Past AATT Conferences


4TH AATT CONFERENCE

Pedagogical Approaches to Turkic Languages

 

November 13-14, 2019

 

Tulane University

Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life

20 McAlister Drive

New Orleans, LA 70118


This conference is funded in part by the Institute of Turkish Studies and by the University of Pennsylvania-Middle East Center.


Conference Program

November 13th, Room 201

9:00-9:30

Coffee and refreshments

9:30-10:00

Welcoming remarks:  Ercan Balcı

10:00-11:45

Session I Chair: Uli Schamiloğlu

    I.1

Uli Schamiloğlu, Nazarbayev University

The Kazakh Latin Alphabet: A Report from the Field (Part II)

    I.2

Özge Evcen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Heritage Language Programs: Establishing Pedagogical Policies and Practices for Successful Programs in the U.S. 

I.3

Ahmet Okal, University of Arizona

A Pedagogical Approach to Turkish Global Simulation Project: A Case Study for Second Year Turkish Students

11:45-1:00

Lunch

1:00-2:30

Session II Chair: Funda Güven

II.1

Funda Güven, Nazarbayev University

Studying Turkish Literature in Intercultural Perspective 

II.2

Tuğba Yıldırım, Özyeğin University

Speaking the Language of Art in Turkish Classes 

II.3

Alev Önder, Adana Alparslan Türkeş Bilim Ve Teknoloji Üniversitesi

Ömer Seyfettin’in Hikâyelerinde Kültürel Kimlik: Primo Türk Çocuğu Hikâyesi

2:30-3:00

Coffee Break

3:00-4:30

Session III.B Chair: Erika Gilson

III.1

Esra Özdemir, Brown University

Post-Secondary Turkish Programs in the USA: Status and Outlook

III.2

Meruyert Ibrayeva & Bakyt Akbuzauova, Nazarbayev University

Academic Kazakh: Theory and Practice

III.3

Feride Hatiboğlu, University of Pennsylvania

Teaching Outside the Box: Technology in Flipped Language Classes and a Technology Based Task Plan

4:30-5:00

Closing Remarks: Feride Hatiboğlu

6:00-8:00

Conference dinner for the presenters 

November 14th, Room 210

9:00-12:30 

Graduate Student Pre-conference

12:30-1:30 

Lunch

1:30-3:15 

Framework Meeting

3:30-5:30

AATT Business Meeting 


 

 

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3rd AATT Conference:

Curriculum, Program and Materials Development in Teaching Turkic Languages and Literatures

 

November 14-15, 2018

at the Julius Glickman Conference Center in Patton Hall (RLP)

at the University of Texas at Austin 

 

This conference is funded in part by the Institute of Turkish Studies, by the US Department of Education Title VI grant to the University of Texas at Austin Center for Middle Eastern Studies, bythe Texas Language Center at the University of Texas at Austin,and by the University of Pennsylvania-Middle East Center.

 

Conference Program

RLP 1.302B

9:00-9:10

Welcoming remarks: Ercan Balci, Brown University;

Karen Grumberg, Director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at UT-Austin

9:10-9:45

Thomas Garza, Director of the Texas Language Center, UT-Austin

Recruiting Students and Building Successful Language Programs

9:45-9:55

Welcoming remarks: Jeannette Okur, UT-Austin

9:55-10:00

Short Break 

10:00-11:30

Session I

RLP 1.301B

Session I.A. Chair:

Nilay Sevinc, University of Michigan

I.A.1

Özge Evcen, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Understanding Language Practices through Teachers’ Perspective at a Turkish Heritage Language School in the USA

I.A.2 

Lale Javanshir, University of Toronto

Teaching and Learning a Language through Culture

RLP 1.302E

Session I.B Chair:

Ercan Balci, Brown University

*Skype presentation

I.B.1

*Aslı Altan, Gülçin (Üge) Akyol, Hacettepe University

A Case Study on the Use of Speech Acts through Refusal Strategies by L2 Turkish Learners

I.B.2 

*Burcu Ocak, Istanbul University;

Tuğba Konal Memiş, MEB;

Ayşe Merve Kurtulan Baynal, Istanbul Medeniyet University

Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language Using Task-Based Approach

