Curriculum Vitae for Sezer SARIÖZ

Experienced ELT Teacher
Freelance Interpreter & Translator
English Language Coach
University Testing and Assessment Coordinator
University Instructor & Lecturer
ELT Curriculum Designer
Story Vocaliser

www.sezersarioz.com
sezer@sezersarioz.com

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

My Reasons:

~ The desire to learn

~ The desire to share my knowledge with others

~ The need to learn from my students

~ Vitality and necessity to teach and learn English

To start with, Why do I teach? is the first question I have to ask and answer before asking why I teach English. I have always had a desire to learn anything I can. I believe the ideal teacher must be a lifelong learner first. Secondly, as soon as I learn something, whether trivial or crucial, I have always loved sharing it with the first person I come in contact with if I think s/he can understand it. I am not using the word “need” here but “understand” because I do not think I may always know everyone's needs. Moreover, even if they may not need that information at that time, they may need it at some other time. However, I must ensure that the person I share this information with will understand it. If I try to teach something difficult for the level or age of my students, then they may be crushed by that information, thus become demotivated afterwards. I think a teacher must know what to teach to whom. Thirdly, I like learning from my own students, which makes my job fulfilling.  When students bring a lot of their own life experiences to the classroom, I have an idea of their likes and dislikes and their interests so that I can make use of them while introducing a new topic to them. I like it as they want to voice their opinions, which can broaden my perspective. Last, when it comes to the question Why teach English?, the answer is easy; the world revolves around English, which means there are a great variety of resources in English on any topic one needs to learn about. The fact that the world speaks English makes it necessary for everyone to speak it, which makes it essential to speak English if you want to find a job.

My Objectives:

~ To coach

~ To motivate and inspire students to learn

~ To positively change students

~ To teach students to learn about life through English

~ To make students realise their potential
to become the best they can be

~ To get students to apply the course material in real life situations

My only goal is not to teach English but to coach my students -teenagers, university students and businesspeople- to motivate and inspire them to learn, and to change them in a positive way. My primary purpose is to provide them with the vital knowledge of life through English. My first and foremost aim is to make my students realise their full potential and to become the best they can be. Lastly, I endeavor to ensure that they understand and apply what they learn in my class in real life situations.

My Challenges:

~ Students with English speaking phobia

The greatest challenge of my job is to have a few students in my class who have tried learning English for a long time, but who have failed, and thus have lost hope. In this case, I ask them to give me a chance. It is a challenge for them to understand me at first. They look at me as if there were a million to one chance to learn from me as I never speak any other language but English in class while using body language to full capacity. After seeing my effort to communicate with them, they quickly learn that they have to make an effort as I am determined to teach English through English.

My Methodology:

~ To speak only in English in and out of classroom

~ To make learning English fun

~ Vocabulary-based teaching to Grammar-based teaching

~ Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)

~ To integrate music in the classroom

First of all, the only way to teach English is to speak it in and out of the classroom. My students hear me speak Turkish or French only when I bid them farewell. Secondly, since I take great pleasure teaching English, I also want my students to love learning it which is why I make learning fun. I strongly believe it is easier to learn, remember and practise English when we have fun doing so. Thirdly, I focus more on teaching vocabulary than teaching grammar because we communicate with words, we think with the words we know and we express ourselves with these words. We speak and write what we think. That’s why our vocabulary reflects our personality and why I focus less on grammar. Fourthly, I use NLP techniques in my classes which accelerate learning as these techniques reinforce different visual, auditory and kinesthetic learning styles. Lastly, I integrate music in the classroom to improve students' creativity, increase their learning ability, focus concentration and increase attention.

Teaching English is therapy for me so it must be fun to learn it.

EDUCATION/ UNIVERSITY

1995-1999                                                                                                                                           Marmara University Faculty of Education, Istanbul

Bachelor of Arts, English Language & Teaching

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2004-Present                                                                                                                                                    Saint Benoit French High School, Istanbul
ELT Teacher & Interpreter

Planned and co-chaperoned educational trips to Malta, Ireland, Scotland and England; directed students in a musical in English; taught Social Sciences, TOEFL iBT; did translations and interpretations; organized The Weakest Link Game Show and designed a project for students to interview educators from different cultures, delivered presentations on the importance of technology in education, health and the skills for the TOEFL iBT.

