Meltem Ilkan received her B.A. (Hons.) degree in Translation and Interpretation from Eastern Mediterranean University. Upon completing her undergraduate studies, Meltem followed her passion for English language teaching and she did a CELTA (Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults) course at St. John’s University in New York City. She was then awarded a Fulbright scholarship to pursue a Master’s degree in TESL at The Pennsylvania State University. After her graduation, Meltem worked as an ESL Teacher at a private primary school for 2 years while also teaching at a local cancer charity as a volunteer ESL instructor. Since moving to the United Kingdom in January 2015, she has worked as an ESL Lecturer at Glasgow Kelvin College teaching Further Education learners and has taught young ESL learners for International Quest at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh. She currently lives in London and works for London School of Arts Academy as an ESL Teacher and the Education Department Manager.