Lesley Tahtakılıç
BA Auckland University NZ
Dip TEFL London University
Lesley began her teaching career in a New Zealand high school in 1966. After moving to Europe she taught English as a foreign language in Italy and the UK before arriving in Turkey in 1972.

She has worked for many years in Turkey as a teacher of English as a foreign language and has taught adults at every level from beginners to advanced. She worked for several years at the İstanbul Turco-British Association as a teacher and later as Assistant Director of Studies and teacher trainer. She taught English language and ELT methodology for 4 years at Ankara University's Language, History and Geography Department. After returning to İstanbul she taught in-house Business English courses before taking up a post at the British Council as a teacher trainer.

She has also worked as a materials writers, producing a number of publications for use in Turkish schools: readers, grammar practice books and magazines.

She now works as a writer, translator and editor. She also does English language practice sessions with small groups of learners for Crossroads.

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