Olcay Sert

OLCAY SERT, PhD

Olcay Sert is the editor of Classroom Discourse (Routledge,T&F) and is the author of Social Interaction and L2 Classroom Discourse (Edinburgh University Press), which was shortlisted for the BAAL Book Prize in 2016 and became a finalist for the AAAL first book award in 2017. His research deals with classroom discourse, second language talk, and language teacher education.

Presentations

Keynote Speech / Plenary Talk 



Sert, O. (2017). Implications of Classroom Research for Teacher Education. The 7th ELTER (English Language Teacher Education and Research) Colloquium, 16-17 June 2017, Bilkent University, Ankara.

Sert, O. (2016). Active Listenership as an Indicator of L2 Interactional Competence: Insights from an “Oral Communication Skills” Course. Symposium on the Teaching and Testing of L2 Interactional Competence, 29 April – 1 May 2016, Rice University, Houston.

Sert, O. (2014). Conversation Analysis and L2 Classroom Discourse. Plenary talk at the Boğaziçi FLED 1st International Graduate Day. 25 October, 2014, İstanbul, Türkiye.

Sert, O. (2013). ELT Classrooms under the Microscope: Investigating Classroom Interaction through Conversation Analysis. Keynote Speech at the 4th International Black Sea ELT Conference. 10-11 October, 2013. Bolu, Türkiye.

Colloquium Organisation 



Markee, N. and Sert, O. (2017). Emerging trends in the collection, organization, transcription, and analysis of L2 interaction data. American Association for Applied Linguistics Conference 2017. 17-21 March, 2017. Portland, USA.

Walsh, S. and Sert, O. (2016). L2 Classroom Interactional Competence. GlobELT2016 Conference, 14 – 17 April, Antalya.

Sert, O. (2015). The micro-analytic turn in Applied Linguistics: Conversation Analysis and L2 Learning/Teaching Practices. ULEAD International Conference on Applied Linguistics. 8-10 May 2015. Çanakkale, Türkiye.

Conference Presentations 



Sert, O. and Kunitz, S. (2017). Co-constructing interactional competence as teacher identity: an emic perspective on successful teaching practices. OFTI 35. 21-22 September, 2017. Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden.

Çelik, S., Baran, E. & Sert, O. (2017). Examining The Affordances Of Mobile-app Supported Teacher Observations For Peer-Feedback. ECER 2017 Copenhagen - European Conference on Educational Research. 22-25 August, 2017. Copenhagen, Denmark.

Aşık, A. & Sert, O. (2017). Peer Feedback Practices in an Online Environment: Language Teacher Education through the Lens of Corpus Linguistics. 25th EUROCALL Conference. 23-26 August, 2017. Southampton, UK.

Sert, O. (2017). The Interplay between Collaborative Sequences and Active Listenership: Implications for L2 Interactional Competence. 15th International Pragmatics Conference. 16-21 July, 2017. Belfast.

Sert, O., Balaman, U. & Büyükgüzel, S. (2017). On the role of extra-mural English in Turkey: Young learners and teacher education. GlobELT2017 Conference, 18 – 21 May, Ephesus.

Sözen Şahne, B., Ulutaş Deniz, E., Yeğenoğlu, S., Sert, O., Elçin, M. & Baydar, T. (2017). A Conversation Analytic Investigation into Pharmacy Students' Interactional Practices before and after their Internship. 2017 EAFP (European Association of Faculties of Pharmacy) Annual Conference. 17-19 May, Helsinki, Finland.

Duran, D. & Sert, O. (2017). Word search sequences in an English as Medium of Instruction context in Turkey. Intersubjectivity in Action 2017. 11-13 May, Helsinki, Finland.

Sert, O., Ulutaş Deniz, E., Sözen Sahne, B. ve Yeğenoğlu, S. (2017). Eczane İçi Etkileşimde Uzmanlığın Parmak  İzleri: Ara Genişletme Dizileri Üzerine Bir  Mikro-Çözümleme. 31. Ulusal Dilbilim Kurultayı. 12-13 Mayıs, Anadolu Universitesi, Eskişehir.

Sert, O. (2017). Tracking an L2 Speaker’s Use of Complementizer that in Discussion Tasks. Thinking, Doing, Learning Conference 2017. 19-21 April, 2017. Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany.

