Meet The Committee

Meet The Committee2020-10-15T06:43:49+00:00

Coordinator : Dr. Burcu Tezcan-Unal

Dr. Burcu Tezcan-Unal has taught and trained internationally in various contexts. She supervised Teacher Training Unit at Bilgi University between 2009-2013. Currently, she is based in the UAE, working for Zayed University, Dubai. She was recently co-opted as an interim TTEd Co-ordinator. Her main aim is to create a dynamic TTEd team that can reach TTEd SIG membership and beyond using both traditional and modern media.

SIG Coordinator: Burcu Tezcan Unal Email TTEdSIG Coordinator

Events Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Birsen Tütünis

Prof. Dr. 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 Officer: Birsen Tutunis Email Birsen for events related matter

Events Coordinator: Dr Bahar Gun 

Dr. Bahar Gun holds BA, MA and PhD degrees in ELT. She has been working at İzmir University of Economics since 2003. She currently works as the Head of the Teacher Development Unit in the School of Foreign Languages (SFL). She is in charge of in-service teacher training and development programs in the SFL. Her research interests include EFL teacher education in general, and teacher cognition and reflective teaching and learning in particular. She is also a CELTA and ICELT tutor, and an OTA trainer.

Publicity & Membership Officer: Bahar Gun Email Bahar Gun for events related matter

Newsletter Editor: Jennifer Book

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.

Newsletter Editor: Jennifer Book Email Jennifer for Newsletter matters.

Website Manager: Dr. Kalyan Chattopadhyay

Dr. Kalyan Chattopadhyay works as Associate Professor in English at 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 past Coordinator of IATEFL YLTSIG (UK). He trains teachers both at the private and state sectors.

Website Manager: Kalyan Chattopadhyay Email Kalyan for website related matters.

Website Manager & Social Media Coordinator:
Dr. Ozlem Inan

Dr. Ozlem Inan has been teaching English for 9 years and working at Sabancı University School of Languages. She holds CELTA and DELTA from Cambridge University. Besides being Pearson-certified master trainer, she has MSc degree on Curriculum and Instruction in Middle East Technical University and holds PhD on Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Technology in Middle East Technical University. She has been giving talks in national and international conferences on 21st century skills, teacher education, and mobile technologies in instruction.

Social Media Coordinator & Discussion List Moderator Email Ozlem Inan for Social Media and Discussion List related Matters

Webinar Manager : Matthew Ellman

Matthew Ellman works as Professional Learning and Development Manager at Cambridge University Press, designing and delivering training for teachers, institutions and Ministries of Education around the world. He has worked as a teacher, trainer and training manager in the UK, Spain and Malaysia, and has delivered workshops and talks to teachers in a further 25 countries. Matthew’s research into teacher education practices won the British Council’s ELT Masters Dissertation Award at the 2018 ELTons. Find him on Twitter at @MatthewEllman.


Treasurer, Publicity & Membership Officer: Adam Bandstra

Adam Bandstra has a BA in English and Post Independence Indian Literature, and an MA in Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching from King’s College, London. He also holds the Cambridge Diploma in English Language Teaching for Adults (DELTA with Distinction) and the Cambridge Diploma in English Language Teaching Management (DELTM with Merit). He has been an English language teacher, curriculum designer, translator, teacher-trainer, academic manager, business communications trainer, and school principal in the USA, Germany, the United Kingdom and India. Most recently he has been teaching at the İzmir University of Economics in Turkey.

SIG Coordinator

Dr. Burcu Tezcan Unal

Current Committee Members:

Events Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Birsen Tutunis

Events Coordinator: Dr. Bahar Gun

Newsletter Editor: Jennifer Book

Website Manager: Dr. Kalyan Chattopadhyay

Website Manager & Social Media Coordinator :
Dr. Ozlem Zengin

Webinar Manager & Discussion List Moderator: Matthew Ellman

Treasurer: Adam Bandstra