15th ELT Conference

February 23rd 2019



Gather round! Çevre College is bound to open its portals on 23rd February 2019 to celebrate the 15th annual ELT FEST. We offer you an opportunity to cultivate your passion in teaching English with eternal zest. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, aware of the core power of miracle workers, once said, “A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others.” The bulk of energy in our life comes not merely from our intellect but from our emotions and feelings. Teaching English requires building a motivated group of learners who are excited to communicate in another language. Thus, let the festive fever pump up your walk of teaching in 15 ways.

1. Give them the tools to express themselves.

2. Assist them to advance their English abilities.

3. Sparkle the insight to a broader perspective.

4. Facilitate life through 21st century skills.

5. Galvanize them to think critically.

6. Help them to take initiative in your activities.

7. Inspire them to become responsible global citizens.

8. Demonstrate adaptability and flexibility.

9. Set a collaborative environment.

10. Encourage them to be creative.

11. Develop a healthy rapport with them.

12. Ignite an experience that underpins a meaningful learning as well as a solid communication.

13. Bear in mind that to create an efficient team, you must form bonds.

14. Respect diverse talents and ways of learning.

15. Make them become outrageously successful.

We cordially invite all passionate teachers to attend our 15th ELT conference, The ULTIMATE PASSION FOR ELT :)

Çevre’stivaL Committee

PLENARY SPEAKERS

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KEN WILSON
MACMILLAN
 

Ken is an author and trainer. He's given training presentations in nearly forty countries and written more than thirty ELT titles, including a dozen series of course books. He also writes supplementary material, including sketches, songs and drama resources. He has written more than a hundred radio and TV programmes for BBC English. Until 2002, Ken was artistic director of the English Teaching Theatre, a company which performed stage-shows for learners of English all over the world. The ETT made more than 250 tours to 55 countries, including Turkey.

He lives in London with his wife Dede and two cats and works in a shed at the end of his garden. He spends too much time on Facebook and blogs occasionally at http://kenwilsonelt.wordpress.com

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PAUL SELIGSON
UES
 

A ‘TEFLer’ for 40 years, Paul’s well-known for his lively, pragmatic training. An MA in TEFL and CELTA assessor, his many publications include English File (OUP) plus 20 other series, either as author, editor or consultant. Freelance, based in Brighton, Paul’s absolutely delighted to be back in Turkey for the umpteenth time, at this, his second Cevre conference. Contact: paulseligson@gmail.com

SUNAY AKIN

İLHAN ŞEŞEN
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
 

After graduating from Law School, İlhan Şeşen worked as a freelance lawyer for ten years. In 1983, he quit the profession of attorney and founded ‘Grup Gündoğarken’ with his nephews Gökhan and Burhan Şeşen. In 1994, he produced his solo album 1994 ‘Aşk Haklı’. In 1995, he produced and hosted a programme called ‘Arka Pencere’ on a private channel. İlhan Şeşen, who prepared a radio program called ‘Amca Burada,’ also starred in a TRT series called ‘Cesur Kuşku.’ His second solo album hit the big time especially with the song ‘Neler Oluyor Bize’

After 1,5 years, İlhan Şeşen, the Uncle of Turkish Pop Music, released his new solo album, ‘Şimdi Ben Bu Şarkıları Kime Söyleyeyim’. In the same period, he took part in the series ‘Mühürlü Güller’, which was broadcast on TRT1. His fourth solo album ‘Aşk Yalanı Sever’, took its place in music markets in May 2005. In 2013, he released his album ‘Gel.’ He took part in television series ‘Aliye’, ‘Annem’, ‘Hayatımın Rolü’ ‘Görüş Günü Kadınları’, ‘Aşk Yalanı Sever’, ‘Milat’ and ‘Paramparça’

WORKSHOP PRESENTERS

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ESAT UĞURLU
GLOBED E-LEARNING
 

Since his graduation from Brandeis University, Esat have assisted hundreds of educational institutions in more than sixteen countries. After completing his duties at UNESCO Bangkok and spending six years working in the e-learning sector in the Asia-Pacific region, Esat moved to Istanbul in 2012 and founded GLOBED, an educational content distribution and consultancy company that serves K-12 schools in Turkey.

