Plenary Speaker: Prof. Dr. Ayşegül Amanda Yeşilbursa

Originally from the UK, Dr. Ayşegül Amanda Yeşilbursa has been involved in ELT and teacher education for 30 years. She has taught students of all ages and levels, from kindergarten to postgraduate in contexts as varied as Taiwan, the UK, and Turkey. She gained her postgraduate degrees in ELT from Gazi University, and currently holds the position of full professor at Bursa Uludağ University. Her research interests include reflective practice and English Language teacher education.

Title of the speech: “Taking your place in the picture: Where do prospective teachers’ stand in the future image of ELT in Turkey?”