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