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Nergiz Kern

  • Editor, Course Material Designer, English for Academic Purposes Teacher
  • Self-employed / University of Manchester
  • 2PublicationsNumber of items in Nergiz's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 29Followers

Research interests

Language Learning and Teaching TESOL Educational Technology

About

I am a language trainer with an MA in Educational Technology and TESOL and the Diploma in English language teaching to Adults from the Cambridge University (DELTA). I teach EAP (English for Academic Purposes) at at tertiary level in Turkey and the UK. I have worked as a language trainer in different countries for ten years and have taught general, business, technical and academic English at different levels to students of all ages and backgrounds. My main interests are developing and teaching ESP courses, appropriate use of educational technology in language learning and teaching, learner motivation, and learner autonomy. I have very strong interpersonal, intercultural, communication and organisational skills and extensive experience in working in multicultural and multi-faith environments. Some of the ESP (English for Specific Purposes) courses I have developed and taught: • English for Taxi Drivers — http://taxienglish.nergizkern.com, • English for Aviation Maintenance Technicians, • English for City Planners — http://englishforcityplanners.nergizkern.com Some of my online teaching and teacher training activities: • Trainer of the pilot teacher training course in the 3D virtual world of Second Life as part of the EU-funded AVALON project. • Co-designed and moderated two online 6-week sessions for language teachers (2009, 2010) on how to use virtual worlds in language education, which drew more than 500 participants worldwide. • Co-founded a and led a professional development group for language teachers. Presentations at conferences: • Multiplier conference of the "Talk with Me" EU-Project in Vienna • http://www.vwbpe.org/ • http://www.slanguages.net • http://webheadsinaction.ning.com/

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  • Starting a Second Life

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  • Tools for Taxi Drivers

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Professional experience

Editor, Course Material Designer, English for Academic Purposes Teacher

Self-employed / University of Manchester

January 2013 - Present

English Language Instructor

Bursa Technical University

March 2012 - Present

Teacher of English for Academic Purposes

University of Manchester

June 2012 - September 2012(3 months)

Education

MA Educational Technology and TESOL

The University of Manchester

September 2009 - January 2013(3 years)