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' nd 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.