School of Global and International Studies

Central Eurasian Studies

Graduate Students


Mustafa Durmaz
AdvisorÖner Özçelik

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)

Department of Central Eurasian Studies
Global and International Studies Building 3024
East Building, 3rd Floor
355 North Jordan Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405-1105

Phone: (812) 855-2233
Fax: (812) 855-7500