Ali Karakaş is an assistant professor of Applied Linguistics in the Department of Foreign Language Education, Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Burdur, Turkey. He's also a postdoctoral member of the Centre for Global Englishes, Southampton University, UK. His main research interests include Global Englishes, English as a lingua franca, World Englishes, Language policy and planning, and teacher education.
He has published widely in various refereed international journals and presented papers in national and international conferences. He also serves on the editorial boards of several national and international journals, including Asian EFL Journal and The Journal of English as an International Language. His most recent work is a joint book chapter, 'The scope of linguistic diversity in the language policies, practices, and linguistic landscape of a Turkish EMI university', published by Taylor & Francis in an edited volume, 'Linguistic Diversity on the EMI Campus', edited by Prof Jennifer Jenkins & Prof Anna Mauranen.
Currently, he is interested in research on teaching competencies of EMI lecturers and ELF-oriented pedagogy in Turkey.
What I'm Working On
Currently, I am involved in writing projects regarding EMI and Global Englishes. In terms of Global Englishes, I am writing a book chapter on how GE awareness can be enhanced among prospective English language teachers by means of audio- and video-based resources as a result of taking simple actions in the classroom contexts. EMI-wise, my projects involve investigating L2 motivational self-system of Turkish students in EMI contexts and exploring how pedagogical and discipline-specific language competencies of EMI lecturers can be enhanced in Turkish EMI universities/programs.