Michelle McCloskey

Michelle McCloskey

Founder of Linguaphile

A lover of cats and travel, she has spent most of her adult life learning Turkish, Mandarin Chinese, and Uyghur. She hopes to learn enough Tagalog or Ilokano to one day impress her grandparents in their native languages. She is also a proud alumna of Drexel University in Philadelphia and the University of Texas-Austin.

Yusuf Selim Alan

Yusuf Selim Alan

Turkish Instructor

A graduate of Boğaziçi University and native İstanbullu. When he’s not helping out with Turkish lessons at Linguaphile, he can be found in the many cafes around Üsküdar and Kadıköy.

Michelle McCloskey

Michelle McCloskey

Founder of Linguaphile

A lover of cats and travel, she has spent most of her adult life learning Turkish, Mandarin Chinese, and Uyghur. She hopes to learn enough Tagalog or Ilokano to one day impress her grandparents in their native languages. She is also a proud alumna of Drexel University in Philadelphia and the University of Texas-Austin.

Yusuf Selim Alan

Yusuf Selim Alan

Turkish Instructor

A graduate of Boğaziçi University and native İstanbullu. When he’s not helping out with Turkish lessons at Linguaphile, he can be found in the many cafes around Üsküdar and Kadıköy.

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