August 26, 2016, 12:00pm
Turkish Pedagogy: A Conversation with Peers
Presenter: Dr. Erika Gilson
Participants: Turkish Language Educators
Location: Fisher - Bennett Hall Room 222, 3340 Walnut Street, Philadelphia

The Middle East Center at the University of Pennsylvania is planning to bring together faculty teaching Turkish at institutions of higher learning to discuss best practices in Turkish teaching. There will be some presentations but the main objective is to have a pedagogical conversation among the participants.

Lunch will be provided. RSVP by emailing

About the Facilitator:

Dr. Erika Gilson taught Turkish and Ottoman Turkish for the Near Eastern Studies Department at Princeton University for 26 years before retiring in 2014. Committed to teaching Middle Eastern languages, she was a founding member of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL) and the American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages. Dr. Gilson is currently working on a database to study the effectiveness of writing as an enabling activity for language learning and on the Turkic Notations in Afanasii Nikitin's Voyage Beyond the Three Seas. She has a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.