Olcay Sert


Olcay Sert works as a senior lecturer in the School of Education, Culture and Communication at Mälardalen University, Sweden. He 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.


6. SETTVEO: Evidence Based Reflection and Teacher Development, 2017-2018

British Council English Language Teaching Partnership Awards (with Steve Walsh)

Funded by British Council

Contribution: Partner

5. Parallel Worlds? Early Foreign Language Teaching and Teacher Education in Denmark and Turkey, 2016-2017
International Networks Programme: HUMAN (Hacettepe University Micro Analysis Network) Research Centre and the University of Southern Denmark

Funded by the Danish Agency for Science, Technology, and Innovation

Contribution: Institutional Coordinator

4. “Video Enhanced Observation”- VEO., Erasmus + Strategic Partnership for School Education, 2015-2017

Funded by EU, Erasmus + Key action 2

Code: 2015-1- UK01-KA201-013414

Contribution: Coordinator, primary researcher

3. SBATEYL: A web and school based professional development project for language teachers of young learners (Coordinator: Hacer Hande Uysal),  2015-2017

Funded by EU, Erasmus + Key action 2

Code: 2014-1-TR01-KA201-013197

Contribution: Researcher

2.FUNDENG-Fundamental English in early plurilingual learning settings: inventory, competence development, insights for designing learning, 2009-2012

Funded byFonds National de la Recherche Luxembourg


Contribution: Scientific collaborator, Research Partner


1.Analysis of teachers' discourse and Classroom Interactional Competence: The value of multilingualism in EFL classrooms in Luxembourg, 2009-2010

Funded byFonds National de la Recherche Luxembourg


Contribution: Ran the project with Dr Gudrun Ziegler