“A non-native English teacher and a very fast-talker and happy to be!”
Hi and you are reading my, Özge Karaoğlu’s, blog right now…
I am a 30+ year old English teacher, a freelance teacher trainer and educational consultant in teaching young/very young learners + teaching with web based technologies; for international organizations, schools and institutes in Istanbul,Turkey. I am currently working at a private school as an EFL teacher in kindergarten and enjoying every minute of it.
I am the writer of “Minigon” ELT book series that aim at teaching English to young/very young learners through stories.The illustrations of the books were made by the most famous caricaturist, Erdil Yaşaroğlu in Turkey. I have also written the songs and composed two of them. The songs were sung by three different famous singers. The book series are being taught at many leading schools in Turkey. I have also written a “Parents Guide” for parents to help their kids to improve their English through activities and games.
I am the educational coordinator of “Yes I Speak English” DVD series that are designed to give EFL children a jump- start in English. I’m also the script and screenplay writer of these DVD series and we have just completed an activity book that accompanies the DVD series.
I’m the author of this blog where I write about teaching English through technology and Web based tools to help educators to develop themselves. My blog has been ranked in the 50 Best Blogs for Education Leaders, in the Top 50 Education Technology Blogs, in the Top 50 Blog for e-Learning Tools and Tips as well as nominated for different Edublogs Awards.
I have been doing many projects with my kids. I have led the projects where my kids have created the very first cartoon, very first digital games series and very first i-phone/i-pad application that are drawn, coloured, animated and dubbed by kindergarten children in the world.
You can find me posting on this blog or TechLearning with regular updates.
Read about my awards and nominations here.