           I.B.3

*Kerami Unal, Egyptian Cultural and Friendship Association

On Some Features of Turkic-Turkish Borrowings in Russian

11:40-1:00

Lunch

 12:40-2:10

Session II

RLP 1.302B

Session II.A Chair:

Elif Sayar, Istanbul Technical University

II.A.1

Elif SAYAR, Istanbul Technical University, 

Zeynep Selin Dürer, Bursa Technical University

Corpus-based Activities to Teach Vocabulary: A 21st Century Skill Update

II.A.2

Yermek Adayeva, Nazarbayev University

New Methodological Approaches in Teaching Kazakh Literature: Experiences at Nazarbayev University

II.A.3  

Secil Horasan Dogan

Incorporating Creative Drama into Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language

RLP 1.302E

Session II.B Chair:

Tugba Yildirim, Ozyegin University

II.B.1 

Tugba Yildirim, Ozyegin University

At the Intersection of Technology and Pedagogy: Enhancing Learners’ Motivation for Learning Turkish as a Foreign Language

II.B.2 

*Havva Reyhan Kasırga, TED Ankara College

A Text ≠ 1 Text

New Approaches in Turkish Language and Literature: Critical Reading and Text Analysis

II.B.3

*Jason Rodriguez Vivrette,University of California, Berkeley

Literatures of Migration as a Transnational Approach to the Teaching of Turkish

2:10-2:30

Coffee Break

2:30-4:00

Session III

RLP 1.302B

Session III.A Chair:

Roberta Micallef, Boston University

III.A.1 

Nalan Erbil Erkan, University of Wisconsin- Madison

What is in a Context? Challenging Stereotypes in Turkish Textbooks and Authentic Materials

III.A.2

Meiramgul Kussainova, Nazarbayev University 

Folk Music in Kazakh Language Teaching

III.A.3

Orazaliyeva Elmira Nurlanovna, Nazarbayev University

A Key to Successful Kazakh Language Programs: Needs Identification

RLP 1.302E

Session III.B Chair:

Erika Gilson, University of Pennsylvania

            III.B.1 

Yigit Savuran, Anadolu University

Developing Performance Descriptors for Four Skills in Turkish as a Foreign Language Education

III.B.2 

Banu Ozer Griffin, Cornell University 

Zeynep Elbasan Bozdogan, Indiana University

The Case of Turkish Heritage Learners in Mixed/Heterogeneous Classrooms

III.B.3

 Zeynep Selin Dürer, Bursa Technical University; Elif Sayar, İstanbul Technical University

A Corpus-Based Investigation into the Target Wordlists of Turkish Coursebooks: Do We Really Need to Teach ‘pergel’ in A1?

RLP 1.302B

4:00-5:30

Curricular Framework meeting 

6:00-8:00

Conference dinner for the presenters 

November 15th

RLP 1.302B

8:30-9:00

Coffee and Conversation

9:00-9:15

2nd Day Opening: Carl Blythe, Director of the UT Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL)

9:20-10:50

Session IV

RLP 1.302B

Session IV Chair:

Orazaliyeva Elmira Nurlanovna, Nazarbayev University

IV.1

Amin Mahini Khodavirdinia, Shahid Beheshti University of Tehran, Saleh Yousefian, University of Applied Science and Technology of Tabriz

The role of Literature in Developing Iran’s Azerbaijani Turks' Language Skills

IV.2

Gulnara Omarbekova, Nazarbayev University

Implementation of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) at the University Level

IV.3

Fauziya Orazbayeva, Nazarbayev University

Teaching of the Kazakh language: innovations in educational programs

11:00-12:00

RLP 1.302B

Session V Chair: 

Jeannette Okur, UT-Austin

V.1

Zhanar Abdigapbarova, Nazarbayev University

The Role of Alash Literature in Modernization of Historical Consciousness

V.2

Gulzhamilya Shalabayeva, Nazarbayev University

Teaching Kazakh Language through Reading: A Problem Based Approach

RLP 1.302B

12:00:12:30

Closing Remarks: Roberta Micallef, Boston University

12:30-2:00

Lunch

RLP 1.302B

2:00-3:30

AATT Business Meeting 

 

