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ramin yazdanpanah, ph.D.

The following is a bit about my personal and professional background and how they inform my teaching, learning, and living.  

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Raised in a Cuban-Iranian-American family, Dr. Ramin Yazdanpanah has an intimate appreciation and love for diverse languages, cultures, and communication.   

Ramin aka "Dr. Yaz" earned his doctorate from Florida State University for his research on developing intercultural competence through collaborative intercultural exchange. He has over twenty years of experience as an English language teacher and teacher educator.

Ramin is the founder of Full Circle Language Learning and Teaching. His recent projects have supported initiatives from the U.S. Department of State-English Language Programs, the Learning Systems Institute at Florida State University, the TESOL International Association, and the Florida Department of Education Adult Education programs.

Ramin regularly delivers presentations and workshops on English language teaching, intercultural exchange, and professional development. He is passionate about cultivating communities of teaching practice and sharing his experience and expertise in English language teaching, teacher education, intercultural communication, instructional design, and TESOL program development.

Along with his academic work, Ramin also performs with the Maharajah Flamenco Trio, entertaining and educating audiences through music performances and workshops. A true global nomad, he currently lives and works in both the United States and Turkey.    

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