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SAM WHITTAM
UNLIMITED EDUCATIONAL SERVICES (UES)
 

Sam Whittam works for Unlimited Educational Services as a teacher trainer and educational consultant. For seven years he has been working in Turkey as a teacher, examiner and editor. He has worked with all levels from kindergarten to high school in colleges as well as university students and adults. Before Turkey, he taught primary and middle school students in South Korea after graduating from Buckinghamshire University in England.

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KERİM BİÇER
DÜNYA EDUCATION
 

Kerim Biçer has professionally engaged in ELT in Turkey and abroad for 15 years. He has worked as a teacher, coordinator and teacher educator at state and private institutions and with learners from primary to higher education. He holds an MA in ELT, is Cambridge Delta qualified and currently a PhD student. He works for Dunya Education and Cambridge University Press as a teacher educator.

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ALLY KENSINGTON
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
 

Ally Kensington is the founder and director of KensingtonAlly Yurtdışı ve Eğitim Danışmanlığı. She is an approved speaking examiner also works as a freelance trainer trainer with the British Council, Cambridge English Language Assessment, Cambridge University Press and Oxford Training Academy. She has been a teacher for nearly 17 years and developed skills in writing syllabuses and creating bespoke education programs.

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CRISTINA MANEA GÜLTEKİN
DÜNYA EDUCATION
 

Cristina Manea Gultekin is the Director of Foreign Languages at GKV and, at the same time, a freelance teacher trainer. She holds a BA in English and French and an MA in teaching English in the European context. She worked as Academic Vice-Director of School of Foreign Languages at Hasan Kalyoncu University and holds Sabanci University’ SLTEP and Pilgrims’ teacher trainer certificates. With a rich experience in preparing foreign languages programmes from K12 to university levels in Europe and Turkey, she is committed to research the psychological and social formation in English language teachers and learners, and the processes and practices through which professional development is implemented and developed continuously.

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HANDE PARLAK
ÇEVRE COLLEGE
 

Hande PARLAK received her B.A. in English Language and Literature from Istanbul University. She has been teaching English in primary for twelve years. She ran an English Drama Club for many years. She wrote several plays and stories for primary students. She currently teaches 3rd and 5th grades and runs an Art & Craft Club for primary students.

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STEVE O'FARRELL
PEARSON
 

Steve O’Farrell has been in education for over 20 years and has been training teachers for 10 of these years. He now travels around Turkey and abroad, training for Pearson Education. A passionate and energetic presenter, he uses humour in all his sessions, and hopes to convince today’s participants that humour is essential for learning.

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DEDE WILSON
MACMILLAN
 

Dede is an ELT consultant and teacher trainer. She was an EFL/ESOL trainer at Westminster College and has trained teachers in many countries, including Turkey. She developed a course leading to the OCR CTEFLA, was a CELTA trainer/assessor and an ICELT chief moderator, working at Bilkent University. Dede has a BA in Psychology and an MA in ELT/Applied Linguistics from Kings College.

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ERHAN AYDIN
İNKAŞ
 

After his education at an international school abroad, Erhan continued and finished his education in Turkey and later became an English Teacher. His professional experience has been diverse: public and private institutions, from kindergarten to college levels, with specialties in exam preparation such as TOEFL, IELTS and CPE. Having been appointed Director of a multi-branch language school group, Erhan was responsible for education programs, management of campus operations, and teacher training, especially in regards to technological tools and its integration into classroom practices. Throughout his career, Erhan has always considered the most important aspect of teaching is a teacher’s ability to communicate and build strong relationships with students.

He now works in the Academic Department at İnkaş as an Academic Consultant. Having been educated and having worked extensively as an educator in Turkey, Erhan has the advantage of understanding teachers and sharing a common point of view about the system and wide array of challenges facing English Language Teaching in Turkey today. Travelling across this country, he provides various academic services and support programs, sharing his previous experiences and educational innovations along the way in the hopes of supporting all educators’ development goals.

