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Prof. Dr. Nesrin Oruç Ertürk holds a PhD in ELT (English Language Teaching). She has previously worked at Dokuz Eylül University, Buca Faculty of Education where she trained English Language Teachers for years. Her main interest areas are teacher training, teacher identity, second language acquisition and teaching writing. She has published three books and many articles. She has carried research and taught abroad in departments of linguistics at different universities (State University of New York, SUNY, USA; Universidad de Alcala, Spain).

Current work and research interests

Prof. Dr. Nesrin Oruç Ertürk is currently working at İzmir University of Economics where she is lecturing English Language at undergraduate level at the School of Foreign Languages. At the same time, she is the director of EKOSEM (Izmir University of Economics, Continuous Education Center).

Mostly looking forward to working in ITTS, because…

Having worked at the field of teacher training in Turkish context, I am very much interested in collaborating with colleagues from different countries with different perspectives.

Selected publications

Oruç Ertürk, N. 2020: The development and construction of teacher professional identity: A case study on beliefs towards teaching. In: Başkent University Journal of Education (BUJE), 7(2), pp. 169-179.


Oruç Ertürk, N. & Çetinkaya, Y. 2019: Mentors and Mentees in the Context of Curriculum Reform: An Example from Turkey. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning. In Press.


Oruç Ertürk, N. 2019: Teaching to the ‘other’: Comparative perspectives of Netherlander and Turkish teachers’ attitudes on gender identity. In: EDUCAR em Revista, 35 (75), pp. 265-282.


Oruç Ertürk, N. 2018: Education and Empowerment: Educating Girls on Domestic Violence. In: PEOPLE: International Journal of Social Sciences, 4(2), pp. 1003-1013.


Oruç Ertürk, N., Köyalan, A. & Çubukçu, F. 2018: Training Teacher Trainees on Teaching Young Learners. Abant İzzet Baysal Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi.


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