TED KOCAELI COLLEGE LANGUAGE TEACHING CONFERENCE’19

Creating a Community of
Lifelong Learners

TED Kocaeli College, Foreign Languages Department
is delighted to hold a language teaching conference
on Saturday 7th December, 2019.

 7th DECEMBER 2019 – TED Kocaeli College

The conference is free of charge.

Plenary and Guest Speakers

Prof. Dr. Belgin AYDIN
TED UNIVERSITY - HEAD OF DEPARTMENT DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE EDUCATION - ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDUCATION
Belgin AYDIN had her undergraduate and PhD degrees at Anadolu University ELT Department and her MA at Bilkent University with Fulbright Scholarship. All her degrees are from the field of English Language Teaching. Having worked at various positions at Anadolu University between 1989-2019, Aydın has been working as the ELT Department Head at TED University since May 2019. Working as a member of various commissions, including Quality Assurance Commission and Bologna Commission, she also acted as one of the founding members of Turkish Accreditation Association of Language Teaching. Aydın served as Deputy Director of Graduate School of Education Sciences between 2004-2008, and as the Director of School of Foreign Languages between 2014-2019.
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Türkan YAMAN
HEAD OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES DEPARTMENT & TEACHER TRAINER - TED KOCAELI COLLEGE
Türkan Yaman who has been working in private schools for 25 years in different roles such as head of department, teacher trainer and vice-principal started her career after graduating from İstanbul University - English Literature and Education Department. She received her TEFL and TESOL certificates in her early days of teaching and acquired a special interest in using literary texts, student centred learning activities in the EFL classroom. She has delivered many workshops and seminars on different platforms; at schools, conferences and universities. Türkan Yaman who has worked with many different age groups from primary to high school, now works for TED Kocaeli College. She teaches in high-school and holds the positions of Head of Foreign Languages and Teacher Trainer.
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Buket ERTÜR TUNA
INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMES COORDINATOR & TEACHER TRAINER - TED KOCAELI COLLEGE
Buket Ertür Tuna who holds an MA degree in Linguistics started her teaching career in the United States 23 years ago, since then she has been actively teaching English as a second language. In 2015 she joined TED Kocaeli College family as an English teacher, International Programmes Coordinator and a teacher trainer. Her expertise is getting students ready for international proficiency Exams.
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Teresa DOĞUELLİ
Teacher Trainer & Educational Consultant - MACMILLAN EDUCATION
Teresa Doğuelli has been a teacher and trainer since 1976; teaching adults, teenagers and children; working with teachers, trainers, inspectors and parents. She is now a full-time teacher trainer with Macmillan Education Publishing Limited, one of the luminary actors of educational materials production. She holds a DTEFLA (Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults) and an MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Reading. She aspires to be a world changer!
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Sam WHITTAM
Teacher Trainer & Educational Consultant - (UES) Unlimited Educational Services
Sam Whittam currently works for UES (Unlimited Educational Services) as a teacher trainer and educational consultant. For the past seven years he has been working in Turkey as a teacher, examiner and editor. He has worked with all levels from kindergarten to high school in private colleges as well as university students and adults in Turkey. Before coming to Turkey, he taught primary and middle school students in South Korea where he lived for a year and a half after graduating from Buckinghamshire University in England. He studied English Literature and Creative Writing at university, his passion for literature can often be seen in his teaching as he believes stories to be a cornerstone of any good education. Sam is TESOL qualified and frequently attends workshops as a teacher and a trainer to better himself in every area of his occupation.
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Habib KARAGÖZ
Teacher Trainer & Educational Consultant - NATGEO
Habib KARAGÖZ has been a teacher for 33 years and teacher trainer for 21 years. He taught at many different state schools and private schools. As a teacher trainer he travelled about 40 different cities to train English teachers and participated in more seminars than he gave. In the past he did his best to be a writer. GRAMMARLINE was his first and the last failure. He participated in many international conferences and made presentations. He advises his colleagues to take as examples the right steps he has taken and to stay away from mistakes.
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The Roman poet Manlius wrote;

“Finis origine pendet.”

