Staff

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The Academic Staff working at our language school and departments at our university


Açelya Çakmak Kotan
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Açelya Çakmak Kotan completed her bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature Department at Doğuş University between 2010 and 2014 and graduated with an honors degree. As an exchange student, she studied English Language and Literature at the University of Cologne in Germany in the fall semester of 2012-2013. After she graduated from university, she received her Pedagogical Formation Certificate from Yıldız Technical University.  She started to teach English as a foreign language in a private language school in 2013 and continued to work in different language schools until 2015. In 2015, she started to work as an English teacher and also the head of English department in a private school. She worked in the same school for 6 years until August 2021. Besides, she prepared her students as a delegate for Model UN (MUN) conferences and participated as an advisor in MUN conferences. She has been working as an English Instructor at Istanbul Medipol University since October 2021. 


Akın Özdemirler
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Akın Özdemirler, received his B.A. degree from İstanbul Aydın University in ELT department. He started his teaching career as an elementary school teacher. And after his first year as an elementary teacher, he started working as a lecturer in Medipol University


Alperen MUTLU

Lecturer Alperen MUTLU is a critic, philologist, author, translator. He received all of his education in England and his upbringing is in the United Kingdom (UK). He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from Karadeniz Technical University (with an honours degree). He translated the poetry book named as “Ancient Diaries” written by Professor Dr. Mustafa Zeki ÇIRAKLI (narratologist) as his BA thesis. His fields of scholarly interest include ecocriticism, feminism, eco-theories, environmental pollution, linguistics and English language. He has also written on such topics as eco-gender, body, animals, toxic environments, pollution, eco-aesthetics and linguistics & English language. Mutlu is also an English language editor in Aurum Journal of Social Sciences and Innovations in Language Teaching Journal (By Assoc. Prof. Dr. Elif DEMIREL).


Asiye Çelikkol
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Asiye Çelikkol completed her bachelor’s degree on American Culture and Literature at İstanbul University in 2011 and got Pedagogical Formation for English Language Teaching Certificate from the same universityShe completed her MA studies on Comparative Literature at Istanbul Bilgi University in 2015. Before joining the language school of Medipol Universityshe worked as a lecturer and non– degree unit supervisor at İstanbul Aydın University. She also gave TOEFL lessons at İstanbul Aydın University. She has been working as a lecturer at Istanbul Medipol University since September, 2017.

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Ahmet Aslan
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Ahmet Aslan is originally from Kahramanmaraş and he has been living in İstanbul since February 2017. He has a bachelor degree in English Language Teaching from Dokuz Eylul University in İzmir graduating in 2011, and more than five years of teaching experience. He has taught prep and vocational departments at universities such as Altınbaş, Piri Reis, Nişantaşı and Beykent. He has been working as an English Instructor at Medipol University since October 2020. His interests briefly include teaching English, participating Spoken Word evenings, book clubs, volunteering at non-profit organizations, being a critic and having curiosity about cinema, attending social events, galleries, and doing sports to keep his body fit as well as his brain and soul. As to personal career goals hopefully he also wishes to get CELTA, and Master’s on ELT. After that he wants to do (Interdisciplinary) like Theatre, Fine Arts. As a master’s degree he can start with Arts and Culture. He also has experience at NGOs as a volunteer like TOG/Community Volunteers Foundation and now he is trying to be a part of Istanbul and ‘I’ Community which is dedicated to spread volunteer culture by working with displaced and disadvantaged communities throughout the city. Having experiencing to be a volunteer at NGO’s in his university years and with the students that he taught at universities he has witnessed that essential changes in students’ lives and other partcicipants’ are inevitable in terms of common good of society. He was financially supporter of Unicef, AKUT, Greenpeace and follower of Tema – Öğretmen Akademisi Vakfı Türkiye – Toplum Gönüllüleri Vakfı – Sivil Toplum Geliştirme Merkezi – Europe Medist Trex-Evs – Aiesec.


Aleyna Şahin
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Aleyna Şahin completed her bachelor’s degree on English Language and Literature at Istanbul Aydın UniversityShe also received the certificate of English teaching from Istanbul Aydın UniversityFollowing her graduation, she worked at private language schools as an English Teacher. Since 2020, she has been working as an Instructor at Istanbul Medipol University.


Almina Esen
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She has received B.A. from Karadeniz Technical University, Department of Western Languages and Literature, graduated as honor student. She received her Pedagogical Formation Certificate from the Faculty of Education at İstanbul University. Before joining Medipol University, when she was conference assistant, she worked voluntarily as an Assistant of Head of Department, English Language and Literature at Karadeniz Technical University. She also worked at Manchester Language Schools and İTÜ ETA Foundation Doğa Schools as an English Teacher.

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Alpaslan Çiftçi
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Alpaslan Çiftçi has received his B.A. from Karadeniz Technical University, Department of Western Languages and Literature, and graduated with the highest honors. He also studied at the University of Lodz, Institute of English Studies in Poland as an Erasmus+ exchange student in 2017 and 2018. During his undergraduate studies, he presented his paper titled “The Existential Post-humanist Struggle in Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go” at the 6th International KTUDELL Conference. Before joining Istanbul Medipol University as of 2021, he worked as a translator, English language teacher, and conference assistant.


Aysun Gündüz
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Aysun Gündüz completed her BA in Karadeniz Technical University at English Language and Literature Department in 2004. She received her English Teaching pedagogical formation from Yıldız Technical University in 2005. She worked at several private colleges such as Doğa College, Marmara College, Okan University, İstek Vakfı as an English teacher both as primary and secondary and also head of the department. She has been teaching at Medipol University Language School since 2021-2022 academic year.


Ayşe Kılıç
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Ayşe Kılıç received her BA degree from Uludağ University, English Language Teaching Department in 2011. The same year, after being accepted to the Comenius Programme, she went to Barcelona, Spain to work as an assistant teacher in a public secondary school. In the school, in addition to the regular language classes, she started sharing cultural features of Turkey and organizing events to do so. Meanwhile she also attended an intensive course to learn Spanish language. After completing her duty, she came back to Turkey and started to work in various language schools and private colleges. In these colleges, she also organized many drama events in English together with her students and she worked with various groups to attend one of the most prestigious global events among schools, Destination Imagination. In 2019, receiving a personal call from a former colleague, she started to work in Nisantasi University.  After having many experiences with the students there, she wanted to be a part of the  Istanbul Medipol University Language School team and have been teaching there since October 2020. Currently, she is studying for a master’s degree in English Language Teaching at Maltepe University.    


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Barış Günay
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Barış GÜNAY completed his undergraduate degree in English Language Teaching at Istanbul University in 2000. He taught professional English at the Air Force Academy. Before becoming a member of Istanbul Medipol University, she worked as an English teacher at various language schools and private institutions. He has been working as a lecturer at Istanbul Medipol University since 2015 and has given general and Professional English courses in various departments. As of the 2020 – 2021 education period, after taking part in the preparatory staff, he continues in the departments mainly in Vocational English. 


Barış Varcin
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Baris has worked in the N.H.S (National Health Service) for over 15 years within various departments at a managerial level across the United Kingdom. He is also a qualified first aid responder.  During this time, he obtained a CELTA qualification from Cambridge University. Once qualified, he moved abroad and taught first aid, medical and general English across various institutions, not only in Istanbul but in other countries too. 


