ASSOC.PROF.DR. ZEHRA CANAN KARABABA    
Name : ZEHRA CANAN
Surname : KARABABA
E-Mail : ckarababa@ankara.edu.tr
Phone Number : 03123633350/7113
Title : ASSOC.PROF.DR.
Unit : FACULTY OF EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES
Department : DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE EDUCATION
Personal Information

Academic Specialization

  • Language Education
  • Mother Tongue and Foreign Language Education
  • Language Teaching Methods and Techniques
  • Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language
  • Turkish Language Education
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • Education of Teacher Educators
  • Teacher Education
  • Linguistics
  • Applied Linguistics

Academic Degrees

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr.: Ankara University, Department of Foreign Language Education
  • Asst. Prof. Dr.: Ankara University, Department of Foreign Language Education
  • Ph.D.: Ankara University, Department of Turkish Education and Teaching
    Dissertation Title: Comparison and Analysis of Textbooks Used in Turkish and English Mother Tongue Instruction in the 3rd and 5th Grades of Elementary Schools
    Advisor: Prof. Dr. Cahit Kavcar
  • M.A.: Ankara University, Department of Turkish Education and Teaching
    Thesis Title: Evaluation of Expressions Parallel to One Another in English and Turkish
    Advisor: Prof. Dr. Doğan Aksan
  • B.A.: Hacettepe University, Department of English Linguistics

Academic Interests

  • Foreign Language Teaching Methods and Techniques
  • Turkish Language and Culture
  • Educational Linguistics
  • Teacher Education
  • Cultural Studies
  • Language Education in Multilingual and Multicultural Environments

Professional Experience

  • Visiting Scholar (2014-): University of Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, CLCS
  • Faculty Member (2004-): Ankara University, Faculty of Educational Sciences
  • Visiting Scholar (2003-04): University of Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, CLCS
  • Lecturer of Turkish as a Foreign Language (1991-02): Ankara University, Turkish and Foreign Languages Research and Application Centre (TOMER)

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Member of Administrative Board: (2011-): Ankara University, Turkish and Foreign Languages Research and Application Centre (TOMER)
  • Deputy Director (2010-): Ankara University, Measurement and Evaluation Research and Application Centre (ANKUDEM)
  • Head of Department (2008-): Ankara University, Department of Foreign Language Education
  • Head of Sub-Department (2008-): Ankara University, Sub-Department of English Language Education
  • Member of Faculty Administrative Board (2008-): Ankara University Faculty of Educational Sciences
  • Member of Institute Administrative Board (2008-): Ankara University Institute of Educational Sciences
  • Director of Audio Visual Material Development Unit (1990-2001): Ankara University TOMER
  • Director of Educational Studies for Turkish (1988-2002): Ankara University TOMER

Projects

  • Project Manager (2013-): ANKARA UNIVERSITY SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH PROJECT: Design of Multimedia in Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language. (The purpose of the project is to develop sample multimedia designs in the field of teaching Turkish as a foreign language, and to contribute to teacher development in the design and use of multimedia materials by demonstrating design stages and sample practices.)
  • Project Manager and Country Representative (2006-07): SOCRATES-GRUNDTVIG-2 LP PROJECT: Using Reflective Practice to Integrate Improved Professional Development for Tutors within Adult Education Services Working within Multilingual and Multicultural Context (Reflect)
  • Researcher and Teacher Trainer (2006-07): SOCRATES-COMENIUS PROJECT, ACTION 2.1. MILES: Migration Learning in European Schools
  • Academic Advisor (2008-09): MINISTRY OF NATIONAL EDUCATION SECONDARY EDUCATION PROJECT: Field Teacher Competencies and Competencies-Based Performance Management Process
  • Academic Advisor (2009-10): TOMER - Project for the Development of the Online Certificate Program in Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language
  • Academic Advisor (2007-08): Bemidji State University Distance Education Project: Preparation of the “Turkish Language and Culture” Course Syllabus

