Multiplier Events

E1 Speak English- MOOCs in English as 2nd Language International Multiplier Event in Turkey

The Final Conference of the “Speak English MOOC- English Language MOOC to Improve Speaking Skills” project, coordinated by Bartın University (BARU) in partnership with educational institutions from Turkey, Spain and Austria, was organized

The project activities carried out within the scope of Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships for Adult Education (KA204), under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directorate for EU Affairs, Presidency of Center for EU Education and Youth Programmes, lasted for 3 years. The partners of the project coordinated by Bartın University (BARU) included Anadolu University from our country, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) from Spain, and Best Institut Fur Berufsbezogene Weiterbildung & Personaltraining GMBH from Austria.

“We perform important activities regarding internationalization”

The event, which was organized to share the activities carried out as part of the project with the relevant stakeholders, was held at the Library Conference Hall, in Kutlubey Campus. The opening speech of the meeting organized in a hybrid format was delivered by BARU Vice Rector Prof. Dr. Mehmet Zahmakıran.

Prof. Dr. Zahmakıran stated, “As a university, we are aware of the importance of internationalization as well as interinstitutional and interdisciplinary cooperation in the rapidly changing field of higher education. The project conducted relevantly has a special place in achieving our goals and adding value to our future. I would like to congratulate all of our stakeholders who have contributed to the project for their great efforts during these 3 years. I would also like to extend my thanks to our Rector Prof. Dr. Orhan Uzun for his contributions and attitudes that have encouraged us to this end.”

The materials developed within the project were shared with national and international stakeholders

In the conference, the researchers involved in the project shared the project outputs with the relevant local, national and international participants. Assist. Prof. Dr. Neslihan Köse, the project coordinator, and Res. Asst. Betül Çimenli from Bartın University and Lecturer İlknur Civan from Anadolu University presented information about the project.

In the hybrid event, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Kaygın, BARU faculty member and President of the Council of Turkish Universities Continuing Education Centers (TUSEM), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sedat Akayoğlu from Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ufuk Balaman from Hacettepe University, Dr. Maria Perifanou from Greece, Assist. Prof. Dr. Donald Staub from Izmir Economy University and Dr. Dave Cormier from University of Windsor, Canada made great contributions to the event with various presentations on digitalization and foreign language teaching processes.