Begüm Sarıdede
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Begüm Sarıdede completed her undergraduate education in the field of English Language Teaching at Yıldız Technical University and continued her master’s degree in the Department of Teaching Turkish to Foreigners at Istanbul UniversityShe worked as teaching assistant and get TESOL certificate at Northern Virginia Community CollegeShe worked as a Turkish language assistant at New York University and took doctoral courses with Fulbright scholarship in 2020. She is continuing her doctorate education in the linguistics department of Istanbul UniversityShe has been working as a lecturer at Istanbul Medipol University since 2017. 


Begüm Tunç
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Begüm Tunç graduated from Dumlupınar University, Department of English Language Literature in 2012. She received her Pedagogical Formation Certificate from the same university and completed her undergraduate education at Universidade do Minho where she studied English literatureSince graduation, she has taught many different age groups with different proficiency levels in various institutions for many years, and she has continued her teaching career in higher education institutions. In addition to her professional development activities, she is continuing her graduate studies in the English Language and Literature MA program at Istanbul Aydın University. She has written a research article titled “Exile and Displacement in Khirbet Khizeh, I Saw Ramallah and Journal of an Ordinary Grief”. She has been working at Istanbul Medipol University Language School since the 2021-2022 academic year. 


Begüm Yağız
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Begüm Yağız graduated from Kadir Has University, department of American Culture and Literature in 2015. She attended exchange program at North Central College in Chicago to study American Studies for a year. She completed and received a certificate of Pedagogical Formation from Yıldız Technical University in 2016. She taught general English and proficiency preparation classes in various language schools. She taught English to 7th and 8th grade children as a volunteer teacher in a secondary school in 2017. She completed her master’s degree at Istanbul Bilgi University in the field of Critical and Cultural Studies in 2019. She has been teaching at Medipol University since 2018. 


Betül Sağıroğlu
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Betül Sağıroğlu completed her BA in Eskişehir Anatolian University from the English Language Teaching department in 2015. She continues her education with MA in Trakya University in the department of English Language Education. She taught exam oriented and general purpose English from 2014 to 2016 in various language schools. She worked in Istanbul Gelişim University from 2016 to 2020, and in the meantime she served as the Coordinator of Assessment and Evaluation Unit for a year and the Coordinator of Extracurricular Activities for six months. She has been teaching at Medipol University Language School since 2021-2022 academic year.


Burcu Altun Günay
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Burcu Altun Günay graduated from American Culture and Literature department at İstanbul University in 2002. While she was a university student, she completed her internship in Vefa High School. She received her Pedagogical Formation Certificate from Hasan Ali Yücel Faculty at İstanbul University in 2002. After graduation, she started her teaching career in an Aviation school and taught general and aviation English to candidates of pilots and flight attendants. She also worked as an English teacher in various private Language Teaching Centers. She prepared students for IELTS, TOEFL, YDS, and English proficiency exams between 2004 and 2013. She also gave general and professional English lessons in an Anatolian and Tourism Management High School between 2005 and 2016. She completed her master’s degree as the top student in English Language and Literature Department at Istanbul Yeniyüzyıl University in 2021.  She joined Medipol University Language School in 2016 and she has been giving General and Professional English lectures in various departments of Medipol University since then. 


Burcu Demirel
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Burcu DEMİREL was born in Ankara in 1995. She received her BA degree in Translation & Interpreting (English-French-Turkish) Department at Cumhuriyet University in 2018. While studying at Cumhuriyet University, she participated in both Erasmus+ Student Exchange Programme (2015-2016) and Erasmus+ Internship Programme (2018) in France. She got The Certificate of Pedagogical Formation in 2018. In 2018, she participated in ‘’Young Translators Competition 2018’’ Organized by The Ministry of European Union Affairs and ranked the third place (Language: French). In 2019, she applied ‘’Translation Studies Master Program’’ at Istanbul Okan University. In 2020, she worked in a language course as an English teacher. In 2021, she worked at a public school as an English Teacher. Meanwhile, she started giving private English lessons. In 2021, She participated in Training Program on Petrophysics and Drilling for Trainees from Chad as a French translator. She has been working as an Instructor at Istanbul Medipol University since September 2021 and at the same time completing her Master’s degree in the department of Translation Studies at Istanbul Okan University. 


Burcu Piri
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She graduated from Istanbul University, English Language and Literature in 2004 and had her pedagogical formation at İstanbul University in 2004. She started her Master’ program entitled ‘English Language Teaching” in Yeditepe University, and she is currently studying on her MA thesis. She worked in several private schools as an English Teacher for 15 years. Since 2019, she has been working in Medipol University Language School.  


Burçin Sever
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Burçin Sever graduated from Istanbul University, Hasan Ali Yucel Faculty of Education, department of English Language Teaching with honors. She also studied as an Erasmus exchange student at University of Pardubice in Czech Republic in 2018. After teaching in the speaking class prepared for the students whose departmental language is English at Istanbul University Language Club, she completed her internship at Vefa High School. She has been working as an English instructor at Istanbul Medipol University since 2020. She is currently doing her master’s degree in English Language Teaching at Maltepe University.


Büşra Çalışkan
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Büşra Çalışkan received her bachelor’s degree from Boğaziçi University’s Department of English Language and Literature in 2017 and completed the Pedagogical Formation Certificate program offered by Istanbul University. Following her graduation, she worked in several institutions in Istanbul. Since September 2021, she has been working at Medipol University as an English Instructor. She is also pursuing her master’s degree in Yeditepe University’s Department of English Language and Literature.  


Cansu Çiprut
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Cansu Çiprut graduated from Istanbul University English Language and Literature Department. She completed English Teaching Pedagogical Formation and Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language Programs at the same university. She received her MA degree from Istanbul University English Langauge and Literature Department with her thesis on metaphysical English poetry which is entitled “The Transcendental Experience in John Donne’s Poetry”. Currently, she is a student at Istanbul University Political Science and International Relations Department. She has been interested in interdisciplinary studies since her undergraduate years. She attended Istanbul University English Literature Festivals and gave two presentations which are “From White Rabbit to Dracula: Literature and Music” and “A Truffaut Film: Fahrenheit 451 and Bibliocaust”. She also attended 2nd National Horror narratives Conference organized by IU English Language and Literature department with her presentation “The Timeless Child of a Modern Time Fairy Tale: Edward Scissorhands”. She has been teaching English since 2009 in several private institutions and schools. She trained students for YDS (LYS-5), KET and Cambridge Young Learners exams. She also worked as an English instructor at Altınbaş University School of Foreign Languages. In addition to English, she knows Ladino and has been learning Spanish and pursuing her interdisciplinary studies.


 Celal Sarıoğlu
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Celal Sarıoğlu graduated from Karadeniz Technical University Western Languages and Literature Department, Department of English Language and Literature. He completed his master’s degree at Istanbul Okan University, Department of Translation Studies. He is currently studying at Sakarya University PhD in Translation Studies program. He received “English Language Teaching to Adults” from Oxford Teachers’ Academy, and participated in the 6th International Language Education Conference on “Using Technology in Student-Based Education”. He made a presentation on “Teaching Writing Skills” at Istanbul Aydın University. He participated in “Professional Development Seminars” within Bahçeşehir University. Prior to joining Istanbul Medipol University, he worked at Karadeniz Technical University, Istanbul Aydın University, Beykent University and Bahçeşehir University. In addition, he worked as an instructor and administrative officer in various language education institutions and served in exam commissions. Celal Sarıoğlu has been working as a lecturer at Istanbul Medipol University since 2014. 


