My name is Elif Burhan-Horasanlı, and I grew up in Kocaeli, Turkey. I received my BA in English Language Teaching from Istanbul University. During my BA degree, I taught Turkish to speakers of other languages and I also attended several international student work camps, which can also be called as social responsibility projects, either as a participant or as a camp leader. In 2011, I started working as an instructor of English for the college of foreign languages at Gazi University, in Ankara, Turkey. Besides, there I also taught English for specific purposes such as English for aircraft and biology in several faculties. To enhance my knowledge in the field of language teaching, I received my MA degree in teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) from Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. At present, I pursue my academic career as a Fulbright Scholar at UA in SLAT Ph.D. Program by associating my teaching experience and previous academic studies. My research interests are reflective practice, sociolinguistics, curriculum and course development, and educational technologies. Outside of language, I also like travelling, camping, watching movies, and taking photos.