My name is Mehtap Acar and I am from Turkey. I earned a B.A. in American Culture and Literature from Hacettepe University in Turkey, which I believe, shaped my stance towards life by gaining me a wider perspective. However, aiming to have hands-on experience, I decided to start my career as an English language instructor and taught English for seven years at two different universities in Turkey. Meanwhile, I completed the program of Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (DELTA) by University of Cambridge and received my M.A. degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Ege University, another Turkish university within the borders. Now I am ready to deepen my knowledge in the light of my experience in the field by attending the SLAT Ph.D. program as a Fulbright scholar.
My research interests include multicultural education, culturally responsive pedagogy, use of cultural elements in language classes and peace education.
Apart from academia, I like travelling, hiking, cycling and cooking.