Sinem Atamsoy KOSAR

Sinem Atamsoy KOSAR

Sinem Atamsoy KOSAR

Sinem Atamsoy Koşar has been a teacher and a trainer for about 24 years. She is one of the senior teachers at Ege University, School of Foreign Languages. She has an extensive experience of language teaching, training language teachers and managers and preparing students for academic exams like TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Academic, SAT, YDS, LYS5, etc. Her experience also includes coaching students and testing. Sinem previously worked as a director of studies, a head of English department, a test writer and a translator.

Sinem is a full-time teacher and a teacher educator, and she had an experience as an exam writer and she was actively involved in classroom observations of novice teachers. She is also a member of T-PLUS, an organisation that deals with teacher training and development throughout Turkey. She is one of the founding members and the executive board members of the newly-found association in Turkey, ‘İngiliz Dili Öğretimi ve Mesleki Gelişim Derneği’ (TESOL).

 

Soft Skills Matter(All ages)Join at 12:00

Do you find it difficult at times to make yourself understood by your students? Do you think it is hard for you and for some students to collaborate and work effectively with each other? Do you think it is because of you or do you blame your students for this? Are they really happy in their learning environments? In some classes, we feel that our students can work in harmony, they feel free to ask questions, they are not afraid to make mistakes, they are happy with their learning experiences and most importantly, they respect each other and they feel respected. Have you ever thought what the magic behind this class is? Soft skills, also known as ‘social skills’, simply relate to how well we communicate and collaborate with others. If we, as teachers, build rapport with our students from the very first day through our soft skills and model them, it will be easier for us to create the desired learner-friendly environment. Therefore, keeping these in mind, the workshop mainly focuses on ‘why soft skills matter’ in education. After looking at what ‘soft skills’ are and some quick ways of building rapport with students, the participants will experience some critical incidents so that they can hold up the mirror to themselves and their students and will be able to find ways for having a good relationship with their students.

Soft Skills Matter(All ages)Join at 14:00

Do you find it difficult at times to make yourself understood by your students? Do you think it is hard for you and for some students to collaborate and work effectively with each other? Do you think it is because of you or do you blame your students for this? Are they really happy in their learning environments? In some classes, we feel that our students can work in harmony, they feel free to ask questions, they are not afraid to make mistakes, they are happy with their learning experiences and most importantly, they respect each other and they feel respected. Have you ever thought what the magic behind this class is? Soft skills, also known as ‘social skills’, simply relate to how well we communicate and collaborate with others. If we, as teachers, build rapport with our students from the very first day through our soft skills and model them, it will be easier for us to create the desired learner-friendly environment. Therefore, keeping these in mind, the workshop mainly focuses on ‘why soft skills matter’ in education. After looking at what ‘soft skills’ are and some quick ways of building rapport with students, the participants will experience some critical incidents so that they can hold up the mirror to themselves and their students and will be able to find ways for having a good relationship with their students.