Cihad Furkan ELİAÇIK
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His undergraduate degrees are respectively Gazi University – English Language Teaching, Anadolu University – International Relations and Altınbaş University – Faculty of Law (30% in English). He completed his master’s degree in Özyeğin University – Social Sciences Institute – Public Law. His doctorate educationcontinues in the field of Public Law at Istanbul Medipol University Institute of Social Sciences. He has a published book titled “Cyber Security of Nuclear Power Plants in the Context of International Law”. There are variousnational/international projects that he participated/executes. He is the founding director of Farabi Talks, whose aim is to train entrepreneurial university students who can speak English well.He renders public service in the capacity of “Expert Witness” in Istanbul District Courts. He is registered in the Translator (ENGLISH) Expert Witness List in the Presidency of the Ministry of Justice/Istanbul Judicial Court of First Instance/Justice Commission. He is also the Trustee in Composition at the Istanbul Regional Expertise Board. He has been a visiting Researcher at Harvard and MIT Universities. He is married and has one child. 


Derya Güngör
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Derya Güngör completed her bachelor’s degree on Western Languages and Literatures at Boğaziçi University in 2014. Along with her degree, she minored in Copywriting. She also graduated from the department of Brand Communication at Anadolu University. In 2015, she received her CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults / Cambridge University ) from Oxford House College in London. Before joining İstanbul Medipol University, she worked as an English Instructor at İstanbul Aydın University English Preparatory School. Meanwhile, she was one of the coordinators of Remedial Teaching Center. Derya Güngör has been working at İstanbul Medipol University since 2016.


Derya Komar
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Derya Komar, graduated from Marmara University, Business Administration in 2011. After the graduation she switched her major to English literature and graduated from Istanbul University, English Language and Literature in 2018. During the undergraduate study, she did intership as a translator and completed the Pedagogical Formation Certificate program offered by Istanbul University. After getting the bachelor’s degree, she worked in Wall Street English and Dilko English as a lecturer. She has been working as a lecturer at Istanbul Medipol University since October, 2020.


Dilara Saygılı
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Dilara Saygılı received her bachelor’s degree from İstanbul University’s Department of English Translation in 2019 and completed the Pedagogical Formation Certificate program offered by İstanbul University.  After her graduation, she worked in different private high schools as an English teacher. She has been working at Medipol University as an English Instructor since September, 2021.  


Duygu Yalçıner
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Duygu has received her bachelor degree in English Language Teaching at Yeditepe University. She has also been a participant and a member in a drama association. She has studied on theories, practices related with creative drama technique in education. Within this association, she has volunteered in some social organisations and in creative drama conferences. She has worked at several private language schools as an instructor, exam practitioner and in exam preparation units. She worked at School of Foreign Languages in Marmara University before she started working at Language School, Medipol University. In Marmara, in addition to her classroom hours, she assisted students in extra- curricular activities such as school musical and general knowledge quiz shows. She attended an online teacher training program based on different ways to increase students’ motivation in 2019. Training program was organised by University of Oregon and American English E- Teacher. At the end of this e- training session, she presented her training and classroom experiences in 2nd International ELT Conference in Eskişehir Osmangazi University. Duygu has been working at Language School since October, 2020. Meanwhile she is still re-searching online teaching and learning. She is looking forward to beginning her masters degree program, soon.


Ebru Eskiçırak
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Ebru (AYLANGAN) ESKİÇIRAK graduated from Middle East Technical University, Department of English Language Teaching in 2008. Before joining İstanbul Medipol University, Ebru ESKİÇIRAK worked for Gazi University for about 10 years as an EFL instructor; member of Test Office and Program and Material Development Unit and as the Academic Coordinator. She gave general English lessons in prep school, Medical School and ESP lessons in Faculty of Architecture as well as TOEFL, IELTS, YDS and SAT courses. Ebru ESKİÇIRAK has been working as an English Instructor at Istanbul Medipol University since 2018-2019 academic year.


Elif Erbay
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Elif ERBAY completed her bachelor degree at Boğaziçi University where she studied Foreign Language Education. After graduating from the university, she started to work as an English instructor at Yeni Yüzyıl University. Currently, she is working at Medipol University Language School.


Elifnur Dayıoğlu
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Elifnur Dayıoğlu completed her B.A. in English Language Teaching in Marmara University with an Honor Degree in 2018. The same year, she started her M.A in English Language and Literature in Yeditepe University. She is in her thesis stage and her thesis topic is “Ecofeminist Reading of American and Turkish Women Writers”. She started her career in Marmara University as a student assistant. She worked there until she graduated. Before working in Medipol University, she worked in Uskudar University as an English Instructor.


Elif Gülşahin
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Elif Gülşahin holds a BA degree from Marmara University in the department of English Language Teaching. She also has an associate degree in Radio and Television Program Production from Anadolu University. She has worked at Istanbul Okan University between 2018 and 2021 both as an English Language Instructor and as a Testing Unit Member. As of September 2021, she has joined Istanbul Medipol University as an English Instructor. She is currently receiving her master’s degree in Language Studies from Istanbul University.


Emine Nur Yüksel
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Emine Nur Yüksel completed her undergraduate education in the field of English Language and Literature at Istanbul University as well as the pedagogical formation education. She started to work as an instructor at Istanbul Medipol University in 2021.


Emin Gürkan
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Emin Gürkan was born in Samsun. He received his BA degree in English Language Teaching Department (ELT) at Sakarya  University in 2016. While studying at Sakarya University, she participated in Erasmus+ Student Exchange Programme (2015-2016). He was rewarded by the dean of Education Faculty since he became top student in Foreign Languages Department in terms of GPA.   In 2017, he started his Master Degree at Uludağ University. His department was English Language Education. During his education, he both wrote and presented an article about Information Communication Technologies in an international language conference. In 2020, he graduated from Uludağ University after he finished his thesis about Intercultural Communication Sensitivity. In 2021, he applied ‘’English Language Education PhD Program at Yeditepe University.  After having a challenging interview, he was accepted the program. As a work experience, he taught hundreds of students from different private universities. Also, he worked at some international companies as a private tutor. As a hobby, he is interested in playing chess. He had been the chess champion for three years at Sakarya university. He has been working as an Instructor at Istanbul Medipol University since September 2021 and at the same time completing his PhD degree at Yeditepe University. 


Emre Can Şenel
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Emre Can Şenel graduated from TOBB University, English Language and Literature Department. During his bachelor’s degree, he worked at several places including TOBB ETU Foreign Language School as an intern. He is a master student in Karabük University English Language and Literature department since 2019. Emre Can Şenel who started his working life with several language courses continues his career at İstanbul Medipol University.


Enis Işık
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Enis Işık completed his B.A. in Marmara University, Department of English Language Teaching in 2016. His Master’s degree education continues at Yeditepe University English Language and Education Department. During his undergraduate education, he worked as a consultant and English tutor at a private ‘Business English’ institute. Following the graduation, he worked worked as an English teacher at secondary and high school levels in private schools for 3 years. Before Medipol University, he worked at Uskudar University as English Instructor and Testing Coordinator.


Ertuğrul Akın
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Ertuğrul Akın received his bachelor’s degree from English Language Teaching department at Istanbul University in 2017. He has worked as an English teacher for various schools since he started his teaching career at Robert College of Istanbul as a trainee English teacher in 2016. A few years later, he received the Fulbright scholarship from the government of the USA and completed his program working as a Fulbright FLTA at the University of Kansas in 2019. Before he joined Medipol University in 2020, he worked as an English instructor for a year at Şehir University. He is planning to pursue a master’s degree in Middle East Studies and Global Gender Policy.


