HATICE (TOPAL) YAGCI, M.A. Candidate
CURRICULUM VITAE
CURRENT POSITION: Research/Teaching Assistant, Language Education
Department of English Language Teaching
Faculty of Education
Zirve University
Kizilhisar Campus
Sahinbey, 27260
Gaziantep / Turkey
Cell Phone: +90-532-1135328
[email protected]
EDUCATION
Hacettepe University, MA in English Language Teaching
(Expected: April 2014)
Anadolu University, BA in English Language Teaching
(June 2010)
Fatih Anatolian High School, Department of Languages
(June 2006)
ACHIEVEMENTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
-2010, Ranked 3rd among all graduated students at ELT Program (GPA: 3.44/4.00)
-2006-2010, Government Merit Scholarship based on rank in nation-wide university
entrance exams
- 2006, Ranked 37th among 33.000 students in Foreign Language Examination for
University Entrance
- 2006, Ranked 83th among 1.5 million students in National Student Selection
Examination
- 2006, Ranked 1st among all graduated students at high school (GPA: 5.00/5.00)
TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
EFL Teachers’ professional development, professional learning communities,
reflective teaching, pre-service EFL teachers’ education, teaching English to young
learners, material development.
ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
Zirve University, Gaziantep Turkey Research/ Teaching Assistant
Department of Foreign Language Education 8/2010-present
Undergraduate level courses taught
• FLE201 Translation I, Fall 2013
• FLE202 Translation II, Spring 2013
• FLE106 Advanced Reading II, Spring 2014
• SNF410 Teaching English to Young Learners, Spring 2014
Voluntary Teaching and Internships
Gazi Mustafa Kemal Anatolian High School, Eskişehir, Turkey Pre-Service Teacher
Trainee 02/2010 - 06/2010
Pilot Binbaşı Ali Tekin Primary School, Eskişehir, Turkey Pre-Service Teacher
Trainee 9/2009 - 1/2010
YES Dil Okulu, Eskişehir, Turkey Teacher of Listening and Pronunciation Class
and Advisor of the Speaking Club 02/2008-02/2010
Beyaz Zambak Kindergarten, Eskişehir Turkey English Language Teacher 09/200701/2008
PUBLICATIONS
SSCI Journal Articles
Hos, R. & Topal, H. (2013). The Current Status of English as a Foreign Language
(EFL) Teachers’ Professional Development in Turkey: A Systematic Review of
Literature. Anthropologist, 16(1-2), 293-305.
Yilmaz, Z., Kubiatko, M. & Topal, H. (2012). Czech Children’s Drawing of Nature.
Educational Sciences: Theory & Practice, 12 (4), p. 3111-3119.
Book Chapter Translation
Topal, H. & Hos, R. (2013). 3. Bölüm çevirisi (Olması Gerekeni Yapma), Araştırma
ve Aksiyon ile Liderlik: Öğretme ve Öğrenmeyi Geliştiren Bir Okul Müdürü Olmak
(Leading with Inquiry and Action:How Principals Improve Teaching and Learning),
Çeviri Editörleri: Prof. Dr. Fatih Töremen- Yrd. Doc. Dr. Alpay Ersözlü
(Yazarlar:MatthewMilitello, Sharon F. Rallis, Ellen B. Goldring, Sage, 1.Basım),
Pegem Akademi, 2013 ANKARA
CONFERENCES/PRESENTATIONS
Refereed Conference Presentations
Yagci, H. & Hos, R. (2013, October 5). Toward a more effective language learning
education through school university collaboration. Paper will be presented at the 16th
International INGED ELT Conference, İzmir, Turkey.
Topal, H., Saricoban, A. & Hos, R. (2013, May 31). Professional Development
Needs of EFL Teachers working at Public Schools: What's missing? Paper presented
at the annual congress of International Association of Educational Researchers
(ULEAD), Nevşehir, Turkey.
Hos, R & Topal, H. (2013, March 22). Supporting Learning for Refugee SIFE
Through Ethics of Care. Paper presented at the annual international convention of
TESOL International Association, Dallas USA.
Hos, R & Topal, H. (2013, January 31). The Current Status of EFL Teachers'
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Professional Development in Turkey: A Meta-analysis. Paper presented at the 2
International Conference on Interdisciplinary Research in Education (ICOINE),
Kyrenia, Cyprus.
Shine-Edizer, F. & Topal, H. (2012, November 18). The Creation of Bilingual
Picture Books in Promoting Language and Literacy Acquisition in Turkey. Paper
presented at the annual convention of the National Council of Teachers of English
(NCTE), Chicago, USA.
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
TESOL Abstract Reviewer, (for TESOL 2014 Convention).
http://tesol.informz.net/InformzDataService/OnlineVersion/Individual?mailin
gInstanc eId=3365931&subscriberId=1045249165
Organizing Committee Member, Conference Secretary. (27-28- 29 April 2012).
International Conference On Education And Childhood Education Research
(ICECER). http://icecer.org/en/
PROJECT WORK
Project Assistant ,Ministry of Development, SODES Project, 184,000 TL
(01/09/2013-01/09/2014) One year training and education grant for “Project
Bir Dil İkinci Hayat (Teaching English to Visually-Impaired and Blind
Learners through iPads)”.
MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS INGED- İngilizce Eğitimi Derneği (English Language Education Association)
TESOL-Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
LANGUAGES
Native speaker of Turkish, near-native proficiency in English, basic proficiency in
German and French
PERSONAL SKILLS AND COMPETENCES
Social skills and competences Team spirit
Good ability to adapt to multicultural environments
Good communication skills gained through my work experience as a teacher
Teaching English to people from different age groups, which is gained through
educational training, seminars, and voluntary teaching
Computer skills and competences
Good command of Mac Os X and Windows 7.
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HATICE (TOPAL) YAGCI, M.A. Candidate CURRICULUM VITAE