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2nd AATT Conference

Challenges and Opportunities in Teaching Turkic Languages and Literatures 

November 17th, 2017

9am-6pm

Georgetown University

Bunn Intercultural Center (ICC Building) https://maps.georgetown.edu/

9:00-9:05

Opening: Ercan Balci

9:05-9:50

AATT Panel: Collaboration with other LCTLs

Ercan Balcı, Sylvia Önder, Uli Schamiloglu

9:50-10:00

Break

10:00-11:30

Use of Technology in Teaching Turkish

Session I Chair:

Sylvia Onder

I.1

Turkish Global Simulation: A Modern Strategy For Teaching Language And Culture Using Web Technologies

AHMET OKAL

I.2

The Practice Of Flipped Classroom Model In Turkish As A Foreign Language Class

EZGİ ALTINTAŞ

ZEYNEP ÇAĞLAYAN

I.3

Distance Learning: A Challenge Or An Opportunity?

CEM KAYA

SAADET EBRU ERGUL

11:40-12:40

Lunch

12:40-2:10

Curriculum Development and Textbook Writing in Turkic Languages

Session II.A Chair:

Erika Gilson

II.A.1

A Comparative Look At German Speakers Learning Turkish: Textbooks, Challenges And Outlook 

MAFALDA ADE

II.A.2

Guideline/Standards For Writing Textbook Of Kazakh Language

ZEINEKHAN KUZEKOVA

ZEINEP ZHUMATAYEVA

II.A.3

Her Şey bir Merhaba ile Başlar: Effective Spiraling of Vocabulary and Grammatical Structures in an Intermediate-Mid to Advanced-Mid Turkish Language Textbook 

JEANNETTE E OKUR

Session II.B Chair:

Nilay Sevinc

II.B.1

Designing Tasks To Teach Turkish To Young Learners

SEDA BÜTÜN

II.B.2

Integrating Comparisons Into The Curriculum 

ESRA PREDOLAC

II.B.3

A Case Study On Integrating Circumlocution Into Turkish Language Curricula As A Learning Strategy

ILKNUR LIDER

2:10-2:20

Break

2:20-3:50

Approaches to Teaching Turkic Languages

Session III.A Chair:

Ebru Ergul

III.A.1

Teaching Language And Culture?

ROBERTA MICALLEF

III.A.2

Resolving Tensions Between The Classroom And Beyond: An Identity Approach To Teaching L2 Learners Of Turkish 

ŞEYMA TOKER

III.A.3

Exploring L2 Learners' Perceptions of the Use of Smartphone for Turkish Language Learning Purposes

GÜLÇİN ÜGE AKYOL

Session III.B Chair:

SEDA BÜTÜN

III.B.1

Art Uplifts! Promote Creativity And Motivation Through Arts Integration

TUĞBA YILDIRIM

III.B.2

The role of the Kazakh Language teacher at Nazarbayev University: needs identification and professional competitiveness.

ORAZALIYEVA ELMIRA
OMARBEKOVA GULNARA  
AGABEKOVA ZHAZIRA

III.B.3

Using Drama-Oriented Activities In Teaching Turkish To Develop Students' Communicative Competence

SEDA BÜTÜN

3:50-4:10

Coffee Break

4:10-5:40

Challenges and Opportunities in Teaching Turkic Languages and Literatures

Session IV.A Chair:

Roberta Micallef

IV.A.1

Learning Turkish as a Foreign Language: Motives-Challenges-Remedies (Djibouti Case) 

ELİF SAYAR

IV.A.2

Language Choices Of Turkish Heritage Speakers And Parents’ Attitude At Home In The Community Of Urbana-Champaign

ÖZGE EVCEN

IV.A.3

Using The News To Teach Uzbek – What Corpus Analysis Software Reveals 

WILLIAM DIRKS

Session IV.B Chair:

Uli Schamiloglu

IV.B.1

Teaching Turkish Through Literature 

EDA SARAÇ

IV.B.2

Teaching Ottoman Turkish Through Literature

BEYZA LORENZ

IV.B.3

Beyond “The” Culture: Creating A Socially Critical Pedagogy for Teaching and Learning Turkish 

NALAN ERBİL ERKAN

5:40-6:00

Closing: Roberta Micallef

   