Esma Bağcı
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Esma BAĞCI, graduated from Ege University where she studied English Language and Literature. Her first year of experience was at a corporate company. She started her academic career at the School of Foreign Languages at Nişantaşı University. She continued her career at Bahçeşehir College – Science and Technology High School. She joined English Immersion Program with her students in 2018, Ottawa. Before starting her career at Medipol University, she worked as a lecturer at Nişantaşı University at the School of Foreign Languages and faculty departments.


Esra Didem Aydın
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Esra Didem Aydın graduated from Hacettepe University, Department of Linguistics. She started her teaching career at Ankara University Preparatory School as an English Instructor. She also worked at Üsküdar University, as the Assistant Director of English Language School and Curriculum& Material Development Unit Coordinator. Before becoming a member of Istanbul Medipol University, she was employed as a Quality Assurance Director in an international company.


Esra Günseli Erol
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Esra Günseli EROL received her bachelor’s degree from Marmara University, the Department of English Language Teaching (ELT) in 2018. She has worked as an English Language Instructor since her graduation. Before becoming a member of Istanbul Medipol University, she worked for Altınbaş University, School of Foreign Languages for two and a half years, and she was also employed as an ESP (English for Specific Purposes) content creator in terms of designing curriculum and materials. She has been working on several researches in the fields of ESP, ELT and Linguistics.


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Feray Gümüş
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Feray Gümüş graduated from Dokuz Eylül University American Culture and Literature Department in 2008. After graduation, she worked at several language schools as an English teacher and manager. She received CELTA certificate in 2016. She successfully completed her MA studies in English Language Teaching at Bahçeşehir University. Before joining Medipol University, she worked at Istanbul Kemerburgaz University.She has been working as an instructor at Istanbul Medipol University since 2016.


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Filiz Mizrak
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Filiz Mizrak graduated from Istanbul University, department of American Culture and literature in 2009. She completed her master’s degree on Executive MBA in Bahcesehir University. Currently, She is working on her PHD thesis on Management and Strategy at Medipol University. She has been teaching at Medipol since 2016.


Gaye Gözde Üstündağ
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Gaye Gözde Üstündağ graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Comparative Literature from Istanbul Bilgi University in 2016. The same year she received her CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) from International Training Institute. She worked at Istanbul Aydın University before becoming an instructor at Istanbul Medipol University in 2019.


Gizem Yılmaz
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Gizem Yılmaz graduated from Yıldız Technical University, Department of English Language Teaching. As an exchange student, she also studied Linguistics at University of Potsdam in Germany. She started her teaching career in a language school. Following her graduation, Gizem worked as an assistant English language teacher in a state school in Barcelona where she attended some international ELT conferences and seminars. Also, she started a master’s degree programme in Educational Management at Istanbul University. Before joining Medipol University, Gizem Yılmaz worked at Uskudar University as an English language instructor. 


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Gökçe Doğan Şaltan
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Gökçe Doğan Şaltan finished her Master’s Degree at Istanbul University Social Sciences Institute in the department of English Language and Literature. She wrote her dissertation on the topic of “Feminism in Dystopian Literature during the 20th and 21st century.” Along with the English Pedogogical Formation Teaching Certificate from Yıldız Technical University in 2010, she has had her CELTA certificate from Istanbul British Council since 2012. She has gone to Germany Eberhard Karls Tübingen University during her Bacherlor’s Degree with an Erasmus Scholarship and finished most of her studies of senior higher classes there in 1 year period of time. Just before she joined İstanbul Medipol University Prep School staff, she was the Academic Writing Center Coordinator and a Level Supervisor at various universities and worked as an Instructor there. She attended some qualified and distinct Language and Literature conferences and seminars abroad in the United States of America and Bosnia as Presenter and Senior Editor. Gökçe Doğan Şaltan has been working as an Instructor at İstanbul Medipol University Prep School since 2015.


Gökçe Özgen
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Gökçe Özgen graduated from İstanbul University English Language Teaching Department in 2016. During her undergraduate education, she participated in lots of EU Projects. She also studied at the University of Granada as an Erasmus+ exchange student in the spring term of 2015.  She completed her master’s degree at Istanbul University, Department of Theatre Critics and Dramaturgy. She received “Creative Drama Leadership Certificate” from Haliç University. Correspondingly, she participated some related events as a speaker. Her research interests include uses of creative drama in ELT classroom, ways of decreasing anxiety through creative drama games in the classroom, rewriting practices in recent theatre and gender studies. Prior to joining Istanbul Medipol University, she worked at Marmara University and Nişantaşı University. Gökçe Özgen has been working as a lecturer at Istanbul Medipol University since 2017. 


Güngör Kiriş Uğuzluoğlu
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Güngör Kırış Uğuzluoğlu completed her undergraduate degree at Erciyes University English Language and Literature department and got her English Teaching Certificate (Pedagogical Formation Certificate) from the same university. She has ITI Testing and Assessment Certificate. Her professional career began eleven years ago as an English instructor and has continued nonstop. She did some research at Maltepe University Public Relations and Publicity department. Before joining Medipol University, she worked at Erciyes University, Gedik University and Maltepe University. Her previous experiences are in teaching English courses for undergraduate programs in Turkish, General and Academic English for prep classes for undergraduate programs in English, preparing materials and tests. She has been working as an English instructor at Medipol University since September 2016.


Güven Kimençe
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Güven Kimençe graduated from Istanbul University, Department of English Language and Literature in 2012. He also received his Pedagogical Formation certificate in his alma mater in 2012. He is currently doing his master’s degree at Istanbul Medipol University, Department of Media and Communication Systems. He went to Portugal as an exchange student within the scope of his master’s education, and he took courses in Editorial Design from Instituto Politécnico de Tomar. He worked as a lecturer at Istanbul Biruni University between 2014 and 2016. He has been working at Istanbul Medipol University since 2016.


Assoc. Prof. Irina Shelenkova
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Irina Shelenkova is a PhD and an Associate Professor. Most of her academic life she has spent working at Tambov State Technical University in Russia, teaching General English and ESP. She has administrative experience in the educational sphere. Irina Shelenkova was a member of Tempus project ‘Innovative Language Curricula in Technical Universities’, one of the authors of the coursebook ‘English for Academic Mobility’, awarded by the Ministry of Education and Science of the RF, and a co-author of ‘English for Academics: Book1’ (Cambridge University Press). Irina Shelenkova is the author of 38 articles and conference proceedings, 1 monograph, and 19 books. She started her work at Medipol University in 2019.


Kaanhan Argüt
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Kaanhan Argüt has been working as an English Language Instructor at Istanbul Medipol University since 2016. He received his BA in American Studies from Bahcesehir University 2014. He received his CELTA certification in 2015. He is conducting his M.A. thesis on “Comparative Political Theories”.


Kenan Bodur
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I graduated with a BA in English Language Teaching from 9 Eylül University in 1992. Since my graduation, I have worked at various Language schools as English Teacher, IT companies as Educational Consultant and Universities as Instructor. I have been working at Medipol University, School of Language as English Instructor since 2014. I have completed my master’s degree courses in Political Science and started writing my thesis to complete the graduate degree program.


