Abdullah Atmacasoy

I am a PhD candidate in Educational Sciences at Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara. I have BA degree in English Language and Literature and MA degree in Comparative Literature.  I have 10 years of teaching experience in English as a foreign language.

I am mainly interested in curriculum development and instructional strategies in low-resource contexts and emergency situations.

In my dissertation research, I am working on the language education for newly arrived migrant students in their transition to national education systems in monolingual settings.

I am awarded to DAAD (Deutsche Akademischer Austauschdienst) one-year grant to conduct the field study in Hamburg. I am currently based in DivER (Diversity in Education Research) as a visiting researcher in the Department of General, Intercultural, and International Comparative Education at Hamburg Universität. My work is supervised by Prof. Dr. Hanife Akar (METU) and Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Ingrid Gogolin (Hamburg Universität).

What I Do

Research

Undertaking research activities to foster evidence-based curriculum development and critical evaluation studies.

Teach

Teaching English as a foreign language and seminars on refugee education, fundamentals of curriculum development, and theories of instruction.

Editor

Editorial team member of Refugee Review, a publication of the ESPMI (Emerging Scholars and Practitioners on Migration Issues) Network.

Volunteer

Working as a volunteer teacher in "Mesafe Tanımayan Eğitim" (Education Without Distance), a project of the Research Centre on Asylum and Migration (IGAM) in Turkey. Serving as a co-convenor of Educational Research Association (EERA) Network 31 - Language and Education.

Resume

Education

2016 - Current
Middle East Technical University, Ankara

PhD in Educational Sciences

2011 - 2013
İstanbul Bilgi University, İstanbul

MA in Comparative Literature

2004 - 2009
Ege University, İzmir

BA in English Language and Literature

Experience

2010 - Current
School of Foreign Languages, Kocaeli University

Instructor, English as a Foreign Language

2014 - 2015
Public Language Courses, Kocaeli University

Coordinator

Research Skills

Systematic Reviews

%

Mixed-methods Research

80%

Qualitative Content Analysis (MAXQDA)

100%

Multivariate Statistical Techniques (SPSS)

90%

Rasch Analysis (Winsteps)

70%

Language Skills

Turkish

100%

English

100%

German

50%

Research

My Works
Determinants of Destination Language Proficiency for Newly Arrived Migrant Students

Determinants of Destination Language Proficiency for Newly Arrived Migrant Students

Current Research
A Summative Evaluation of an Introductory Engineering Course

A Summative Evaluation of an Introductory Engineering Course

Earlier Research
A Systematic Review on Blended Learning in Pre-service Teacher Education

A Systematic Review on Blended Learning in Pre-service Teacher Education

Earlier Research

Upcoming Talks

Join me!

I will be talking about my ongoing research in CERC (The Canada Excellence Research Chair) in Migration and Integration Working Group Series at Ryerson University.

Session Title: Comparative insights on policies and realities of socio-economic integration.

Date: February 23, 2021, 12:30 pm-15:30 pm (EST)

For more info and participation, please visit https://www.ryerson.ca/cerc-migration/events/2021/02/migration-working-group-feb-23/ 

Contact

Get in Touch

abdullah.atmacasoy@metu.edu.tr

abdullah.atmacasoy@uni-hamburg.de