2007-2010                                                                                                                                                         NLP Group, Istanbul
ELT Teacher, English Language Coach & Interpreter 

Taught English through NLP techniques and performed simultaneous interpretations of NLP Practitioner and NLP Master Practitioner trainings. Received information about how to actualize potential and resources, how to use them more effectively, how to improve creativity and integrate new learning strategies in the classroom. By teaching English through NLP techniques, helped increase students’ perception and concentration, and helped them overcome learning obstacles thereby enabling them to reach a higher level of performance. After doing interpretations for psychologists and psychiatrists, learnt more about the effects of music on the brain and started to integrate music in the classroom to improve students' creativity, increase their learning ability, focus concentration and increase attention.

2010-2014                                                                                                                                                                                 Bilim University, Istanbul
ELT Teacher

Taught TOEFL iBT skills; scientific report writing including how to write a research proposal, a lab report, how to publish and present scientific papers, quoting, citing and paraphrasing; and the preparation and delivery of oral presentations to the Faculty of Medicine students.

2007-2014                                                                                                                                               Group Florence Nightingale Hospitals, Istanbul
Translator

Translated various articles and the scientific reports on health and medicine.

2004-2006                                                                                                                                          Yeditepe University, Faculty of Education, Istanbul
Lecturer

Taught the History of World Civilisations to faculty students. Started with the birth of civilization in the ancient Near East through the technological innovations of the 20th century. Helped students become more well-rounded professionals by increasing their general knowledge.

2004-2006                                                                                                                             Yeditepe University, School of Foreign Languages, Istanbul
ELT Instructor

Developed courses in academic writing and critical thinking, as well as academic presentation. Academic writing: Taught the components of academic reports, namely how to write the abstract, introduction, methodology, findings, discussion and conclusion, and references. Critical thinking: Taught the components of an argument; understanding an argument; solving-problems; composing an argumentative paper and critical reasoning. Academic presentation: Taught the types and roles of oral presentations; how to prepare the outline; to write the introduction, body and close; to overcome anxiety; to use the voice and body effectively, and to handle the questions.
                                                                                                                         
2003-2004                                                                                                                                                                          Dilko Language School, Izmit
ELT Teacher & Interpreter

Coordinated EAP module and developed ESL teaching materials from a broad range of sources - books, academic journals, magazines, and newspapers. Motivated students to write essays and research papers, to deliver oral presentations and to debate on a large number of topics. Participated in extra-curricular activities, namely business English and public speaking clubs. Ran business English and speaking clubs, developing ESL materials, assessment and curriculum design which increased students’ learning capacity through a multi-faceted approach. Performed simultaneous interpretation for companies with which Dilko had contracts.

2002-2003                                                                                                                                                       Age Events Promotions Tourism, Istanbul
Tour Operator & Translator

Conducted meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions for Intel, Lafarge and Michelin. Did interpretations and international correspondence for the above-named companies under contract. Prepared exclusive tours for the employees of the above-named contracted companies both domestically and internationally. Organised exclusive tour itineraries for participants.

2001-2002                                                                                                                                                                      Le Comptoir des Langues, Paris
ELT Teacher and English Language Coach

Taught in-house and tailor-made general and business English language courses for businesspeople at all levels. Vocalised French stories in English for business professionals. Helped learners learn faster and more effectively; tailored language targets to individual needs; addressed personal aspects such as learner confidence, comfort, motivation and satisfaction.

1999-2001                                                                                                                    Marmara University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Istanbul

ELT Teacher

General English language courses for faculty students and business professionals at all levels.

1999-2001                                                                                                                    Yeditepe University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Istanbul
ELT Lecturer and Testing Coordinator

Designed course materials at elementary, pre-intermediate, intermediate and upper-intermediate levels. Created curriculum for lecture note-taking. Prepared lecture texts on a variety of topics for note-taking courses of faculty students. Introduced effective note-taking systems, namely the Cornell method, the outlining method, the mapping method, the charting method and the sentence method; taught the word signals, abbreviations and symbols. Proctored exams and administered assessments. Prepared English language assessment tests for university students at the placement testing centre.

1995-1997                                                                                                                                                                                      VIP Tourism, Istanbul
Meeting Room Attendant & Interpreter

Assigned to the tasks of conference registration process, conference room marketing and organising exclusive tours. Did interpretations for foreign guests. 

June 1996                                                                                                                                           United Nations Habitat II City Summit, Istanbul
Meeting Room Attendant & Interpreter

Assisted working group meetings on various topics and did interpretations on the work programme of UN-Habitat.
April 1996                                                                                                             95th World Conference of the Inter–Parliamentary Union, Istanbul
Meeting Room Attendant & Interpreter

Distributed conference documents and other materials to over 1.100 delegates, conducted them to their designated places in the meeting rooms, took messages, answered enquiries, translated on the spot texts, and did on the spot simultaneous interpretations.

April 1996                                                                                                                                             The Grand National Assembly of Turkey, Istanbul
Meeting Room Attendant & Interpreter

Distributed conference documents and other materials to over 1.100 delegates, conducted them to their designated places in the meeting rooms, took messages, answered enquiries, translated on the spot texts, and did on the spot simultaneous interpretations.

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS AND ACTIVITIES

Presentations

(2015, June 17-18) Why is Technology Important in Education and Introducing Educreations, a 2.0 Web tool Application. Paper presented to the teachers of Saint Benoit French High School, Istanbul.
Why is Technology Important in Education and Educreations Application

(2013, February 26) Components of the Research Report. Paper presented to the students of Bilim University, Istanbul.
Components of the Research Report

(2013, February 26) Designing and Delivering Oral Presentations. Paper presented to the students of Bilim University, Istanbul.
Designing and Delivering Oral Presentations

(2012, April 5) The Correlation Between Nutrition and Chronic Diseases. Paper presented to the students of Saint Benoit French High School on Health Conference, Istanbul.
Kalp Saglığında Beslenmenin Önemi

(2009, May 30) Skills for the TOEFL iBT. Paper presented to the ELT teachers on English Day Conference at the Saint Benoit French High School, Istanbul. 

 

Skills for the TOEFL iBT

(2009, May 18) Skills for the TOEFL iBT. Paper presented to the juniors at the lecture theatre of Saint Benoit French High School, Istanbul.


Activities

(2012, April 19-23) Co-chaperoned Saint Benoit French High School trip to Ireland.
Planned and co-chaperoned abroad trip to give students educational experiences outside of regular school environment. Prepared a handbook with itinerary making students more engaged and intellectually curious during the trip. Prompted students to keep a journal in English which enhanced their experiences, stimulated their motivation for speaking English, improved their observational skills and promoted their social development.


(2011, April 20-23) Co-chaperoned Saint Benoit French High School trip to England.
Planned and co-chaperoned abroad trip to give students educational experiences outside of regular school environment. Prepared a handbook with itinerary making students more engaged and intellectually curious during the trip. Prompted students to keep a journal in English which enhanced their experiences, stimulated their motivation for speaking English, improved their observational skills and promoted their social development.


(2010-2011) Co-Directed the Musical Grease at Saint Benoit French High School.
Directed students in a high school version of the musical, Grease. Helped students become successful and reach potential through teamwork, evaluating each other’s performances and working for mutual benefit. Guided students to work together which helped them improve their work and build camaraderie. Worked with them after school twice a week for rehearsals which helped them stay engaged in school. Coached students to improve articulation of words and develop language fluency. Instilled students with a sense of discipline which they learnt by setting aside time to practise and rising to the creative challenges of learning to perform on stage in front of an audience. Helped students develop self-confidence and better communication skills.


(2010, December 30) Chaperoned School Trip to Topkapı Palace Museum.
Demonstrated to students how visiting a historical place brings history alive, and sparked a lifetime interest in the environment within which students live. Encouraged students to connect the history around them with national events and themes. Enriched students’ learning through visiting historic places and helped students make connections across time, giving them an ability to create an empathetic understanding of the past. Guided students to not only acquire knowledge from cultural sources but also develop skills such as learning to observe, gather facts, compare and contrast, synthesize and analyze, evaluate sources of evidence, and draw conclusions. Instructed students to write a journal article about their trip which helped them better connect with their values and goals.


(2010, November 11) Chaperoned Live performance of Macbeth by The American Drama Europe at the Yıldız Kenter Theatre in Istanbul.
Provided opportunity for students to develop a deeper understanding of the play being studied. Increased student tolerance by providing exposure to a broader and more diverse world; and improved students’ ability to recognize what other people think and feel.


(2010, March 12-19) Co-chaperoned Saint Benoit French High School Educational Trip To Malta.
Organized opportunities for students to interact with native English speaking instructors. Catalyzed students to practise English in preparation for their trip by making them practise daily which improved their fluency. Prepared students for speaking English in other teachers’ classes which built their confidence and competence in speaking and learning English. Students went on an educational trip to attend a 20-hour general English and business English course programme at Chamber College.


