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The Academic Staff working at our language school and departments at our university


Açelya Çakmak 
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Açelya Çakmak completed her bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature Department at Doğuş University between 2010 and 2014 and graduated with an honors degree. As an exchange student, she studied English Language and Literature at the University of Cologne in Germany in the fall semester of 2012-2013. After she graduated from university, she received her Pedagogical Formation Certificate from Yıldız Technical University.  She started to teach English as a foreign language in a private language school in 2013 and continued to work in different language schools until 2015. In 2015, she started to work as an English teacher and also the head of English department in a private school. She worked in the same school for 6 years until August 2021. Besides, she prepared her students as a delegate for Model UN (MUN) conferences and participated as an advisor in MUN conferences. She has been working as an English Instructor at Istanbul Medipol University since October 2021. 

 


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Ahmet Ahıskalı
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Ahmet Ahıskalı graduated from Boğaziçi University, Department of Foreign Languages ​​Education in 2019. During his bachelor studies, he taught English to different age groups from young learners to adults at Dialogue Language Schools for five years. He taught as a lecturer in the Preparatory School at Nişantaşı University for a year. Then, he produced English Language learning content at Doping Hafıza. He taught English at various faculties at Medipol University for a year starting from the fall semester of 2022. He has been working as a lecturer in the Language School of Medipol University since the fall semester of 2023. 


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Alpaslan Çiftçi
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Alpaslan Çiftçi graduated with highest honors from Karadeniz Technical University's Department of Western Languages and Literature. As part of his academic journey, he studied as an Erasmus exchange student at the Faculty of Philology at University of Lodz in Poland in 2017 and 2018. After his graduation, he started his career as an English instructor and later moved into managerial roles. He then pursued his master's degree in English Language Teaching at Istanbul Maltepe University, where he was admitted as the top student and granted with a scholarship. He is currently working on his thesis focusing on the intersection of AI and language education. His experience includes serving as a Director of Studies and Company Manager at a private institution and tutoring for the IELTS and TOEFL exams. He was awarded as one of the top ten instructors in 2022 by Istanbul Medipol University. Currently, Alpaslan Çiftçi is a member of the General Coordination of Foreign Languages at Medipol University, having first joined in 2021. 


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Ainur ZHAKSYLYKKYZY

A CELTA - Certified and highly motivated English teacher with 25+ years of experience in teaching middle, high school students and adults. She completed her bachelor’s degree at Kazakh Ablai Khan, International Relations and World Languages University, in 1998.  The same year, she came to Türkiye and started her professional carrer as an English instructor at a private university in Istanbul. She is currently working as a lecturer at Medipol university. 

 


Arzu Tuna

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Arzu Tuna holds a B.A. degree in English Language and Literature from İstanbul Kültür University, including a minor degree in Psychology. She completed her M.A. degree in English Language and Literature from Yeditepe University with a TÜBİTAK scholarship, graduating with a High Honours Degree. Arzu has taught English at various institutions and has been working as an English Instructor at İstanbul Medipol University since 2023. 

 


Asiye Çelikkol
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Asiye Çelikkol completed her undergraduate degree in American Culture and Literature at Istanbul University and received her Pedagogical Formation Certificate from the same university. She completed his master’s degree in Comparative Literature at Istanbul Bilgi University. Before starting to work in the language school of Medipol University, she worked as a lecturer and administrator at Istanbul Aydın University. She also taught TOEFL at the same university.  


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Aslı Baran
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Aslı Baran completed her bachelor’s degree on English Language Teaching at Yeditepe University in 2011. She has worked as an English teacher for various schools since then. Prior to joining Medipol University, she worked as a lecturer at Maltepe University at the School of Foreign Languages for faculty departments for five and a half years. She took master's degree courses from Yıldız Technical University Interactive Media Design Department and completed her master’s degree in visual communication at Yeditepe University.  She has her Ph.D. in Communication Studies and is writing her dissertation about historic houses in the Modernism period.  

 


Aleyna Şahin
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Aleyna Şahin completed her bachelor’s degree on English Language and Literature at Istanbul Aydın University. She also received the certificate of English teaching from Istanbul Aydın University. Following her graduation, she worked at private language schools as an English Teacher. Since 2020, she has been working as an Instructor at Istanbul Medipol University.


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Alicem Elverdi
Alicem Elverdi completed his B.A. degree on English Literature and Arts at Istanbul Kültür University in 2009 and received Pedagogical Formation for English Language Teaching Certificate from Yıldız Technical University the same year. Upon graduation, he worked at Dilko College at various departments such as English for Juniors, University Preparation Exam for senior high school students, YDS exam preparation for adults and General English. Right before joining Medipol University as English Instructor, he worked at American Language Center in the USA for six months, teaching English to Hispanic adults.  