Sert, O. and Seedhouse, P. (2017). Video Enhanced Observation: Adapting tagsets for an innovative Ipad App to collect and analyse L2 interaction data. American Association for Applied Linguistics Conference 2017. 17-21 March, 2017. Portland, USA.

Sert, O. and Kunitz, S. (2017). Co-constructing interactional competence as teacher identity: Insights from language teacher reflections. American Association for Applied Linguistics Conference 2017. 17-21 March, 2017. Portland, USA.

Duran, D. and Sert, O. (2017). L1 as a resource to resolve lexical and terminological problems in EMI interaction. XVI Annual Conference on Conversation Analysis.16-17 February, 2017. Jyväskylä, Finland

Sert, O. and Bozbıyık, B. (2017). A Technology Enhanced and Reflective Teacher Education Programme: Implications for Teaching L2 Interactional Competence. Interactional Competences and Practices in a Second Language (ICOP 2), 18-20 January 2017, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

Ulutaş Deniz, E., Sözen Şahne, B., Sert, O. ve Yeğenoğlu, S. (2016). Eczacılık Hizmetlerine Farklı Bir Bakış: Konuşma Çözümlemesi Yöntemi. 13. Eczacılık Kongresi. 21-24 Aralık, İstanbul.

Duran, D. and Sert, O. (2016). Management of Dispreferred Answers in English Medium Instruction in a Turkish Higher Education Setting: Implications for SLA. EUROSLA 26 Conference. 24-27 August, 2016. Jyväskylä, Finland.

Sert, O. (2016). Video Enhanced Observation (VEO) for Teacher Research in ELT (Invited Workshop). Teachers Research! IATEFL ReSIG International Conference, 24 – 25 June, Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul.

Sert, O. (2016). Transforming CA Findings into Future L2 Teaching Practices. American Association for Applied Linguistics Conference 2016. 9-12 April, 2016. Orlando, Florida, USA.

aus der Wieschen, M. V. and Sert, O. (2016). Divergent Language Choices and Maintenance of Intersubjectivity: The Case of Danish EFL Young Learners. American Association for Applied Linguistics Conference 2016. 9-12 April, 2016. Orlando, Florida, USA.

Evnitskaya, N., Sert, O. and Escobar Urmeneta, C. (2016). L2 Classroom Interactional Competence in CLIL and EFL Contexts: A Comparative Perspective. GlobELT2016 Conference, 14 – 17 April, Antalya.

Miller, P. and Sert, O. (2016). Video Enhanced Observation: Facilitating Professional Development of EFL Teachers Using a Mobile Application. GlobELT2016 Conference, 14 – 17 April, Antalya.

Sert, O., Bozbıyık, M., Elçin, M. and Turan, S. (2015). Securing patient privacy in possible cases of domestic violance in simulated patient encounters. The 5th International Conversation Analysis & Medical Encounters Conference. 3-5 July 2015. Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK.

Sert, O. (2015). A longitudinal study on the use of turn-initial connectors in group discussion tasks. ULEAD International Conference on Applied Linguistics. 8-10 May 2015. Çanakkale, Türkiye.

Sert, O. and Balaman, U. (2015). A Conversation Analytic investigation into negotiation of meaning in task-oriented video chat interactions. ULEAD International Conference on Applied Linguistics. 8-10 May 2015. Çanakkale, Türkiye.

Sert, O. (2015). "I could have corrected her mistakes": A longitudinal study on L2 Classroom Interactional Competence. Looking back and forward: Bridging pre-service and in-service teacher education programs in English language teaching (The 2nd British Council & Hacettepe University Symposium). 2-3 February 2015. Ankara, Türkiye.

Sert, O. (2014). Developing L2 Classroom Interactional Competence over time: a case study of a pre-service language teacher. Interactional Competences in Institutional Practices: ICIP14 International Conference. 21-22 November, 2014. Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

Sert, O. (2014). Tracking the use of vocabulary items in an EFL classroom: Arguments from CA-for-SLA. 8th International IDEA Conference: Studies in English. 16-18 April, 2014. Muğla, Türkiye.

Sert, O. (2014). Children agency in action: challenging teachers’ pronunciation in an EFL preschool context. American Association for Applied Linguistics Conference 2014. 22-25 March, 2014. Portland, USA.

Sert, O. and Jacknick, C. (2013). The interactional unfolding of smiles in instructed learning settings. 3rd Meeting of the Language and Social Interaction (LANSI) Working Group. 18-19 October, 2013. Teachers College Columbia University.

