Staff

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


Asiye Çelikkol |

Asiye Çelikkol received her Bachelor’s degree from Istanbul University, The Department of American Culture and Literature and she pursued and successfully completed her Master’s at Bilgi University, The Department of Comparative Literature. In 2011, she also completed the Pedagogical Formation Certificate program offered by Istanbul University. Before becoming a member of Istanbul Medipol University, she worked for Aydın University, School of Foreign Languages for four years and she was also employed in the position of Non-degree Group coordinator. She has been working as a lecturer at Istanbul Medipol University since September, 2017.


Aslıhan Akın |

Aslıhan Akın completed her Bachelor’s Degree at Marmara University Ataturk Education Faculty English Language Teaching Department in 2016. She worked at Marmara University School of Foreign Languages as an English Instructor and at Vega Schools as an English Teacher. She works as an English Instructor at Istanbul Medipol University as of 2017.


Ayşen Coşar Musluer |

Ayşen Coşar Musluer was born in 1977. She had her BA DEGREE from Ankara University English literature department in 2000. After having her BA DEGREE, she worked for private colleges and language schools. She had her MS DEGREE from Southern Conneciticut State university from TESOL BILINGUAL EDUCATION department in 2008. Besides she had also certificates related to language learning and acquisition and worked as an ESL teacher for a school which serves immigrants in Connecticut. She worked for Işık and Bilgi Universities in İstanbul. She is married and a mother of a 4 year old daughter.


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Barış Günay |

Mr. Günay completed his undergraduate degree at Istanbul University Teaching English Faculty and got his Teaching Certificate from the same university.Beside being vested with teaching certificate,He also has the Teaching English More Efficiently certificate given by British Council.Before that ,he worked in Dialogue Language Schools and Air Force Academy as a lecturer.He has been taking place in Medipol University since 2015.


Begüm Sarıdede |

Begüm Sarıdede graduated from Yıldız Technical University department of English Language Teaching. She has a TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language) certificate received from Northern Virginia Community College in USA. At the same institution, she did her internship in multicultural classrooms. In 2016, she started working at American Culture as an English teacher. Currently, she is doing her MA in Istanbul University in the field of Turkish as a foreign language. She is working at Medipol University at language school as an instructor.


Begüm Yağız |

Begüm YAĞIZ graduated from Kadir Has University, Department of American Culture and Literature in 2015. She attended Exchange program at North Central College in Chicago for a year. She has a certificate of Pedagogical Formation from Yıldız Technical University in2016. He taught General English and Proficiency preparation classes in various language schools. She taught English to 7th- and 8th-grade children as a volunteer in a public school in 2017. Currently, she is doing her MA at Istanbul Bilgi University in the field of Critical and Cultural studies. She has a CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) in 2018. She joined Medipol Univerisity in October 2018.


Berican Kütaruk |

Berican Kutaruk graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in International Trade from Boğaziçi University in 2007. She completed her Master’s degree in English Language Teaching at Bahçeşehir University in 2015. She started her teaching career at a public primary school as an English teacher. Before joining İstanbul Medipol University, she worked as an English Instructor at Üsküdar University and Bahçeşehir University English Preparatory School. She is experienced in teaching English courses for general and academic purposes and preparing students for language proficiency tests. She started working for İstanbul Medipol University as of September 2018.


Buğra Bal |

Buğra Bal, completed his bachelor’s degree at Istanbul University American Culture and Literature department and graduated as an honor student. He’s currently receiving his Master’s degree from the same University and same department. He also received his English Teaching Certificate from Istanbul University. He’s been to U.S.A on different occasions to do cultural research. Before Istanbul Medipol University he gave IELTS, FCE, BULATS lessons at private language school and worked as an English lecturer.


Burcu Altun Günay |

Burcu ALTUN GÜNAY, graduated from İstanbul University Education Faculty American Culture and Literature Department in 2002.She got the Certificate of Pedagogic Formation from İstanbul University Hasan Ali Yücel Faculty in the same year.Before starting to work in Medipol University ,she worked as an English Teacher in institutions such as Gökdil Language Teaching Center , Dialogue Language Schools and Turem Tourism and Hotel Management High School for a long time.She also gave IELTS , YDS (Foreign Language Proficiency Education) , TOEFL and in house vocational English education for long years.Burcu ALTUN GÜNAY has been working in Medipol University since 2016 as an English Lecturer.


