Events team

LASIG plans a number of online and in-person events each year. We aim to reach a wide audience with our events and offer many of them free of charge. To see what events are coming up and to read about past events, visit our events page.

Digital Events Coordinator
Metin Esen is an instructor of English at Sabancı University, School of Languages, İstanbul, Turkey. He holds an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, and DELTA Level 7 Diploma by Cambridge University Assessment. He is also doing a PhD in English Language Teaching at Middle East Technical University. He is actively involved in in-service teacher training and continuous professional development activities as teacher educator. He has published research on the areas of continuous professional development and learner autonomy. His interests include teaching English as a foreign language, English for academic purposes, professional development, teacher training, continuous professional development, autonomous learning, advising in language learning, and technology in language education.

Joint Local Events Coordinators
Annika Albrecht and Carmin Becker

Annika is the principal of the secondary school at the Montessori Campus Berlin-Köpenick/Germany, holds a MSc in behavioral and organizational psychology and is an AMI trained Montessori teacher. She has nearly 20 years of autonomous foreign language learning experience in different Montessori schools in grades 1-10. She develops foreign language materials for autonomy in prepared learning environments and has implemented an ELT Makerspace at her school.

Carmen is a Professor of English Language Education at TU Braunschweig in Germany. In her research she focuses on task development for multilingual foreign language teaching as well as learning for autonomy in prepared learning environments. She coordinates the first ELT Makerspace at her university.