Kerem Başaran
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Kerem Başaran graduated from Kocaeli University English Language and Literature Department in 2017. From the same university, he received pedagogical formation. After that, he started working as an English teacher at Bahcesehir Ugur Schools in different age groups. Also, he worked as a private tutor in Dilko and American Culture Language Institutes. Then he obtained his CELTA certificate from ITI-Istanbul in 2019. He started working as an English instructor at Uskudar University. In 2020, he started his master’s degree program in English Language Teaching at Yeditepe University, and it is still in process. Since 2020, he has been working as an English language instructor at Medipol University.


Kübra Öztürk
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Kübra Öztürk got her education in Istanbul University and graduated from there with a bachelor’s degree in American Culture and Literature in 2017. At her senior year, she received pedagogical formation from the same university. She has started her teaching career as a high school teacher in a private school, then proceeded to her profession as an English Language teacher in different universities, which are Nişantaşı University/ Vocational Highschool, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakif University/ Civil Aviation and Cabin Services Department. As of September 2021, she has started working at Istanbul Medipol University/Prep School while she is studying as a master student in Maltepe University, English Language Teaching program.


Levent Balcıoğlu
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Levent Balcıoğlu was born in Ankara in 1975. He graduated from Ankara University, English Language and Literature in 1998. He pursued his studies at Başkent University master’s level in business administration and earned his first master’s degree there (MBA). Then, he started teaching English at academic level at various universities. In 2010, he earned his second master’s degree in English Language teaching (ELT) at Maltepe University. He has published articles in ELT journals. He presented countless papers both abroad and in Turkey at international and local ELT seminars and conferences. His main area of concern is teaching academic writing and critical thinking skills through reading. He is also interested in academic writing research. He is currently working at Medipol University Language school as English Language instructor.


Mehmet Çakmak
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After completing his teaching internship at Robert College, Mehmet Çakmak graduated summa cum laude from the Foreign Language Education Department of Bogazici University in 2021. After his graduation, he worked as an English Language Teacher in a private high school for a short period of time and joined IMU Language School in September 2021.


Mehmet Ömer Dikbaş
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Mehmet Ömer Dikbaş graduated from İstanbul Aydın University department of English Translation and Interpretation. He received his pedagogic formation certificate from the same university. After his graduation, he worked as a translator and interpreter at DenizBank Head Office. Since October 2020, he has been working at İstanbul Medipol University as an instructor.


Mehmet Polat Tacar

Mehmet Polat Tacar
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Polat Tacar graduated with a BA in English Language Teaching department from Trakya University. He has worked as a Principal, Director of Studies, English teacher and a lecturer in various different schools. He has been working at Istanbul Medipol Univrsity since 2014.


Mehmet Saylık
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Mehmet Saylık received his first BA degree in English Language and Training Department at Marmara University in 1985 and his second BA degree in Turkish Language and Literature Department at Open Education Faculty, Anadolu University in 2021. İstanbul University, İstanbul Technical University, Marmara University, Yeditepe University, İstanbul Bilim University and Galatasaray University are some of the universities where he taught English at various levels and worked as an academic coordinator and administrative coordinator and Testing and Material Office staff. He taught online Basic English at TÜRTEP (Center for Distant Education Programs), at Ahmet Yesevi University between 2007 and 2015. He started teaching ESP classes at İstanbul Medipol University in 2016. He has been designing and teaching online Medical English classes for the students of Medicine and Dentistry at UZEM (Center for Distant Education Programs) at İstanbul Medipol University since September 2017.


Melis Erdemli
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Melis Erdemli received her Bachelor’s Degree from Bilkent University, Department of English Language and Literature in 2016. During her undergraduate studies, she visited many countries in Europe for being able to focus on various cultures and languages, including her visit to France for French Language and Culture course in University of Paris I: Panthéon-Sorbonne in summer of 2013. After her graduation from bachelor’s, she obtained her Pedagogical Formation Certificate in ELT from Marmara University in 2018 and started her Master’s Degree in Art and Culture Management in Yeditepe University in 2019 as a firm believer of multidisciplinary approach in language education and cultures. She holds “Teaching English Online” certificate by Cambridge English Assessment and “Making Blended Education Work” certificate by University of Edinburgh. Between 2016-2019, she worked as an English language teacher in various institutes and at Private Doğa College and between the years of 2020 – 2022, she worked as a lecturer/English Instructor at Nişantaşı University. As of January 2022, she has started working as an English Instructor at Medipol University and she is currently working on her master thesis which is about early 20th Century War Art Scene in Britain.


Merve Kocaman Okucu
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Merve Kocaman was born in Ankara in 1990. She received her BA degree in American Culture and Literature Department at Ankara University in 2012. While studying at Ankara University, she got her teaching certificate from Hacettepe University in 2010. In 2012, she started teaching English professionally. She worked at a language school for a year. In 2013, She applied for Curriculum Development and Teaching Strategies Program at Yıldız Technical University. After completing her Master’s Degree in 2015, she started giving private English lessons for managers at some companies in Istanbul. Meanwhile, she worked at a private school as an English teacher for two years .In 2017, she started working at Piri Reis University Preparatory Department as an English Instructor. She left there after three years and she got her TESOL diploma in 2020. She is currently teaching ESP classes at İstanbul Medipol University and at the same time completing her Master’s degree in the department of English Language teaching at Maltepe University.


Merve Öztürk
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Merve Öztürk received her B.A. in English Language and Literature at Çankaya University in 2014. She had her first teaching experience in Colombia for a year of teaching project. Returning to Turkey, she worked at Altınbaş, Doğuş and Üsküdar University, respectively. She is a Celta (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) holder. She has been a member of Medipol University since September 2019. Currently she is studying for a master’s degree in English Language Teaching at Maltepe University.


Mihriban Hilal Şahan
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Mihriban Hilal Şahan, having obtained her bachelor’s degree as an ‘Honor Student’ in Foreign Language Education Department of Boğaziçi University, is currently working on her master’s degree in the same field at Yıldız Technical University. In the spring term of 2016, as an Erasmus-Exchange student, she studied in the Philology Department at University of Szczecin in Poland. After her graduation in 2017, she started working as an English Instructor and she joined Medipol University’s Preparatory School family in February 2020.


Muhammed Arıkan
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Muhammed Arıkan started his education in England and continued with English Language and Literature at Ataturk University after returning to Turkey and graduated in 2010. He holds a Pedagogical Formation for English Language and a CPD Training certificate from PEARSON. He has two years of Admin experience with Pearson and Oxford Online Systems. He is also experienced in simultaneous translation. Before starting at Medipol University he worked at Nişantaşı University where he was also the coordinator of the English Preparatory Department along with being the Admin for their online system. Apart from being an English instructor he has a wide range of interests. Some of these being; programming, astronomy, diving, hiking and drawing. He is also an animal lover and takes part in any activity related in helping animals.


Muhammed Yamout
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Muhammed Yamout is a college-level English instructor who has mainly been teaching advanced learners and prepares them for international exams such as TOEFL & IELTS since 2015 at Dialogue Language Schools. Worked as a teacher trainer and curriculum developer for two years at BritishTown. He started working at Medipol University in 2020. Muhammed believes that perseverance and single-mindedness allow us to fulfill the aspiration of becoming a better version of ourselves and thus everyone should invariably be enamored of working on their CPD which is not only a fundamental part of academic excellence, but it also enhances one’s critical thinking in every aspect. He has also been nominated Teacher of the Year for two consecutive years. Muhammed holds an international Canadian Diploma to teach English for speakers of other languages from Uni Prep institute, a Cambridge CELTA and a teacher trainer certificate from the TESOL International Association in which he has been a global member for four years. Muhammed is doing his DELTA now and planning on doing Master’s Degree in Language Acquisition and Teaching English as a Foreign Language afterward.