Burcu Piri |

Burcu Piri graduated from İstanbul University, department of English language and Literature in 2004. She received her ELT certificate with pedogogical formation from İstanbul University, too. She is doing her Master on English Language Teaching (ELT) in Yeditepe University. She had worked as an English Teacher and Coordinator in different private schools for 15 years before she joined Medipol University Language School.


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Celal Sarıoğluhas completed his bachelor’s degree at Karadeniz Technical University, at the Department of English Language and Literature. He received a certificate from Oxford Teachers’ Academy on “Teaching English to Adults” and participated in the 6th International ELT Conference on “Use of Technology in Student Centered Teaching”. He presented “Teaching of Writing in ESL Classes” at Istanbul Aydin University. He partook in “Professional Development Seminars” at Bahcesehir University. Before Istanbul Medipol University, he taught at Karadeniz Technical University, Istanbul Aydin University, Beykent University and Bahcesehir University. Along with teaching at universities, he worked as instructor and manager in various academic environments and took part in exam preparation committees. Celal SARIOGLU has been a part of Istanbul Medipol University since 2014.


Cemre Yavuz |

Cemre Yavuz has her Bachelors Degree in English Language Teaching at İstanbul University. She has been doing her Masters in Educational Technology at Bahçeşehir University. She participated in various Erasmus Plus projects. As being interested in technology, she participated in Camelot Projects 2015, which is an international competition, with her team and their project, “Teaching Modal Verbs with Machinima”, was awarded as the second. She had been teaching English at a private school until she started teaching as an English Instructor at Medipol University in 2017.


Cihad Furkan Eliaçık |

Cihad Furkan ELİAÇIK  completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Gazi University- English Language Teaching Department in 2014 and his double major in Anadolu University- International Relations finished in 2015. In 2015, he  started Istanbul University- Economics and Atatürk University- Justice. At the same time, in 2015, he  stated his M.A Degrees in Ozyegin University- Public Law, Turkish-German University- Europe and International Relations and Istanbul Medeniyet University- Political Science and Public Administration. In 2013, he went both to Harvard and MIT University as a visiting researcher to meet with Howard Gardner and Noam Chomsky. His previous professional experiences are as follows: in 2013, New Pond Farm Education Center- USA, in 2013-2014 Tevfik Ileri Primary School, in 2015 EDUCALL (Company Advisor), in 2014-2015 Biruni University-Foreign Languages Department and in 2015, he has started working as a Lecturer in Istanbul Medipol University. Currently, he is working as a researcher in HARVARD Graduate School of Education- Civic and Moral Education Initiative. Interested Fields Law: International Law, Nuclear Energy Law, Legitimacy in International Law International Relations: International Relations Theories, International Law, Foreign Policy Analyses, Soft Power


Derya Güngör |

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.


Didem Kurt |

Didem Kurt received her Bachelor Degree from Foreign Language Education Department, Boğaziçi University. She has started doing her M.A in Boğaziçi University, English Language Education this year. After her graduation, she worked in Ted College as an English Teacher and in a language school as an instructor. She has started to work in İstanbul Medipol University Family in 2017. She is very interested in Psycholinguistics. Therefore, she has worked voluntarily in Language Lab. in Koç University and still she is still an active member of Psycholinguistics Lab in Boğaziçi University.


Ecem Mutlu |

Ecem Mutlu graduated from Bogazici University English Language and Literature Department. She received her master’s degree in Psychology Department at Bilkent University. After her graduation, she worked in other universities. Since April 2019, she has been working as an English instructor as a member of Istanbul Medipol University Language School.


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Elizabeth Coleman |

Elizabeth Coleman was born and educated in the UK. She holds a bachelor’s degree in politics and philosophy and completed her master’s degree in law and human rights. Ms. Coleman has been teaching at universities in Turkey for several years; prior to this she spent five years in South Korea as an instructor and language school manager. Ms. Coleman’s academic interests lie in social constructions and gender and she has presented internationally on these topics.


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Feray Gümüş |

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 has a CELTA. Before joining Medipol University, she worked at Istanbul Kemerburgaz University.


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Filiz Mizrak |

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. Before starting to work for Istanbul Medipol University, She has taught General English,PTE, IELTS, YDS and Business English at various institutions.


