Anita Afacan graduated from the University of Sussex with an undergraduate degree in Environmental Science. After completing a CELTA course, she taught general and technical English at Anadolu and Osmangazi Universities in Eskişehir. She then went into the English preparatory school at Anadolu University where she taught for a further four years. She obtained an MA TEFL degree from the University of Reading, England in 2003. During her time there, she also taught academic English to post graduate level overseas students. She joined Izmir Economy University in 2003. She is a senior lecturer, material writer and teacher trainer in the undergraduate English department.