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  • Ameneh Shervin Emami

    Ameneh Shervin Emami

    Lecturer, Stanford Language Center

    BioShervin Emami is Persian Language and Literature Lecturer in the Stanford Language Center. She is completing her dissertation, titled “Persian Contemporary Magical Realism through the Lens of Allegorical and Mystical Writings in Persian Classical Literature,” at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She received her M.A. in Middle Eastern History from California State University-Fullerton, and her M.A. in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from UCLA. Before arriving at Stanford, she taught at UCLA, University of California-Irvine, and University of California-Berkeley.

  • Saadet Ergul

    Saadet Ergul

    Lecturer, Stanford Language Center

    BioSince 2010, Saadet Ebru Ergul has been teaching Turkish language and conversation courses at various levels for both graduates, undergraduate students at the Stanford University Language Center.

    She holds American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) Tester Full Certification and ACTFL Writing Proficiency Test (WPT) Rater Certification in Turkish.

    She earned her B.A. from Bilkent University, her M.B.A. from Başkent University and her M.A. from Texas Tech University in Applied Linguistics with an additional focus on French Literature and Language.

    Ebru’s research interests include oral proficiency assessment, curriculum development, interculturality, Turkish Language framework and national standards, technology-enhanced language learning, teacher training and mentoring.

    She also trains at Stanford University Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant Orientation, reads and evaluates conference proposals for the Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center Scientific Board (DEKAM), serves as the Turkish Language expert at the National Foreign Language Center - University of Maryland (DATES). Ebru, is a member of American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages Executive Board and leads Enrollment/Survey Statistics for AATT. She serves as a delegate representing AATT at Assembly Member at National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL) and at the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Language (ACTFL) and is an active member of Foreign Languages Teachers of North California (FLANC).

    She received the ‘iPads for Learning Grant” from the Stanford University’s Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning four times, which enabled her students to use customized iPads in her Turkish Language classes and experiment with real-time language learning. Ebru has also assisted many of her students in acquiring Critical Language Scholarships (CLS) from the US Department of State to study Turkish and Summer Fellowships from American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) to do intensive Advanced Turkish language study at Boğaziçi University.

    She also has served as a task force member on publishing the Turkish annotations and samples for speaking, writing, listening, and reading to accompany the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines 2012.

    ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines for Turkish:
    http://www.actfl.org/publications/guidelines-and-manuals/actfl-proficiency-guidelines-2012/turkish

    In her spare time, she loves watching figure skating and soccer, gardening and traveling.