Senem Yıldız

Associate Professor
+90 212 359 6499

Ph.D., Department of Language Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.A., 2003.
B.A., Department of Translation and Interpretation, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey, 1997.

Research Interests: 

Computer Assisted Language Learning

Using Computer Technology for Instructional Purposes

English for Specific Purposes

Materials Evaluation and Development



Yıldız, S., & Kartal, G. (2021). Yüksek öğretimde uzaktan eğitim–Acil! M. Sabancıoğlu & D. Üçer Şaylan (Eds.), Meraklısına Bilim (pp. 52-60). Doğan Kitap.

Yıldız, S. (2020). Use of mobile device language learning applications by Turkish speaking adults: A survey study. Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi, 20(3), 1442-1458.

Sebit, S., & Yıldız, S. (2020). Individual and collaborative computerized mind mapping as a pre-writing strategy: Effects on EFL students’ writing. Journal of Computer and Education Research, 8(16),428 - 452.

Bener, E., & Yıldız, S. (2019). The use of blog activities to promote reflection in an ELT practicum. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 44(8), 38-56.

Yıldız, S. (2018) "Limited access environments", in The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching, First Edition. Edited by John I. Liontas (Project Editor: Margo DelliCarpini; Greg Kessler), Hoboken, USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Akıncı, M., Yıldız, S. (2017). Effectiveness of corpus consultation in teaching verb+noun collocations to advanced ELT students. Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 3(1), 93-111.

Aydin, Z., Yildiz, S. (2014). Use of wikis to promote collaborative writing in EFL. Language Learning and Technology, 18(1), 160-180.

Altun, N.E., Yildiz, S. (2013). Effects of different types of tasks on junior ELT students’ use of communication strategies in computer-mediated communication. International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching, 3(2), 17-40.

Yıldız, S., & Tatar, S. (2012). The use of multimedia computers in Turkish classrooms: Perceptions of foreign language teachers. In Y. Bayyurt & Y. Bektaş-Çetinkaya (Eds.), Research Perspectives on Teaching and Learning English in Turkey: Policies and Practices (pp. 253−269). Peter Lang.

Tatar, S. & Yıldız, S. (2010). Empowering nonnative-English speaking teachers in the classroom. In A. Mahboob (Ed.), The NNEST lens: Non native English speakers in TESOL (pp. 114−128). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Yıldız, S. & Tatar, S. (2010). Overcoming limited instructional planning and vision in Turkish schools. In J. Egbert (Ed.), CALL in limited technology contexts (pp. 201−213). Texas: Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO).

Yıldız, S. (2009). Social presence in the web-based classroom: Implications for intercultural communication. Journal of Studies in International Education, 13(1), 46-65.

Yıldız, S. (2007). Critical issues: Limited technology contexts. In J. Egbert & E. Hanson-Smith (Eds.). CALL environments: Research, practice and critical issues (second edition). (pp. 140-160). Alexandria, VA: TESOL. 

Paulus, T.M., Horvitz, B., Shi, M., Yıldız, S. & Siegel, M. (2004). Instructional systems technology (IST) core working in teams. A wisdom tools scenario. TechTrends, 48(4), 60-61.

Yıldız, S. & Bichelmeyer, B.A. (2003). Exploring the electronic forum participation and interaction by EFL speakers in two web-based graduate level courses. Distance Education, 24(2), 175-193.

Yıldız, S. & Chang, C. (2003). Case studies of distance students' perceptions of participation and interaction in three asynchronous web-based conferencing classes in the U.S. The Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education4(2). Also available at:


Talks / Presentations: 

Yıldız, S. (October, 2016). Using multimedia storybooks in teaching vocabulary. Paper presented at E-factor: English Education Empowerment & Emotivation Conference, Naples, Italy.

Fuchs, C., & Yıldız, S. (March, 2015). Preparing for the unexpected: Exploiting teaching moments in telecollaboration. Paper presented at 7th Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Conference, New York, USA.

Yıldız, S. (November, 2014). Evaluating mobile apps for language learning. Workshop presented at 13th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning, Kadir Has University, İstanbul.

Yıldız, S. (June, 2012). Use of iPad applications to introduce English as a foreign language to young Turkish learners. Paper presented at CALICO Conference, University of Notre Dame, Indiana.

Yıldız, S. (March, 2012). Young Turkish learners’ first encounter with English as a foreign language through mobile devices. Paper presented at IADIS International Mobile Learning Conference, Berlin, Germany.

Tatar, S., & Yıldız, S. (August, 2010). Underuse of technology: Perspectives of Turkish teachers of English. Paper presented at 35th Annual Conference of the Association for Teacher Education in Europe: Budapest, Hungary.

Erkunt, H., Erçetin, G., & Yıldız, S. (2008, May). Developing electronic portfolios in a computer supported collaborative learning environment: A case study with pre-service ELT Teachers. Paper presented at the 8th International Educational Technology Conference, Eskişehir, Turkey.

Yıldız, S. (April 2007). Overcoming barriers and misconceptions in promoting effective CALL integration. Paper presented at 5th ELT Conference: Technology CALLs You, Ankara University, Ankara.

Altun, N.E., & Yıldız, S. (September 2006). Communication strategy use of EFL speakers in synchronous CMC environment. Paper presented at EUROCALL Conference, Granada, Spain.

Yıldız, S. (May 2006). Latest technology: Why have it if you can’t use it? Paper presented at CALICO Conference, Hawaii, USA.

Kartal, G., Yıldız, S., & İnelmen, E. (June 2005). IT-integrated lifelong learning program for teachers: A first draft. Paper presented at EDEN (European Distance and E-Learning Network) Conference, Helsinki, Finland.

