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Hatice Asvaroğlu

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English Preparatory School


About

EDUCATION AND COURSES

2009-to present  Ph. D in English Language Teaching. Part-time studies. Courses and dissertation have been completed, waiting for publication to get the degree.

2004-2007  MA in Applied Linguistics.Faculty of Humanities and Sciences, University of Cyprus.

1998 Cambridge Certificate for Overseas Teachers of English. University of Cambridge.

1982-1986 BA in English Language Teaching. Gazi University, Department of Foreign Languages.

 

EMPLOYMENT

February 2021-to present. Director of the English Preparatory School, Arkın University of Creative Arts and Design.

  • Managing day-to-day operations of the English Preparatory School.
  • Teaching English language courses at the English Prpearatory School as well as Academic English langauage Courses at the Faculty.
  • English language teacher training, supervision and performance evaluation.
  • Internal quality assurance and preparing school for international accreditations.
  • Liasing between the English Prepaartory School and the Rectorate.
  • Supervision and development of the English language curriculum, syllabus design as well as assessment and evaluation processes at the English Preparatory School.

September 2019-to September 2020. Director of the English Preparatory School Bahçeşehir  Cyprus University.

  • Managing day-to-day operations of the English Preparatory School.
  • Teaching English language courses at the English Prpearatory School as well as Academic English langauage Courses at the Faculty.
  • English language teacher training, supervision and performance evaluation.
  • Internal quality assurance and preparing school for international accreditations.
  • Liasing between the English Prepaartory School and the Rectorate.
  • Supervision and development of the English language curriculum, syllabus design as well as assessment and evaluation processes at the English Preparatory School.

September 2012-to March 2019. Director of Foundation English School, Girne American University Cyprus.

  • Managing day-to-day operations of the Foundation English School.
  • Teaching courses at English Language Teaching Department as well as General English Language and English for Academic Courses at Foundation English School.
  • Foundation English School teacher training, supervision and performance evaluation.
  • Internal quality assurance and preparing school for international accreditations (I have supervised and managed EAQUALS and Edexcel Accreditations at Girne American University).
  • Liasing between Foundation School and Rectorate.
  • Supervision and development of English language curriculum, syllabus design as well as assessment and evaluation processes at Foundation English School.

2007-2012   Inspector of English Language Teaching for Secondary Schools. Turkish Cypriot Ministry of National Education, Youth and Sports. Board of the National Education, Inspection, Evaluation and Supervision-Nicosia Cyprus.

  • English language teacher in-service training, supervision, inspection as well as performance evaluation.
  • In-service training of primary and secondary school principals and senior staff (leadership and internal quality assurance).
  • Chairing curriculum design, and assessment and evaluation boards at the Ministry of Education.

2000-2006 Vice Principal at an English medium public secondary school in Cyprus

  • Helping school principal with day-to-day operation of school.
  • Student registration, documentation, preparing time-tables.
  • Students’ discipline investigation.
  • Monitoring syllabus design and assessment processes.

1986-2006 English as a foreign language teacher at different public secondary and higher secondary schools in Northern Cyprus.

  • Syllabus design and English language tests construction for a variety of levels from starter to advanced.
  • Preparing students to KET, PET Cambridge Exams as well as IELTS and TOFEL Exams.
  • Text-book selection.
  • Integrating learner-centered innovative instructional techniques to stimulate and engage learners.

SHORT-TERM COURSES AND CONFERENCES ATTENDED

2012-2019- attended almost all of the   EAQUALS International  Conferences and Annual Members’ Meeting Events. 2019 April

