About me

I am a language teacher with more than 20 years of experience in teaching adults, students and children in Turkey and the UK and currently working as a teaching assistant helping children with learning English in Liverpool, I also independently research topics related to ESP and ESL.

I started teaching English in a task-focused environment at an iron and steel works in Turkey.  My role was to teach adults with only rudimentary language skills Technical, Business and general English. I organised courses for the staff who worked in industrial company.  I also attended numerous seminars and conferences to exchange ideas in teaching a foreign language.

My later experience in Turkey was as the head of English language Department in a prestigious private school, teaching children from the ages of eight to eighteen.   I organised seminars for colleagues in other schools and prepared teaching materials for ELT branches in conjunction with Oxford University Press.

I present regularly on topics related to CLIL and learning English through task-based approach.  In the last two years I have presented ‘Assessment in CLIL’ in an international conference at the University of Vic in Catalonia and ‘Developing Communicative Competence through Task-based approach’ at the University of Nis in Serbia.

I am quite interested in ESP, EAL, Bilingualism and sociolinguistics.

Published articles and books

Is there a specific method for teaching ESP? 2016, The journal of teaching English for secific and academic purposes, Vol. 4, No 2, pp 2253-260

Developing Communicative Competence through task-based approach‘ 2017, in N. Stojkovic, M. Tosic and V. Nejkovic (eds) Synergies of English for Specific Purposes and Language Learning Technologies, Newcastle upon Tyne, Cambridge Scholars Publishing

English for Specific Purposes Instruction and Research: Current Practices, Challenges and Innovations’ 2020 (editors: Nalan Kenny, Elvan Eda Isik Tas and Huang Jian) Palgrave Macmillan

‘The changing face of ESP in today’s classroom and workplace’, 2020 (editors: N. Kenny, L. Escobar) Vernon Press.