Dear All,

Please find the news and updates for this week below:

1. Common Time Professional Development Sessions

This week, ScOLa Faculty Reading Club will have its fourth meeting. In this meeting, the club will read and discuss about “social cognition” and synthesising affect and cognition in teaching and learning.

2. Development Activities in Spring Semester

a. Professional Development:

We are planning to continue having our developmental sessions with the help of our voluntary instructors who would like to share good practices with ScOLa members. If you are interested in giving a session/series of sessions in spring semester, please send an email to Kezban Altuntaş Özben by January 19, 2022 until 17:00.

b. Student Development:

In Spring Semester, we are hoping to have more student clubs as well as continuing to offer more student development sessions with the help of ScOLa instructors who are willing to design and give such sessions or run such clubs based on the needs/interests they observe. If you are interested in giving a session/running a club in Spring Semester, please send an email to Özlem Kaplan Snyder by 17:00, January 19, 2022. (

Student Development Sessions:

Here is a list of student development sessions we, as ScOLa, gave in the Fall Semester, which might give you an idea:

  1. How to be an Effective Online Learner by Mohammad Khari
  2. How to Study Vocabulary by Esra Çelik Soydan
  3. How to Study Receptive Skills (Reading and Listening) by Özlem Kaplan Snyder
  4. Guest Student Session
  5. How to Study Writing by Esra Çelik Soydan
  6. Effective Problem Solving Skills by Sultan Zeydan


These can include B1 or B2 Speaking Club (the sessions of which are designed according to weekly syllabus objectives) and any clubs that you’d like to run based on your field of interest.


3. Eaquals Webinar Series & Eaquals Plurilingual Webinar Series 2022

The Eaquals webinar series offers monthly online training on a variety of topics within the language teaching sector relevant for language teachers, teacher trainers, academic managers and researchers. In 2022, some of our colleagues will be presenting in the series.

To access the events’ posters, please follow the links below:

To learn about the details of each session, please follow the link below:


4. January Birthdays