I am Ahmet Serdar Acar from Turkey. I received my BA in Foreign Language Education from Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey in 2001. Five years later, I earned my MA in Curriculum and Instruction from 9 Eylul University, another Turkish university in the city of Izmir, where I also worked as an instructor of English at a foundation university for more than 10 years. My willingness for continuous professional development led me to complete the program of Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (DELTA) by University of Cambridge in 2013. In the Fall of 2016, I joined the SLAT program, which I feel fortunate about. Currently, I am also working as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for advanced Turkish courses at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies.
My research interests are teacher education in foreign/second language teaching, post-method pedagogy, multiliteracies, identity and positioning. Outside of academia, I like hiking and playing the “saz” (a Turkish stringed musical instrument to perform Turkish folk music).