About the Authors

Esra Predolac is the Assistant Director of the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies at the University of Kansas, where she has taught courses in both Turkish and German.  She holds a B.A. in English Language Teaching from Hacettepe University, an M.A. in English Language Teaching from Gazi University, an M.A. in Linguistics from Syracuse University, and a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Cornell University.  Her general research interests include Turkic syntax, language assessment, intercultural competency, and second language acquisition; her current research project investigates noun phrase constructions in Turkic. She currently serves on the Executive Board of the American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages.

Saadet Ebru Ergul is the Special Language Program Coordinator at the Stanford University Language Center, where she also teaches both graduate and undergraduate Turkish courses.  She earned a B.A. from Bilkent University, an M.B.A. from Başkent University, and an M.A. in Applied Linguistics (with an additional focus on French) from Texas Tech University. Her research interests include oral proficiency assessment, teaching Turkish through interculturality and social justice, curriculum development, Turkish language framework, and national language standards. Currently, she is serving as the President of the American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages (AATT). She is also an active member at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and at the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL).


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