Course Descriptions

MUST COURSES

ELT 115 - Oral Communication I

This course has been designed for first-year students in the English Language Teaching Department to raise awareness and gain competence in oral communication.
The course contains a range of practices geared to prompt students to listen, speak, and respond accordingly in a wide range of situations.
There will be a mixture of pre-class, in-class, and post-class activities revolving around certain themes, presentations, drama practices,
and critical discussions on multimodal materials. Namely, the students are expected to engage in knowledgable, reflective, and critical discourse so that they could adapt to various contexts
where they critically analyse, reflect upon, and creatively produce language.

ELT 113 - Advanced Reading and Writing I 

Read academic and education-related texts intensively and extensively for information and comprehension.
Develop the skills necessary for a critical approach to texts in English. Write appropriately and accurately for academic and professional purposes.
Use an enhanced range of vocabulary and structures for different communicative purposes.

ELT 205 - Introduction to Linguistics 

Creating awareness of language as a dynamic system; introducing basic concepts in linguistic analysis, i.e. components of language as a system; understanding the relevance of linguistics in the teaching profession and literary studies. 
An introduction to the basic concepts in linguistics.
Components of language as a system: phonology; morphology; semantics and syntax.
Linguistic competence and performance; the arbitrariness of the linguistic sign; linguistic creativity; language universals.
The anatomy of the brain and language; brain lateralization and handedness; and language processing.
Semantics: componential analysis; semantic relations; collocational meaning; thematic relations.
Pragmatics and discourse analysis: speech act theory;
the Cooperative Principle; politeness and speech acts; formal aspects of discourse; cohesion; discourse and the context of the situation.

ELT 105 - English Literature
 
This course provides the students with an introduction to selected literary texts including a variety of genres namely fiction, science fiction novella, short story, drama, and poetry.
Particular attention is given to British literature but milestone literary texts from literature in English are also included.
Exposure to reading literature in English and discussion around the themes in written and oral forms are assumed to increase the awareness of how English language is used, and expose the students to the practice of integrating literature in English language teaching. 

ELT 106 - American Literature
---HISTR 211 - Principles of Ataturk and History of the Turkish Republic I

This course examines the modernization process that started in the last period of the Ottoman Empire, the Atatürk revolution, and the establishment of the secular nation-state.
The enlightenment movement in the last period of the Ottoman Empire and the legacy of political thought left by the Ottoman intellectuals will be emphasized and the history of modernization as a whole will be introduced in order to establish cause-effect relationships.
The establishment of a new state, a republic that dominates the will of the people instead of the will of the sultan, the reforms of the early republican period, the basic principles of the Atatürk revolution will be examined.
The aim of this course is to provide students with a solid foundation in Turkish political history.

TURK 111 - Turkish Language and Literature I

The characteristics, rules, and basic grammar are given in this course. Practical work is carried out to improve the students’ comprehension, writing, and speaking skills. 
At the end of this course, the student will use language effectively and fluently; know the Turkish language's pronunciation features; discuss a matter in a speech; apply effective presentation techniques, and learn writing rules and punctuation.

EDS103 - Educational Psychology

Various dimensions of human development (cognitive, social, psychological, moral, and physical), approaches to learning and learning process, learning styles, motivation, and individual differences in learning. 
By the end of this course, students will be able to understand the basics of educational psychology in terms of its definition, significance, and implications in education.

ELT 106 - American Literature
 
This course provides the students with an introduction to selected literary texts.
Particular attention is given to American literature but milestone literary texts from literature in English may also be included.
Exposure to reading literature in English and discussion around the themes in written and oral forms are assumed to increase the awareness of how the English language is used, and expose the students to the practice of integrating literature in English language teaching.

ELT102 - Advanced Reading and Writing II
 
Develop reading and interpretive skills through reading strategies.
Explore methods of discourse analysis.
Explore different genres of academic writing and how these reflect different rhetorical purposes.

