December 7, 2018

Speaker: Burcu Önder Gürpınar
Title: Forensic Speech Science andi ts Application in Turkey
Friday, 7 December 2018
Kuzey Park 01

Burcu Önder Gürpınar is an expert on spoken Turkish.  She holds degrees 
from Hacettepe University in Ankara and from the University of York, the 
latter being an MSc in Forensic Speech Science.  Her casework involves 
transcription, speaker comparison and disputed utterance analysis where 
the recordings are in Turkish.  Formerly a forensic linguist and a 
speech analyst within the Turkish Ministry of Justice, she is a 
registered forensic expert in the Justice Commission of Istanbul.  Burcu 
Önder has worked as a consultant on a number of cases with J P French 
Associates since 2005.  She has also provided forensic reports for 
lawyers, public prosecutors and the High Criminal courts in Turkey. She 
is a full member of International Association for Forensic Phonetics and 
Acoustics (IAFPA) since 2007.

November 17, 2018

ELF-Day Series II will take place on November 17, in room NH 301, North Campus.

For the event program and registration, click here.

November 14, 2018

Dr. Eric Friginal from Northern Arizona University will offer a workshop on corpus linguistics on November 14, 2018. For further information and registration, click here.

November 12, 2018
Date: Monday, 12 November 2018


Place: EF 106 (Faculty of Education Building)

16:30-17:20 Talk 1: Eric Friginal, Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics, Georgia State University, USA 

Title: “Quantifying Intercultural Communication: Corpus Approaches and Pedagogical Applications”


17:20-17:35    Break


17:35-18:25 Talk 2: Luís Guerra, Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics, University of Évora, Portugal 

Title: “Using a corpus of World Englishes in the English as a Foreign Language Classroom”





Dr. Eric Friginal Dr. Eric Friginal received his PhD in applied linguistics from Northern Arizona University (NAU) in 2008. He specializes in applied corpus linguistics, sociolinguistics, cross-cultural communication, distance learning, discipline-specific writing, bilingual education, and the analysis of spoken professional discourse. Prior to joining the GSU faculty, he was a lecturer in the Literacy, Technology, and Professional Writing area of the English Department at NAU and an instructor at the NAU School of Forestry, where he taught on-campus and online courses in technical and professional writing, professional editing, and rhetoric and writing in professional communities.



Dr. Luís Guerra Luis Guerra is an Associate Professor of English Language and Linguistics and the Director of the Language Centre of the School of Social Sciences, at the University of Évora, Portugal and has a PhD in English Language Teaching/Applied Linguistics from the University of Warwick, UK. He has taught English and Applied Linguistics in Brazil, the US, the UK, Spain and Portugal. His research interests are ELF/EIL, ELF-based teaching methodology, World Englishes, the role of English in the Expanding Circle, language learning motivation, learner’s identity, intercultural communication and the use of technology in second language teaching/learning.


July 31, 2018
The Center for Assessment, Selection and Placement (OSYM) has announced the most
successful universities based on the results of the 2017-Content Knowledge Test of the Public
Personnel Selection Examination (KPSS). We are proud that Boğaziçi University ranked first
among the universities in Turkey in the area of English language teaching. Please click on the
link for the media coverage of the news:
Ölçme, Seçme ve Yerleştime Merkezi (ÖSYM), KPSS Öğretmenlik Alan Bilgisi Testi’nin
(2017) sonuçlarını baz alarak yapılan değerlendirmeye göre en başarılı üniversiteleri açıkladı.
Buna göre, Boğaziçi Üniversitesi, İngilizce Öğretmenliği alanında diğer üniversiteleri geride
bırakarak en başarılı üniversite oldu.



June 6, 2018

Please click here to access the graduate programs admissions results.

May 29, 2018

Departmental Courses offered at the BA and MA level in the Summer 2018 Semester:




















Summer term courses are available to all university students in Turkey or abroad. For further information, please visit the Summer School web site:

May 21, 2018

Graduate school admissions results for the MA and PhD programs in English Language Education will be announced on the Department’s website after the 8thof June.  

The approval and official announcements of the results of all programs across the University will be made by the Institute for Graduate Studies in Social Sciences by the end of June.