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Eva Büyüksimkeşyan interviews Nina Lauder for ISTEK ELT #istekelt

In this video, Eva interviews Nina Lauder, teacher, teacher trainer and author, who is based in Spain. Watch the interview here:


Eva Büyüksimkeşyan interviews Okan Önalan for ISTEK ELT #istekelt

Eva Büyüksimkeşyan, a high school teacher, teacher trainer, blogger and presenter, and member of the Social Media team, interviewed Dr. Okan Önalan, teacher and teacher trainer about his work and presentation at ISTEK ELT. Here is the video of their interview:

Introducing… Eva Büyüksimkesyan

In the lead up to the ISTEK Schools 3rd International ELT Conference, we’ll be introducing some of the presenters on the blog. Next up is Eva Büyüksimkesyan…

Could you tell us a bit about yourself?

I’m an EFL teacher and teacher trainer. I’ve been teaching English for 24 years and I love it.

evabTell us a bit about your session.

Teaching teenagers is very challenging as they frequently need to be motivated and inspired. Using songs in the classroom always works because they energize the students. I’m also interested in using technology and web 2.0 tools in the class. I will mention some sample follow-up tasks that students can create using these tools.

Why are you interested in the area you’ll be presenting on?

First of all, I believe it works. I’ve seen quite a lot of good examples and I also believe music is a shared language. It is in every minute of our lives.

What should your audience expect to learn?

How I use songs in the lessons to pre-teach, practise grammar, vocabulary, listening or writing

What are three words that sum up your session?

Energizing, fun and practical (ready-to-use on Monday)

Which other presenter(s) are you looking forward to seeing?

It will be difficult to decide but I will do my best to be present at all the sessions.

Do you blog? Tell us about it?

I blog about my journey in teaching English at

Can we find you on Twitter or Facebook?

Yes My twitter handle is @evab2001 and I use Facebook for professional development as well.

What other aspects of the conference are you looking forward to?

I’m looking forward to meeting my friends. It will be another fantastic tweet up.