Esra Ezici received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Hacettepe in 2000. She has been involved with education ever since then. Having taught at all levels at private K12 schools for 18 years, she worked as the Coordinator of Foreign Languages at a private school for three years. She holds a certificate for teaching young learners from the Norwich Institute for Language Education and a teacher trainer certificate from Pilgrims. She has reviewed several ELT materials for publishers and created many ELT materials. She has experience in curriculum design and development.
She has delivered webinars, workshops, and seminars on various ELT topics for teachers in Türkiye, Vietnam, Thailand, Jordan, and Kazakhstan. She believes in the power of positive thinking and provides teachers with practical and engaging activities in her sessions by practicing what she preaches. Currently, she is a Senior Professional Development Consultant and a teacher trainer for Türkiye, North Africa, and Central Asia at Oxford University Press.
Enhancing Student Motivation and Engagement
There are many factors that influence success in language learning. However, one of the most important factors is motivation. Learner motivation is defined as students' energy and drive to engage, learn, work effectively, and reach their best potential. This session will cater to primary school teachers who seek some ideas, activities, and creative ways to enhance their students’ motivation and engagement throughout the learning process.