“The end depends on the beginning.”

As the world develops at a greatly accelerated pace schools have become one of the most integral parts on the path of life-long learning.

As Sir Ken Robinson says ‘The more complex the world becomes, the more creative we need to be to meet its challenges’, it is therefore that schools in the 21st century need to adopt a fundamental role to offer more than just gaining knowledge.

While the idea of success has changed, the education system has not always adjusted its methods or goals to meet it. Schools should be able to offer a balance of academic skills and the essential life skills that meet the demands of real life and enable the individuals to make their way in the world around them. It is therefore imperative that we educators realize our crucial role in the classroom at a time when the definition of education has shifted.

Fostering the essential life-skills in the classroom environment is “the beginning” that we would all desire for our students. Such a foundation would surely enable them to succeed in today’s world, and help them grow the confidence to practice those skills which is a desirable “end”.

Over the duration of our conference we will ask you to think about the following;

  • How are we teachers meeting the challenges of the more complex world we live in today?

  • How can we foster the essential life-skills?

  • Is it possible to ignite the wick of passion, purpose and full potential in all our students?

  • Are you filling a bucket or sparking a light?

We, as TED KOCAELI COLLEGE foreign language teachers are looking forward to welcoming you to our conference, hoping that it will be a tremendous experience for you.

TED KOCAELI COLLEGE LT CONFERENCE’19 Committee

Programme

Saturday 7th December, 2019
08.45-09.30 Registration and Breakfast Student Affairs office
09.30-09.45 Opening Show-Student Performance Conference Hall
09.45- 09.50 Welcome Addresses Conference Hall
09.50-10.50 Keynote Speech: Prof. Dr. Belgin AYDIN [Abstract]
TEACHERS of LIFE-LONG LEARNERS and 5Cs MODEL
TED University Head of Department – Department of Foreign Language Education – English Language Education
Conference Hall
10.50-11.00 ‘Turkish Education Association’ Proudly Presents Conference Hall
11.00-11.40 Plenary Presentation : Türkan Yaman [Abstract and Bio]
IF THERE IS A WILL, THERE IS A WAY
TED KOCAELI COLLEGE Head of Foreign Languages Department & Teacher Trainer
Conference Hall
11.40-12.00 Coffee Break
12.00-12.45
Concurrent Sessions #1
Teresa Doğuelli [Abstract and Bio]
AM I A PARROT? HOW ARE WE INTERACTING WITH OUR STUDENTS?
All Grade Levels Conference Hall
Edwin Porusingazi [Abstract and Bio]
CRITICAL THINKING THROUGH READING
Middle & High School Room 1
Katarzyna Anna Zakes Göktan [Abstract and Bio]
INQUIRY-BASED TEACHING IN EFL
Upper Primary&Middle school Room 2
Buket Ertür Tuna [Abstract and Bio]
TEACHING GRAMMAR IN CONTEXT
All Grade Levels Room 3
Buse Uluçakar [Abstract and Bio]
TEACHING YOUNG LEARNERS AS A WHOLE BODY
Kindergarten& Primary school Room 4
Aslı Türkmen [Abstract and Bio] – Andrea Olea [Abstract and Bio]
EVERYTHING YOU CAN IMAGINE IS REAL; USING TECHNOLOGY IN LANGUAGE TEACHING
Middle School Room 5
12.45-13.45 LUNCH
13.45-14.30
Concurrent Sessions #2
Sam Whittam [Abstract and Bio]
FROM BOOKS TO THE BRAIN: A LOOK AT HOW WE INVOLVE OUR STUDENTS IN THE LESSON
Upper Primary & Middle School Conference Hall
Tamaryn Catherine Malan [Abstract and Bio]
FOCUSING ON IMPROVING LISTENING SKILLS IN THE CLASSROOM
Middle & High School Room 1
Fatih Söğüt [Abstract and Bio]
MAKE IT REAL! MAKE IT HAPPEN
Kindergarten& Primary school Room 2
Duygu Sunmaz Arslan [Abstract and Bio]
LANGUAGE ACQUISITION THROUGH INTERACTIVE TASKS
Middle & High School Room 3
Hanife Top [Abstract and Bio]
THE IMPORTANCE OF ICE-BREAKING ACTIVITIES IN EFL
Middle school Room 4
Evelyn Morales [Abstract and Bio] – Büşra Besen [Abstract and Bio]
INTERACTIVE VOCABULARY TEACHING
Primary & Middle School Room 5
14.30-14.50 Coffee Break
14.50-15.35
Concurrent Sessions #3
Habib Karagöz [Abstract and Bio]
NO MATTER WHAT, FOLLOW YOUR HEART
All Grade Levels Conference Hall
Noha Assem [Abstract and Bio]
TEACHING LANGUAGE FROM CONTEXT
Middle & High School Room 1
Seda Özkan [Abstract and Bio]
CREATIVITY IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASSROOM
Primary school Room 2
Burcu Pehlivan [Abstract and Bio]
DIFFERENTIATION AND THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN EFL
Middle & High School Room 3
Merve Gülşah [Abstract and Bio]
TEACHING VALUES IN THE ENGLISH CLASSROOM
Kindergarten & Primary school Room 4
Aslı Türkmen [Abstract and Bio] – Andrea Olea [Abstract and Bio]
EVERYTHING YOU CAN IMAGINE IS REAL; USING TECHNOLOGY IN LANGUAGE TEACHING
Middle School Room 5
15.40-15.55 Plenery Session Closing Presentation – Buket Ertür Tuna [Abstract and Bio]
BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE AROUND YOU
TED KOCAELİ COLLEGE International Programmes Coordinator /Teacher Trainer
Conference Hall
15.55-16.10 Student Performance & Conference Wrap Up Conference Hall
16.10-16.20 Raffle Conference Hall