GC102 - Cultural Skills I
 
There is a chance of better interactions among students, teachers, and the community in schools where teachers have a variety of cultural skills and performance abilities.
In this course, depending on their individual interests and abilities, prospective teachers will choose a cultural skill, such as musical performance, folkloric dance, acting, cooking, clothing, storytelling, fine arts, and the like, and develop expertise and skills in the chosen cultural component.
They are expected to demonstrate competency by performing and producing in the chosen cultural area.

ELT 116 Oral Communication II

Class-work with application follow-ups to improve formal and informal language use.
Emphasis on effective speaking in front of a group.
The aims of this course is to allow students to develop an in-depth understanding of the English language and its role in the world as well as an in-depth understanding of communication in terms of how it functions at interpersonal, public, group and intercultural levels.

EDS 101 - Introduction to Educational Sciences

The students are expected to; know the schooling structure and the legal bases of Turkish National Education; be familiar with the code of ethics and the legal bases concerned with the teaching profession;
comprehend basic and related concepts of education;
comprehend basic characteristics/skills of teachers;
understand philosophical, sociological and psychological foundations of education and their roles in teaching;
understand and suggest alternative solutions to problems of education and develop interest in education and teaching as a profession.

TURK112 - Turkish Language and Literature II
 
With contemporary script examples, improvement of students’ vocabulary is achieved.
By working on terminology and classroom exercises using scripts in their relevant educational areas, reading and comprehension improvement is aimed.

HISTR212 - Principles of Ataturk History of Turkish Republic II
 
Continuation of PAHTR I

EDS307 - Principles and Methods of Instruction
 
This course offers information about the basic concepts and principles of instructional planning, curriculum development, measurement and evaluation.
Students will develop lesson plans and produce unit designs in relation to teaching strategies and materials within the course.
They will be taught to prepare and administer different types of tests based on the different evaluation approaches, and analyze the results of the tests using statistical knowledge obtained during the lessons.


 ELT 211 - Approaches to ELT 

At the end of this course, students will learn the theories of learning and second language learning and learn major new and classical methodologies.
Examining approaches and methods like Grammar Translation, Direct, Audio-lingual Methods, Communicative Approach, the Natural Approach and techniques in English language teaching from a historical viewpoint; presentation of examples.  

ELT 206 - Applied Linguistics
 
This course will provide students with the tools to describe language from various analytical perspectives and with insight and training in various branches of applied linguistics.
The course provides a major introduction to the basic principles and theories of the relationship between linguistics, language teaching, and learning.
This means knowing linguistic rules, the rules of the language systems, and the application of these rules within the teaching and learning context.
Identification of the differences between linguistics and language; focus on language and how the description of language can be related to language teaching and learning; analysis of the psychological perspectives of language learning such as acquisition, contrastive and error analysis and their application to language pedagogy;
recognition of sociological perspectives of language variations, attitudes towards language policy, planning learning and teaching and description of linguistic theories and how they influence language pedagogy. 

ELT 208 - Teaching Language Skills I: Listening and Speaking
 
This course concentrates on building language awareness and teaching skills through
a detailed study of techniques and stages of teaching listening, speaking and
pronunciation to language learners at various ages and language proficiency levels.
Student teachers will design individual and/or group micro-teaching activities focusing
on the language skills above with adherence to principles of lesson planning and
techniques of the specific skills for a variety of proficiency levels.

ELT 207 - Language Acquisition

This course provides an introduction to the field of second language acquisition (SLA).
This course will cover issues, and problems in current SLA research and theory; background on the historical development of the field;analysis of learner data; language acquisition stages;
reading and discussing research articles in SLA, comparing first language acquisition to SLA; and analyzing learner data.
The course outlines the major theories of second language acquisition in both naturalistic and instructed learning settings,
and uncover what the theories have to offer to second and foreign language teachers.  

