Conference 2020

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Ataköy 9.-10. Kısım Bakırköy 34156 İSTANBUL

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8:30 - 9:30

Arrival & Registration

9:30 - 10:00

Opening Speeches

10:00 - 10:30

Plenary Session

“A person who knows two languages is worth two people.”
Sedat Örsel- Academic/Educator


“How to learn a foreign language”

Panel Members

10:30 - 11:15

Christopher Sheen - Professional Development Coordinator
Tony Gurr - Academic Consultant
Judith Sharpe Çubukçu - Academic Consultant
Andy Cowle - English Language teacher and trainer

Panel Moderator

Angela  Matheson – English Education Director

11:15 - 11:45

Coffee Break

11:45 - 12:30

Concurrent Session 1

12:30 - 13:30


13:30 - 14:15

Concurrent Session 2

14:15 - 14:45

Coffee Break

15:00 - 16:00

Closing Plenary

“It starts with you.”

Cenk Sarkus a.k.a. DJENK – Musician and educator

16:00 - 16:15


Closing Remarks

Keynote Speakers

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Graduated from Ankara University’s Faculty of Law.Enjoyed work as a blacksmith and a cartoonist while studying.In 1967 he was a member of the first ever team in Turkish Radio and Television (TRT), the pioneer of TV broadcasting in Turkey, he was a producer of several dramas and documentaries.


Academic Consultant

An experienced language teacher with a drive for changing fixed mindsets in theeducational arena, Judith has taught at a variety of K-12 schools in Turkey. Her focushas been on raising standards, both at operational and strategic levels. Her passion lies in the field of teaching young learners.

Professional Development Coordinator

Chris Sheen is a full-time teacher trainer and Professional Development Coordinator with Oxford University Press, based in Istanbul. For more than twenty years he has engaged all types of learner profiles in the ELT field, in North America, Asia, and since 2014 in Turkey.

Academic Consultant

Tony Gurr is a seasoned teacher, trainer, consultant - and learner. He draws on his wide range of ‘hands-on’ experience in schools, colleges and higher education institutions in the UK, Middle East, the US, Australia, and Türkiye.


Starting out as a graduate of German and English Linguistics and an English language teacher in the UK and Germany, Andy has been in ELT publishing and training for 30 years, working in over 40 countries. Passionate about creative ELT materials and motivating teaching professionals, 


During his high school years, Cenk Sarkuş started his professional chamber music career at Yeşua Aroyo's Istanbul Chamber Choir  where he has continued with  many branches of music. After 4 years of economics education, he studied sound technician at Süden Pamir


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