Presenter Title of Presentation/Workshop Abstract
 Mahir Sarıgül, PhD “Revisiting Academic Reading Skills” This workshop aims to look at four main objectives in teaching reading skills as well as well as their implications in academic reading by involving the participants in task-based activities.
Ayfer Karaca    


“Giving constructive feedback to students” This workshop attempts to show different ways of giving meaningful feedback that provides a basis for maintaining and/or improving students’ performance as a writer and/or speaker. Feedback also provides a forum for assessing their performance and planning relearning.
 Burak Şenel   “Strategic competence: Evaluating EFL learner autonomy in an intercultural environment” This workshop attempts to address the problems that Turkish university students face in order to better understand the effects of lacking crucial communicative competence knowledge of English, particularly strategic competence, in their EFL courses at a university preparatory school in Istanbul, Turkey.
 Ali Nezami   “Consciousness-raising tasks for teaching grammar” This presentation will discuss grammar-based communicative tasks which induce learners to notice and discover grammatical features of the target language. The rationale for CR tasks will be presented and then different types of consciousness-raising tasks will be described.
  Peter Kargbo  “Is it really possible for an intermediate level non-native speaker to speak English fluently in just one week?” Vaughan Systems is an English language teaching company based in Madrid, Spain. One of the programmes they offer is an intensive one week residential course for Spanish adult learners of English at rural locations in Spain. The participants spend one week and 80 hours of one-to-one conversations with native English speakers (Anglos) in a hotel somewhere in Spain. There is only one rule – NO Spanish for the duration of the programme!  I have participated as an “Anglo” every year in the last five years.  It’s an interesting “experiment” in teaching English to non-native speakers. But does it work? If yes, could the same method work with Turkish students? Well…come and find it!
Yamen Rahwan, , PhD  “Allegory in Modern World Literature” This presentation draws on a PhD thesis in which I illustrate (late) modern manifestations of allegory with examples from world literature. The presentation will discuss the theoretical framework, the findings and some examples.
 Saniye Çancı Çalışaneller, PhD “Fact, Fiction, Fact-in-Fiction: Gore Vidal’s Historiographic Metafictions in the Narratives of Empire This presentation will provide an overview of the aim, structure, and findings of a Ph.D.  dissertation which analyses Gore Vidal’s novels Burr, 1876, Empire, and Hollywood in the Narratives of Empire series.
Elif Kandemir    “An Experimental Project” This presentation will introduce an overview of the aim and findings of an experimental project which depicts that “continuing sameness is potentially counterproductive” and analyses why using literature in the language classroom may be motivating and lead to production on students` part.
Aida Ibričević   “The Trade Fair Project” This presentation will introduce the main components of the ‘Trade Fair Project’ – a scenario-based activity in which students work in teams to create an entrepreneurial, innovative product idea and then “pitch” that idea at a competitive trade fair.
Mahir Sarıgül, PhD   “An Anthropological Study Towards Understanding Cosmopolitans and Cosmopolitanism in Istanbul: The Case of Native English Teachers at Foundation Universities” This presentation aims to introduce a PhD dissertation that focuses on exploring cosmopolitanism and cosmopolitan identity through native English teachers (NETs) working at foundation universities and living in Istanbul.