Gamze Uçak |

Gamze Uçak graduated from Boğaziçi University, English Language Teaching Department. She completed her Master of Arts degree in Educational Technology at the same university. She researched the effects of the Meta-S tool, which she designed experimentally, on reading comprehension in English, awareness, and engagement. She started to work as a lecturer at Medipol University in 2017.


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Gökçe Doğan Şaltan |

Gökçe Doğan finished her Master’s Degree at Istanbul University Social Sciences Institute in the department of English Language and Literature. She is writing 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 (2010), she has had her CELTA certificate from İstanbul British Council since 2012. Just before she joined İstanbul Medipol University Prep School staff, she was the General Writing Coordinator at various universities and worked as an Instructor there. She attended some qualified and different Language and Literature conferences and seminars abroad in the United States of America and Bosnia as presenter. Gökçe Doğan has started to work as an Instructor at İstanbul Medipol University in 2015.


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Gökçe Koç Onar |

Gökçe Koç Onar graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature program from Hacettepe University in 2010. She received the certificate of English Language Teaching from the Faculty of Education at Hacettepe University in 2009. Her teaching experience encompasses 5 years. She worked in Materials Development Committee and created authentic materials depending on students levels and interests. As a member of Materials Development Committee, she developed supplementary grammar materials to be used along with course books in all levels. She is studying at Erciyes University for her Master’s degree in International Relations. She started to work for Medipol University in October, 2016.


Gökçe Özgen |

Gökçe özgen obtained her bachelor’s degree from İstanbul University’s English Language Teaching Department. During her university years, she joined in Erasmus program and studied a semester in Spain. She was an active member of Entask Project and Language Club. She taught Turkish to foreigners and English to Turkish students voluntarily in that social club. She is currently pursuing her master studies on the field of Theater Criticism and Dramaturgy at the same university. She is also writing for some online art magazines. Before starting at Medipol University, she worked for Marmara University and Nişantaşı University as an instructor of English. Since March 2016, she has been working for Medipol University.


Güngör Kiriş Uğuzluoğlu |

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 seven years ago as an English instructor and has continued nonstop. She continues her doctoral studies 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.


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Güven Kimençe |

Güven Kimençe is a 2012 graduate of English Language and Literature department of Istanbul University. He got his Certificate of Pedagogical Formation from the same university in 2012. He has been working at Medipol University since October 2016. He is doing his MA at Medipol University in the field of Media & Communication Systems.


Hasan Savaş |

Hasan Savaş completed his Bachelor’s (BA) degree in the department of English Language Teaching at Anadolu University and his Master’s (MA) degree in the department of English Language Education at Çağ University. He is currently a PhD candidate and continues writing his PhD dissertation in the department of English Language Education at Bahçeşehir University Graduate School of Educational Sciences. Before starting to work at Istanbul Medipol University, he worked as an English instructor at several universities around Turkey. Hasan Savaş has been working as an English Instructor at Istanbul Medipol University Language School since September, 2015.


Hatice Granados Fuquene |

Hatice Granados Fuquene completed her Bachelor’s Degree on English Language Teaching Department at Anadolu University. She received her CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) certificate from International Training Institute in 2017. Before joining İstanbul Medipol University, she worked at several language schools and private colleges as an English teacher. She’s also taught IELTS, TOEFL, YDS at various institutions.


Hilal Çelik |

Hilal Çelik, received her B.A. from Atılım University, English Language and Literature Department, in 2003 and her M.A. from Atılım University Graduate School of Social Sciences, English Language and Literature program in 2006. She worked as an instructor and the group head at Atılım University between 2003 and 2010; as the head Professional Development Unit and the Assistant Director at Üsküdar University Foreign Languages Department between 2017 and 2019. She joined Medipol University in September 2019.


Hilal Kalkavan |

Hilal Kalkavan has completed her bachelor’s degree in English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics in Marmara University Ataturk Education Faculty. In the following year of 2016, she has worked as an English Instructor in the Foreign Language School of Marmara University; thus attending various workshops and observations. She has started working as a lecturer in Medipol University in 2017.


Irina Shelenkova |

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.


