Dr. Didem Koban Koç is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the English Language Teaching Department at Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey. She received a B.A. degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) from Middle East Technical University in Turkey in 2000 and an M.A. degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from New York University, USA, in 2002. Upon graduating, she worked at several universities in New York including LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York (CUNY), Pace University and College of New Rochelle. In 2003, she received a PhD scholarship from the Higher Education Council in Turkey to pursue a Ph.D. degree in Linguistics at the Graduate Centre, CUNY. She published in international journals and presented papers at national and international conferences. Her current interests include sociolinguistics and second language acquisition.