English Instructor, expert in public speaking and speech writing
I am a highly proficient and a seasoned English teacher for almost twenty one years now. I am Melodina B. Sönal, 44 years of age, female, Filipino, married to a Turkish biologist for twelve years now. I am proficient, confident and dynamic in English language teaching. I easily blend with groups of professionals, students, and people from all walks of life having diverse cultural backgrounds, different values orientations and even extreme religious affiliations. My English proficiency level is that of a native English speaker.
I am a graduate of Bachelor in Secondary Education major in English and Master of Arts in Education major in English. I have Ph.D in Language Studies in English (completed academic requirements CAR). I have also earned several units in Ph. D. in Development Studies in English. Having been in the English teaching profession for seventeen years now, I have successfully taught ten years in the university and seven years in various levels from primary to elementary, high school to college. I also have experiences in handling administrative positions and academic-related responsibilities such as the Head of English Language Department, Chairperson, College English Division, Class Adviser and others. I excel in coaching or training students in Academic Debates, Public Speaking Contests, Choral Speech Presentations, Oratorical Speech Competitions, Creative Writing Activities and many others. Moreover, I am also good in writing international correspondences or any form of formal or business letters. I have taught English in the Philippines, Nigeria (in West Africa), Tajikistan (in Central Asia), Thailand (in South East Asia) and now here in Konya, Turkey.