Undergraduate and Graduate Courses

  • Turkish as a Foreign Language (elementary, intermediate, advanced) (TOMER language course)
  • Turkish Language and Culture (undergraduate course - Erasmus Programme)
  • Turkish Language I: Phonology and  Morphoplogy (undergraduate course)
  • Turkish Language II: Syntax and Discourse  (undergraduate course)
  • Language and Culture (undergraduate course)
  • New Approaches to Language Teaching (undergraduate course)
  • Turkish Language Education (undergraduate course)
  • Teaching Speaking and Writing Skills (undergraduate course)
  • Current Issues on Turkish Language (undergraduate course)
  • Turkish Language and Literature Teaching Methods and Techniques (undergraduate - Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus)
  • Scientific Research Project (undergraduate - Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus)
  • Textbooks for Turkish Language Education (master course)
  • Turkish Language Education Studies (master course)
  • Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language (master course)
  • Role of Linguistics in Turkish Language Education (doctorate course)
  • Modern Approaches to Language Education (doctorate course)
  • Comparative Methods in Language Teaching (doctorate course)
  • Foreign Language Teaching Methods (certificate in FLT)
  • School Experience (certificate in FLT)

Theses Supervised

Master Theses
  • Sivrioğlu, S. (2014). The Effect of Creative Drama on Speaking in Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language. (Unpublished Master Thesis). Ankara University, Ankara.
  • Eker, D. N. (2010). Learner Autonomy in Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language. (Unpublished Master Thesis). Ankara University, Ankara.
  • Küçükler, N. (2010). A Model Proposal on Activities Structured by Artistic Stimuli Directed to Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language. (Unpublished Master Thesis). Ankara University, Ankara.
Non-Thesis Master Projects
  • Research Projects in English Language Teaching (15 students) Research Topics: English Language Teaching, Analysis of Textbooks Used in English Language Teaching, English Teachers’ Competencies
  • Research Projects in Turkish Language Education (over 50 students) Research Topics: Turkish Language and Literature Education, Analysis of Curriculum and Textbooks Used in Turkish Language and Literature Education, Turkish Teachers’ Competencies

Seminars and Courses Delivered

  • “Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language”, 1st Workshop on Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language, 28-29 March 2014, Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli University, Nevşehir.
  • Curriculum Development in Language Teaching, Workshop for Lecturers, 2 January 2014, Ankara University TOMER, Ankara.
  • Curriculum Development in Language Teaching, Workshop for Lecturers, 25 December 2013, Ankara University TOMER, Ankara.
  • "Turkish Language and Culture Education", Teacher Education Seminars, 2011-2014, Yunus Emre Institute, Ankara.
  • “Turkish Culture”, Seminars within the scope of Erasmus Academic Staff Exchange Programme, December 2013, Maribor University, Slovenia.
  • Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language, Seminar for Lecturers, 17-18 June 2013, Akdeniz University School of Foreign Languages, Antalya.
  • Problems Experienced in Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language and Teacher Competencies, 5th Seminar on Turkish Language Education for Teachers Assigned Abroad, Ministry of National Education, Directorate General of European Union and Foreign Relations, 24 June – 5 July 2013, Anadolu University, Eskişehir.
  • Turkish Language and Culture, Seminars within the scope of Erasmus Academic Staff Exchange Programme, 3 – 10 September 2012, Maribor University, Slovenia.
  • In-Service Training Seminars on Self-Assessment and Learner Autonomy for Secondary Education Turkish Language and Literature Teachers, TED Ankara, (Turkish Education Foundation School), 5-6 June 2012.
  • Seminars on Creating a Reading Culture organized by the Ministry of National Education within the scope of in-service trainings, 7 July 2011, Presentation: Modern Approach in Language Teaching.
  • Seminar on Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language, Akdeniz University Foreign Languages School In-Service Training Programmes, 24-25 June 2010, Antalya, Turkey.
  • Teacher Training Course, Migration Learning in European Schools Comenius Project, 21-22 October 2009, Berlin, Germany.
  • Erasmus Academic Staff Exchange Programmes, 22-26 October 2008, University of Glamorgan, Cardiff, the UK.
  • Seminars on Turkish Language and Culture, Student International Affairs Conference, Bemidji State University, Minnesota, the USA, 2-3 March 2007.
  • Teacher Training on Teaching in Multicultural Environments, Socrates-Grundtvig-2 Learning Agreement, 2006.
  • Seminars on Turkish Language and Culture and Introduction to Language and Culture, International Week, Academy of Humanities and Economics in Lodz, 23-28 April 2006, Lodz, Poland.

Awards

  • Best Paper Award, “Relation between Autonomy Levels and Language Learning Styles of the Students of the Faculty of Educational Sciences of Ankara University”, The 2010 EABR (Business) & ETLC (Teaching) Conferences, 7-10 June 2010, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Best Paper Award, “Practitioners’ Evaluation on the Procedural Aspects of an English Language Portfolio”, The 2009 EABR (Business) & ETLC (Teaching) Conferences, 8-11 June 2009, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Award for Development and Promotion of Authentic Audio-Visual Materials, Ankara University Turkish and Foreign Languages Research and Application Centre, 1993.
  • Director of Educational Studies Award, Ankara University Turkish and Foreign Languages Research and Application Centre, 1992.

