Meryem Ezgi Yalcin is interested in the social and individual variables in learning Turkish as a heritage and world language. Prior to coming to Yale, she studied in Turkey and in Austria on TEFL, and worked at Istanbul Technical University as an English language instructor. She also taught Turkish in the US and in Ireland.
While pursuing her master’s degree in Applied Linguistics, the University of Glasgow awarded her the Applied Linguistics Award. She has completed certificate programs in distance language teaching at the Yale Centre for Language Study and CARLA at the University of Minnesota, and is a Yale Fulbright and SUSI alumna.