2016 April– IATEFL Conference Birmingham UK2015 November -EAQUALS Meeting and Conference. Nice France

2015 April– IATEFL Conference Manchester UK

2015 March-Language in Focus Conference, Nevşehir Turkey

2014 November– EAQUALS International Meeting and Conference, Belgrade Serbia

2014 June– Gediz University, Action Research Conference, İzmir Turkey

2014 April– EAQUALS International Meeting and Conference, Budapest Hungary

2014 April– ALTE Conference- Paris France

2013 November– EAQUALS Meeting and Conference London UK

2013 November TPLUS Meeting TED University Ankara Turkey

2013 October European Profiling GRID Final Conference and Workshop CIEP Institute Paris France

2013 May “Continuous Professional Development” by George Pickering (Pearson) Famagusta Cyprus

2013 May– Dublin, EAQUALS conference

2013 April– Liverpool-47th Annual International IATEFL Conference and Exhibition

2011 November “Assessing Speaking” organized by British Council- Ministry of National Education Youth and Sports

2011 September– “ Educational Management” Ministry of National Education Youth and Sports

2011 September– One-week training on “School Inspection, Teachers’ Performance Evaluation, Teachers’ Continuous Professional Development and Educational Standards” at Cfbt Reading UK as part of EU funded Reform of Primary and Secondary Schools Project.

2011 June– “Standards for Learning and Teaching” – Ministry of National Education Youth and Sports

2011 July-“High School Counselors’ Workshop” Chicago Illinois USA- Cyprus Fulbright Commission Bi-communal Programs

2011 March– “A one-week training program on school inspection” at Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Education, Scotland, UK.” as part of EU funded Reform of Primary and Secondary Schools.

2011 September “New Approaches to School Leadership and Management” – Ministry of National Education Youth and Sports2010 April- “44th IATEFL Annual International Conference and Exhibition at Harrogate UK”.

2010 The 3rd International ELT Conference, Telling ELT Tales out of School, Famagusta Cyprus.2009 February- “EFL Testing & Evaluation” by Susan M. Davis organized by Pearson and Longman.

2009 March– “School Development Planning” Ministry of National Education Youth and Sports

2009 September– “New Approaches to Education and School Management” Ministry of National Education and Sports. Cyprus.

2009 February– “Effective Presentation Techniques” Eastern Mediterranean University. Cyprus.

2009 April– “The EAQUALS International Meeting and Conference” İstanbul Turkey.

2009 April– “43rd Annual International IATEFL Conference and Exhibition” at Cardiff UK.

2009 February– “Making the most of MOODLE” by Steve Neufield organized by British Council. Cyprus

2009 August– “Skills of Teacher Training” at Bell Teacher Campus, Homerton College, Cambridge, UK.

2008 November– “Languages for Intercultural Dialogue” University of Cyprus.

2008 February– “SPSS & Access” Eastern Mediterranean University.4

2008 February– “Time Management” Eastern Mediterranean University.

2008 February– Project Management” Ministry of National Education Youth and Sports

2008 December – “Educational Leadership & School Improvement” Ministry of National Education Youth and Sports. Cyprus

2008 February– “Assessment and Evaluation” by Kari Smith. Organized by Pearson & Longman.Cyprus

2008 June– “International Conference on Educational Sciences” Eastern Mediterrenean University.

2008 February- “Learner Autonomy in Action” Organized by Cambridge University Press and The European University of Lefke. Cyprus.

2008 May– “The 2nd Annual Dünya Aktüel & Cambridge ELT Symposium” Antalya, Turkey.

2008 April– “ALTE 3rd International Conference” Cambridge UK.

2006 June– “School Self-Evaluation, Total Quality Management, Strategic Planning, Educational Performance Management and Problem Solving Methods and Techniques” organized by Eastern Mediterranean University and Ministry of National Education Youth and Sports, Nicosia Cyprus.

2006– “Inspection Mechanism” Ministry of National Education Youth and Sports.

2007 June– “Teacher Trainer Certificate Program” Middle East Technical University, School of Foreign Languages, Kalkanlı Cyprus.

2007 September– “2nd Level Computer Course” Eastern Mediterranean University.

2007 July– “Test Design. Construction and Evaluation” Ministry of National Education Youth and Sports

2007 April– “How to Promote Students’ Involvement” by Jim Rose, organized by Pearson. Cyprus.

2005 April– “17th Symposium on Theoretical and Applied Linguistics” organized by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, Greece.

2003-2004 Academic Year-“ ICT Course” Ministry of National Education Youth and Sports. Cyprus.

2003 July– “Neuro-Linguistic Programming for Teachers Course” organized by Pilgrims at University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.

2002 August– “English Language Enhancement Technology Seminar” by Deborah Healey, Oregon State University, Oregon, USA.

2002 September– “English Language Enhancement Workshops 2002” organized by Oregon State University in cooperation with Ministry of National Education Youth and Sports Nicosia Cyprus. Coordinated and attended the workshops on Team Building, Multiple Intelligences, etc.

