Sibel Özdemir- Çağatay

Sibel Özdemir- Çağatay
Middle East Technical University | METU · Department of Basic English

PhD in Applied Linguistics & ELT

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6 Research Items
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Introduction
I earned my undergraduate degree in ELT from Boğaziçi University, Turkey and completed ICELT (by Cambridge University). I did my master’s in MA TEFL program at Bilkent University, completed my Ph.D. at Hacettepe Univer. I also worked as a lecturer at Bilkent University and since 2009, I have been working as a lecturer (Ph.D.) at Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey. My professional interests lie in attributions, alternative assessment, EMI,motivation, teacher education & identity
Additional affiliations
September 2019 - present
Middle East Technical University
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • I conduct, analyze and report different research for School of Foreign Languages, Department of Basic English
February 2019 - July 2019
Hacettepe University
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • I delivered Language Acquisition course to sophomore and junior students.
February 2009 - present
Middle East Technical University
Position
  • Dr.
Education
September 2013 - June 2018
Hacettepe University
Field of study
  • ELT
September 2011 - December 2012
Bilkent University
Field of study
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language
September 2002 - June 2007
Bogazici University
Field of study
  • Foreign Language Education

Publications

Publications (11)
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Foreign language teachers may develop an additional identity besides their own cultural identity. This may lead to a risk of identity clashes for some teachers. In this paper, the L1 identity of the non-native teachers of English in Turkey, and the reflections of it on their professional identity was handled concerning the linguistic components...
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This study examines whether learners’ (high vs. low) ‘ideal L2 self’ exerts an effect on causal attributions and which of these causal attributions could predict future L2 achievement. To this end, 1006 EFL students were invited from a state university in Ankara, Turkey. The data were collected with an attribution scale composed of 29 questions and...
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Causal attribution theory has attracted the attention of the scholars recently as it has a pivotal role in learners’ motivated behaviour and effort for their future learning experiences. According to this theory, learners’ perceived cause of their academic performances can be based on locus of control, controllability or stability. In this way, it...
Chapter
Attribution Retraining (AR) has been proposed to convert learners’ maladap�tive causal attributions into adaptive ones making them more motivated to put effort for themselves in the future. Haynes, Perry, Stupnisky, and Daniels (2009) model has been implemented in very rare studies lacking reliable and valid scales in the language learning field...
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Complex sentences are formulated by combining an independent or a main clause with a dependent or a subordinate clause. This sentence type can be extended at the beginning, in the middle or at the end of the sentence, which makes these sentences even harder to recognize on the part of the learners. For this reason, the present study particularly ai...
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English learning has gained a momentum considering its notable role and status worldwide; therefore, the widespread view is that the medium of education is to be English, as higher education in this era aims at preparing students for an international career. Some opponents, however, claim that English-medium instruction (EMI) puts certain burden on...
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Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is a comprehensive guideline for teachers with respect to the processes of planning, learning, teaching and assessing and it has brought standardization, transparency, coherence and consistency across different countries. Despite its popularity, reputation and wide spread approval, CEFR-ba...
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The present study examines EFL students’ Foreign Language Speaking Anxiety (FLSA) and its possible reasons as well as some solutions to it. The participants were 147 Turkish students at the English preparatory program of a state university. A questionnaire was administered to the students from each proficiency level to explore their FLSA. The findi...
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Communication, which has always been one of the basic elements of life, is becoming more and more intercultural in today's world. People are not only transferring goods and technology among nations; they are also transferring their thoughts, ideas, and cultures. As this flow of communication among nations becomes common, intercultural communication...
Thesis
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This thesis reports on research exploring students’ and instructors’ attitudes towards speaking portfolios with regard to certain advantages and disadvantages of these assessment tools at the tertiary level. The participants were 77 Turkish university students, five instructors and two administrators at an English preparatory program of a state...
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The present study examined factors that were assumed to play an important role in training motivation. In order to collect data regarding trainee characteristics surveys were conducted with newly hired teachers before and after an in-service training program run at the Department of Basic English, METU, Turkey. All trainees involved in the study fi...

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