İdil Eser |

İdil Eser graduated from İstanbul Bilgi University, Comparative Literature Department in 2016 with an honorary degree. She started her master’s at İstanbul Bilgi University in Cultural Studies Department without any break after her graduation. Jane Austen, one of the most intriguing subjects for her during her bachelor studies, is in the midst of her master’s thesis. She entered education sector getting CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) in 2017. Before joining Medipol University, she worked as an English Instructor at Nişantaşı University. She joined Medipol University in February 2018.


İldeniz Keskinkaya |

İldeniz Keskinkaya has completed her undergraduate degree in Istanbul University – American Culture and Literature department. She got her English Teaching Certificate from Yıldız Technical University and completed her Masters Degree in the same university in the department of Educational Management. She worked at several private colleges and İBB Vocational Training Courses as an English Instructor and International Relations Specialist. She has been working as an English Instructor at Istanbul Medipol University since 2016.


Kaanhan Argüt |

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. Currently, he is working on his MBA in Bahcesehir University.


Kenan Bodur |

Kenan Bodur graduated with a BA in English Language Teaching from 9 Eylül University in 1992.Since his graduation, he has worked in various different Language schools as English Teacher, Informational Technology companies as Educational Consultant and Universities as Lecturer. He has ben working at Medipol University, School of Language as Academic Supervisor since 2014.


Matanat Mammadova |

Matanat Mammadova got her bachelor degree at Azerbaijan University of Languages in Teaching English as a Second Language in 2010-2014. During her university study and after graduation she had worked as a General English and IELTS trainer before we went to London for Cambridge CELTA education in 2016. Afterwards she proceeded her career in teaching English in Prague, Czech Republic between 2016-2017. In 2017 summer Matanat decided to move to Istanbul and settle down. She worked for one of the most welknown language schools in Istanbul for a year and she has been working at Medipol University since 2018.


Mehlika Şeyda Ör |

Having grown up with Turkish, German and French, Mehlika Şeyda Ör completed her primary, secondary and high school education in Switzerland. After she returned to Turkey, she received her Bachelor’s Degree from Istanbul University,the Department of American Culture and Literature. Currently, she is completing her Double Major Program in the department of Psychological Counseling and Guidance at the same university. Her academic interests are psychological criticism, comparative literature, literary multilingualism and intercultural communication. She has been working at Medipol University since 2016.


Mehmet Polat Tacar

Mehmet Polat Tacar |

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 |

Mehmet Saylık received his BA degree in English Language and Training Department at Marmara University. 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 Testing and Metrial Office staff. He started teaching ESP classes at İstanbul Medipol University in 2016. He has been designing and teaching online Academic Communication Skills classes for the students of Medicine and Dentistry at UZEM (Distant Education Programs) at İstanbul Medipol University since September 2017. He is currently a third year student at Turkish Language and Literature Department at Open University.


Merve Cengizhan |

Merve Cengizhan completed her bachelor’s degree at Hacettepe University English Language Teaching department. After she did an internship at a language school in the United Kingdom, she started her master’s degree at Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University in the same department. She worked as an English teacher at a language school before she became a lecturer at Medipol University in 2018.


Merve Erek |

Merve Erek After graduating from Tarsus American College in 2004, Merve Erek graduated from Yeditepe University Translation Studies in 2008. Before going to University of California Los Angeles, USA to get a certificate in producing, she worked as an assistant to the editor in CNBC-e magazine. After completing her teaching certificate in Yeditepe University in 2009, she started working in language schools. She got her CELTA certificate from ITI Istanbul in 2012 and afterwards she worked as an English teacher in a primary school for 3 years. Prior to working in Medipol University, she worked as a lecturer in Üsküdar and Kemerburgaz University. She continues her MA studies in Bahçeşehir University in ELT.


Merve Oflaz |

Merve Oflaz completed her B.A. in English Language Education at Marmara University in 1998. Since then, she has been involved in English education and has taken different roles such as a teacher, an educational consultant, a materials developer, a blogger in the education field, a teacher trainer, a head of department, a learning and teaching advisor, an education manager and an international exams manager. She was awarded a full scholarship and completed her first M.A. in English Language Education at Yeditepe University in 2008. She graduated from Yeditepe University Curriculum and Instruction M.A. Programme with an honour degree in 2019. She holds the ICELT Certificate (In-service Certificate in English Language Teaching). She has produced a wide variety of presentations and workshops at conferences in Turkey and abroad. She has been invited to schools as a speaker to train teachers and parents in several cities in Turkey. She has reviewed and given feedback on course books and edtech products for international publishers and institutions. She has been awarded for her work in creating lesson activities, delivering presentations, directing children’s plays and blogging. She is currently a PhD student in Curriculum and Instruction at Yeditepe University. Her interests include learning preferences, integration of technology in education and intercultural awareness.


