Nilay Altınkurt Gezgin was born in 1977 in Ingolstadt, Germany. After completing her primary and high school education in Germany, she moved to Izmir, Turkey in 1994, where she additionally went to Izmir Kız Lisesi. She studied German Language and Literature at Ege University and graduated in 2001. In August 2001, she started her internship as a German teacher at DAS Academy and worked there until 2002. From 2002-2006 she continued her career at Ankara University TÖMER Language School as a German teacher and in 2005/2006 also as the Head of Foreign Languages Department. rnSince September 2006 she has been working as a German Instructor at our University.rn