2001 May-June– “Cyprus English Language Enhancement Program” at Oregon State University, Oregon, USA.

CURRICULUM/COURSE DEVELOPMENT AND TEACHING INNOVATIONS

2021 February to present, Arkin University of Creative Arts and Design, restructuring process at the English Preparatory School, the necessary Englishlanguage curriculum and syllabus, CPD, assessment and evaluation and qualityassurance  documents are being developed currently. I have planned and I have beenmonitoring development of the related documents as well as processesto prepare theuniversity for EAQUALS  accreditation.
        

2019-2020 Bahçeşehir Cyprus University, English Preparatory School, structuring anewly established English Preparatory School, developing English language curriculumand syllabus, revising evaluation and assessment processes at English PreparatorySchool, developing the necessary handbooks, documentation and processes forinternational accreditations.

2013-2014 Girne American University Foundation English School- manageda restructuring process at the English Foundation School, planned, monitored andcoordinated  EAQUALS and Edexcel Accreditation processes at FoundationEnglish School during  2012-2013 Academic Year and both accreditation processeswere achieved successfully.

2012 September to present– organized a number of teacher training workshopsfor Foundation   English School, English language teachers on syllabus design, foreignlanguage teaching methodology,  and assessment and evaluation. I also chaired andsupervised development of a new English language  teaching curriculum and syllabi aswell as assessment procedures and tests for the Foundation English  School.

2011-involved in the development of three sets of Quality Standards for the Ministryof National Education, Youth and Sports: Standards For Teaching and Learning,Standards For Teachers and  Standards For Principals as part of an EU funded Reformof Primary and Secondary Schools Project for the Turkish Cypriot Ministry of NationalEducation

2011 October– delivered a series of workshops on Educational Standards to Primary andSecondary  School Principals. Turkish Cypriot Ministry of National Education

2009-2011-chaired the board of English  Language Central Examinations at the TurkishMinistry of National Education.

2003- A member of the board who designed and developed a new “English LanguageCurriculum for Secondary Schools”. Turkish Cypriot Ministry of National Education.

 

Publications

Asvaroglu, H. (2008). Turkish Cypriot secondary school EFL teacher autonomy. In J. Burston., M. Burston., E., Gabriel., & P. Pavlou (Ed.), Proceedings Languages for Intercultural Dialogue (pp. 229-237). Nicosia: European Parliament Office in Cyprus.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

May 2019: “Cypriot EFL teachers’ beliefs and practices in teaching pronunciation. 6th International language in Focus”. Dubrovnic, Crotia.

April 2019: “The best of three competing English for academic purposes writing approaches: Product, process or genre approach?”.  EAQUALS International Conference. Madrid, Spain.

March  2018: “Are we putting the cart before the horse in teachers’ professionaldevelopment? “ .  Focus on Language  2018 Conference, Challenging Language Learningand Language Teaching in Peace and Global Education: From Principles to Practices.Freiburg, Germany.

April 2015– “English Language Teacher Intercultural Communicative Competence”. EAQUALS 2015 International Conference. Malaga, Spain.

2015 March– Two papers were presented as “ EFL Teacher Intercultural Awareness”, and “Teacher Cognition in Argumentative Essay Writing” at Language in Focus Conference, Nevşehir Turkey. organized by Çukurova University

2014 April – “English as a Foreign Language Teachers’ Intercultural Awareness and its Influence on Teachers’ Assessment Practices”.  ALTE 5th International Conference, Paris, April 2014

2010 April– “Peer-feedback on Inspectors’ Post Observation Feedback Conferences”. 44th Annual International IATEFL Conference, Harrogate UK, 7-11 April 2010.

2009 April– “Reflective Teaching in Turkish Cypriot EFL Setting”. EAQUALS International Meeting and Conference, İstanbul. 

2008 November– “Turkish Cypriot English Language Teacher Autonomy”.  Languages for International Dialogue Conference, University of Cyprus. (one of the papers, selected to be published in Conference proceedings)

HOBBIES/INTERESTS

I have travelled extensively and enjoyed meeting new  people with different background and experienced different cultures. Reading is my real passion.

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