Murat Güç
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I graduated from Boğaziçi University, Foreign Language Education Department in 2018. During my bachelor studies I started teaching English at Dialogue Language Schools. I worked with learners from all ages for five years at that school. I worked as an English Instructor at Nişantaşı University, teaching skills to learners from various departments for 1 year before I started working in the Preparatory School of Medipol University in 2020.  


Mustafa Büyükbucaklı
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Mustafa Büyükbucaklı completed his bachelor’s degree in the field of American Culture and Literature at Dokuz Eylül University in 2011 and received his pedagogical formation certificate from the same institution. He did his education internship in Russia through AIESEC. He completed his master’s degree in English Language Teaching at Istanbul Aydın University. Before starting to work at Medipol, he worked at Biruni University. He holds Cambridge University CELTA.


Mustafa Kaan Tütüncü
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Mustafa Kaan Tütüncü completed his undergraduate education in Translation and Interpreting (English) at Istanbul Aydın University in 2019 and received his pedagogical formation certificate in the same year. During his education, he worked in the international relations department of a company. While working in the company, he worked as a translator at various fairs in Germany and Turkey. After his graduation, he worked as an English Teacher in a private school. After that he served as a translator ensign in the Turkish Navy for 1 year and guided many delegations. After he completed his military duty, he worked as a lecturer in Nişantaşı University. He has been working as an Instructor at Medipol University since February 2022.


M.Mustafa Kaya
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M. Mustafa Kaya graduated from the ELT Department of Marmara University in 1996. Since then he taught English at various schools until 2013, when he became an instructor at university. He joined the academic staff of Istanbul Medipol University in 2015. During his career, he has attended numerous seminars and series of workshops on ELT. He is currently carrying on his MA studies in Sociology.


Mürselin Taşan
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Mürselin Taşan graduated from Kocaeli University, the department of English Language Teaching in the year 2014. Taşan completed her master’s degree as the top student in the department of English Language Education at Bahcesehir University. She received her CELTA in California, the USA and successfully completed her training with a PASS B. Followings are the certificates and the qualifications of Taşan; Breathing Coaching Certification, Teaching English for Academic Purposes, Training the Trainer, Creative Teaching, Teaching Skills in Language Education, Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language. The lecturer also participated in numerous seminars, webinars and conferences. Mürselin Taşan has worked in several private institutions since the year 2014. Additionally, she was an ESL volunteer teacher in California, the USA in multinational settings. Mürselin Taşan has been pursuing her academic career in Medipol University since 2020.


Nazife Kaya
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Nazife KAYA graduated as “Honor Student” from the department of Foreign Language Education at Boğaziçi University in 2017. After graduation, she worked at various institutions with learners from different age and occupation groups. She was accepted to the master program at İstanbul Medeniyet University and started doing MA degree at the department of English Language Teaching. Currently, she has been studying on her thesis invesitigating teacher burnout and technology anxiety during the Covid-19 pandemic. She also worked as an instructor at Cappadocia University between 2019-2021. Since September 2021, she has been a member of İstanbul Medeniyet University Language School as an instructor.


Neslihan Doğan
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Neslihan Doğan, completed her Undergraduate Degree at Dicle University, Department of English Language Teaching. Following her graduation, she worked at Turkish state schools for nine years as English Language Teacher, during which she initiated and managed many social responsibility projects as well as volunteering for additional lessons to students. After receiving the TESOL Certificate from King George International College in 2014, she started to work as a Lecturer in Prep Schools of various universities. After working as a part-time Lecturer at Yıldız Technical University between 2015-2020 and later as a full-time Lecturer at Altınbaş and Nişantaşı Universities, she started to work at Medipol University as of Fall-2020 term. She also holds many certificates from in-service training programs at the universities she has worked before.


Neziha Cakir

Neziha Çakır
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Neziha
Vatansever Çakır completed her B.A. at the Department of English Language Teaching at Gazi University, Ankara. After graduation, she got the scholarship of UN Comenius Language Assistantship and worked as a trainee teacher in a public school in Spain for a year. Following some translation and tutoring jobs at various companies and schools, she started to teach at Bezmialem Vakıf University in 2013. She has been giving TOEFL, general English, English for academic purposes, English for specific purposes (in the fields of architecture, medicine and medical secretaryship) lessons in Medipol University since 2015. 


Nimetullah Yaşar
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Nimetullah Yaşar received his Bachelor’s Degree in Foreign Language Education from Boğaziçi University in 2007. He worked at Bilkent University and Beykent University before he joined İstanbul Medipol University in 2013. He has been teaching at İstanbul Medipol University since then. 


Onur Başdinç
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Onur Başdinç graduated from Anadolu University, Department of English Language Teaching in 2008. Before he joined Istanbul Medipol University Prep School staff, he worked as an English Teacher and Head of English Department for various schools at MEB for 9 years after graduation. Onur Başdinç completed his master’s degree in the department of English Language and Literature at Istanbul Aydin University in 2021. Onur Başdinç has been working at Istanbul Medipol University as an English Instructor since September 2017.


Özgenç Aktaş  Koçak
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Ozgenc Aktas-Kocak lisans eğitimini Hacettepe Üniversitesi İngilizce Öğretmenliği bölümünde tamamladiktan sonra yüksek lisans eğitimine Michigan State Üniversitesi’nde Eğitim Yönetimi-Öğrenci İsleri Yönetimi alanında devam etmistir. Master derecesini aldiktan sonra aynı üniversitede akademik danışman olarak çalışmıstır. Daha sonra Amerika’nın Tennessee eyaleti ve Memphis sehrinde bulunan St.Jude Children’s Research Hospital’ın Akademik Program Ofisi’nde Veritabanı Koordinatörlüğü, arastirma Grantları Başvuru Destek Koordinatörlüğü gibi değişik görevlerde bulunmustur. Eylül 2019’den bu yana İstanbul Medipol Üniversitesi dil okulunda ögretim görevlisi olarak çalışmaktadır.


Özlem Adhami
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Özlem ADHAMİ completed her BA on English Language and Literature at Istanbul Kültür University. In 2013, as well as being an exchange student at Docklands Academy, London for 4 months, she also taught English in some classes. After graduation, she worked as an English Teacher at MEB for a while and translated a Turkish book into English. In addition, she translated many academic studies from Turkish into English. Afterwards, she worked as an Instructor at Istanbul Medipol University / School of Health Sciences as well as being in charge of International Office-Erasmus Coordinatorship. Özlem ADHAMİ has been an instructor at Istanbul Medipol University – Language School as of 2017, September, and taking an active role in European Union projects as of 2019.  


Özlem Biçici
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Özlem Biçici has started her bachelor’s degree at Başkent University in 2004 and completed it at Selçuk University and graduated in 2008. After graduating she has worked as a lecturer at universities. Between 2010-2014 she has worked as a lecturer at Afyon Kocatepe University. At the same university she has completed her master’s degree in Educational Sciences Department in the field of Education Programs and Teaching. She has worked as a lecturer at Istanbul Aydın University and Beykoz University, too. In addition, she has taught General English and Business English lessons at various language schools and colleges. She has computer, diction and language teaching certificates. She has TOEFL certificate and she has taught TOEFL exam preparation lessons. In the 2019-2020 academic year she has started to work as a lecturer at Medipol University. 