 

 


Almina ESEN
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She has received B.A. from Karadeniz Technical University, Department of Western Languages and Literature, graduated as honor student. She received her Pedagogical Formation Certificate from the Faculty of Education at İstanbul University. Before joining Medipol University, when she was conference assistant, she worked voluntarily as an Assistant of Head of Department, English Language and Literature at Karadeniz Technical University. She also worked at Manchester Language Schools and İTÜ ETA Foundation Doğa Schools as an English Teacher. She is currently doing her master’s degree in English Language and Literature at Beykent University.

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Arzu Tuna

Arzu Tuna holds a B.A. degree in English Language and Literature from İstanbul Kültür University, including a minor degree in Psychology. She completed her M.A. degree in English Language and Literature from Yeditepe University with a TÜBİTAK scholarship, graduating with a High Honours Degree. Arzu has taught English at various institutions and has been working as an English Instructor at İstanbul Medipol University since 2023. 


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Aysun Gündüz
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Aysun Gündüz completed her BA in Karadeniz Technical University at English Language and Literature Department in 2004. She received her English Teaching pedagogical formation from Yıldız Technical University in 2005. She worked at several private colleges such as Doğa College, Marmara College, Okan University, İstek Vakfı as an English teacher both as primary and secondary and also head of the department. She has been teaching at Medipol University Language School since 2021-2022 academic year.


Ayda Tancırcı

Ayda Tandırcı graduated from Istanbul University, Department of English Language and Literature in 2000. During the same period, she received teaching training. She completed his master's degree at Istanbul Aydin University, Department of English Language and Literature. She worked as a lecturer at the English Preparatory School and departments of the same university for four years. She also worked as an English teacher at various levels of various private schools. She worked as a lecturer at Arel University Preparatory School in 2022. For his professional development, he completed Teacher Development Course 1&2 from the British Council, 1-year ICELT from ITI, Drama training from British Side and attended various seminars. She has been working as a lecturer in the preparatory unit of Medipol University since the fall semester of 2023.

 


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Ayşe KILIÇ

received her ELT degree in Uludağ University in 2011. She was awarded with Comenius assistance scholarship to teach in a public school in Spain. During her stay, she also attended a local language course to learn Spanish. After coming back to Turkey, she worked in many different schools and attended seminars and conferences. In 2018, she started to work in Nişantaşı University, and then in 2020, she decided to be a part of İstanbul Medipol University Language School family. The received her master’s degree from Maltepe University in 2023 on English Language Education and finished a training to be a teacher trainer by attending SLTEP 2023 in Sabancı University.

 

 


Bahar Azaklı
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Bahar Azaklı completed her undergraduate degree in English Language Teaching at Bahçeşehir University in 2021.  The year she graduated, she started the English Language Education graduate program at Bahçeşehir University and is currently in the thesis process.  She worked as a lecturer at Istanbul Aydin University in 2022.  She continues her career as a lecturer at Istanbul Medipol University Language School in the 2023-2024 academic year.  


 


Baran Topal
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After graduating from Pamukkale University with a degree in English Language Teaching in 2022, I provided General English and exam preparation courses such as YDS and TOEFL at a well-known language school for one year. In the academic year 2023-2024, I joined Istanbul Medipol University as Prep School Instructor. 


Barış Günay
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Barış GÜNAY completed his undergraduate degree in English Language Teaching at Istanbul University in 2000. He taught professional English at the Air Force Academy. Before becoming a member of Istanbul Medipol University, she worked as an English teacher at various language schools and private institutions. He has been working as a lecturer at Istanbul Medipol University since 2015 and has given general and Professional English courses in various departments. As of the 2020 – 2021 education period, after taking part in the preparatory staff, he continues in the departments mainly in Vocational English. 


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Bedirhan Duran  
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Bedirhan Duran graduated from Girne American University English Language Teaching Department between 2014-2018. Between 2018-2021, immediately after graduation, he started his teaching career at American Life Language Schools. In August 2021, she participated in the CELTA programme and successfully completed the programme. Afterwards, she continued her English teaching career at the university and gained experience at Beykoz University. Since October 2022, she has been continuing her career as a lecturer at Istanbul Medipol University.

 


Begüm Sarıdede
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Begüm Sarıdede completed her undergraduate education in the field of English Language Teaching at Yıldız Technical University and continued her master’s degree in the Department of Teaching Turkish to Foreigners at Istanbul University. She worked as teaching assistant and get TESOL certificate at Northern Virginia Community College. She worked as a Turkish language assistant at New York University and took doctoral courses with Fulbright scholarship in 2020. She is continuing her doctorate education in the linguistics department of Istanbul University. She has been working as a lecturer at Istanbul Medipol University since 2017. 