Publications

  • Karababa, Z. C. & Üstünsoy-Taşkın, S. (2014). An evaluation of the course books for teaching Turkish as a foreign language based on teacher opinions. Language Journal, 157, 65-81.
  • Karababa, Z. C. & Karagül, S. (2014). Opinions of Teachers Teaching Turkish to the Turks Living Abroad on Classroom Practices, National Education, 204, 155-165. 
  • Karababa, Z. C. & Karagül, S. (2013). A needs analysis for learners of Turkish as a foreign language. Education and Science, 38(170), 365-375.
  • Karababa, Z. C., & Saltık, O. (2012). The Status and Functions of Imperative and Optative Moods in Teaching Turkish as a Foreign LanguageAnadolu University Journal of Social Sciences, 12(3), 179-190.
  • Karababa, Z. C., Serbes, I. & Şahin, A. F. (2010). Evaluation of the textbook Breeze in terms of the A2 level criteria determined in the European Language Portfolio. Novitas-Royal (Research on Youth and Language), 4(2), 251-253.
  • Karababa, Z. C. (2009). Teaching Turkish as a foreign language and problems encountered. Ankara University Journal of Faculty of Educational Sciences, 42(2), 265-277.
  • Karababa, Z. C. & Süzer, S. S. (2009). Practitioners’ evaluation on the procedural aspects of an English language portfolio. Journal of College Teaching and Learning7(3), 13-18.
  • Karababa, Z. C. (2007). An application of the European Language Council’s language teaching criteria in the classroom situation. Kyrgyz Ministry of Education Journal of International Studies, Science and Technology1(2), 73-76.
  • Karababa, Z. C. (2005). Mother tongue education in Europe: Analysis and comparison of textbooks used in Turkish and English mother tongue education (Northern Ireland, Scotland and England Case). Journal of National Education33(167), 281-307.
  • Karababa, Z. C. (2004). Teaching Turkish as foreign language from theory to classroom practice. Kyrgyz Ministry of Education Journal of International Studies, Science and Technology7, 154-158.
  • Karababa, Z. C. (2002). European Language Portfolio. Ankara University Journal of Language, 177, 87-91.
  • Karababa, Z. C. (2001). Methods used in textbooks in Turkish and English mother tongue education for the achievement of objectives and teaching grammar. Ankara University Journal of Language, 99.
  • Karababa, Z. C. (2000). Parallel expressions in Turkish and English. Ankara University Journal of Language, 94.


Books and Papers in Books

  • Karababa, Z. C. (2016). Yabancılar için Türkçe öğrenme kitabı: A1 - Learning Pack of Turkish for Foreigners: A1. (2nd Ed.) Ankara: Anı Yayıncılık.
  • Karababa, Z. C. & Erdem, A. (2010) Prospective teachers’ attitudes towards cooperative learning. G. T. Papanikos (Eds.), Issues on Education and Research: Volume 2, (59-67). Greece: ATINER.
  • Karababa, Z. C. (2010). Teaching Turkish as a foreign language and teacher training. In Proceedings from Workshop on Teaching and Teachers of Turkish as a Foreign Language. Marmaris, Turkey.
  • Karababa, Z. C., & Celik, S. (2006). Learners’ perceptions towards the innovative and traditional learning methods. In M. S. Stefania, G. T. Papanikos, Y. Pozios & J. K. Richards (Eds.), Research on Education, (841-851). Greece: Athens Institute for Education and Research (ASPETE).
  • Karababa, Z. C. & Çiçek, A. (2002). Hitit I-III (Turkish Course Book for Foreigners). Ankara: Ankara University TÖMER Publishing.
  • Karababa, Z. C. & Açıksöz, E. (1996). Teaching Turkish through videos (Elementary-Advanced). Ankara: Nurol Publishing.
Edited Books
  • Arıkan, A. & Keskil, G. (2009). Chat Book. N. Yorgancı & C. Karababa, (Ed.) Ankara: Gündüz Publishing.

Proceedings

  • Karababa, Z. C. & Açıksöz, E. (1996). Teaching Turkish through videos (Elementary-Advanced). Ankara: Nurol Publishing.
  • Karababa, Z. C., & Alper, A. (2012). The use of multimedia in foreign language learning. EDULEARN12: International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies. Barcelona, Spain.
  • Karababa, Z. C., Çalışkan, G. (2012). Teacher competencies in teaching Turkish as a foreign language. Akdeniz Language Studies Conference 2012. Antalya, Turkey.
  • Karababa, Z. C. (2011). A pilot study on the development of the peer observation scale which was designed to develop teacher competencies. International Journal of Arts & Sciences Conferences. Roma, Italy.
  • Karababa, Z. C. & Soğuksu, A. F. (2011). Analysis and evaluation of the borrowed items in translated children’s and adolescent literature. 3. National Children’s and Adolescent Literature Symposium. Ankara, Turkey.
  • Karababa, Z. C. (2011). University students’ awareness of the Turkish language, foreign language learning and foreign language use. In Proceedings from 3rd World Conference on Educational Sciences. Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Karababa, Z. C. (2010). Relation between autonomy levels and language learning styles of the students of the Faculty of Educational Sciences of Ankara University. In Proceedings from 2010 EABR (Business) & ETLC (Teaching) Conference. Dublin, Ireland.
  • Karababa, Z. C. (2010). Teaching Turkish as a foreign language and teacher training. In Proceedings from Workshop on Teaching and Teachers of Turkish as a Foreign Language. Marmaris, Turkey.
  • Karababa, Z. C. (2010). Teaching Turkish as a foreign language and teacher training. In Proceedings from Prof. Dr. Cahit Kavcar Workshop on Turkish Education. Ankara University Faculty of Educational Sciences, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Karababa, Z. C. (2008). Turkish language education curriculum and examination of texts in Turkish language education textbook in terms of universal, national and individual values. In Proceedings from WCCI 13th World Conference in Education. Antalya, Turkey.
  • Karababa, Z. C. & Erdem, A. (2008). Content of Turkish language education textbooks and their compliance with the curriculum. In Proceedings from International Symposium on Social Studies Education. On Sekiz Mart University, Çanakkale, Turkey.
  • Karababa, Z. C. (2008). Teaching Turkish as a foreign language. In Proceedings from Workshop on Issues of Foreign Language Departments and Schools in Foreign Language Education. Muğla, Turkey.
  • Karababa, Z. C. (2008). Place of Turkish in foreign language education and importance of teacher training in this field. In Proceedings from Turkish Education Congress. Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Karababa, Z. C. (2006). Appropriateness of texts in textbooks for children. In Proceedings from 2nd National Children’s and Juvenile Literature. Ankara University Faculty of Educational Sciences, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Karababa, Z. C. & Dilçin, Ş. (2002). Activities for developing listening skills in foreign language teaching. In Proceedings from 5th Symposium on Turkish as a World Language. Antalya, Turkey.
Presented Papers
  • Karababa, Z. C. (2014). Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language in Turkey. 4th International Symposium of Policies and Issues on Teacher Education-ISPITE2014. Ankara, Turkey. (Panellist)
  • Karababa, Z. C. (2012). The importance of foreign language learning. Panel on the Importance of Foreign Language in Tourism. Alanya, Turkey. (Panellist)
  • Karababa, Z. C. (2009). Practitioners’ evaluation on the procedural aspects of an English language portfolio. 2009 EABR (Business) & ETLC (Teaching) Conference. Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Karababa, Z. C. (2009). Analysis of textbooks used in Turkish language education within the framework of the constructivism. Panel Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of Journal of Teacher World. Ankara, Turkey.
  • Karababa, Z. C. & Erdem, A. (2008). Prospective teachers’ attitudes towards cooperative learning. 10th International Conference on Education. Athens, Greece.
  • Karababa, Z. C. (2008). Issues in teaching Turkish as a foreign language. Başkent University and Turkish Language Institution International Symposium on Turkish as a World Language. Ankara, Turkey.
  • Karababa, Z. C. (2007). The Relationship between Turkish and English in terms of the relationship between language and culture. 38. International Congress of Asian and Northern African Studies. Ataturk Culture, Language and History Authority, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Karababa, Z. C. (2006). Turkish language teaching textbooks in terms of basic language skills. XV. National Educational Sciences Congress. Muğla University Faculty of Education, Muğla, Turkey.
  • Karababa, Z. C. (1994). Foreign language teaching via video. IV. Seminar for Heads of Turkish Departments and Directors for Education. Ankara University Turkish and Foreign Languages Research and Application Centre, Istanbul, Turkey.