NYS TESOL Member of the Month for May 2019
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- Selection Criteria –
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Meet the NYS TESOL Member of the Month
for May 2019
Özge Yol is a doctoral candidate of Educational Theory and Practice at
Binghamton University, and her research focuses on TESOL, second
language writing, and teacher education. She holds an M.A. in Teaching
English as a Second Language with a concentration in Applied
Linguistics from Northern Arizona University. Her B.A. is in English
Language Teaching, with a minor in German Language, from Middle
East Technical University in Turkey.
Right after graduating
from college for almost 10 years ago, Özge started her profession as an
English language instructor at Bilkent University School of Foreign
Language in Turkey. She taught English for Academic Purposes through an
integrated skills approach to Turkish students with various levels of
proficiency and mixed abilities. Motivated to extend her knowledge in
the field, she decided to pursue an M.A. degree in the U.S. and came to
Arizona around 6 years ago. During her M.A. studies in Arizona, she
continued working as an English language instructor and taught freshman
composition courses to international students for two years.
started her doctoral studies in upstate New York, she had opportunities
to broaden her teaching experiences to the K-12 context. She designed
and coordinated an after-school writing program for ELLs at a local
middle school and closely worked with in-service and pre-service ESL
teachers. She also taught various pedagogy and theory-based courses in
the M.A. TESOL program of Binghamton University. She is currently
working on her dissertation, which focuses on second language writing
instruction for adolescent ELLs, as a Couper fellow.
passionate about teaching English, and she loves being in the classroom
with learners. She thinks there is not an end to the journey of
learning, and classrooms as the microcosm of this global and
cosmopolitan world are hubs for growth. She enjoys learning from and
together with her students! She would like to continue her career by
working with teacher candidates of linguistically and culturally
Valuing the interaction and collaboration
among teachers, scholars, graduate students, and language learners,
Özge thanks NYS TESOL for creating such a welcoming and supportive
space and building a community practicing sharing. She is honored
to be the member of the month as well as of NYS TESOL.
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Celebrating Our Past Members of the Month
Schuyler Dr. Lucia
Iraida A. Bodre
Region New York City Region Long
Region New York City Region New York
New York City
Rochester/Syracuse Region Long Island
Long Island Region
Pratt-Johnson Carmen Diaz
City Region New York City Region
New York City Region Capital Region
Long Island Region
New York City Region