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THOMAS SCWARTZ
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
 

Tom Schwartz is an English instructor, reporter and lecturer in Turkey providing projects, classes and presentations on pedagogy, shared methodologies and reciprocal consultation. He’s lived in Turkey for eight years working with language needs and researching English instruction activities and tasks. He continues to look to the future of language education by exploring cutting edge apps and ground-breaking research projects.

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JEREMY SIMMS
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
 

Jeremy Simms is from New Zealand and has lived and taught in the UK, Jamaica, and Japan. He currently lives in Istanbul with his family and works in materials and course design at MEF University.

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TYLER SCHARF
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
 

Tyler Scharf is a language skills coach based in Istanbul. He has mentored students between the ages of 4-64 from all walks of life in Ankara, Moscow, and Istanbul. His areas of specialization include learner skill training, motivation and learner mindsets, goal setting, autonomy, and fostering learner confidence.

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ELENA BOLEL
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
 

Elena Bolel holds a B.A. and M.A. in TEFL and has taken graduate courses in Educational Leadership at Western Michigan University, USA. She completed the Cambridge DELTA in 2011. Elena is a winner of several British Council national and international contests. She has been in education for 15 years and taught English to children and adults in Russia, the USA and Turkey. In Turkey Elena has worked in both K-12 and tertiary. In addition to teaching, Mrs Bolel has been delivering talks and workshops at various ELT events as well as teacher training courses. She has also been invited to help the TEFL section of the International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies as an assistant editor. Currently, she works as a Continuing Professional Development & Learning Solutions Manager for Cambridge University Press..

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TINA ARKIN & JANE ÇORBAÇIOĞLU
ÇEVRE COLLEGE
 

Jane Çorbacıoğlu has been working in the field of English language teaching for more than 15 years, instructing from kindergarten to middle school age. She is well recognised for her ability to make practical and effective use of activities and projects that encourage and reinforce the students’ abilities to improve their learning and awareness skills. She has been working at Çevre since 2015..

Graduated from Psychology and Educational Sciences, having studied Individual Psychology, Tina Arkın has been working in the field of education both abroad and in Turkey for 13 years, instructing from kindergarten to university. She has given several workshops in the subject of psychology at various levels in several prestigious institutions. She has been working at Çevre since 2014.

Programme

08:30 – 09:30 Registration
09:30 – 09:45 Opening Show
09:45 - 11:05Plenary 1- KEN WILSON (MACMILLAN EDUCATION)
11:05 – 11:25Coffee Break
11:25 – 12:05Concurrent Sessions
12:05 – 13:15Lunch
13:15 – 13:20Show Time
13:20 – 14:40Plenary 2 - PAUL SELIGSON (UES)
14:40 - 14:55Coffee Break
14:55 - 16:00 Plenary 3 - İLHAN ŞEŞEN (CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS)
16:00 - 16:15 Raffle

TICKETS

Dear All,

Let the firework begin and the drums start playing because Çevre College is getting ready to celebrate its 15th ELT CONFERENCE on 23rd February 2019. This year’s theme ‘The Ultimate Passion for ELT’ can only be covered by the trend setters in this industry. Çevre College would like to welcome all ELT lovers to come and join us to celebrate our 15th year in ELT with our special guest İLHAN ŞEŞEN at another phenomenal conference and workshops that promise to challenge you and instil new ideas.

Follow us on @CevreElt and @eltcevre with the hashtag #cevreeltfest #cevreelt to learn more about our workshop presenters and plenary speakers.

Çevre ELT Fest is going wild this year – don’t be late in purchasing your tickets at http://www.biletix.com/etkinlik/YCJ02/TURKIYE/tr or at Çevre College (cash only).

Sponsors

Contact

19 Mayıs Mah. Bayar Caddesi.Çevre Sokak No:2 Erenköy/İstanbul
Tel: 0216 360 5313-174/196
E-mail: ysakka@cevrekoleji.k12.tr