Mehmet Başak CIFTCIOGLU was born in Gülnar on September 11, 1970. He graduated from Galatasaray High School and Yıldız Technical University, Department of French Translation and Interpretation. He worked as a Vice Principal at Galatasaray High School between the years 1997-2002. He has been working as French Instructor and French Language Program Academic Coordinator at IUE since 2002. He attended various trainings in France with French Government scholarship during his tenure: Besançon CLA Teacher Development Training in 2004; Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIP) Business French in 2007; Nantes BELC internship DELF-DALF Exams Scorer Coaching Training in 2010, Telc Exams Scorer Training in 2011. He is currently one of the founding members of Izmir Association of Teachers of French, established in 2003, and Chairman of the Association between 2011 to 2016.