Saadet Ebru Ergul serves as the Special Language Program Coordinator at the Stanford University Language Center, where she teaches both graduate and undergraduate Turkish courses. She earned a B.A. from Bilkent University, an M.B.A. from Başkent University, and an M.A. in Applied Linguistics (with an additional focus on French) from Texas Tech University. Ebru is a writing proficiency rater (WPT) and oral proficiency tester (OPI) for the Turkish Language and takes part in various academic, non-academic projects as a Turkish language expert. Her research interests include oral proficiency assessment, teaching Turkish through interculturality and social justice, curriculum development, and national language standards for Turkish. She is also the co-author of a Turkish language textbook 'Konuşan Paragraflar'. Currently, she is serving as the president of the American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages (AATT). She loves figure skating and psychedelic Anatolian rock music.

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Coordinator, Special Language Program, Stanford University (2021 - Present)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • President, American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages (AATT) (2023 - Present)
  • Executive Secretary, American Association of Teachers of Turkıc Languages (AATT) (2019 - 2022)
  • Delegates Assembly Member, National Council of Less Commonly Thought Languages (NCOLCTL) (2014 - Present)
  • Member, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) (2010 - Present)

Professional Education

  • WPT Rater, ACTFL, Writing Proficiency Test Rater (2016)
  • OPI Tester, ACTFL, Oral Proficiency Tester (2016)
  • MA, Texas Tech University (2005)
  • MBA, Başkent University (1998)
  • BA, Bilkent University (1995)

2023-24 Courses

All Publications

  • The Influence of Turkish TV Series on Azerbaijani Cinema: Analysis of the formation of tourist identity trough language and culture Tourism and Hospitality Studies - International Journal Quliyev, Z., Ergul, S., Quliyev, D., Ergul, M. 2017; 6 (1): 50-65