Funda Çetin is a graduate of Marmara University and taught at Bilkent University before joining Izmir University of Economics in 2002. She holds COTE (Certificate for Overseas Teachers of English-Cambridge University) and CEELT (Cambridge Examination in English for Language Teachers) certificates. She is an approved Cambridge ESOL Young Learners Oral Examiner, and a CELTA and ICELT tutor for Cambridge ESOL Teaching Awards. She holds the Cambridge ESOL DELTA qualification. She is involved in in-service training and teacher development in her current position.