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TTEd SIG Committee

Coordinator: Prof. Birsen Tütünis


Birsen Prof. Birsen Tütünis received her PhD from University of Sussex. She has been working in the field of ELT as an English instructor, as a lecturer and as an administrator for years. She has written articles and books on different issues related to our field. Her recent interest lies on Learner Autonomy. She has been the coordinator of Teacher Training and Education Committee (TTEd SIG) of IATEFL since 2011. She has been the key note speaker and given presentations at different international ELT Conferences. She is the Honorary Member of AzETA in Azerbaijan.


Events,Publicity & Membership Officer: Burcu Tezcan-Unal


Burcu Burcu Tezcan-Unal has been teaching EFL for over two decades and training teachers for about fifteen years. I hold a COTE – RSA from Cambridge University, Aston MSc in TESOL and training certificates from BC and Pilgrims. Burcu has been involved in TE& TD more seriously since 2008 when she participated in the workshops of EAQUALS in Lisbon. In the institution she is currently working for, she co-founded BILGI TD Centre in 2009. One thing she is really proud of is that there is now an established system of teacher training and development for both novice and more experienced members of the staff. Burcu has a blog which is mainly on Professional Development in ELT www.btezcan.edublogs.org She is working on increasing the popularity of TTEd SIG and the number of (young) members. She set up the facebook group and page for TTEd SIG as well as a Blog for the TTEd SIG events www.ttedsigevents.edublogs.org


Newsletter Editor: Jennifer Book


Jennifer Jennifer Book teaches on Intensive English, the ELT elective, the MA (YLs) in English Language Teaching and the Trinity College London Certificate in TESOL at the University of Sussex. She previously taught in Italy and London, and has been a Trinity moderator and Diploma Examiner for Trinity College London for many years. She is delighted to be working with IATEFL colleagues and honoured to have been appointed Newsletter Editor for the TTEdSIG. She hopes to be able to strengthen the TTEd community by bringing a multitude of voices to the SIG newsletter.


Website Manager: Kalyan Chattopadhyay


Kalyan Kalyan Chattopadhyay works as Associate Professor and Director, English Language Centre, Bankim Sardar College, Calcutta University. A University of Leeds and Hornby Trust alumnus, he has widely spoken and published on language skills development and the use of new technologies in language teaching. An IELTS research awardee and Cambridge University Press author, he is the Vice President of AsiaCALL, and the immediate past Coordinator of IATEFL YLTSIG (UK). He trains teachers both at the private and state sectors.


Discussion Group Moderator: Vacant





Webinar Manager: Vacant





SIG Coordinator:


Birsen Tutunis

Current Committee Members:

Events, Publicity and Membership Officer: Burcu Tezcan Unal

Newsletter Editor: Jennifer Book

Website Manager: Kalyan Chattopadhyay

Discussion List Moderator: Vacant

Webinar Manager: Vacant