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Institutional Information: Eğitim Fakültesi, Yabancı Diller Eğitimi, Ingiliz Dili Eğitimi
Research Areas: Social Sciences and Humanities, Education, Education in Turkish Language, Education in Foreign Languages, Education in English, English Language and Linguistics, Linguistics




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Gülden TÜM is currently an associated professor of at the English Teaching Language Department at Çukurova University, where she has taught since 1986. Ms. TÜM has been teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels at the Department of Foreign Language Education. Between 1986 and 1988 she taught English at the institute of basic and applied sciences at various levels (for the research assistants at different departments) and she was also involved in teaching of Turkish for foreign learners and Erasmus incoming students taking their majors at any Turkish Universities for an academic year. Between 1988 and 1992 she taught Turkish and Turkish Culture voluntarily in the Family Support Center and at Maryland University, at the American Base, Adana, Turkey. Since then, she has taught Turkish as a foreign language. In 2004, she was appointed as the EILC university coordinator by the rector and taught Turkish in Foreign Languages Center in the university. Since then, she has been working in this field. Between 2004 and 2006, she was appointed as Turkish Language Instructor by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to work as a Turkish Language Instructor in Belarus in two universities: Minsk State Linguistics University and Belarus State Economic University. Nowadays, she writes articles and language books: Turkish Language Course book, test book, and reading book in order to help foreign learners of Turkish to learn Turkish as a foreign language. In 2012, she went to several American Universities such as Portland State University, Princeton University, NY University, Columbia University, U-Penn, Yale University to teach and observe Turkish lesson, to use her draft book to teach Turkish and to exchange knowledge with several Turkish language Instructors (Erika Gilson, Pelin Başçı, Feride Hatipoğlu, Güliz Kuruoğlu, Ahmet Okal, Ethem Erol, Zubeyde Colak, Sibel Erol)


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