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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). Her main interest areas are Lifelong Learning, teacher training, and second language acquisition. She has published three books and has 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).

Working in the field of teacher education for more than 20 years, Prof. Dr. Oruç Ertürk has participated in many national and international projects, where she has worked either as a coordinator or a researcher to enhance the quality of teachers and teaching in Turkey. She is mainly interested in   equipping teachers with the necessary competence in equality and diversity so that they promote a learning environment that is conducive to learning. Dedicated to train 21st century teachers with necessary skills and learner characteristics, she is now working on developing a new certificate program for ELT teachers named “Learning Teachers: An In-service Training Program for ELT Teachers”,

She has the network and the ability to create funds for different projects and has been awarded by US Department of State, Federal Assistance Award three times with her projects named: “Safe Internet Strategies for Students in Izmir”, “Teaching English to Young Learners through Stories”, and “Educate and Empower Girls So They Can Stand Up Against Violence”. Apart from these, Prof. Oruç Ertürk, has completed two EU projects successfully and she has worked as an advisor for “The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)” for projects such as “GASGİD: Designing a Virtual English Test for Maritime Personnel”.