Muhammed Arıkan |

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.


Murat Kaya |

was born in Istanbul in 1971. He graduated from 19 Mayıs University, English Teaching Department of Education Faculty in 2006. He taught General English, Business English, YDS & TOEFL preparation classes in various different language schools as an English Teacher. He worked as the branch manager of a private language school between 2004 and 2012. Then he worked at different private high schools until 2017. He has been working as a lecturer at Istanbul Medipol University since 2017.


M.Mustafa Kaya | 

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. He is currently carrying on his MA studies in Sociology.


Müge Karayaylalı

Müge Karayaylalı Bayraktar received his undergraduate degree from Hacettepe University Department of American Culture and Literature and in 2009 she was awarded the same universities Pedagogical Formation Certificate. In 2010, she started (with full scholarship) MA in Curriculum and Instruction with Teaching Certificate at Bilkent University. While working on the program, she worked at Ted Ankara College, International Bilkent Labrotary Schools and Hisar College as a student teacher and in 2011, she had an internship at the Faculty of Education at Cambridge University. In 2012, she received the International Baccalaureate Teaching and Learning Certificate. Prior to joining Medipol University in Istanbul, she worked as a lecturer at İstanbul Aydın University between the years of 2012-2017 and worked in ESP and Remedial Teaching Center units in the institution.


Neziha Cakir

Neziha Çakır |

Neziha Çakır graduated from Gazi University English Language Department. Before she started to work for İstanbul Medipol University  in 2015, she worked as an instructor in Bezmialem University.


Oğuzhan Yangöz |

Oğuzhan Yangöz received his bachelor’s degree in English Language Teaching from Yıldız Technical University. He also studied as an exchange student at Department of Linguistics at University of Potsdam in Germany. Having worked in various language schools, Oğuzhan Yangöz started to work as an English Instructor at Medipol University in 2017.


Onur Başdinç |

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 has been working at Istanbul Medipol University as an English Instructor since September 2017.


Onur Polat |

Onur POLAT completed his degree by graduating from University of Mersin Faculty of Science Literature – English Linguistics and Literature department in 2010. There, he took part in the formation of Turkish National Corpus which was organised by University of Mersin for the first time in Turkey. After he had worked on Forensic Linguistics field researches at the same time of studying, he started his business life by teaching English at a Cognitive Learning based firm in İstanbul and took over the role of education coordinator position at the same time. After he had opened his own company, Akademi 7, he organised many language programmes such as, Vocational English, Aviation English, YDS, TOEFL, IELTS for the personnel of the firms within corporate contracts. Also he coordinated and lectured Turkish Language Courses for the foreigners in Turkey. Finally, in 2016, he took on faculty based General English and Vocational English lecturer position at Istanbul Medipol University.


Özlem Biçici |

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 |

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 continues with her MA studies at Boğaziçi University, the Department of Sociology.


Özlem Uzun |

Özlem Uzun 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. 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 Uzun has been an instructor at Istanbul Medipol University – Language School as of 2017, September.
Area of interests: Post-Colonial Literature, Psychoanalytic Theory in Literature and Postmodern Literature.


Pelin Ayten Yaz Güneş |

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 seven 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.


Refika Çimen |

Refika Çimen received her bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Translation and Interpreting Studies from Boğaziçi University in 2014. During her undergraduate years, she studied terminology management and computer-assisted translation tools for one term at Lessius University College as part of Erasmus program, and also earned several translation-related certificates. In 2015, she completed the Pedagogical Formation Program at Sakarya University. Following her graduation, she worked at an international public relations company as a translator and has since provided translations in many technical areas including medicine, marketing, automotive and law. In 2016, she worked at Nişantaşı University as an English Instructor. She has been working at Medipol University since February 2018.


Semanur Saraç |

Semanur Saraç 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. In September 2016, she started to work at Medipol University with the responsibility of forming and instructing the content for General and Vocational English classes.


