I joined the English Department at the University of Education Freiburg in March 2022. Previously I worked as a lecturer and graduate teaching assistant from 2014 to 2020 at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, where I also obtained my Ph.D. in English Linguistics and my M.A. in English Language and Linguistics. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in English Language Teaching (ELT) from Istanbul University. In addition to university level content teaching, I have over 15 years of experience as a language teacher in other settings. My main research interests include corpus linguistics, first as well as second language acquisition, with a special focus on vocabulary learning and formulaic language.
2021: Ph.D. in English Linguistics
2011: M.A. in English Language and Linguistics (MELLing)
2007: B.A. in English Language Teaching (ELT)
May 2021 - Feb 2022: Fachkraft für (früh-)kindliche Sprachentwicklung und Sprachförderung, Institut für Lernsysteme GmbH (ILS)
Özen, Seval. 2021. Multi-Word Verb Usage by Turkish Learners of English: A Corpus-Based Study. NIHIN Book Series “New Ideas in Human Interaction (NIHIN)”. Freiburg: Rombach. DOI: doi.org/10.6094/UNIFR/223433
Kömürcü, Seval. 2016. “Color Terminology in the Written Fashion Discourse”. In Geda Paulsen, Mari Uusküla and Jonathan Brindle (eds.), Color Language and Color Categorization. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 199-233.
Kömürcü, Seval and Hasan Özkan. 2015. “Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language via Distance Learning: A Descriptive Case Study”. In Coskun et al. (eds.) Türkçenin Eğitimi-Öğretimine Yönelik Çalışmalar [Studies Devoted to Turkish’s Education and Instruction] Ankara: Pegem Akademi, pp. 75-85.