“ELT DAY 2018: Learning from and with each other”



“ELT DAY 2018: Learning from and with each other”


“If we want students to learn more, teachers must become students of their own teaching,” said Tom Kane, a Harvard University professor of Education andEconomics.          “This is not about accountability. It’s about providing feedback every professional needs to strive toward excellence.”



Dear colleagues,

You are all welcome to our event “ELT DAY 2018: Learning from and with each other” which will be held at ESOGU Foreign Languages Department – Meeting Room on 08.02.2018.The event is designed to learn about the current trends in ELT, reflect upon our previous teaching experiences and brainstorm our ideas for future implementations.

As you will see below, the event has four sessions, each intended to shed light on different subject areas. Our colleagues will provide us with some information on current trends and the participants, especially our relatively more experienced teachers, will be asked to remind the previous practices in our institution.

You can find the event program on the following page.

Keep Calm & CPD




 “ELT DAY 2018: Learning from and with each other”

Venue: ESOGU Foreign Languages Department – Meeting Room

Date:     08.02.2018


Session 1 — 10:30-11:05

“Washback of Speaking Assessment on Teaching and Learning Speaking”

Deniz Hande Çakmak

Presentation: 15 minutes

Previous practices in our institution: 10 minutes

Possible future practices in our institution: 10 minutes

-Coffee Break-

Session 2  —  11:20-11:55

“The Role of Task Induced Involvement Load in L2 Vocabulary Acquisition”

                Kevser Mutluer

Presentation: 15 minutes

Previous practices in our institution: 10 minutes

Possible future practices in our institution: 10 minutes


Session 3  —  13:00-13:35

“Teaching Grammar Effectively: What we can do as a department and EFL teachers”

                Bleda Demirağ

Presentation: 15 minutes

Previous practices in our institution: 10 minutes

Possible future practices in our institution: 10 minutes

Coffee Break

Session 4  —  13:50-14:25

“Teaching and Assessing Listening in the EFL Context”

                Aylin Coşkun

Presentation: 15 minutes

Previous practices in our institution: 10 minutes

Possible future practices in our institution: 10 minutes





“Focus on the Learner”  

13 – 14 MAY 2016

Dear all,

On behalf of the organising committee, we are more than delighted to welcome you to the 8th T-PLUS Eskişehir Osmangazi University Event.  This Trainers’ Professional Learning and Unlimited Sharing (T-PLUS) event titled “Focus on the Learner” will be the ideal forum for the fostering of ideas, the establishing of new collaborative research links and the building of strong research networks.

Below you will find some useful information about transportation, ESOGU Meşelik Campus, accommodation and the conference dinner.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Eskişehir.

                                                                        ESOGU CPD TEAM


Eskişehir Osmangazi University Meşelik Campus is situated close to the centre of Eskişehir. You may like to check where ESOGU MEŞELİK Campus is on the map:


To/From the Intercity Bus Terminal – ESOGU: You can reach ESOGU Meşelik Campus by taking the public buses numbered 18(black) and 13(black) from the Eskişehir Intercity Bus Terminal.

You can also take the ESTRAM (ESOGU direction) from the intercity bus terminal.

A taxi ride from the bus terminal to ESOGU MEŞELİK Campus costs about 25 liras.

To/From Eskişehir Train Station – ESOGU:  You can take the public bus numbered 54 from Eskişehir Train Station to ESOGU.

You can also take the ESTRAM (ESOGU direction) from ESPARK tram stop. A taxi ride from the train station to ESOGU MEŞELİK Campus costs about 20 liras.

To/From the City Centre – ESOGU: It is possible to arrive at ESOGU MEŞELİK Campus by taking the public buses numbered 19-23-54 from the city centre. You can take the ESTRAM (ESOGU direction) to arrive at the campus.

If it is needed, you can ask for a taxi cab from Tıp Taksi in Meşelik Campus. Tıp Taksi Telephone Number: 0222 239 16 37







When you arrive at ESOGU Meşelik Campus, you may check where the Convention Centre (Kongre Merkezi) is by using the map here.





Visitors have a variety of options in terms of accommodation some of which are as follows:

*Hotels in and around the city centre:

  1. Ibis Hotel: http://www.ibis.com/gb/booking/hotels-list.shtml

Single: 119 liras        Double: 139 liras

(breakfast&tax included – special price)(Standard price: 181 liras)

  1. Modernity Hotel: http://www.modernityhotel.com.tr/

Single: 125 liras        Double: 165 liras    (breakfast&tax included)

(There will be a discount for over 30 rooms)

  1. Dedepark Hotel: http://dedepark.com/

Single: 125 liras        Double: 160 liras    (breakfast&tax included)

(There will be a discount for over 15 rooms: single: 115 / double: 150)

  1. Senna City Hotel :http://www.sennacity.com/

Single: 129 liras            Double: 209 liras        (breakfast&tax included)

  1. The Merlot Hotel :http://merlot.com.tr/

Single: 110 liras            Double: 150 liras        (breakfast&tax included)


*Hotels near the conference area (ESOGU campus):

  1. Abacı Konak Hotel:  http://www.abaciotel.com/tr/ (available on May 12-13 but not on May 14)

Single: 125 liras        Double: 175 liras        (breakfast&tax included)

  1. Roof Garden Hotel: http://www.roofgardenhotel.com/

Single: 85 liras            Double: 135 liras        (breakfast&tax included)

  1. Turunç Hotel:  www.turunchotels.com.tr   (available on May 12-13 but not on May 14)

Single: 135 liras        Double: 180 liras        (breakfast&tax included)

  1. Cinas Hotel: http://otelcinas.com/ (breakfast&tax included)

Single: 50 liras        Double: 75 liras        on May 13

Single: 75 liras        Double: 95 liras        on May 14

Turunç and Cinas Hotels have the triple room option, please ask if necessary.

Please remember to quote the event name to get the prices listed here.



As ESOGU CPD Team, we feel more than lucky to welcome you in Eskisehir where you may find wonderful opportunities to spend great time.
We will be having our conference dinner on May 13 (Friday), at “Neyzen Meyhanesi”. Our dinner guests will be provided with a shuttle service from ESOGU Convention Centre to Neyzen. The shuttle will be leaving the Campus at 18.00. Our guests could also use the ESTRAM map in the handbook to arrive at the dinner location by themselves. You may like to visit the webpage from the link below for further information including the address and the phone number:


The shuttle service will take our guests from Neyzen back to the nearest points to their accommodation at 23.00.

The conference dinner at Neyzen costs 45 liras per person. This special price for us includes:
*Starters (deep fried rolls with cheese / pastrami filling),
*Appetizers (a variety of 6-7 dishes for each table),
*Salad (a portion for each table),
*Main Course (with the options of sea bream/anchovy/sea bass/chicken or meat balls),
*Fruit dish.

            The waitstaff will be collecting the dinner price upon our guests’ arrival.  To prevent any inconvenience, you’ll be asked to pay at the time of the order for drinks and any other extra orders.

Please do not hesitate to contact us on




Best Regards,


https://esogucpd.wordpress.com/      esogucpd@gmail.com

“Developing A Research Plan Through Exploratory Practice” by Kenan Dikilitaş

15.Ocak.2015 tarihinde bölümümüzde, Kenan Dikilitaş tarafından Developing A Research Plan Through Exploratory Practicesemineri verilecektir.  Seminer sabah 10.00’da, 3. kat toplantı odasında alan hakkında bilgilendirme ile başlayıp öğleden sonra yaklaşık iki saatlik hands-on workshop ile devam edecektir. Katılımcılara, seminer katılım belgesi verilecektir.

İkinci dönem içinde sınıf içi araştırmalarına devam etmek isteyebilecek arkadaşlarımız veri analizi desteğini Kenan Dikilitaş’tan alabilecek, kendilerine Haziran ayı içinde Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi’nde yapılacak konferansta bildiri sunma fırsatı verilecektir.

Kenan Dikilitas is currently an Assistant Professor at department of English language teaching at Hasan Kalyoncu University, Gaziantep, Turkey. He completed his PhD in ELT at Yeditepe University, Istanbul. He has published articles and edited books on teacher research as a professional development strategy. He has also conducted teacher research projects and has given hands-on workshops on how to do educational research across Turkey and overseas. His teacher training experience primarily includes supporting teacher research for professional development. His primary research interests are language teacher education, educational research, research into language teaching and learning, and linguistics for teaching pedagogy. He is one of the committee members of IATEFL ReSIG.


     Dear colleagues, 

           We have been more than happy to be with a great group of instructors from ESOGU and ANADOLU universities  at the workshop Developing A Research Plan Through Exploratory Practiceby Kenan Dikilitaş, on 15.Jan.2016.

The workshop was held in our department at the  meeting room     (3rd floor) at 10.00 a.m.

ESOGÜ CPD UNIT Symposium with Teresa Doğuelli

Am I a car? Am I a teacher?
Re-evaluating ourselves as teachers & looking at Professional Life Cycle Research.

An invaluable opportunity to take a breath and reassess ourselves as teachers from an unusual metaphorical perspective, followed by an introduction to Life Cycle Research carried out with teachers all over the world and mapping ourselves onto this study. Finally, a step forward from “Where are we now?” to “Where do we want to go to next?”teresa.jpg

As Esogu Cpd team, it was a great pleasure for us today to share this invaluable time all together. We would like to thank you all for your participation!

Special thanks to Teresa Doğuelli who helped us reasses ourselves from an unusual metaphorical perspective in a very enjoyable, creative and fruitful way!

Hope to see you in the next gatherings! And hope you can have the type of car you have chosen today!



The Third Post Conference Information Sharing Session

Dear all,

We would like to invite you to our post-conference information sharing session on Wednesday, December the 3rd, at 10.00 pm.

The session will be about the T-PLUS meeting “Collaboration” that our instructors have attended. They will tell us about different CPD approaches of various universities and give us feedback on our “CPD Needs Analysis” survey.

We are grateful for your continued support.

Looking forward to meeting you and share ideas.

Place: Multimedia Room 1
Time: 10.00
Speakers:  Emine Taşan / Derya Eker






What is the European Profiling Grid?

It is a tool for mapping and assessing language teacher competencies internationally. It contains sets of descriptors organised over six stages of professional experience as a language teacher (novice to very experienced) and summarises the main competencies of language teachers and the background in training and experience that would be expected at each stage.

Where did it come from?

It was originally developed by EAQUALS for use in its inspections, which take place in various countries and involve assessing teams of teachers with a wide variety of profiles and backgrounds.

The aim of the EPG project is to improve the quality of language training thanks to an innovative instrument: the European Profiling Grid, designed for teachers working in language centres and schools.

What could it be used for?

The main purpose is to assess language teachers working in an institution, and to enable them to assess themselves. This is useful when planning how to deploy teachers and when designing in-service training and professional development.

Who can use it?

Three main groups of people:

  • Managers of teachers who need to supervise their performance and maintain quality in the institution, and are also responsible for supporting collective and individual professional development.
  • Teachers themselves when they are reflecting on their own level of competence in different areas in order to improve in areas where they don’t feel confident or have little experience.
  • Teacher trainers when planning in-service training and assessing how their trainees are progressing.

Exactly what does it cover?


  • Language and culture, including proficiency of teachers in the target language, their language awareness and their intercultural competence
  • Qualifications and experience, including assessed teaching, and the quality and length of experience
  • Core language teaching competencies:
  1. methodology – knowledge & skills,
  2. lesson and course planning,
  3. interaction with and monitoring of learners,
  4. assessment,
  5. using digital media
  • Professional conduct, including professional development, teamwork, and the approach to administrative duties.

Since when it became publicly available?


The purpose of the EPG project was to test out the descriptors with a wide range of people – teachers, managers and trainers – in different countries to ensure that the descriptors in the Grid and the way it is organised were as valid and useful as possible. When the testing and amendments had been completed, the Grid was published in Bulgarian, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Turkish and Spanish. The Grid has been available, free of charge, since October 2013.


Reach the self-assessment tool EGRID clicking here:












Watch the webinar “Richard Rossner – Assessing language teaching competences: the potential of the European Profiling Grid”

Date: Monday 18th November 2013

Theme: The fundamental aim of the European Profiling Grid (EPG), which has just been released following a two-year project, is to foster language teacher development by enabling practising teachers of any language regularly to assess their own competences in order to identify areas where they may wish and/or need to develop further. At the same time, it can be used by those managing and supporting language teachers in carrying out their own assessments so as to create profiles of teachers or an overview of their whole teaching team. For teacher trainers and mentors, the EPG can be a valuable aid in planning teacher development and in-service training.

In this webinar, the background and aims of the EPG and the layout and content of both its printed and digital versions are outlined. This is followed by a summary of ways in which the EPG can be used and a question-answer session.

About the speaker: Richard Rossner has spent his career in the field of English language teaching. Following 10 years in Mexico and a period of 6 years as editor of ELT Journal, Richard worked for the Bell Educational Trust in various capacities and was its Chief Executive from 1998 to 2005. Then, from 2006 to 2011 he served as Executive Director of EAQUALS, an international association of language centres with its own quality accreditation system.

Richard now represents EAQUALS in various capacities: on a Council of Europe working group, on three EU-funded projects, and as an EAQUALS inspector. He is also leader of the UK delegation to ISO TC 232, and was project editor for a new ISO standard for language learning services.

Watch a recording of the webinar: Please click on the link below to watch a recording of the webinar.