Sert, O. (2013). Talking hands: teacher gestures in English language classrooms. 46th Annual Meeting of the British Associaton for Applied Linguistics: Opening New Lines of Communication in Applied Linguistics. 5-7 September, 2013. Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK. 

Sert, O. (2013). Extending L2 Classroom Interactional Competence: The Impact of Multimodality. BUSEL 2013 (Teachers Exploring Practice for Professional Learning). 17-18 June, 2013. Bilkent University, Ankara, Türkiye.

Sert, O. (2013). (Un)willingness to participate as participants' concern: reconsidering research on motivation in Applied Linguistics. American Associaton for Applied Linguistics Conference 2013. 16-19 March, 2013. Dallas, USA. 

Sert, O. (2012). 'Epistemic Status Check' as an Interactional Phenomenon in Instructed Learning Settings. Discourse, Communication, Conversation Conference. 21-23 March, 2012. Loughborough University, UK. 

Sert, O. (2012). Integrating Digital Video Analysis Software into Language Teacher Education: Insights from Conversation Analysis. Akdeniz Language Studies Conference. 9-12 May, 2012. Antalya, Türkiye. 

Ziegler, G., Durus, N. and Sert, O. (2011). Turn-initials in classroom discourse: "turning out" as learners' participation devices. 12th International Pragmatics Conference. 3-8 July, 2011. Manchester, UK.

Sert, O. (2011). Interactional Management of ‘Claims of Insufficient Knowledge’ in EAL Classrooms. 10th Conference of the International Institute for Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis. 10-14 July, 2011. Fribourg, Switzerland.

Sert, O., Ziegler, G. and Durus, N. (2011). Wi Soll Ech Soen? : Plurilingualism as a Pedagogical Resource in EAL Classrooms in Luxembourg. 12th International Pragmatics Conference. 3-8 July, 2011. Manchester, UK.

Sert, O. (2011).You Don’t Know?: A Conversation Analytic Investigation of Claims of Insufficient Knowledge in EAL classrooms. 10th ECLS Postgraduate Research Student Conference. June 23, 2011. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

Durus, N., Ludwig, M., Sert, O., Steinkraus, R. and Ziegler, G. (2010). Turn-initials as learners’ participation devices: “turning out” in ELF discourse. New Insights into the Study of Conversation: Applications to the Language Classroom. May 26-28, 2010. University of Granada, Granada, Spain.

Sert, O. (2010). Conversation Analysis meets Corpus Linguistics: analyzing dialogues in TV series to design audio-visual language teaching materials. 24th International Conference on Discourse and Dialogue Studies between Theory, Research Methods and Application. May 20-22, 2010.Osijek, Croatia.

Sert, O. (2009). Sequential organisation in German Language Taster sessions. 8th ECLS Postgraduate Research Student Conference. June 25, 2009. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

Sert, O. (2009). Teachers’ code-switching in managerial mode at beginner level Turkish as an Additional Language (TAL) classes. LangUE 2009, June 11-12, 2009. University of Essex, Colchester, UK.

Sert, O. (2009). Learning through laughter: the use of a TV series in language teaching. HASS 2nd Year Poster Conference . May 12, 2009. Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

Sert, O. (2008). Using Corpus Linguistics to look at Hyperbole. PhD Symposium/MAsterclass 2008 (DurhamLuxembourgNewcastle) . November 27-December 2, 2008. Newcastle upon Tyne & Durham, UK.

Sert, O. (2008). Analysis of Hyperbole in a British TV Series: Implications for EFL Classes. 7th ECLS Postgraduate Research Student Conference. June 26, 2008. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

Sert, O. (2007). Code-switching to English in the German as a Second Foreign Language Classroom: The Case of Turkish Learners. Languages for Europe Conferences: British Council-Berlin; Preparing for the World of Work- Language Education for the Future. January 26-27, 2007. British Council, Berlin-Germany.

Sert, O. (2006). A Diagnostic Analysis of ELT Students' Use of Discourse Organizers: Pedagogical Implications for EFL Writing Courses. The 4th International Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics and Language Teaching. December 15-16, 2006.Çukurova University, Adana, Türkiye.

