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Mr Ali Karakas MA

Postgraduate Research Student

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Mr Ali Karakas is a Postgraduate Research Student within Modern Languages and Linguistics at the University of Southampton.

I studied English Language Teaching (ELT) for my BA at Uludag University and MA at Hacettepe University, Turkey. I worked as an English language teacher at different levels of education in different provinces across Turkey. Being sponsored by Mehmet Akif Ersoy University where I am also employed as a research assistant, I chose to pursue my PhD at the University of Southampton inspired by the research activities of the Centre for Global Englishes (CGE) and particularly due to the expertise of my supervisory team, Professor Jennifer Jenkins and Dr Will Baker.

Research interests

Currently, I am working on my PhD project entitled ‘Turkish Lecturers' and Students' Perceptions of English in English-Medium Universities'. The overriding objective of my research is to explore how lecturers and students view their English language skills and practices as well as their views on English language policies and practices of the universities where they are based. My research interests include English as a Lingua Franca, Global Englishes, Language Policies and Attitudes, Language Teacher Education, and Computer Assisted Language Learning.

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KARAKAŞ, A. (2012). Evaluation of the English Language Teacher Education Program in Turkey. ELT Weekly Newsletter, 4(15). [Online]

KARAKAŞ, A. (2012). English as a Lingua Franca: Practices of Academics in a Turkish University. Uşak Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi, 5(3), 160-179.

KARAKAŞ, A. (2013). Intercultural Attitudes of Turkish Students Studying in a UK University. Journal of Intercultural Communication, 31. [Online]

KARAKAS, A. (2013). Is Communicative Language Teaching a Panacea in ELT? - Student and Teacher Perspectives. Journal of Second and Multiple Language Acquisition, 1(1), 1-19. (2013)

Book Reviews

KARAKAŞ, A. (2013). Book Review: Multilingualism and Creativity. LINGUIST List 24. 226. 

KARAKAŞ, A. (2013). Book Review: Multilingual Corpora and Multilingual Corpus Analysis. LINGUIST List 24.2603

KARAKAŞ, A. (2013). Book Review: English-Medium Instruction at Universities: Global Challenges. The Electronic Journal for English as a Second Language (TESL-EJ), 17(2), 1-4.

Conference papers

I have presented papers and posters on the topic of my research and on topics that I am interested in:

English as a Lingua Franca: Practices of Academics in a Turkish University. The Fifth International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca. May 24-26, 2012. Bogazici University, Istanbul - TURKIYE.

Turkish University Students and Lecturers' Perceptions of English in English-Medium Instruction (EMI). Poster session presented at ILC Symposium: New Directions for Research in Language and Culture. 6 November 2013. Southampton, UK.

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