40 years TESOL Greece

Mutlu Isil Ergun

Day: Saturday Time: 17:30-18:15 Room: SOLON (10th Floor)

Designing and Implementing a Lexical Inferencing Strand for Intermediate Students

Mutlu Isil Ergun

It is of utmost importance to train students to use appropriate lexical inferencing strategies, especially in an EAP context where a greater vocabulary mastery is required to deal with longer texts with higher lexical density. Focusing on Lexical Inferencing has enabled me to explore this area further with Intermediate students.

Keywords: EAP Skills, Reading, Vocabulary, Professional Development

Mutlu Isil Ergun is a teacher trainer at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. Currently, she is teaching on the Delta course.

Mutlu Isil Ergun's Interview

Who is Mutlu Isil Ergun? What is the single characteristic that you want most people to know about you?

Happy like my name. Mutlu means happy in Turkish. And my middle name is Işıl, which means shining. Altogether they make me a happy person. 🙂

How is your presentation connected to the umbrella topic of the conference of “The 5 Ts of TESOL: Teach, Train, Transform, Transcend, Trust”?

It is very important to train students to use appropriate lexical inferencing strategies, especially in an EAP context where a greater vocabulary mastery is required to deal with longer texts with higher lexical density. The strand I planned and implemented trained students in that respect to help them transform into more autonomous learners.

Which is your favorite T? Teach, Train, Transform, Transcend, or Trust, and why?

Definitely the first T – Teach as it is the superordinate of all the other Ts.

What does TESOL Greece mean to you?

Excitement and warmth. TESOL Greece is giving me the chance to present my talk in this lovely country which I have very close ancestral links to.

What are your expectations from the 40th TESOL Greece Annual International Convention?

I believe that there will be a lot of opportunities to discuss teaching and training matters with the colleagues from all over the world. A chance to widen our perspectives and share our knowledge and experience.

If you could send a wish to TESOL Greece, which becomes 40 this year, what would it be?

Congratulations and very many happy returns! Hope to visit you in your 50th year celebrations, too 🙂

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