Invited Talk/Lecture/Seminar/Workshop

Kunitz, S., Eskildsen, S. W., Lilja, N. and Sert, O. (2017). The relevance of conversation-analytic, usage-based research for teacher education. CA-SLA Day at Stockholm University. 16 October, Stockholm: Sweden.

Sert, O. (2017). Mutual Gaze, Embodied Go-aheads, and their Interactional Consequences in L2 Classrooms. Invited Talk, International Symposium, From Interaction Research to the Language Classroom: Integrating Academic Research and Teacher Education. 13-15 September, Hanover: Germany.

Sert, O. (2017). In Search for Evidence of L2 Learning in Classrooms: Some Food for Thought for Teachers and Teacher Educators. Invited Talk, Applied Linguistics Seminar Series. 12 July, Institute of Education, University College London, London: UK.

Sert, O. (2017). Video Enhanced Observation and Teacher Research (invited workshop). Teachers Research! IATEFL ReSIG International Conference, 2 – 3 June, Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul.

Sert, O. (2017). Conversation Analysis, Classroom Interaction, and Teacher Education (invited seminars). De Saussure Seminar Series. 24 April 2017. Karadeniz Teknik Üniversitesi, Trabzon.

Sert, O. (2017). Bridging Classroom Interactional Competence to L2 Teacher Education through Video and Mobile technology. (Invited Seminar) Interaction Seminar Series. 31 March 2017, Stockholm University, Sweden.

Sert, O. (2017). Doing Comparative Research on L2 Interactions. Pre-Conference Workshop, ICOPL2, 18 January 2017, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

Sert, O. (2016). Video Enhanced Observation (VEO) for Teacher Research in ELT (Invited Workshop). Teachers Research! IATEFL ReSIG International Conference, 24 – 25 June, Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul.

Sert, O. (2016). Video Enhanced Observation for Effective Peer Feedback and Mentoring in Language Teaching. February 26, 2016, Bahçeşehir University- MA TEFL, İzmir, Türkiye.

Sert, O. (2016). Video Enhanced Observation for Effective Peer Feedback and Mentoring in Language Teaching. February 26, 2016, Bahçeşehir University- MA TEFL, İzmir, Türkiye.

Sert, O. (2015). Conversation Analysis and Interactional Competence. December 10, 2015, Anadolu University, Eskişehir, Türkiye.

Sert, O. (2015). L2 Classroom Interactional Competence. October 23, 2015, METU, Ankara, Türkiye.

Sert, O. (2014). Classroom Interaction and Critical Reflection in Action: The Micro-analytic Turn in Teacher Education. The 3rd National Foreign Language Education Conference. October 23-24, 2014, Boğaziçi University, İstanbul, Türkiye.

Sert, O. (2014). Hasta-Hekim etkileşiminde ve Tıp eğitiminde Konuşma Çözümlemesi yöntemi. Tıp Eğitimi ve Bilişimi Anabilim Dalı Eğitim Semineri. Hacettepe Üniversitesi, Ankara, Türkiye. 

Sert, O. (2013). A micro-analytic investigation into gestures in instructional interaction. MARG Symposium: Social Interaction in Second Language Settings. 3 September, 2013. Newcastle University, UK.

Sert, O. (2013). Developing corpus-based materials for English language classrooms. 20 February, 2013. Bilkent University, Ankara, Türkiye.

Sert, O. (2013). Talking hands: teacher gestures in English language classrooms. 7 February, 2013. University of Exeter, UK. 

Sert, O. (2013). Raising interactional awareness using corpus linguistics and audio-visual materials in English language classrooms. 6 February, 2013. University of Exeter, UK. 

Sert, O. (2013). Using e-teaching tools to develop language teaching materials. 4 February, 2013. University of Exeter, UK.

Sert, O. (2013). From trouble to resolution: managing claims of insufficient knowledge in language classrooms. 31 January, 2013. Newcastle University, UK.

Sert, O. (2012). Görsel-İşitsel Materyallerle İlgili Sorunlar ve Bütünce Dilbiliminin Olası Katkıları. 1. Yabancı Dil Eğitimi Çalıştayı: "Türkiye'de Yabancı Dil Eğitiminde Eğilim Ne Olmalı?". 12-13 November, 2012. Hacettepe University, Türkiye. 

Sert, O. (2012). A Micro-Analytic Investigation of Claims of Insufficient Knowledge in ELT Classrooms. Muğla University, Faculty of Education. 9 March, 2012. Muğla, Türkiye.