Sena Sinarer |

Receiving Certificate of Proficiency in English from Bilkent University Sena completed her undergraduate education in English Translation and Interpretation Department in İzmir University of Economics between 2007 and 2011. In addition, She attended Certificate Programme for Pedagogical Training in Dokuz Eylül University in 2011. Prior to attending İstanbul Medipol University Language School, she gave General English and Academic English lessons in different levels in Manisa Celal Bayar University as well as Continuing Education Center. Moreover, working as a freelance translator Sena directed her interest especially on the translations of legal texts, EU texts, economic texts. She has continued to master programme in Translation Studies since 2017.


Serkan YAR

Serkan Yar |

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.


Sinem Sipahi Aykut |

Sinem Sipahi Aykut graduated from Istanbul University, English Language and Literature Department in 2006. She completed Pedagogical Training in 2007 in Istanbul University. She is doing her master’s degree in Comparative Literature at Istanbul Bilgi University. 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.


Şeyma Gezen |

Şeyma Gezen graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English Language Teaching from Marmara University. 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. Şeyma Gezen has been working at Istanbul Medipol University since 2016.


Taner Akbaş |

Taner Akbaş studied French Language and Literature at Ankara University and English Language and Literature at İstanbul Yeni Yüzyıl University. He continues his postgraduate 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 2014.


Tuba Şenel İnce |

Tuba ŞENEL İNCE, 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  |

Tuğba Begüm ABALI graduated from Middle East Technical University with High Honour degree. She participated in Comenius Language Assistantship Exchange Programme between the years 2012-2013 as language assistant for one year in Italy. She is still completing her master’s degree in Middle East Technical University in the field of Curriculum & Instruction. During her university years, she wrote and participated in many Europe Unioun projects in many European countries.  In addition, she has advanced Italian and intermediate Spanish and German skills. Since September 2015, she has been working as instructor in Medipol University. Prior to Medipol University, she worked in Ankara at the University of Turkish Aeronautical Assiciation and Bahçeşehir University.


Tuğba Kaya |

Tuğba Kaya completed her Bachelor’s Degree at Yıldız Technical University – English Language Teaching department. Before joining Medipol University, she took part in several exhibitions and organizations as an English interpreter and she worked at several language schools as an English teacher. She has been working as an English Instructor at Medipol University since September 2017.


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Tuğçe Sarraç

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 ve TESOL Certificates from International TEFL Corporation and Teacher Development Interactive Certificate from Hunter College City University of New York. Before working at İstanbul Medipol University, she worked as an instructor in İstanbul Kemerburgaz University, and as English teacher in English Time Language Course.


Vildan Rabia Uzun |

Vildan Rabia Uzun graduated from Marmara University where she studied English Language Teaching. Her first year of experience teaching English was at a high school and ISMEK (İstanbul Sanat Meslek Eğitimi Kursları). After her first year, she started to work as an English instructor at Nisantasi 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 Nisantasi University. She also received a CPD Training certificate from PEARSON during her time here. Apart from being an English Instructor, she also has interests in programming, theatre, skiing, skating and psychology. She is also a big animal lover and takes pride in working and helping animals in any way she can.


Yusuf Buhurcu |

Yusuf Buhurcu graduated from Dokuz Eylül University, department of American Culture and Literature in 2015. He received his master’s degree in philosophy with a thesis on “The Concept of Neighborhood in Western Philosophy” in 2017. He is doing his Ph.D. on Systematic Philosophy and History of Philosophy at İstanbul Medeniyet University. He received his CELTA from Izmir International House in 2018. Before he joined İstanbul Medipol University Language School in September, 2019, he had worked in Konya Food and Agriculture University as an English Lecturer for 8 months.


Zekiye Seis |

Zekiye SEİS graduated from Anadolu University ,the department of English Language Teaching(ELT) in 2005.In 2006, she started to work as an English Lecturer at TÖMER Trabzon Branch of Ankara University.In 2008,she was appointed to Ankara University TÖMER İstanbul Branch. After serving as the Head of English Department ,English Lecturer and the Head of English and Foreign Languages Department for nearly 8 years,she was appointed as an English lecturer to Ankara University TÖMER Bursa branch in November 2016.She worked in that branch until September 2017.Since then,she has been working at Medipol University.She also has CELTA (Cambridge Certificate of English Language Teaching).She has given General English,Conversation Classes,Classes for Special Purpose so far.She has a certified translator document.


Zeynep Keyif

Zeynep Keyif |

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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