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Educational Background

PhD in English Language Teaching

2016 – present;

Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey

Professional Development for Teacher Trainers, E-Teacher Program- Arizona State University-2018

SL Powertech Teacher Training Program

August 2016;

Sabancı University, Istanbul, Turkey


International Certificate in English Language Teaching- Certificate of Teaching English Cambridge University


Cambridge University, UK

ELT Professional Development Course, Pearson

August 2001;

Bodrum, Turkey

MA in English Language Teaching

Thesis: A Comparative Study of Instant Decision-Making Skills of Experienced and Practicing Teachers


METU, Ankara, Turkey

MA in English as a Second Language


Cleveland State University, Ohio, USA

BA in Foreign Language Education

Graduation thesis: Communicative Oral Group Activities for Fluency in English Language Teaching


METU, Ankara, Turkey

Work Experience


2000 – present; Department of Modern Languages, METU, Ankara, Turkey

2017, Spring Semester; Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey

1997-2000; Foreign Language Education Department, METU, Ankara, Turkey

Academic Interests

critical pedagogy

Discourse analysis, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, CALL, blended learning

Conference Talks





8-9 June, 2018

Teachers Research! 2018 (IATEFL ReSIG International Conference) 

Sociocultural Theory-Driven Google Drive Use

Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey

10-13 May, 2018

GlobELT 2018 Conference

Increasing Linguistic Awareness Through Context-focused Textual Analysis

Belgrade, Serbia

10-13 May, 2018

GlobELT 2018 Conference

Educational Analytics on the Academic Speaking Skills Course Open Courseware

Belgrade, Serbia

10-13 May, 2018

GlobELT 2018 Conference

Web 2.0 tools in Academic English Courses- Fighting the attitude

Belgrade, Serbia

4-5 May, 2018

School of Languages Conference 2018

PowerTech Touched MLD

Istanbul, Turkey

3-4 May,


13th METU International ELT Convention

Using thematic muted-video enactments to develop sociolinguistic awareness

Ankara, Turkey

3-4 May,


13th METU International ELT Convention

Digging into the text aka the ‘JB method’

Ankara, Turkey

24-25 November, 2017

International Congress on Education, Distance Education and Educational Technology

Blended Learning in a Speaking Skills Course

Antalya, Turkey

15-19 November, 2017

3rd International Congress on Education Sciences and Learning Technology (ICESLT)

Video Enhanced Observation in Academic Presentation Skills 

Athens, Greece

20-22 October, 2017

The 18th INGED

International ELT Conference

Issues and Suggestions concerning Language Teacher Training programs for University Instructors in Turkey

Aydin University, Istanbul, Turkey

20-21 October, 2017

International Conference on Foreign Language Education (ICONFLE 2017)

Detecting Plagiarism via Turnitin in Presentations

East Mediterranian University, Gazimagusa, KKTC

June, 2017

MLD Talks

Academic Speaking Skills course and students' and teachers' perceptions

METU, Ankara, Turkey

2-3 June, 2017

Teachers Research! 2017 International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL ReSIG)

A Specific Implementation of Self-Regulated Learning

via the ‘Presentation journal’ in Academic Speaking Skills Course

Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey

18-21 May, 2017

GlobELT 2017 Conference

Instructors' Perceptions of the use of a YouTube channel specifically designed for an Academic Speaking Skills Course

Selcuk, Ephesus, Turkey

18-21 May, 2017

GlobELT 2017 Conference

Students' Perceptions of the use of  a YouTube channel specifically designed for an Academic Speaking Skills Course

Selcuk, Ephesus, Turkey

February 2, 2017

Necmettin Erbakan University

Seminar on the METU English for Academic Purposes Model

Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya, Turkey

January 2017


Seminar on ‘Mysimplevideo’

Modern Languages Department, METU, Ankara, Turkey

November 2016

International Conference on Classroom Practitioners

Collaborative Online Dictionaries

Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya, Turkey


MLD Talks

Logical Fallacies

METU, Ankara, Turkey


MLD Talks

Never Alone

METU, Ankara, Turkey


MLD Talks

Brownout in Calcuta

METU, Ankara, Turkey


MLD Talks II: Small Ideas for Great Teaching

Don’t turn your face away from Facebook

METU, Ankara, Turkey


Modern Languages Department in-service training

Discourse Analysis

METU, Ankara, Turkey



The COTE Cake

METU, Ankara, Turkey


Balbay, S. & Kilis, S. (2018). A Comparative Study of the Educational System of South Korea and Turkey.  SDU International Journal of Educational Studies. (5)2. 1-12.

Balbay, S. & Erkan, G. (2018). Perceptions of instructors of using Web 2.0 tools in academic English courses. International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, (10)2. 45-60.

Balbay, S. & Kilis, S. (2018). Educational analytics on an open courseware. International Online Journal of Education and Teaching (IOJET), 5(3). 673- 685.

Balbay, S. & Pamuk, İ., Temir, T., & Doğan, C. (2018). Issues in pre-service and in-service teacher training programs for university English instructors in Turkey. Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 14(2), 48-60.

Balbay, S. (2018). What three pieces of advice would you give to an English teacher? TESOL in TURKEY, 1(1), 32-34.

Balbay, S. & Kilis, S. (2017). Students' Perceptions of the Use of a YouTube Channel Specifically Designed for an Academic Presentations Skills Course. Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 3(2), 235-251.

Osam, U. V. & Balbay, S. (2004). Investigating the decision-making skills of cooperating teachers and student teachers of English in a Turkish context. Teaching and Teacher Education. 20, 745-758.

Translated from Turkish to English: Çapar, Mustafa (2011). ‘The Others’ in the Turkish Education System and in Turkish. In:  Niedrig, Heike/ Ydesen, Christian (Eds.): Writing postcolonial histories of intercultural education. Frankfurt am Main.: P. Lang, pp. 195-221.


METU Performance Awards

The Most Innovative Idea Award, GLOB ELT Conference 2017

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