Bio


Saadet Ebru Ergul is 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 for ACTFL-LTI 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, Turkish language framework, and national language standards. She is the Executive Secretary for the American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages (AATT) and a member of the Delegate Assembly for the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages.
She loves figure skating, soccer, gardening, cooking, and traveling.

Academic Appointments


Administrative Appointments


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

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Executive Secretary, American Association of Teachers of Turkıc Languages (AATT) (2019 - Present)
  • Enrolment/Statistics Committee, American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages (AATT) (2015 - Present)
  • Delegetes Assembly Member, National Council of Less Commonly Thought Languages (NCOLCTL) (2014 - Present)
  • Member, Foreign Language Association of Northern California (FLANC) (2011 - Present)
  • Delegates - 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)

2021-22 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