Dear all,

We hope you are all doing well.

Here are the updates for this week:

1. Teacher Strand

This week, ScOLa Faculty Reading Club will have its second meeting. During this session, participants will have the opportunity to share their understanding of “conformity” and how it relates to their experiences in the classroom. Conformity is an important concept to consider when examining the role it plays in education. It is essential to understand the different aspects of conformity, such as compliance, obedience, and acceptance, in order to accurately assess its impact. We will explore the different ways in which conformity is seen in educational contexts and discuss the implications of this phenomenon. We will also consider how educators can use conformity to their advantage in order to create a more beneficial learning environment for their students. Through these discussions, we hope to gain a better understanding of the role of conformity in education, and to develop strategies for supporting our students in their learning.

2. Student Strand

i. Student Development Sessions

We are going to have our second student development session of the semester this week on Tuesday entitled “Word Wizardy Mastering Vocabulary for Language Success” by Babak Jahanaray. The session will be held in hybrid mode; as well. Please see the poster below for details and encourage your students to attend this session on Tuesday at 14:45.


Meeting link:

Please note that students can find the poster on LMS Extra-curricular Activities page together with the Zoom link. They do not need to do anything in advance to register. It is enough if they just show up for the session.

ii. B2 Quiz Show

Round 1 will take place this week with the participation of all B2 classes.

Date: April 26

Time: 12:45 – 13:35

Venue: All classes will join a Zoom meeting in their classrooms via their instructors’ laptop.

Zoom link:

Please check the guidelines for further details.

Good luck!

3. About us

Özlem Baykan, one of our Team Leaders, was selected by TESOL International Association to serve on its TESOL Standards Professional Council (SPC). The council supports TESOL International Association in advancing the quality and expertise in the field of English language teaching through standards for teaching and learning.

Özlem says: “I am very excited to have this opportunity and represent our university at a global context, and I believe this responsibility will help me contribute both to our school as well as the wider community at an international level while improving myself professionally at the same time.’

Please find the link to get further information: