NYS TESOL Member of the Month for December 2016
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- Eligibility – Nominee is a current NYS TESOL Member.
- Selection Criteria – Nominee demonstrates a commitment to the field.
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complimentary registration to the NYS TESOL Annual Conference.
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Meet the NYS TESOL Member of the Month for December 2016
Ebru Altay Damkaci
Altay Damkaci joined the SUNY Oswego as Coordinator for ESL programs in
April 2012. As the Coordinator of ESL Programs she is responsible for
planning, scheduling, recruiting, promoting, hiring, registering and
advising for Intensive English programs and English for Academic
In addition, Ebru is the academic support staff to international
students and to students whose first language is not English at SUNY
Oswego. She helps with many of the concerns or challenges these
students may face whether they are academic or cultural in nature.
Previously Ebru worked as an ESL teacher and served as the Head of the
English Department at a private high school in Turkey. After she moved
to the US in 2001 she worked at Berlitz Language Institute in Boston as
an ESL instructor.
She holds a BS in American Culture and Literature and MS with thesis in
American Culture and Literature from Ege University, Turkey. She also
holds ESL teaching certificate.
Ebru is glad to be a member of NYS TESOL which gives her the
opportunity to work directly with TESOL professionals. Annual
conference offers many growth and development opportunities for the
teachers and the administrators to learn from one another and from
experts in the field. She looks forward to future conferences.
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