About Dr. Emel Akay

Education

Bachelor’s Degree ELT, Hacettepe University, Turkey

Thesis: Biological Problems in Language Learning and Teaching Before and After Puberty

Master’s Degree MA TEFL, Bilkent University, Turkey

(Fulbright Scholarship)

Thesis: Interests of EFL Instructors in Turkey Regarding Inservice Teacher Training Programs

PhD Research Methods and Statistics in Education, Osmangazi University, Turkey

Thesis: Multilevel Analysis of the Factors Affecting Students’ Achievement in TEOG Exams

Work Experience

Title Institution
Academician (Dr.) Anadolu University, School of Foreign Languages 1999-current
Tasks accomplished in time

·       Taught English at Preparatory Program

·       Designed materials for language teaching

·       Designed curriculum and syllabi for the language program

·       Coordinated Writing Course for Distance Education ELT Department

·       Prepared English Proficiency Exams

·       Led the Testing Unit for achievement tests

 


Academic Work

Articles

Sentuna E. & Snyder, B. (2003). The interests of EFL instructors in Turkey regarding inservice training, IATEFL The Teacher Trainers and Educators SIG Newsletter, 2, p. 11-15.

Akay, E., & Toraman, Ç. (2015). Students’ attitudes towards learning English grammar: A study of scale development. Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 11(2), p. 67-82.

Akay, E. & Aypay, A. (2016). School effectiveness and comparison of the effectiveness of Turkish state secondary schools according to socio-economic status. TOJET, Special Issue, p. 453-467.

Aydın, B., Akay, E., Polat, M. & Geridönmez, S. (2016). Türkiye’deki hazırlık okullarının yeterlik sınavı uygulamaları ve bilgisayarlı dil ölçme fikrine yaklaşımları (Proficiency exam procedures in Turkish universities and attitudes towards computerized language assessment). Anadolu Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi, 16(2), p. 1-10.

Aydın, B., Geridönmez, S., Polat, M. & Akay, E. (2017). Feasibility of computer assisted English proficiency tests in Turkey: A field study. Anadolu Journal of Educational Sciences International, 7(1), p. 107-122.

Polat, M. & Akay, E. (2017). Raters’ prejudices in the assessment of oral performance. European Journal of Language Teaching, 3(2), p. 15-32.

Gümüşoğlu, E.K. & Akay, E. (2017). Measuring technology acceptance level of teachers by using unified theory of acceptance and use of technology. International Journal of Languages’ Education and Teaching, 5(4), p.378-394.

 

Book Translations

Introduction to Research Methods: A practical Guide for Anyone Undertaking a Research Project. By Dr. Catherine Dawson

Chapter 1: How to Define Your Project (“Projenizi Nasıl Tanımlarsınız?” Translated into Turkish)

Chapter 2: How to Decide Upon a Methodology (“Yöntembilime Nasıl Karar Verirsiniz?” Translated into Turkish) September, 2015

Conference Presentations

Akay, E. (2002). The interests of EFL instructors in Turkey regarding INSET content. “What’s old, new, next? Trends, traditions and developments”, Verband Wiener Volksbildung, December 5- 7, Vienna, AUSTRIA

Akay, E. & Polat, M. (2005). Peer feedback does it really work? EgyptTESOL 2005, “Best Practices in TEFL” December 2-4, Cairo, EGYPT

Akay, E. & Polat, M. (2006). Look before you leap. DAV College, “Towards Improvements in English Language and Literature Teaching: Communicating Across the Curriculum”, September 22-24, Candahar, INDIA

Polat, M. & Akay, E. (2007). Doubt is the beginning. Universidad De Tarapaca, “X Congreso Internacional de Profesores de Ingles”, August 9-11, Tarapaca, CHILE

Akay, E. &Polat, M. (2007). Don’t judge a book by its cover. Universidad De Tarapaca, “X Congreso Internacional de Profesores de Ingles”, August 9-11, Tarapaca, CHILE

Akay, E. & Polat, M. (2010). Is what you believe what students believe? “7th International Conference “Pathways in EIL: Explorations & Innovations in Teaching and Research”, December 1-3, Chulalongkorn University Language Institute, Bangkok, THAILAND

Polat, M. & Akay, E. (2010). Rater bias in oral assessment. “7th International Conference “Pathways in EIL: Explorations & Innovations in Teaching and Research”, December 1-3, Chulalongkorn University Language Institute, Bangkok, THAILAND

Akay, E. (2016). School Effectiveness and Effective Schools: A scale development study. “INTE 2016 International Conference on New Horizons in Education” September 13-15, Vienna, AUSTRIA

Akay, E. (2017). Multidimensional factors predicting academic achievement. “Academic Conference on Education, Teaching and E-learning, AC-ETeL 2017” August 11-14, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC

Akay, E. (2018). Multilevel Analyses of Achievement Predictors in Transition Exam Based on Socioeconomic Status and School Effectiveness. “European Educational Research Association, ECER2018” September, 4-7, Bolzano, ITALY

 

Projects

Aydın, B., Akay, E., Polat, M., & Geridönmez, S. (2016). Türkiye’deki hazırlık okullarının yeterlik uygulamaları ve bilgisayarlı dil ölçme fikrine yaklaşımları (Proficiency exam procedures in Turkish universities and attitudes towards computerized language assessment). Anadolu University, Research Project No:1404E286.

 

Book Chapters

Akay, E. (2018). Run Errors Run In B. Aydın (Ed.), GSE in action: An Anadolian approach to outcome-based language teaching (pages 30-31). İstanbul, Pearson Publishing.

Akay, E. (2018). Bouncing Verbs In B. Aydın (Ed.), GSE in action: An Anadolian approach to outcome-based language teaching (pages 118-119). İstanbul, Pearson Publishing.

Boyacı, A.; Oz, Y. & Akay, E. (2018). A Multilevel Analysis on The Contribution of Principal’s Educational Leadership Skills on Student Achievement In I. H. Amzat (Ed.), Predictive Models for School Leadership and Practices. IGI Global.

 

Books

Toraman, Ç; Akay, E; Özdemir, H.F; Karadağ, E. (2018). Çok düzeyli regresyon modelleri: HLM uygulmaları. Ankara: Nobel.

 

Skills and Interests

Skills SPSS

HLM

Microsoft Office Programs

Language Skills English (Second Language, Advanced Level)

Spanish (Foreign Language, Beginner Level)

Interests English Language Teaching, Educational Research, Research Methodology, Education Technology, Achievement Research, Multilevel Analysis, Scale Development