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Begüm Tunç

Begüm Tunç graduated from Dumlupınar University, Department of English Language and Literature in 2012. She received her Pedagogical Formation Certificate from the same university and completed her undergraduate education at Universidade do Minho as an exchange student. After her undergraduate education, she taught languages to many different age groups at different proficiency levels in various institutions for many years and then continued her teaching career in higher education institutions. In addition to her professional development activities, she is currently pursuing her MA in English Language and Literature at Istanbul Aydın University. She has published research articles titled "Exile and Displacement in Khirbet Khizeh, I Saw Ramallah and Journal of an Ordinary Grief". As of 2021 - 2022 academic year, she has been working at Istanbul Medipol University Language School.


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Begüm Yağız
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Begüm Yağız graduated from Kadir Has University, department of American Culture and Literature in 2015. She attended exchange program at North Central College in Chicago to study American Studies for a year. She completed and received a certificate of Pedagogical Formation from Yıldız Technical University in 2016. She taught general English and proficiency preparation classes in various language schools. She taught English to 7th and 8th grade children as a volunteer teacher in a secondary school in 2017. She completed her master’s degree at Istanbul Bilgi University in the field of Critical and Cultural Studies in 2019. She has been teaching at Medipol University since 2018. 


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Betül Soysal

Betül Soysal completed her undergraduate studies at Istanbul 29 Mayıs University, Department of English Translation and Interpreting between 2015-2019, and completed her master's degree in Translation Studies at Istanbul 29 Mayıs University between 2019-2022. In 2022, she started working as a lecturer at Istanbul Medipol University.



Beyzagül Eraydın
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Beyzagül Eraydın graduated from Marmara University, Department of English Language Teaching as a high honor student. She is currently doing her Master’s Degree in the English Language Teaching Department of İstanbul Medeniyet University. In 2022, she participated in the ‘IELTS Teacher Training Program’ given by the British Council Turkey, became a British Council certified IELTS trainer, and gave private lessons in the field of IELTS preparation. She has certificates in language education issued by the British Council. During her undergraduate studies, she worked as an educational consultant for a company that provides student placement and consultancy services to UK Colleges and Universities. Since September 2023, she has been working as an English Language Instructor at İstanbul Medipol University. 


Burak Bezgal
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Burak Bezgal graduated from Maltepe University, Department of English Language Teaching. After doing an internship at AIESEC Romania and Corvinus University in Budapest, he started his career in various private schools and started working at Medipol University as a lecturer in September 2023.


Burak Yiğit
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Burak Yiğit completed his undergraduate studies in English Language and Literature at Istanbul Aydın University and subsequently obtained a Pedagogical Formation from the same university. Following his academic journey, he spent one year as an English teacher at Gökcan College and four years at İTÜ ETA Foundation Doga Schools. As of September 2023, he continues his career as a lecturer at Istanbul Medipol University. Apart from his professional pursuits, he has a keen interest in software development, and his hobbies include playing the guitar, singing, and dancing. 


Burcu Altun Günay
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Burcu Altun Günay graduated from American Culture and Literature department at İstanbul University in 2002. While she was a university student, she completed her internship in Vefa High School. She received her Pedagogical Formation Certificate from Hasan Ali Yücel Faculty at İstanbul University in 2002. After graduation, she started her teaching career in an Aviation school and taught general and aviation English to candidates of pilots and flight attendants. She also worked as an English teacher in various private Language Teaching Centers. She prepared students for IELTS, TOEFL, YDS, and English proficiency exams between 2004 and 2013. She also gave general and professional English lessons in an Anatolian and Tourism Management High School between 2005 and 2016. She completed her master’s degree as the top student in English Language and Literature Department at Istanbul Yeniyüzyıl University in 2021.  She joined Medipol University Language School in 2016 and she has been giving General and Professional English lectures in various departments of Medipol University since then. 


Burcu Demirel

Burcu DEMİREL was born in Ankara in 1995. She received her BA degree in Translation & Interpreting (English-French-Turkish) Department at Cumhuriyet University in 2018. While studying at Cumhuriyet University, she participated in both Erasmus+ Student Exchange Programme (2015-2016) and Erasmus+ Internship Programme (2018) in France. She got The Certificate of Pedagogical Formation in 2018. In 2018, she participated in ‘’Young Translators Competition 2018’’ Organized by The Ministry of European Union Affairs and ranked the third place (Language: French). In 2019, she applied ‘’Translation Studies Master Program’’ at Istanbul Okan University. In 2020, she worked in a language course as an English teacher. In 2021, she worked at a public school as an English Teacher. Meanwhile, she started giving private English lessons. In 2021, She participated in Training Program on Petrophysics and Drilling for Trainees from Chad as a French translator. She has been working as an Instructor at Istanbul Medipol University since September 2021 and at the same time completing her Master’s degree in the department of Translation Studies at Istanbul Okan University.