I am the vice-director of HUMAN (Hacettepe University Micro-Analysis Network) Research Centre and a lecturer at the Department of English Language Teaching, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey. I also act as the National Representative of EUROCALL.  My main aim as a researcher is to contribute to the fields of conversation analysis, CALL, and TBLT. My research draws on conversation analysis for L2 learning especially in online task-oriented settings and computer assisted language learning.

I am also the recipient of the Best PhD Presentation Award given in memory of Jaclyn Ng Shi Ing at the 17th International CALL Conference, Tarragona, Spain. My papers appeared in Computer Assisted Language Learning and Journal of Pragmatics (Microanalysis of Online Data special issue) and were accepted for publication in ReCALL (in press) and Language Learning & Technology (Qualitative CALL special issue).  I also gave some presentations and contributed to international research projects.

Here are some of my recent papers:

Balaman, U. & Sert, O. (2017). The Coordination of Online L2 Interaction and Orientations to Task Interface for Epistemic Progression. Journal of Pragmatics, 115, 115-129.

Balaman, U. & Sert, O. (2017). Development of L2 Interactional Resources for Online Collaborative Task Accomplishment. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 30(7), 601-630.

Sert, O. & Balaman, U. (in press). Orientations to negotiated language and task rules in online L2 interaction. ReCALL.

Balaman, U. (accepted). Task-induced development of hinting behaviors in online L2 task-oriented interaction. Language Learning & Technology.