Yıldız, S. (April 2005). Social presence through textual communication: Discourse analysis of EFL speakers. Paper presented at 16th International Conference on Pragmatics and Language Learning, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.

Kartal, G., Yıldız, S., & İnelmen, E. (February 2005). Bilişim teknolojilerinin yüksek öğretimde kullanımı: BT destekli bir öğretim modeli. Paper presented at Akademik Bilişim 2005 Conference, Gaziantep University, Turkey.

Yıldız, S. (July 2004). Participation and social presence of EFL speaking international students in two web-based courses.  Paper presented at EARLI’s JURE (European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction) Conference, Istanbul, Turkey.

Yıldız, S. (May 2004). Educational research and use of technology in Foreign Language Education Department at Boğaziçi University. Paper presented at Irmak INGED Day: Innovations in ELT Conference, İstanbul, Turkey.

Paulus, T., Boling, E., Shi, M., Horvitz, B., & Yıldız, S. (October 2003). Effectiveness of a web-based scenario learning experience in the context of a graduate instructional design course. Paper presented at the Annual AECT Convention, Anaheim, California, USA

Yıldız, S., & Tatar, S. (October 2002). First year Turkish graduate students’ academic difficulties at a U.S. university. Paper presented at the meeting of the Interchanges & Exchanges: Current Trends in ELT, Ankara, Turkey.

Yıldız, S. (October 2002). Experience the WebQuest: An inquiry-based internet activity in your classroom. Paper presented at the meeting of the Interchanges & Exchanges: Current Trends in ELT, Ankara, Turkey.

Tatar, S., & Yıldız, S. (October 2002). Requests by Turkish and American speakers of English. Paper presented at the International Conference on World Englishes: Perspectives into the 21st Century, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA.

Yıldız, S. (October 2000). Speaking anxiety of Turkish graduate students. Paper presented at the Indiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

Research Projects: 

Collaborative Course Design within the DigCompEdu Digital Competence Framework (Researcher, Project Funded by European Commission under the Erasmus+ programme KA226 - Partnerships for Digital Education Readiness , 2021 - present).

Digitools-Digitalization of Training Contents for Middle Schools  (Researcher, Project Funded by European Commission under the Erasmus+ programme KA226 - Partnerships for Digital Education Readiness , 2021 - present).

Strategies in a Digital Era (Researcher, Project Funded by European Commission under the Erasmus+ programme H2020, 2019 - present).

Individual Learner Differences and Instructed Second Language Acquisition (Project Team Member, Start-Up Project Funded by Bogaziçi University Research Fund, 2017-present)

The potential contribution of multimedia digital storybooks and other language teaching materials on Turkish preschool children’s foreign language learning (Project Director, Funded by Bogaziçi University Research Fund, 2011- 2015).

English language teachers’ use of computer technology in elementary and secondary schools in İstanbul (Project Director, Funded by Bogaziçi University Research Fund, 2005-2007).

The Effect of Corpora Use on the Teaching of Collocations in English (Project Director, Funded by Bogaziçi University Research Fund, 2008 - 2011).

Eight year basic educational reform in Turkish educational system and quality in foreign language education (Project Team Member, Funded by TÜBİTAK, 2005 - 2010).

English language teachers’ profile in elementary and secondary level schools in İstanbul and identification of criteria for teacher recruitment (Project Team Member, Funded by Bogaziçi University Research Fund, 2006 - 2011).



Research Methods in TEFL                                                   Boğaziçi University

Study and Research Skills                                                    Boğaziçi University

TEFL: Reading and Writing                                                   Boğaziçi University

Materials Evaluation and Preparation in EFL                         Boğaziçi University



Computer Assisted Language Learning online course           Indiana University     

English for Specific Purposes online course                          Indiana University

Research Methods in TEFL                                                    Boğaziçi University

Program Evaluation                                                               Boğaziçi University

Educational Technology in English Language Education        Boğaziçi University


Theses Directed: 


Sebit, S. (2019). Individual and Collaborative Computerized Concept-Mapping as a Pre-Writing Strategy: Effects on EFL Students’ Writing. M.A. Thesis in TEFL, Bogaziçi University.

Aydoğan, S. (2016). Task Orientation and Vocabulary Knowledge Type: How Do They Relate to Collocational Knowledge? M.A. Thesis in TEFL, Bogaziçi University.

Bener, E. (2015). The Use of Reflective Blog Tasks in a Blended Practice Teaching Course. M.A. Thesis in TEFL, Bogaziçi University.

Aydın, Z. (2011). Enhanced Collaboration in Foreign Language Education: Use of Wikis in Collaborative Learning Projects. M.A. Thesis in TEFL, Bogaziçi University.

Bilgin, H. (2010). The Effects of a Learning Management System on the Achievement of University EFL Students. M.A. Thesis in TEFL, Bogaziçi University.

Akıncı, M. (2009). Effectiveness of Corpus Consultancy in Teaching Verb+Noun Collocations to First Year ELT Students. M.A. Thesis in TEFL, Bogaziçi University.

Altun, N.E. (2006). Effects of Different Types of Tasks on Junior ELT Students’ Use of  Communication Strategies  in Computer-Mediated Communication. M.A. Thesis in TEFL, Bogaziçi University.

Certificates, Courses and Education Seminars: 

Member of the Coordination Committee of 13th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (mLearn 2014) to be held in November 3-5, 2014 in Istanbul.

Member of Coordination Committee of TESOL Symposium on Dual Language Education: Teaching and Learning Two Languages in the EFL Setting. September 23, 2005. Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Member of Coordination Committee and participant of Summer Institute on Academic Writing organized by Boğaziçi University and Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy, 12-23 July 2004, Boğaziçi University, İstanbul.


Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO)