Coalition Language Representative


Selim Tiryakiol, Ph.D., is a former teacher of Turkish at a community-based weekend school in New Haven, Connecticut. He is now an assistant professor at Istanbul Medeniyet University, Turkey. He received his doctorate from the Graduate School of Education at Marmara University in 2018, with a dissertation on Pedagogical Grammar of Turkish. Before arriving at Medeniyet University, he was a Modern Turkish lecturer at Yale University between 2018-2020 and taught classes on Modern Turkish, culture, and literature. He was previously a visiting scholar in the Applied Linguistics Program at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU). During his graduate studies, he was a research assistant at Afyon Kocatepe University and Yildiz Technical University.

Tiryakiol has published articles on second/foreign language acquisition, teaching, and pedagogical grammar. He is currently working in the fields of cognitive linguistics and sociolinguistics. His research mainly focuses on language acquisition, bilingualism, and language policies in Turkey. He has experience teaching both foreign and heritage learners of Turkish in Turkey and in the U.S.

Tiryakiol has a Distance Language Teaching certificate from the Yale University Center for Language Studies. In addition, he has the full Oral Proficiency Interview certificate in Turkish from ACTFL.  

Published: Wednesday, October 9, 2019