He graduated from Middlesex University with a degree in Humanities in 1977 and completed a TEFL certificate at International House in 1985. He worked in language schools in Italy and England before coming to Turkey.From 1985 to 1988 he was a teacher and also director of studies at The Aegean School of Languages. From 1988 to 2011 he worked as an English teacher at İzmir Özel Türk Koleji. He has attended numerous conferences on all aspects teaching as well as participating in professional development courses. Since 2011 he has been an English instructor at İzmir University of Economics, where his special interest is materials development.