Ahmet Dursun Resume

Ahmet Dursun

Iowa State University English Department Ross Hall, 226

EFINST Language Schools Aydin Sok. F.Blok. No:12 1.Levent / Istanbul, Turkey (+90)537- 322- 6630 amed_adursun@yahoo.com

OBJECTIVE

To obtain a Doctoral degree and a teaching position at a public or a private university in the field of Teaching English to the Speakers of Other Languages/Applied Linguistics.

EDUCATION

• Doctor of Philosophy in English; Applied Linguistics and Technology, Iowa State University of Science and Technology, Iowa, United States (Continue)

Master of Arts in English; Teaching English as a Second Language, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota, United States 2007-2009 GPA 4.00

• Bachelor of Arts in Applied Linguistics; Marmara University Faculty of Education Department of Applied Linguistics, Istanbul, Turkey 2002-2006 GPA 75.38 (3.01)

• Faculty Teaching Certificate Program; Minnesota State University, Mankato Minnesota, United States 2007-2008

• Faculty Teaching with Technology Certificate Program; Minnesota State University, Mankato Minnesota, United States 2008-2009

• Diyarbakır Anatolia Teacher Training High School, Diyarbakır, Turkey 1998-2002

EXPERIENCE

• Full time teacher and online learning advisor in EFINST International Language Schools, Istanbul, Turkey 2009-2010

• Teaching Assistant (Teaching native and non-native freshmen composition course in computer assisted classroom) in English Department at Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota, United States 2007-2009

• Writing Tutor (Tutored native and nonnative students on their writing assignments at Center for Academic Success.) Minnesota State University, Mankato Minnesota, United States 2007-2008

• Full time teacher in Arnavutkoy Primary School, Istanbul, Turkey 2006-2007

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

• Kurdis: Native Language Turkish: Native Language • English: Native-like Competence

RESEARCH

• (Thesis)Assessing the second language ability of young learners: Turkish English teachers' assessment purposes and practices, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota, United States 2007-2009

• Teaching Online: Matching practice to outcome 2008-2009

• Challenges of non-native speakers with reading and writing in Composition 101 classes, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota, United States 2008-2009

• The multi-genre research project: An avenue for multiple literacies, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota United States 2007-2008

• When to Learn the Second Language, University of Arkansas, Arkansas, United States 2007-2008

PRESENTATIONS

• Dursun, A. Challenges of non-native speakers with reading and writing in Composition 101 classes. Paper presented at Minnesota Colleges and Universities English and Writing Conference. St Paul, United States April 2009

• Drescher, N., Dursun, A., Feyissa, S. D., & Techeny, T. Online teaching: Matching practice to outcome Paper presented at Teaching with Technology Conference. Minnesota, United States November 2008

• Smidt, E., Agudelo Cruz, D. P., Dursun, A., Feyissa, S. D., Hluhovska, K., Lazar, I. V., & Yu, L. The multi-genre research project: An avenue for multiple literacies. Paper presented at the 17th MELTA International Conference. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 2008.

CERTIFICATES & AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS

• Nominee for the Distinguished Master's Thesis Award in 2010 sponsored by the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools in the USA.

• Minnesota State University, Mankato Outstanding Graduate Student of 2009 Award

• Full Scholarship, Fulbright Commission, Ministry of National Education of Turkey, the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs 2007-2009

• Graduate Teaching Fellowship, English Department, Minnesota State University, Mankato Minnesota, United States 2007-2009

COURSES

• Fulbright Program of English and Academic Orientation for Graduate Studies: Spring International Language Center at the University of Arkansas: Arkansas, Unites Satates July 2007-August 2007

• A training course on computer programming: Aybars Computer Programming Teaching Center: Istanbul, Turkey May 2004-September 2004 SEMINARS and CONFERENCES (Attended)

• Fulbright Enrichment seminar: Baltimore Providence Hotel: Providence, Rhode Island, United States March 2008

• MinneTESOL Conference: University of St. Thomas: St. Paul, Minnesota, United States November 2007

• ELT Conference: "Jazzing Up Your Classroom", Terraki Vakfi Sisli Terraki Private High School: Istanbul, Turkey May 2005

• ELT Conference: "Four Language Skills and "the Good Old Grammar: One For All, All For One", Kultur College: Istanbul, Turkey April 2005

• ELT Conference: "Partnership for Prosperous Performance", Florya College: Istanbul, Turkey March 2005

ORGANIZATION/GROUP MEMBERSHIP & INVOLVEMENT

• Graduate Studies Senator, Minnesota State University Student Government, Minnesota State University, Mankato, United States 2008-2009

• Member, Diversity Community, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota, United States 2007-2008

• Coordinator, English Language Teaching Club, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey. September 2002-2006

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