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1st AATT Conference

Approaches to Teaching Turkic Languages and Literatures

November 16, 2016

Harvard University, Cambridge 

Conference Program

9:00 Opening 

9:10 ATT Panel Chair: Uli Schamiloglu

10:00 Break

10:10 Use of Technology in Teaching Turkic Languages

Session I.A Chair: Ercan Balcı

I.A.1    Possibilities of Technology Use in Language Teaching: Planning a New Online Source for Turkish Instruction      Beyza Lorenz 

I.A.2    Teaching Turkish As A Foreign Language Through Web 2.0 Tools: Theoretical Framework And Sample Applications    Burcu Ocak-Ayşe M. Kurtulan

 I.A.3    Teaching Turkish in the 21st century: Hybrid courses and Teleconferencing   Didem Havlioğlu

 Session I.B Chair: Himmet Taşkömür

I.B.1    Using Flipped Classroom Model in Turkish Written Expression Lesson   Osman Özdemir

I.B.2    Television series: an authentic communicative context for grammar instruction   Deborah Azaryad Shechter

I.B.3    The Role of Technology in Teaching Turkish: “Turkish Tea Time”    Bianca Brown 

11:40 Lunch

12:40 Curriculum Development and Textbook Writing in Turkic Languages

Session II.A Chair: Burcu Karahan

 II.A.1   Textbook Writing to Teach Turkish as a Second Language for Young Learners: 

The Case of Syrian Refugees      Seda Bütün

 II.A.2   An Evaluation and Comparison of Turkish Language Textbooks      Esra Predolac

 II.A.3   A Comparative Analysis of Writing, Listening and Speaking Activities in Teaching

            Turkish and English as a Foreign Language Textbooks in terms of Textuality Standards

            and Task-based Teaching        Burcu Ocak-Ayşe M. Kurtulan

 II.A.4   Basic Functions in Textbooks for Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language  Gülden Tüm

 Session II.B Chair: Nilay Sevinç

II.B.1   Teaching Turkish through Adalet Ağaoğlu’s ‘Ölmeye Yatmak’ (Lying Down to Die)

Şule Akdoğan-Zeynep Kireççi

 II.B.2  The Role of TV Series and Films in Teaching Foreigners Turkish by way of Literary

            Adaptations    Koray Üstün-Salim Gürbüz

 II.B.3. The challenges and opportunities in teaching Turkish idioms    Gülnara Süleymanova

 II.B.4. Is it Word Teaching or Concept Teaching?    Engin Yılmaz

 2:20 Approaches to Teaching Turkic Languages

Session III.A  (Technology focused) Chair: Funda Derin

III.A.1 Enhance Your Teaching Toolbox with Web 2.0 Tools     Tuğba Yıldırım

III.A.2 The developments in teaching Turkish as a foreign language and new approaches

             Hasan F. Erol

 III.A.3 E-Portfolios in Beginning Turkish    Sylvia Önder

 Session III.B Chair: Erika H. Gilson

III.B.1 The Turkish Studies Program at The University of Bordeaux Montaigne   Duygu Özkan

 III.B.2 Silence is golden? Not anymore! - Blueprints for proficiency based lessons using “Can

            do statements”    Saadet Ebru Ergül-Feride Hatiboğlu

 III.B.3 Self-Perceptions of Tertiary Level Students of Turkish     Mehmet Boyno

 3:50 Coffee Break

 4:10 Challenges and Opportunities in Teaching Turkic Languages and Literatures

Session IV.A Chair: Sylvia Önder

IV.A.1 Lexically Determined Allomorphs in Turkic Languages      Eyüp Bacanlı

IV.A.2 Turkish Heritage Speakers in the TFL classroom: Challenges and Outlooks   Deniz Tat

IV.A.3 Drama and Feign Techniques in Turkish Language Teaching: The Samples of Children's

            Theatre Between 1930-2000    Abide Doğan-Mine Nihan Doğan

Session IV.B Chair: Feride Hatiboğlu

IV.B.1 Teaching features of Turkish intonation    Nilgün Erkardaş

IV.B.2 A Glance at the Riddles in Kazakh and Turkish Languages from the Thematic and

            Grammatical Perspective: The Use of Passive Voice      Nuray Güneş

IV.B.3 Karamanli Turkish in Greece after the Population Exchange    Sevim Yılmaz Önder

5:40 Closing