(2008, 28 January-4 February) Co-chaperoned Saint Benoit French High School Educational trip to Malta.
Organized opportunities for students to interact with native English speaking instructors. Catalyzed students to practise English in preparation for their trip by making them practise daily which improved their fluency. Prepared students for speaking English in other teachers’ classes which built their confidence and competence in speaking and learning English. Students took an educational trip to attend a 20-hour programme of general English and business English courses at the English Communication School.


(2010, April 24-28) School trip to Scotland.
Planned and co-chaperoned abroad trip to give students educational experiences outside of regular school environment. Prepared a handbook with itinerary making students more engaged and intellectually curious during the trip. Prompted students to keep a journal in English which enhanced their experiences, stimulated their motivation for speaking English, improved their observational skills and promoted their social development.


(2010, May 27) Organized The Weakest Link Game Show at Saint Benoit French High School.
Exposed students to different areas of life and instilled them with a greater level of knowledge which developed their thinking skills and better prepared them for making decisions about their future studies.


(2010, May 14) Co-Organized Cultural Meet-up in Turkey.
Native speakers of French and Spanish were interviewed in their native language, videoed, translated into English with the subtitles on the video. Designed a project for students to interview educators from different cultures in order to learn more about a variety of cultural identities. Provided students with the opportunity to improve how they communicate with people from other cultures. Encouraged students to develop a deep respect for what seems different from themselves making it easier for them to broaden their vision and understand of the function of culture in the world.


2007-Present Run Paper- and Internet-Based TOEFL Clubs.
In 2007 and 2008 TOEFL PBT club was run. Since 2009, TOEFL iBT club has been run. Familiarized students with the TOEFL exam better preparing them to take the exam required to enter university. Enabled students to combine their language skills from the classroom better preparing them for academic success in English-speaking universities. Laid the foundation for students to develop a higher level of English skills and confidence in their ability to communicate and study in English. Helped students develop a better understanding of their own learning process which extends to learning beyond the classroom.


EDUCATION/ TRAINING AND CERTIFICATIONS

16 May-13 June 2015                                                                                                                                                                  MEF University, Istanbul
Certified Education Technology Expert

Learnt instructional strategies to increase student motivation and achievement through tablet technology in the classroom, google drive, 2.0 web tools, and the Flipped Classroom Model.

18-19 April 2015                                                                                                                              
Certificate in Edtechist                                                                                                                   Educational Technology Conference, Istanbul

Innovated teaching style by participating in two experts’ workshops. Explored innovative approaches to implementing digital technologies in the classroom based upon creative learning. Completed three projects designed to increase awareness of digital learning through imaging, video and animation and learnt about key pedagogical strategies designed to engage students in growing their imagination and digital skills. Increased ability to use technology tools integrated into the classroom. Learnt instructional strategies to increase student motivation and achievement through electronic resources and technology tools that support brain-based strategies for flipped, blended or online courses. Explored a variety of Web 2.0 tools that work well for personalized differentiation and meaningful collaboration and learnt to build virtual spaces where students can experience success.


13-14 February 2015                                                                                                                                                  Saint Benoît High School, Istanbul 
Certificate in Digital Spring

Learnt instructional strategies to increase student motivation and achievement through electronic resources, technology tools, and applications for education.


15-16 November 2014                                                                                                                                                          Sabanci University,  Istanbul
Sabanci University Special Programme for High School Teachers as Advisors

A wide range of courses designed for high school summer school students in the fields of management, social sciences, engineering, natural sciences, and history were introduced to high school teachers.


1 November 2014                                                                                                                                                                VKV The Koc School, Istanbul
Certificate in 18th Annual Autumn Teachers’ Conference-Teachers Teaching Teachers

Attended a one-day multi-language conference with concurrent sessions in all subject areas from early education through year 12.  Seminars and workshops delivered by teachers for teachers.


29-30 September 2012                                                                                           The National Board of Professional and Ethical Standards, Istanbul         
Hypnotherapy Certification-Certified Practitioner Part 1 of the Art and Science of Hypnosis

Completed a Mind Training Institute (MTI) Practitioner Training in the Art and Science of Hypnosis and Mind Training Programme. Developed an increased understanding of the benefits of learning a second language which include developing new areas of the mind and strengthening the brain’s natural ability to focus. Used this knowledge to help change the way students see the world as language shapes the way they think.