Özlem İlyas
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Özlem İlyas graduated from Boğaziçi University, the Department of Translation Studies in 2013. She worked as a freelance translator and translated books in the field of social sciences for various publishing houses. Before joining the Language School of the Istanbul Medipol University, she worked as an instructor of English at another university for two years. She completed her MA studies at the Department of Sociology in Boğaziçi University in 2019. Currently, she continues her PhD studies at Atatürk Institute of Modern Turkish History at the same university.  


Pelin Ayten Yaz Güneş
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Pelin Ayten Yaz Güneş majored in American Culture and Literature at Bahçeşehir University with ÖSYM scholarship and completed her degree with high honor; she also minored in Political Science and International Relations. She joined the student exchange program and studied African-American Studies at Syracuse University, New York, the U.S.A. She received her Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) at Bahçeşehir University. She has been teaching English for eight years in different universities and she has been working for Medipol University Preparatory School since 2015. She earned her CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) Certificate from International Training Institute, Istanbul.  


Pelin Gündoğdu
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Pelin Gündoğdu completed her undergraduate degree in English Language Teaching at Trakya University in 2017 and worked as a lecturer at Istanbul Okan University in the same year. Pelin is doing her master’s degree in Translation Studies at the same university. While working as a lecturer, she participated in the Erasmus program on “Innovative Approaches to Teaching” held in Barcelona in order to improve her career. She has been working as a Lecturer at Medipol University since September 2021. Before joining Medipol University, Pelin worked at Uskudar University as an English language instructor. 


Peruze Duygu Oğuz
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Peruze Duygu Oguz studied at Kocaeli University, English Language Department between 2011-2016 years. During her university years she attended the Erasmus program and she studied in Poland one year. After she finished her university education she started to teach at a vocational high school for medicine students. One year later she started to teach at Istanbul Okan University. She started as English Instructor then she worked as Chief of Curriculum Officer and she left from there as The Head of the Department. She is currently doing her Master degree at Translation Studies at Istanbul Okan University and works at Medipol university as English Instructor


Pınar Arıpınar
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Pınar Arıpınar completed her Bachelor’s Degrees in French and English Teaching at Marmara University Atatürk Education Faculty. She received her CELT-S certificate from International Training Institute. Since September 2019 she has been working as a lecturer at IMU. 


Sacide Tutku Kançıkmaz
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Tutku Kançıkmaz holds an LLB degree from London Southbank University in the department of Law. She also has an LLM degree in International Law from London Metropolitan University. Upon her relocation to Turkey, Ms. Kançıkmaz completed her CELTA in the Izmir University of Economics. She has worked in the International Relations Department of Pamukkale University between 2008-2010. Ms. Kançıkmaz then worked in Plato College of Higher Education as the Head of International Relations between 2010-2012. She began working as an Instructor of English in Istanbul Aydın University’s English Preparatory School in 2012 and began her MA in English Language and Literature in the same institution in 2013. As of September 2017, she has joined Istanbul Medipol University as an English Instructor. She is also a faculty member in the Law Faculty of Istanbul Medipol University.


Seda Bölük
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Seda BÖLÜK completed her BA in English Language Teaching department at Anadolu University. She also studied in Uludağ University,Department of German Language Teaching. After she graduated from university, she worked as an English language teacher in a different language schools and private schools. She worked as a translator in the field of information technologies. She has been working as an English Instructor in Medipol University Preparatory School since 2021.


Seda Suna Uçakan
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Seda Suna Uçakan graduated from Eskişehir Osmangazi University in 2007. She continued her master’s degree in department of History. After she moved to Istanbul, she worked as an English instructor and manager in various language schools. She worked in Altınbaş University between the years of 2016-2018 as an English instructor then she kept working in the same position in Nişantaşı University between the years of 2018-2020. She has her internship from Ankara Dış Yayınlar Daire Başkanlığı and she prepared and presented tv programmes on politics, actuality and history. Uçakan who studied acting at the same time acted in various theatre plays and soap operas. By having a big interest in literature, she has a poetry book called Pay Susuşları and her poems have been publishing in both national and international magazines. She has been doing some literature studies with her students in a club which she called as İmge Klubü. (Metaphor club). Her poems have been published in three international poetry antology. She has been continuing her master’s degree in Eskişehir Osmangazi University in department of Comparative Literature.


Selen Pekuzun
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Selen Pekuzun completed her undergraduate education at Boğaziçi University, Department of Foreign Language Education between 2017 and 2021, and graduated from the Western Languages ​​and Literatures Minor Program on the same date. She has participated in two international conferences on bilingualism and second language sentiment. She has been teaching English at Medipol University as an Instructor since October 2021.


Selen Şahin
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Selen Şahin graduated from Istanbul University, Department of English Language and Literature in 2015. She worked as an preparatory school instructor in various universities in Istanbul such as Beykent University, Nişantaşı University and Üsküdar University. She joined İstanbul Medipol University in 2019. She is currently doing her MA on the field of Translation Studies at İstanbul 29 Mayıs University.


Selin Nur Hürmüz
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Selin Nur Hürmüz received her Bachelor’s degree in English Language teaching at İstanbul University in 2016. She completed her Master’s degree in History and Oriental Studies at University of Bologna with 4.0 GPA in 2017 where she served as a project assistant in summer school on Global Studies and Critical theory-Planetary Urbanscapes. She had the opportunity to work with world-famous academics before joining Medipol University. She worked for different institutions as an EFL and ESL teacher based in Italy, Turkey, and the UK. Her research interests include mainly contemporary urban landscapes of the Middle East as well as gender studies. 


Semanur Gencan
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Semanur GENCAN received her B.A degree from the department of Western Languages and Literatures in Boğaziçi University. She wrote her B.A thesis on the perception of Victorian Women with the title “Writing Against Victorian Polarization of Woman: Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights”. Upon her graduation, she furthered her studies in the field of Cultural Studies in Istanbul Bilgi University with the M.A thesis “The Construction of Material and Visual Culture for the Changing Muslim Female Portrait in 2000s: The Case of Islamic Fashion Magazines and a Visuality-Based Social Media Network”. In the same period, she got ELT Certificate from Bahçeşehir University. Since 2013, she has been working as an English Instructor in Higher Education. Since September 2016, she has been working as an English Instructor at Istanbul Medipol University for General and Vocational English.


Semih Pala
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Semih PALA graduated from Ege University English language and literature department in 2006. Before his graduation, he attended TESOL certificate program by Ege University in 2005. After his graduation, he started to work in Ege University School of Foreign Languages for 6 years. He set up and provided consultancy for firms in the field of academic, medical and legal English. He completed training programs on translation and NLP. He is the translation editor or translator of 4 books and 124 SCI index medical and legal papers. His field of expertise and interests are medical translation, OET, TIPDIL-YOKDIL( Medical English Proficiency Exam), IELTS exam preparation apart from medical and legal translation trainings and educations for healthcare & legal entities. He has been a member of Medipol University since 2020. 


Sena Sinarer
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She graduated from Izmir University of Economics, English Translation and Interpretation Department in 2011 and in my senior year, she had a Pedagogical Formation in the Faculty of Education in Dokuz Eylül University. After she had graduated from the department, she worked as an English Language Teacher for one year in Celal Bayar University, the Faculty of Engineering and then continued to work in the Foreign Schools of Languages for five years. She has also been working as a freelance translator since she graduated from the university. In 2017, she started her Master’s programme entitled “Translation Studies” in Istanbul 29 Mayıs University and completed her Master’s Degree in 2021. Since 2017, she has also been working in Istanbul Medipol University Language School.