TURKISH EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

The Shining Torch of Education Since 1928… The ever-shining torch of the Turkish Education Association brightens up the future. The Great Leader Atatürk always believed in the indisputable role of education in the modernization of Turkey. In his speech at the opening of the Turkish Grand National Assembly on November 1st, 1925, he declared that the advancement of education called for the endeavours of the private sector and he summoned society to take part in the effort. The Turkish Education Association was established on January 1st, 1928, under Atatürk’s vision and leadership, supported by the founders of the Turkish Republic. The Association acquired the status of an ‘association for public benefit’ in the resolution of the Council of Ministers, dated December 12th, 1939, and since then, it has always been active in the field of education, making great contributions to the educational life in Turkey.

TED KOCAELI COLLEGE

Since 1928 The Turkish Education Association (TED) has established 40 schools in different cities around the country. As a part of this scheme, TED Kocaeli College was founded in 2015 with its kindergarten, primary and middle schools. Two years later in 2017 TED Kocaeli College High School was founded on the same campus. The contemporary styled campus that includes 13,800 square meters of enclosed area and 12,987 square meters of open area provides an optimal educational environment for students to develop their creativity and imagination, thus making their school life more enjoyable.
All TED schools have a mission to raise multilingual, innovative individuals who are lifelong learning citizens with high ethical, academic standards and are also equipped with a high level of social, international and multicultural awareness. In order to attain these targets and prepare its students for further education our schools provide international programmes besides the national curriculum.

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REGISTRATION

The Deadline for Registration is: 4th December 2019

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CONTACT

Fatih Mh. Galip Erenoğlu Cd. No:10, Yuvacık / Başiskele / Kocaeli

+90 (262) 281 41 41

info.LTC@tedkocaeli.k12.tr