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Staff :: Mustafa Durmaz

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Kurmanji Language Developer, Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR)
Address: Eigenmann Hall 715, Bloomington IN 47406

Work Experience
Language Material Developer at the Center for the Languages of the Central Asian Region, Indiana University (2015-Present) Developing a Kurmanji textbook including authentic real-life conversations, activities and cultural points guided by communicative approach

Writing Tutor at Learning Support Center at Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago (2014-2015) Tutoring undergraduate and graduate students in how to review their writing and correct grammar and organizational errors in papers from short essays to major research papers

Graduate Assistant in English Language Program at Northestern Illinois University, Chicago (2012-2014) Taught ESL at different proficiency levels from beginner to advanced, prepared lesson plans and teaching materials along with evaluating and monitoring students` progress

English Teacher (2010-2011) Taught grammar and reading ESL classes, and developed activities and assignments for lecture classrooms

Education History
MA in Teaching English as a Second Language, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago (2013)
BA in English Language Teaching, Mersin University, Turkey (2010)

Research Interests: Phonology, phonetics, phonology-morphology interface, language contact

Honors and Awards
2013 Certificate of Excellence in Writing Tutoring, awarded by the Learning Support Center at Northeastern Illinois University

Turkish (native)
Kurdish/Kurmanji (native)
Persian (intermediate)
Uyghur (elementary)
Spanish (elementary)
German (reading)