ELT 206 - Applied Linguistics

This course will provide students with the tools to describe language from various analytical perspectives and with insight and training in various branches of applied linguistics.
The course provides a major introduction to the basic principles and theories of the relationship between linguistics, language teaching and learning.
This means knowing linguistic rules, the rules of the language systems and the application of these rules within the teaching and learning context.
Identification of the differences between linguistics and language; focus on language and how the description of language can be related to language teaching and learning;
analysis of the psychological perspectives of language learning such as acquisition, contrastive and error analysis and their application to language pedagogy;
recognition of sociological perspectives of language variations, attitudes towards language policy, planning learning and teaching and description of linguistic theories and how they influence language pedagogy. 

ELT 210 - Teaching Language Skills II: Reading and Writing 
 
This course concentrates on building language awareness and teaching skills through a detailed study of techniques and stages of teaching reading,
writing, and vocabulary to language learners at various ages and language proficiency levels. Student teachers will design individual and/or group micro-teaching activities
focusing on these language skills with adherence to principles of lesson planning and techniques of the specific skills for a variety of proficiency levels. 

EDS 206 - Instructional Technology & Material Design
 
Characteristics of various instructional technologies, the place and the use of technologies in the instructional process,
development of teaching materials through instructional technologies (worksheets, transparencies, slides, videotapes, computer-based instructional material, etc.),
assessment of various teaching materials.  

EDS 102 - Turkish Educational System and School Management
 
This course is designed for prospective teachers to develop the perception and skills related to education systems,
the Turkish Education System, and school management. It aims to increase understanding of the Turkish Education System
and other basic concepts of education management such as organizational structure, organizational culture,
motivation, leadership, decision-making, communication, organizational change, finance, and personnel administration. 

Second Foreign Language II
 
This course is a continuation of “Second Foreign Language I”. It aims at providing communicative tasks for student teachers to communicate in the target language.
Student teachers will be exposed to commonly occurring grammatical patterns and vocabulary items in written texts such as newspapers,
magazines and short stories. Simple writing tasks will also be integrated into the course. Both listening and speaking are important components of this course
and more vocabulary items will be presented through longer dialogues and reading texts. More insights into the target culture and lifestyle will be given through the use of authentic materials.
*This course is prerequisite for second foreign language III 

ELT 301 - Internship I: School Experience
 
This course aims to prepare student teachers for full teaching practice. It gives them a structured introduction to teaching,
helps them acquire teaching competencies, and develops teaching skills.
Student teachers have observation and application tasks that they carry out in a primary or secondary school under the supervision of a cooperating teacher.
Some observation tasks include: practicing questioning skills, explaining; effective use of textbooks;
topic sequencing and lesson planning; classroom management; preparing and using worksheets; effective use of textbooks; effective questioning skills; explaining. 

ELT 432 - Pedagogical Grammar

This course focuses on the theory and practice of teaching grammar in an EFL classroom.
Students will learn how grammar is best organized for teaching. In addition to the theories of grammar acquisition,
students will learn specific methods that have been shown to facilitate learning.
Students will be encouraged to develop their own personal theories of grammar teaching.
Students will learn to be able to predict the problems learners face when learning grammar as well as when and how to correct errors.
The course adopts a communicative approach and integrates technology into grammar teaching. 

EDS 302 - Classroom Management

The student will understand the classroom context from physical, social, psychological, and cognitive perspectives.
They discuss a variety of approaches and models to classroom management and analyze strategies for establishing and maintaining a healthy learning environment (managing time, seatwork,
group work, recitations and discussions, and preventing problem behaviors).
The students apply various strategies and procedures for managing classroom misbehaviors
and develop an awareness of teacher-parent cooperation in maintaining effective teaching and learning processes.
Besides, they examine classroom management issues for developing a critical perspective on classroom management strategies
and value teaching ethics, and conduct ethical decisions in the instructional process. 

EDS 304 - Guidance

Purposes of student personality services and their place in education, introduction to guidance services in schools,
principles of guidance, diagnosing and guiding students, collection and use of data on student counseling, placement,
follow-up advising, research and evaluation, relations with parents and beyond the school community, vocational guidance,
purposes of special education, identifying students with special learning needs. 

EDS 306 - Special Teaching Methods I
 
---ELT 305  - Special Teaching Methods II
 
As a continuation of Special Teaching Methods 1, this course reviews theories, pedagogical considerations, and current methodology
in the teaching of English as a second or foreign language. The course will help students gain in-depth knowledge about
these methods and practice in their application in classroom and designing different types of syllabus.
An emphasis will be placed on understanding which methods go best with which types of syllabi. T
his course also helps students gain an understanding of the steps of action research and why it is critical for practitioners.
Last but not least, students will explore ways of integrating current computer and online technology
into their designs of syllabus and lesson plans, and teaching practices. 

EDS 301 - Special Education: Teaching Diverse Learners
 
Teaching English to students with special needs: an overview of the history of special education, definitions,
characteristics, theoretical perspectives; classroom management and educational programming in special education.  

ELT 312 - Materials Adaptation and Development in ELT
 
Enabling students to acquire skills necessary for evaluating language teaching materials in current textbooks,
adapting or developing materials for language teaching and language testing.

ELT 308 - Teaching English to Young Learners

The learning strategies of young children and the acquisition of the mother tongue as well as the learning of a foreign language;
the classroom methods and techniques to be used when teaching English to young learners;
the development of games, songs and visual materials and their use in teaching. 

ELT 302 - Internship II: Teaching Assistantship
 
Continuation of internship I 

EDS 309 - Measurement and Evaluation

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the basic concepts, theories, and practices of assessment, measurement, and evaluation.
The course begins with the general concepts and terms of assessment, measurement, and evaluation that are applicable in educational settings
and more specifically in the classroom. The course continues with the types of assessment, and basic techniques of guiding,
designing and administering variety of measurement and evaluation practices that teachers and test developers can use.
The course also covers the development, administration and marking of assessment tasks and tests,
as well as approaches to summarizing and reporting student achievement.

EDS 403 - Scientific Research Experience I

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the basic concepts, theories, and practices of assessment, measurement, and evaluation.
The course begins with the general concepts and terms of assessment, measurement, and evaluation that are applicable in educational settings
and more specifically in classroom. The course continues with the types of assessment, and basic techniques of guiding, designing,
and administering a variety of measurement and evaluation practices that teachers and test developers can use.
The course also covers the development, administration, and marking of assessment tasks and tests,
as well as approaches to summarizing and reporting student achievement. 

EDS 404 - Scientific Research Experience II

As the continuation of Scientific Research Experience II, students conduct their designed study, collect data, write a research article which is required to be published or presented at international level. 

EDS 405 - Internship III: Teaching Practice

After successfully completing the three years of university courses and two internships, you
become Teacher Candidate. Teacher candidates will be placed as full-time teacher assistants in
the classes of mentor teachers working in partner schools. In these classes, teacher candidates
will observe the practices of the mentor teacher, assist the mentor teacher in education and teaching-related issues, 
tutor students who need academic support, teach whole class and resume teacher duties ideally 5 weeks in the 18-week semester, 
and complete practice-based assignments of their college courses, and do other similar duties assigned by the mentor teacher and college instructors. 

EDS 406 Internship IV: Teaching Practice

After successfully completing the three years of university courses and two internships, you
become Teacher Candidate. Teacher candidates will be placed as full-time teacher assistants in
the classes of mentor teachers working in partner schools. In these classes, teacher candidates
will observe the practices of the mentor teacher assist the mentor teacher in education and teaching-related issues,
tutor students who need academic support, teach a whole class and resume teacher duties ideally 5 weeks in the 18-week semester, 
complete practice-based assignments of their college courses, and do other similar duties assigned by the mentor teacher and college instructors. 

ELT 402 Measurement and Assessment in ELT 
Continuation of Internship III


ELECTIVE COURSES

**The elective courses are tentative, and they are offered depending on the semesters and the course scheduling by the ELT department. 

