Kısmet Funda Akgül


International Operations Manager 

Funda has worked as an English teacher for 29 years. She not only taught English but also worked as the coordinator of the English for Academic Purposes and the English for Law classes for Undergraduate Studies at İzmir University of Economics. She also served as a Teacher Trainer and she was one of the curriculum writers of the English Preparatory Programme and she worked as the Head of the Curriculum and Material Development Unit at the same university. She has given many workshops both at national and international events. She is also an active member of international bodies such as International Association of Teachers of English (IATEFL) and FOCI (Forum on Curricular Issues). She has written numerous academic articles which are published in ELT related publications. She is a certified Speaking Examiner for International English Language Testing System (IELTS), First Certificate (FCE), Young Learners Speaking Exams. She joined the Ekol family in September 2020. She has been working as the Head of the International Operations and Sales Department. Her general role is to act part in coordinating the workflow of the International Operations and Sales Department. She conducts meetings to maintain the productivity of the team members and suggests areas of development within the department. Visiting the foreign patients to maintain a high level of satisfaction and liaising with all the stakeholders to deal with issues to increase the international patient satisfaction are the two very important duties she pays attention to. In order to maintain this mission, she provides both verbal and written language assistance to surgeons during their patient-doctor interviews; evaluates and analyses the printed /online English advertisements & content; provides editing services; and serves as a liaison between the intermediary agents and the hospital. She values teamwork, dedication, and commitment. 

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