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Full Name
Alessandra Nicolosi Dönmez
Instructor (Italian)
+90 312 2103936
MM 309
Educational Background

M.A. in Promotion of the Italian language and culture to foreign students (Master Itals), Universita’ Ca' Foscari, Venezia (2005)
B.A. in Modern and Foreign Languages and Literature, Universita’ degli Studi di Catania, Catania (1999)

Certificate in Italian as a second language to foreign students, Universita’ Ca' Foscari, Venezia (CEDILS)(2002)
The Flipped Classroom Certificate (online), Capella University, Minnesota (November, 2012)
Statement of Accomplishment for English Composition I: Achieving Expertise , Duke University (on line), North Carolina (June, 2013)
History and Future of (Mostly) Higher Education Duke University (online), North Carolina( Jan 27th 2014)
Coaching Teachers: Promoting Changes that Stick, Match Teacher Residency (online), Boston (November 23rd, 2014)

*Member teacher for the Celi exams committee.(May 2003,2004 and 2005)
*Member teacher for the preparation of Italian TEOG ( Primary Education to Secondary Education Examination) (Apr 2014)

**Contribution to the establishment of TED (teacher education and development unit) for DML elective language courses in METU University (Trainer teacher for TED ,2014)

Certificates of Participation and Attendance:
Linguistic and glottology, how to prepare a Didactic Unit (2002)
Italian as a foreign language(2001)
Teaching Italian to foreign students from the perspective of the European Framework (2006)

*Member teacher of the Celi exams committee.(May 2003,2004 and 2005)

Academic Interests

Use of technology,virtual word in teaching,Italian language writing.


*Literature in language teaching,an example (May 2009),Yildiz Teknik Üniversitesi Basım-Yayın Merkezi, Istanbul
*Learning by writing. An Action Research at Metu University of Ankara. Publish by Universita' Ca Foscari web site
* A manuscript in the Book of Proceedings of the Conference ‘The 3rd Black Sea ELT Conference’

Racconti dell'Anatolia by Necdet Adabağ, Publisher Gremese Editore 2006

Conference Talks

*Literature in language teaching, an example (November 2005) Italian language teachers in Turkey, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul
*Small Ideas for Great Teaching ‘Are You Upset about Your Lessons’ Routine? Then, Upset Your Lessons!’ (June 2012 ) MLD Talks II, Metu University, Ankara
*Grammar Lessons with the Flipped Classroom Method (November 2012) The 3rd Black Sea ELT Conference "Technology: A Bridge to Language Learning" Samsun
* Behind the curtain: Shall we MOOC? (June 2013 ) MLD Talks III, Metu University, Ankara
*Listen to your teacher’s feedback! (November 2013) The 1st International ELT Conference “Reflecting on Classroom Practices” Gazi University, Ankara
*Technology is here to stay. Let’s not pretend (June 2014 ) MLD Talks IV , Metu University, Ankara


Middle East Technical University Performance Awards (2010)
Middle East Technical University Performance Awards (2014)


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