Session Reports by Adam Simpson
I have been living and teaching in Turkey for more than ten years now, and for all of that time I’ve been working in the tertiary education sector in universities in Istanbul. I currently work at the School of Languages at Sabancı University, where I am a member of the curriculum development team. I am passionate about English for academic purposes and during my career I have been involved in many projects based around academic English.
My particular interests include corpus linguisitics, having been involved in the development of my School’s vocabulary syllabus, and in the development of flexibility in lesson planning. I’m also a strong believer in placing the learner at the center of the classroom and allowing lessons to evolve from the learner. I also love the notion of reflective practice; using what happens in my lessons as the basis for future planning. I’m an avid believer in what organizations like IATEFL are doing for our profession and am delighted to be attending the 2012 Conference in Glasgow.