Sena Tuğçe Gürkan
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Sena Tuğçe Gürkan has graduated from English Language and Literature Department of Istanbul University as an honour student. She is currently working on her MA thesis in the same department at Yeditepe University. Her areas of research are Gender Studies and Mythology. Her article named ”Owning One’s Own Story” was presented at Hacettepe University’s “Rewriting and Adaptation” conference in March 2020. She has translated Freud’s “On Narcissism” for Olimpos Publishing. She had worked in universities as a Lecturer and has been working as a Lecturer at Medipol University since September 2021.


Serkan YAR

Serkan Yar
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Serkan Yar graduated from Marmara University Translation and Interpreting Studies (English) and he got his Pedagogical Formation Certificate from Marmara University. Besides, he studies Media and Communication at Anadolu University. He worked in English Time and American Culture Language Schools before as an English Teacher. He has been teaching at Medipol University since 2015.


Seval Akmeşe
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Seval Akmeşe graduated from English Language Teaching Department at Istanbul University in 2007. She’s been at her master’s thesis stage at Educational Administration and Supervision Departmen at Educational Faculty of Istanbul University. She worked at Haliç University as a full time English Lecturer at Preparatory Department for 8 years. She continued teaching as part time at İstanbul Sabahattin Zaim University for two years. She got a certificate of Creative Writing given by Academician and Author Murat Gülsoy at Lifelong Learning Center at Boğaziçi University. Besides, she took part in several photography exbitions as a member of 40 Haramiler Photography Project Group after having completed Professional Photography Training.


Sevim Sevda Çorumlu
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Sevim Sevda Çorumlu received her undergraduate education in Economics and has a Post Graduate Diploma in International Political Economy from Manchester University. She attended various courses in UK including General English. She worked as a freelancer translator and interpreter in both UK and Turkey.She has experience in translating legal,political,academic papers. 


Sinem Sipahi Aykut
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Sinem Sipahi Aykut graduated from Istanbul University, English Language and Literature Department in 2006. She completed Pedagogical Training in 2007 in Istanbul University. She started Sociology Department, at Istanbul University Auzef in 2018. She has been working at Istanbul Medipol University as an instructor since September 2015. Before Istanbul Medipol University, she has worked in Netron IT Academy, Doğa High School and Beykent University.


Şenay Çaylan
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Şenay Çaylan completed her bachelor’s degree in English Teaching at Marmara University. She completed her MA degree in Education Management and Auditing at Yeditepe University in 2012. She has still been doing her doctorate in Business Administration at Maltepe University. She is studying on enhancing Employability and Critical Thinking skills at K-12 education and IB Program.She also attended a program on Human Rights &Ethical Values at Uskudar University between 2015 – 2018 and has a certificate.She started as an English teacher at Bahçeşehir College in between 2002-2004. Then she started to work as a school principal and then as an International Relation Coordinator at Doga Schools between 2004 and 2017. Before being a member of Istanbul Medipol University she worked as an English Instructor at Gelişim University. 


Şeyma Gezen Kanacı
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Şeyma Gezen Kanacı completed her bachelor’s degree at Marmara University, English Language Teaching Department. She received the certificate of Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language from Marmara University. Before İstanbul Medipol University, she worked as an English instructor at Nisantasi University. She has been working at Istanbul Medipol University since 2016. She continues with her MA studies at 29 Mayıs University, the Department of Translation Studies.


Taner Akbaş
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Taner Akbaş studied French Language and Literature at Ankara University and English Language and Literature at İstanbul Yeni Yüzyıl University. He completed his MA studies in the frame of “19th century English Travel Literature and Foreign Politics”. Instructor Taner Akbaş, who holds a CELTA degree (Certificate of English Language Teaching by Cambridge University), has been responsible of instructing and creating contents at the university level for the purposes of General English, Business English and Exam English since 2015. 


Tuba Şenel İnce
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She started her university life at Kadir Has University Department of American Culture and Literature and graduated from English Language and Literature Department at TOBB University. While she was a university student, she completed her internship at TOBB ETU Foreign Languages Department. She received her Pedagogical Formation Certificate from the Faculty of Education at Gaziantep University. She started her academic career at the School of Foreign Languages at Nişantaşı University. She continued her career at Üsküdar University. Since 2018, she has been working as an English Instructor for General English and Professional English courses at Istanbul Medipol University. She has also completed her Master’s Degrees at the Corporate Communication Department of Istanbul University and English Language and Literature Department of Istanbul Aydin University. 


Tuğba Begüm Abalı
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Tuğba Begüm ABALI graduated from Middle East Technical University English Language Teaching Department as Honour Student. She worked as Comenius Language Assistant in Italy for one year. After graduation she started Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Program at Middle East Technical University. In addition to English, she is at an advanced level of Italian and intermediate level of Spanish and German. She has been teaching at Medipol University since 2016 and prior to IMU she worked at THK and Bahçeşehir University. Lately she started her own brand which develops language learning materials for language students


Tugce Sarrac

Tuğçe Sarraç
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Tuğçe Sarraç graduated from Ankara University English Language and Literature Department. She has Teaching English Language Certificate (Pedagogical Proficiency) from Yıldız Teknik University, Teaching Business English and TESOL Certificates from International TEFL Corporation and Teacher Development Interactive Certificate from Hunter College City University of New York. Before joining in İstanbul Medipol University in 2015, she worked as an instructor in Altınbaş University and as English teacher in English Time Language Course.


Ufuk Baştuğ
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Ufuk Baştuğ graduated from Ege University, Faculty of Letters; American Culture and Literature in 2018 with his thesis: “Space Race Politics of the United States and Americanization of Outer Space.” He is currently a master’s student in Translation Studies at Okan University. He has been teaching English both in İzmir and Istanbul in various language courses, colleges and universities since 2015 and in prep school at Medipol University since 2021.


Utku Gürel
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Utku Gürel holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in English Language & Literature. He received his CELTA from International Training Institute in 2014. Before joining İstanbul Medipol University in 2017, he worked as an instructor at other universities & vocational colleges and as an English teacher at language schools.


Ümran Omaç
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Ümran Omaç graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Language Teaching from Marmara University in 2018. The same year, Ümranstarted to her teaching career as an instructor at Hasan Kalyoncu University English Preparatoy School. Before being a member of Medipol University, she had been  working as an instructor at Yeni Yüzyıl University Preparatory School for a year. Currently, she is studying for her MA Degree at Yeditepe University in the field of English Language Teaching. She has been working for İstanbul Medipol University since December 2020.  


Vildan Rabia Yar
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Vildan Rabia Yar graduated from Marmara University where she studied English Language Teaching. Her first year of experience teaching English was at a high school and ISMEK. After her first year, she started to work as an English instructor at Nişantaşı University Language School. Being a good team player with people skills she was also selected as a unit supervisor in the second term. Due to her interest in computers and technology integrated language teaching, she was also the online admin for Pearson My English lab on behalf of Nişantaşı University. She also received a CPD Training certificate from PEARSON during her time here. 


Zeynep Keyif

Zeynep Keyif
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Zeynep Keyif graduated from Hacettepe University, Linguistics in 2007. She also completed Pedagogical Training in 2007 in Hacettepe University and  Cambridge ICELT Training in 2014. She has been working at Istanbul Medipol University as an instructor since September 2015. Before Istanbul Medipol University, she has worked in Bahçeşehir University and Gazi University.

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