Ismail Hakki Sahin, School Director
Lauren Mace, Director of Studies/CTEFL Coordinator
Lauren has been a teacher and teacher trainer since 2005. She has lived and worked in the United States, Costa Rica and Italy. Lauren was working with the New York City Department of Education before moving to Istanbul. She holds a Master's degree in International Education from New York University and is a proud alumna of Via Lingua herself! Lauren speaks Spanish and Italian in addition to English, and is now working to master Turkish. Her favorite part of being a trainer with the CTEFL program is meeting and working with all the amazing people that cross her path in this role.
Cem Cakir, Trainer
Cem graduated from the Department of Western Languages and Literature at Bosphorous University in 1996, and completed his Master’s Degree in Linguistics at the same university. He attended the LOT Summer School at the University of Amsterdam in 1997, and presented a paper on Turkish word stress at Oxford University in 1998. He has been working as a full-time lecturer of linguistics at the ELT Department at Marmara University since 2001. He has been a Via Lingua trainer since 2008.