Performance Award (2016)
  • 2009 James W. Redhouse Student Prize for Best progress in Turkish in North America.
  • Advanced Level First Prize, 13th Japanese Language Speech Contest in Barcelona (9th May 2004).
  • Beginners Level First Prize, 9th Japanese Language Speech Contest in Barcelona (16th March 2000).

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