Second Foreign Language III
 
This course is a continuation of Second Foreign Language II. It aims at further developing student teachers’ reading and oral skills. Authentic texts of different genres will be studied in order to focus on more complex grammatical structures and advanced level vocabulary items. Student teachers are expected to make short oral presentations, produce role-plays, watch short extracts of movies in the target language and participate in simple discussions on a related topic in class and write letters and e-mails of greeting, complaint, response etc., diary entries and short paragraphs and essays. Further insights into the target culture and life style will be given through authentic classroom materials and research tasks.

ELT 439 -Sociolinguistics and ELT 

This course highlights a linguistic approach to understanding the relationship between a language and the culture where that language is spoken. It involves language variations within a community according to various social variables (e.g. gender, age, geography, ethnicity,socio-economic class, education, etc.) while also considering the educational, political, and economic implications of these correlations. More precisely, this course examines the study of language in its social setting. The course proceeds by examining sociolinguistic diversity both in Turkey and around the globe.

ELT 437 - Literature and Language Teaching 

The primary purpose of this course is to introduce students to various approaches to the integration of literary texts into EFL/ESL contexts. For that purpose, this course firstly aims to raise the students’ awareness of the various definitions of the term ‘literature’. Secondly, it concentrates on the analysis of literary texts originally produced in English in order to illustrate how those texts can be used to build up language awareness in learners of English. Throughout this course, students will explore different approaches to using literature with learners of various ages and levels, examining ways in which the teaching of literature and language can be integrated while exploring theoretical and practical dimensions of using literature in the EFL/ESL classroom.

ELT 438 - Introduction to Translation Studies

This course treats the art of translation from the dual perspectives of theory and practice. In the course, various theoretical topics influencing the translator's choices will be addressed and students' abilities of problem-solving and critical thinking will be improved via various translation activities.

Statistics

 Basic statistical techniques for carrying out an educational research. Coding and entering data, use of descriptive statistics for data tabulation and summarization. Percentiles and standard scores, normal distribution, sampling distribution and central limit theorem, correlation and simple linear regression analysis, hypothesis testing for one and two sample cases, z, t, F, chi-square distributions, one and two way analyses of variance. 

Psychology for Language Teaching
 
This course aims to introduce students to the basic concepts and principles of language teaching. In addition to the schools of thought and their impact on language teaching, the role of sociolinguistics and psychology in language teaching and different teaching methods will also be taken in. Students will be introduced to the manifold classroom strategies, teaching aids, the lesson plan to teach the language skills and different genres, and also the process of testing and evaluation.
 
ELT203 - Translation Methods
 
Practice roles of linguistic concepts in the process of translation from English to Turkish, Turkish to English. Explore the changing landscapes of translation and interpreting studies. Learn theories and approaches of translation studies. Practice translating different genres by using multilingual corpora in translation studies.
 
ELT 134 - English for Specific Purposes
 
This course will provide instruction in academic and professional language for non-native speakers of English. Emphasis is placed on development of integrated language use for carrying out a specific academic task. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate improved language skills for participation and success within the particular topic area.

ELT 132 - Lexicology
 
Lexicology as the area of language study concerned with the nature, meaning and the use of words, word elements and vocabulary. To gain insights into systemic organization of the lexicon, its structure and relations, give an understanding of non-isomorphic relations between languages at the level of lexicon, improve skills of work with a dictionary, skills of applying theoretical principles in practice (translation), and provide basic skills of practical work in further individual careers in language-related areas.

Curriculum Development
 
This course is designed to assist students in developing those skills essential for curriculum restructuring, planning, and implementation at the school site. Three essential processes, curriculum development, assessment, and instruction will be considered with respect to relevant theory, research, and practice.  Emphasis is placed on the role of responsible leadership in assuring that these processes function effectively.  Field experiences designed to provide a clinical setting for the demonstration of theory applied to practice will be an integral part of the course.

ELT407 - The Use of Technology in ELT

Current developments in the use of instructional technology in language teaching; use of computers, interactive video, television and video in language teaching; approaches to the design, evaluation, development and application of English language teaching courseware by using instructional technology.