February-June 2012                                                                                                                                                                       Trust Human, Istanbul                                                                 
Trainings on Self Development and Psychology

Attended two two-month long programmes at the Trust Human offices entitled “Overcoming the Illusion” and “Welcoming the Inner You”. Explored the functions of brain waves to help students improve their learning capacity. Learnt about the effects of colours and researched how colours facilitate learning and help in memorizing information by increasing attention level. Learned about the mind-body connection in the development of physical illness and used this to develop pedagogical content knowledge (PCK). Learnt how the body shapes students’ cognition and used this effect to build gestures to help students memorize words and phrases. Developed an understanding of how emotions affect the body and mind, and how the body responds physiologically to emotions which helped improve students’ thinking skills and mood. Participated in meditations on healing, nourishing, solidarity, mastering the mind and shaping the future which guided me to develop student behaviour in terms of cultivating a sense of shared interests, creating opportunities for students to develop skills, help them feel comfortable and encourage them to support each other in the classroom and integrate their ideas and interests into the curriculum, which helps them learn better because they feel motivated.


June 2012                                                                                                                                                                                   Ege Orman Vakfı, Izmir                                                                 
Environmentally-Friendly Planter Certificate

Earned an environmental certification for planting a tree in Ege Ormanı. Demonstrated care for the future of students and this country. Took responsible action to improve the environment. Inspired students by showing them the value of forests which include wealth, health and ecological knowledge. Taught the notion of commitment as caring, which focuses on the emotional labour of caring for students and the environment.


February-March 2012                                                                                                                                                        Studio White Balance, Istanbul                                                             
Film Script Writing Course

Completed a course on how to write a film script. Learnt the principles of screenwriting for short films and how to write the theme, character, dialogue, storytelling, synopsis and treatment. Incorporated these story-telling strategies into the classroom for the purpose of making students write and record short film scripts in groups. Empowered students to produce their own creative textual and visual works and developed teamwork skills. Enhanced student learning through creative writing and maximized the benefits of learning through technology.


April-June 2011                                                                                                                                                Instituto Cervantes de Estambul, Istanbul      
Spanish Language - A1 Level

Completed a 60-hour Spanish language course to better understand the psychology of foreign language learners.


October-November 2010                                                                                                                                                PTR Centre & Serotonin, Istanbul                                                 
Tango Classes

Learnt the basic elements of tango and milonga and learnt how to give form to movement, to improvise on stage, and how to stage a performance which was employed directing theatrical performances with students.


20 March 2010                                                                                                                                                         International Baccalaureate, Istanbul                                                   
Certificate in 5th Traditional Language Teachers' Conference entitled “Recycle"

Attended a conference based on the needs of language teachers including English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL/EFL) which focused on enhancing the quality of curriculum, materials and methods for English language teachers.


24 October 2009                                                                                                                                   VKF Koc Ozel Ilkogretim Okulu ve Lisesi, Istanbul                          
Certificate in 13th Annual Autumn Teachers’ Conference-Teachers Teaching Teachers

Attended a one-day multi-language conference with concurrent sessions in all subject areas from pre-school through high school. Seminars and workshops delivered by teachers to teachers.


September 2009                                                                                                                                                             PTR Centre & Serotonin, Istanbul                                                       
Training on Cattell’s 16 Personality Factors

Attended a four-week training programme by behaviour therapist and philosophical consultant. Learnt about 16 personality factors and employed these factors in identifying student problems such as anxiety, behavioral adjustment, academic, emotional, and social problems.


8 - 9 May 2009                                                                                                                                                                         Ankara University, Ankara                                                                 
Certificate in 2nd Annual English Language Teachers’ Conference

Attended a two-day conference on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages & English Language Proficiency Based Implementations, and used these implementations as they were intended to describe the achievements of learners of foreign languages by providing a method of learning, teaching and assessing. Assessed students’ level of English and provided them with materials to suit their level in order to speed their language learning and more easily reach my teaching objectives.


30 March - 14 May 2009                                                                                                                                                   Ministry of Education, Istanbul                                                           
Certificate in Performance Evaluation and Alternative Performance Evaluation Techniques

Attended a number of seminars to improve student performance evaluation by teachers. Improved skills to better evaluate how students have learnt, to help identify what has been taught successfully and what needs improvement. With the benefit of these seminars, better utilised quizzes, tests, writing assignments, and other assessments to guide improvements in student learning. Helped my students improve their performance while giving them additional opportunities to demonstrate what they learn from previous mistakes.


18 June 2008                                                                                                        European Computer Driving Licence Foundation, Istanbul              
Certificate in Passeport de Compétences Informatique Européen (PCIE)

Completed an online French computer literacy certification programme provided by the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL). Completed the following modules: Windows XP, MS Word  XP, MS Excel XP, MS Excel BD XP, Ms PowerPoint XP and MS IE6 – Outlook XP.


