Profile

Nur Yiğitoğlu

Assistant Professor
E-Mail: 
nur.yigitoglu@boun.edu.tr
Office: 
EF 515
Phone: 
+90 212 359 69 06
Education: 

Ph.D., Applied Linguistics, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A., 2011.
M.A., Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, U.S.A., 2008.
B.A., English Translation and Interpretation (Double Major) Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2005.
B.A., English Language and Literature, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2005.

Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae: 

Nur Yigitoglu is an assistant professor in the department of Foreign Language Education at Bogazici University where she teaches courses in the Foreign Language Education undergraduate program and the English Language Teaching graduate program. Her current research focuses on the interface between second language (L2) writing and L2 acquisition, genre-based approaches to teaching of L2 writing and L2 writing teacher education.

Research Interests: 

Teacher Education

  • Second language teacher education and teacher cognition
  • Pre-service and in-service teacher education
  • Novice teacher experiences

Second Language Writing

  • Issues related to teaching and researching second language writing
  • Genre-based approaches to teaching of second language writing
  • Written corrective feedback on L2 writing

Discourse and Genre 

  • The discourse of academic genres
  • Metadiscourse in academic writing
  • Genre learning in academic writing
Publications: 
Yigitoglu, N. &  Kesli Dollar, Y. (2018). Incorporating action research into in-service teacher education (INSET) programs. Çukurova Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi, 47 (2), 694-709. Retrieved from http://dergipark.gov.tr/cuefd/issue/40033/362701 (ESCI indexed) 
 
Karaağaç Zan, G. & Yiğitoğlu, N. (2018). Exploring Novice and Experienced Teachers’ Beliefs and Practices of Written Feedback. Inonu University Journal of the Faculty of Education, 19(2), 355-369. DOI: 10.17679/inuefd.335443
 
Raman, Y. & Yiğitoğlu, N. (2018). Justifying code switching through the lens of teacher identities: Novice EFL teachers’ perceptions. Quality and Quantity, 52 (5), 2079–2092. (SSCI indexed)
 

Gok Kaça, G. & Yigitoglu, N. (2017). Influences of instructional policies on novice teacher cognition: Help or a hindrance? Australian Journal of Teacher Education,42 (9), 1-22. (ESCI indexed)

Durmaz, M. &  Yigitoglu, N. (2017). Factors in the identity development of alternatively-certified English language teachers. International Online Journal of Education and Teaching, 4 (4), 398-416

Yigitoglu, N. (2016). The role of writing in learning less-commonly-taught languages in Turkey. The Journal of the Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages 19, 1-30.

Raman, Y. & Yigitoglu, N. (2015). Friend or foe?: English as the medium of instruction policy versus code switching practices. International Journal of Research in Teacher Education, 6 (3),1-23.

Personn, J. & Yigitoglu, N. (2015). Connecting in-service teacher programs to classroom teaching: A case study of two novice teachers. International Journal of Research in Teacher Education, 6 (2), 38-56.

Yigitoglu, N. & Belcher, D. (2014). Exploring L2 writing teacher cognition from an experiential perspective: The role learning to write may play in professional beliefs and practices. System, 47(1), 116-124. (SSCI indexed)

Yigitoglu, N. & Reichelt, M. (2014). Integrating a genre-based approach to the teaching of foreign language writing. Language Awareness, 23 (3), 187-202.  (SSCI indexed)

Yigitoglu, N. & Reichelt, M. (2012). Teaching Turkish and Turkish-language writing in the U.S.: A descriptive report. Journal of Second Language Writing, 21 (1), 71-75. (SSCI indexed)

 

 

Talks / Presentations: 
Lee, S. H., Pandey, S., Ene, E., Saenkhum, T., Seloni, L., Yigitoglu, N., Yalçın, S., Unaldi, A. (2018). EFL writing instruction and teacher preparation in under-represented contexts. Colloquium paper presented at Symposium on Second Language Writing (SSLW) 2018, Vancouver, Canada, August 2-4, 2018.
 
Yigitoglu N. (2018). Preparing pre-service teachers for teaching second language writing skills: Challenges and Possibilities.  Paper presented at International Scientific Research Conference (UBAK), Mardin, Turkey, May 9-13, 2018.
 

Gurel-Cennetkusu, N. & Yigitoglu, N. (2018).  English language instructors’ beliefs and practices about professional development. Paper accepted at Language in Focus (LIF) 2018 Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece, May 3-5, 2018.

Unaldı, A., Seloni, L., Yalcin, S. & Yigitoglu, N. (2018).  The role of writing in EFL teacher preparation programs in Turkey: Institutional demands, pedagogical practices and student needs. Invited paper presented as a part of a colloquium titled "L2 Writing Teacher Preparation and Development in International Contexts" at the TESOL 2018 International Convention & English Language Expo, Chicago, IL, U.S.A., March 27-30, 2018.

Yigitoglu N. (2018). Proficiency, task and language in academic writing: (How) Are they related? Paper presented at International Congress on Science and Education (UBEK-ICSE 2018), Afyonkarahisar, Turkey, March 23-25, 2018. 

Yigitoglu, N. (2017). An exploration of how pre-service English language teachers make sense of school dynamics during their practicum at basic education schools. Paper presented at  International Congress on Curriculum and Instruction (EPOK-2017), Muğla, Turkey, October 26-28, 2017.

Durmaz, M. & Yigitoglu, N. (2017). Being another or the other: Issues and challenges in the professional identity development of alternatively-certified English language teachers (in an EFL context). Paper presented at GlobELT 2017 Conference, Ephesus, Turkey, May 18-21, 2017.

Bayyurt, Y. & Yigitoglu, N. (2017). Metadiscoursal features of electronic feedback in graduate level academic writing. Paper presented at Metadiscourse Across Genres Conference (MAG 2017), Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Turkey, March 30-April 1, 2017.

Seloni, L. & Yigitoglu, N. (2017). Metadiscourse in English language teacher candidates’ writing journals. Paper presented at Metadiscourse Across Genres Conference (MAG 2017), Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Turkey, March 30-April 1, 2017.

Kesli-Dollar Y. & Yigitoglu, N. (2016). Incorporating action research into in-service teacher education (INSET) programs. Paper presented in the 2016 International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) ReSIG/ BAU International Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, June 25-26, 2016.

Yigitoglu, N. & Kesli-Dollar Y. (2016). Action Research: A Missing Link in Teacher Education Curriculum. Paper presented the 18th International Congress of World Association of Educational Research (AMSE-AMCE-WAER), Eskisehir, Turkey, May 30- June 2, 2016.

Yigitoglu, N. & Isik-Tas, E. E. (2016). Incorporating Corpus Linguistics into Teacher Education Curriculum: Principles and Practices. Paper presented at 5th Cyprus International Conference on Educational Research (CY-ICER), Kyrenia, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, March 30-April 2, 2016.

Durmaz, M. & Yigitoglu, N. (2016). Professional Identity Development of Alternatively-certified English Language Teachers (ACELTs). Paper presented at the 2016 Conference on Language, Learning, and Culture, Fairfax, VA, USA, March 25-16, 2016.

Yigitoglu, N. (2016). Exploring biliteracy at English-medium Universities. Paper presented at the 22nd TESOL Arabia Conference, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 10-12, 2016.

Yigitoglu, N. (2015). Academic Literacy Practices of Graduate Students in English Language Teacher Education Programs at English-medium Universities. Paper presented at the 3rd International Congress on Curriculum and Instruction, at Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey, October 22-24, 2015.

Yigitoglu, N. (2015). Investigating the influences of English-medium instruction on the development of graduate students. Individual paper presentation presented at the 1st International Higher Education Studies Conference (IHEC) 2015 at Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, October 14-16, 2015.

Yigitoglu, N. (2015). (In)Visible authorial identities in research article abstracts. Paper presented at the Cultural Difference and Social Solidarity Network Conference, Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, June 2-4, 2015.

Yigitoglu, N. (2015). Written Feedback in Teacher Education Curriculum and Instruction. Paper presented at the 2nd International Conference on New trends in Education, Istanbul, Turkey, May 29-30, 2015.

Raman, Y. & Yigitoglu, N. (2015). Novice teachers’ negotiation of identities through code-switching. Roundtable paper presentation at the joint American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) and Association Canadienne de Linguistique Appliquée (ACLA) 2015 Conference Toronto, Canada, March 21-24, 2015.

Reichelt, M. (Chair), Hatasa, Y., Ruiz-Funes, M. & Yigitoglu, N. (2014). Invited paper presented as a part of a colloquium titled “Writing in non-English L2s” at Symposium on Second Language Writing (SSLW) 2014 Tempe, Arizona, November 13-15, 2014.

Yigitoglu, N. (2014). Exploring Pre-Service Teacher and Teacher Trainer Perceptions about Written Feedback. Paper presented at the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) 2014 Conference, Portland, OR, March 22-25, 2014.

Personn, J. & Yigitoglu, N. (2014). The Effects of an INSET course on Novice Teachers’ Teaching Practices. Paper presented at the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) 2014 Conference, Portland, OR, March 22-25, 2014.

Yigitoglu, N. (2013). Teachers’ writing and teaching experiences: (How) Are they related? Paper delivered at Oxford ELT Conference, European University of Lefke & Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, April 26-27, 2013.

Yigitoglu, N. (2012). Exploring L2 writing teachers’ self-perceptions. Paper delivered at the 11th METU International ELT Convention: Embracing Challenges, Ankara, Turkey, 31 May - 02 June, 2012.

Yigitoglu, N. (2012). Exploring L2 teacher cognition: Multiple case studies of L2 writing teachers. Paper presented at the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) 2012 Conference, Boston, MA, March 24 - 27, 2012.

Yigitoglu, N. & Belcher, D.  (2011) “I didn’t know how to write this even in my language”: American students learning to write in Turkish. Paper delivered at the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) 2011 All Our Relations: Contested Space, Contested Knowledge Convention, Atlanta, GA, April 6-11, 2011.

Yigitoglu, N. & Belcher, D.  (2011). Exploring L2 writing teacher cognition. Paper presented at the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) 2011 Conference, Chicago, IL, March 26-29, 2011.

Yigitoglu, N. (2011). The impact of teachers’ beliefs and experiences on their teaching writing. Paper delivered at Georgia State University’s 2011 Graduate Teaching Assistant Conference, Atlanta, GA, March 8, 2011.

Yigitoglu, N. (2011). Writing in university courses: A study of faculty perceptions of writing, writing assignment types, their characteristics, and required skills. Paper delivered at Georgia State University’s 2011 Graduate Teaching Assistant Conference, Atlanta, GA, March 8, 2011.

Lanier Temples, A. & Yigitoglu, N. (2010) Language learners as intercultural explorers:  Introducing ethnographic methods in language courses. Paper delivered at the Annual Georgia TESOL (GATESOL) 2010 Beyond Borders: Teaching, Learning and Reaching Conference, Atlanta, GA, October 8-9, 2010.

Yigitoglu, N. & Moran, K. (2010) Undergraduate writing in disciplinary areas. Paper delivered at the Annual Georgia TESOL (GATESOL) 2010 Beyond Borders: Teaching, Learning and Reaching Conference, Atlanta, GA, October 8-9, 2010.

Yigitoglu, N. (2010) “I didn’t know how to write this even in my language. Can we have more?”: Suggestions for teaching cross cultural written discourses. Individual paper delivered at the 6TH conference on Intercultural Rhetoric and Discourse, Atlanta, GA, June 11-12, 2010.

Yigitoglu, N. & Lanier Temples, A. (2010) Approaches to intercultural exploration in GTA courses: Two cases of developing student ethnographers. Paper delivered at Georgia State University’s 2010 Graduate Teaching Assistant Conference, Atlanta, GA, April 2, 2010.

Yigitoglu, N. & Schwartz, A. (2010) “This was wonderful. Can we have more?”:  Suggestions for teaching beyond the classroom. Paper delivered at Georgia State University’s 2010 Graduate Teaching Assistant Conference, Atlanta, GA, April 2, 2010.

Yigitoglu, N. (2010) Exploring be passives in published history papers. Individual paper delivered at the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) 2010 Conference, Atlanta, GA, March 6-9, 2010.

Yigitoglu, N.  (2009) Faculty expectations of writing in content-area classes. Individual paper delivered at the Symposium on Second Language Writing, Tempe, AZ, November 5-7, 2009.

Yigitoglu, N.  (2009) Faculty evaluation and expectations in writing assignments in content-area classes. Individual paper delivered at the 2009 Doctoral Student Forum, the 43nd Annual TESOL Convention & Exhibit (TESOL 2009), Denver, CO, March 25-29, 2008.

Yigitoglu, N. (2008) Between two cultures: Some reflections on a story of transformation.  (Selected as one of the best essays for the 2nd Annual Globie Awards). Individual Paper delivered at the 2nd Annual Globie Awards Ceremony, Michigan, MI, April 9, 2008.

Yigitoglu, N.  (2008) A pathway between academic and ESL Classes: Academic tasks and their influence on teaching and testing writing. (Selected as one of the top three graduate student abstracts). Plenary paper delivered at the plenary session 2008 Graduate Student Forum, the 42nd Annual TESOL Convention & Exhibit (TESOL 2008), New York, NY, April 2-5, 2008.

Yigitoglu, N.  (2008) A pathway between academic and ESL Classes. Individual paper delivered at the 2008 Graduate Student Forum, the 42nd Annual TESOL Convention & Exhibit (TESOL 2008), New York, NY, April 2-5, 2008.

Yigitoglu, N.  (2008) University academic writing tasks and their possible influence on ESL writing curricula and assessment. Poster presentation delivered at the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) 2008 Conference, Washington, D.C., March 29 -April 1, 2008.

Yigitoglu, N.  (2007). What do professors actually require? Individual paper presentation delivered at Making Connections: Michigan Teachers of English to the Speakers of Other Languages (MITESOL) 2007 Conference, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, October 19-20, 2007.

Research Projects: 

Co-investigator (with Leyla Martı) for the project coded 12080 and titled "The linguistic development of ELT undergraduate students’ L1 and L2 writing" (48.380 TL). July 26, 2016- July 26, 2018.

Principal investigator for the project coded SOSY-13-YG-4 and titled “Comparing Pre-service Teacher and Teacher Trainer Perceptions about Written Feedback” (9.344,10 TL).  July 1, 2013- June 30, 2014.

Principal investigator for the project coded SOSY-14-D-5 and titled “Exploring Academic Literacy Practices of Graduate Students in English Language Teacher Education Programs in Turkey” (17.580,15 TL). July 7, 2014-August 6, 2015.

Principal investigator for the project coded SOS-15-D-6 and titled “Exploring the influences of action research on teacher and teacher trainer cognition” (10.998,00 TL).  August 2015- January 2016.

Courses: 

Graduate Courses

  • Issues in Second Language Writing (FLED 580)
  • Qualitative Research Design in Language Studies (FLED 505) 
  • Special Topics: Academic Writing for Graduate Students (FLED 584) 
  • Research Methods for ELT (ENLT 525) 
  • Language Teacher Development (ENLT 524) 
  • Second Language Acquisition (ENLT 506) 

Undergraduate Courses

  • Seminar on Practice Teaching in EFL (FLED 416.05) 
  • Practice Teaching in EFL (FLED 412.05)
  • School Experience in TEFL (FLED 403.04) 
  • Second Language Teaching Methods (FLED 311.02) 
  • Community Service Practices in Foreign Language Education (FLED 216.10)
  • Critical Thinking into Writing (FLED 104.03) 
  • Academic Writing (FLED 103.04)
  • Corpus Linguistics (EFL 462) 
  • Teaching Language Skills (EFL 322)
  • Teaching Language Skills: Speaking/Listening (EFL 321) 
  • Language Acquisition (EFL 313) 
  • Translation Studies (EFL 244) 
  • Turkish-English Translation (EFL 247) 
  • English-Turkish Translation (EFL 128)
  • Advanced Reading and Writing II (EFL 126)  
  • Contextual Grammar and Composition I (EFL 121) 
  • Contextual Grammar and Composition II (EFL 122)
  • Introduction to linguistics (MUT 345)
  • Comparative linguistic analysis (MUTI 243)
  • Stylistics and discourse analysis (MUTI 342)
  • Corpus linguistics (MUTI 448)
  • Oral Communication I (MUTI 113)
  • Undergraduate English I (ING 107)
  • Undergraduate English II (ING 108)
  • Undergraduate English II (ING 207)
  • Undergraduate English VIII (ING 404)
Theses Directed: 
  • Jan Personn, The Effects of an In-service Teacher Training Program on the Teaching Practices of Novice Teachers. (Completed, June 2014)
  • Gül Karaağaç, Teacher Cognition on Written Feedback: Novice and Experienced Teachers’ Beliefs, Attitudes and Practices. (Completed, July 2014)
  • Gökçen Gök, The Influences of Instructional Policies in Intensive English Programs on Novice Teacher Cognition: Help or Hindrance? (Completed, January 2015)
  • Yağmur Raman, The Origami of identities: Novice Teachers’ Negotiation of Identities through Code-switching (Completed, May 2015)
  • Mehmet Durmaz, Being Another or the Other: The Professional Identity Development of Alternatively-certified English Language Teachers (Completed, June 2015)
Responsibilities: 
  • Bogazici University natural life and animal rights protection committee member (2017-ongoing)
  • Bogazici University student representative election committee member (2017)