Important task for ‘quality’ in English education
There has been a change in the leadership of the Turkey branch of the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) association, which works internationally to improve the quality of English education and contribute to the professional development of teachers. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Evrim Üstünlüoğlu, Advisor to the Rector and Faculty Member at the School of Foreign Languages at Izmir University of Economics, has been elected as the president of TESOL Turkey.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Üstünlüoğlu, who has contributed to numerous scientific studies in English education, whose articles and projects are cited internationally, and who conducts high-quality training for teachers, will have the opportunity to share her experience and knowledge with a wider audience as the president. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Üstünlüoğlu aims to organize education, seminars, and conferences in disadvantaged areas, as well as to collaborate on joint projects with relevant departments of primary schools, high schools, and universities.
EMPATHY, EQUALITY, AND QUALITY
Expressing gratitude to her colleagues who elected her as president, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Üstünlüoğlu stated that she would work to fulfill her duties to the best of her ability. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Üstünlüoğlu emphasized that the fundamental principles during her presidency would be empathy, equality, and quality, and she chose the slogan "to develop and improve together."
CONTRIBUTION TO CHILDREN AND YOUTH AS WELL
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Üstünlüoğlu said, “TESOL is an international association established in the United States in 1966, bringing together professionals specialized in language teaching and supporting their professional development. As representatives of TESOL in Turkey, we have organized numerous educational activities such as courses, seminars, conferences, and panels. We have reached hundreds of teachers working in primary, secondary, and high schools. We have collaborated with schools seeking our support. We have provided guidance on teacher training, measurement and evaluation, teaching methods, leadership, and more. In the new term, we will continue to increase and carry out these activities. Reaching teachers, contributing to their professional development also means supporting the education of children and youth. With this awareness, we will develop our projects.”