18 April 2008                                                                                                                                                                          Nuans Publishing, Istanbul                                                                  
Certificate in International Exams

Attended a programme including sessions covering practical solutions to Young Learners’  Exams, KET, PET, FCE, IELTS and TOEFL.


September 2006                                                                                                                                                                Ministry of Education, Istanbul                                                    
Certificate in Techniques of Exam Preparation

Completed a two-day seminar covering question and exam preparation techniques in order to learn to prepare better exams. Learnt to ask questions which require students to analyse, reflect, relate, organize and communicate their thoughts. Learnt to determine how questions adequately address the knowledge, understanding, or skill that is intended to be measured.


2004 – 2005 Academic Year                                                                                                                                          Saint Benoît High School, Istanbul                                                   
Certificate in to become an Effective Teacher, to have an Effective Communication and to use Problem Solving Methods

Attended several year-long seminars in the fields of effective communication, Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Transactional Analysis based on Thomas Gordon's model of human relationships.  Different types of recurring problem situations and conflict resolution in win-win fashion were introduced.                                                         


October 2001-April 2002                                                                                                 Le Conseil d'Administration de l'Alliance Française, Paris                        

Diplôme de Language Française

Received DL, a diploma in French language, which demonstrates a high knowledge of French similar to native fluency.


4 April 2002                                                                              République Française Ministère de l'Éducation Nationale Rectorat d'Académie, Paris 
Attestation de Réussite-Test d'accès direct au Delf 2 degré.

Received DELF 2 Certificate of Success.


January–March 2002                                                                                                                                                                    Alliance Française, Paris
French Language–Advanced level (C1)

Completed a 30-hour course at the Advanced Level.


October 2001                                                                                                                                                                              Alliance Française, Paris

French Language–Upper-Intermediate level (B2)

Completed a 30-hour course at the Upper-Intermediate Level.


July - August 2001                                                                                                                                                                   Sorbonne University, Paris
Senior Vacation Course in French as a Foreign Language at Intermediate level (B1)

Completed a 100-hour course at the Intermediate Level.


October 1999-June 2000                                                                                                                                           Institut Français d’Istanbul, Istanbul
French Language–Intermediate level (B1)

Completed a 304-hour general French course at the Intermediate level.


20 September-15 October 1999                                                                                         Marmara University Faculty of Engineering, Istanbul          
Certificate in Computer Training

Completed a computer literacy certification programme. Completed the following modules: Windows 95, Word , Excel, PowerPoint and internet access.


March-October 1998                                                                                                                                                             The British Council, Istanbul
Certificate in Teaching Language Literature and Contemporary Britain (TLLCB)

Attended a programme to provide teachers of English with the knowledge and skills to use literature to teach English language; to promote the use of British Literature in the language classroom; and to increase the awareness of contemporary British culture and literary heritage. 


6-27 July 1996                                                                                                                         Embassy Language & Training Centres, Hastings–England
Certificate of Progress in Senior Vacation Course in English as a Foreign Language

Attended a course aimed at teaching essential listening & speaking, reading & writing skills, and English for the real world.

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

Languages Skills

  • Native speaker of Turkish
  • Upper-Intermediate conversational skills in French
  • Basic conversational skills in Spanish

Computer Skills

  • MS Word XP, MS Excel XP, MS Excel BD XP, MS PowerPoint XP, Photoshop, MS IE-6 Outlook XP
  • Basic knowledge of servers and networking

EdTech Skills

  • E-learning
  • (ICT) Information and Communication Technology in education
  • (CBI)  Computer-Based Instruction
  • (IBT) Internet-Based Training 
  • (WBT) Web-Based Training
  • (VLE) Virtual Learning Environments like Moodle Platform
  • M-learning
  • Tablet Technology in the Classroom
  • Google Drive
  • 2.0 web tools like Slideshare, Prezi, Educreations, Edpuzzle, Aurasma, Slide.ly, Kahoot, Socrative
  • The Flipped Classroom Model

INTERESTS
Academic Interests: Etymology, Shakespearean Literature, Psychology of Human Behaviour.
Recreational Interests: Sufism, Spiritual Growth Readings and Astrology, Carting, Jogging, Paragliding, Classical, Sufi, Meditation and Lounge music and film soundtracks, spiritual films and books, art exhibitions and museums, chocolate and coffee fusion, vocalizing silent stories in Turkish and English, travelling and taking photos, writing for academic journals.

C.V. for Sezer Sarıöz updated  on July 11, 2015

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