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Principles

Foreign Languages and English Preparatory School acknowledges the following as its principles;

  • Adapting its education system to European Union standards, making its programs adaptable to the Common European Framework for Language, and continuously renovating itself;
  • Helping students who completed Preparatory School and started studying in their departments for their foreign language needs in academic setting via Foreign Languages Division;
  • Using English as the medium of instruction in both Preparatory School and Foreign Languages Division where support is provided for programs whose medium of instruction is also English; using Turkish as the medium of instruction in Turkish Preparatory School and Turkish classes; using the target language as medium of instructions in other offered courses;
  • Making sure the rules, regulations and university by-laws are followed in students' lateral and vertical transfers between programs; 
  • Based on each individual can be educated, can learn and improve principle; providing opportunities for students to continue their education in groups with similar language skills;
  • Organizing courses and source books based on student-centred, cooperated learning, constructive education approach and benefitting from computer technologies;
  • Developing an understanding towards skills, concepts and life through course programs;
  • Implementing programs considering flexible and individual differences through individualized educational programs;
  • Determining the books to be used in courses, among those meeting the Common European Framework for Languages criteria, by taking the needs of students and Faculty/Department into consideration by school administration and teachers;
  • Developing understanding skills and analytical thinking rather than memorizing and recalling information;
  • Establishing alternative measurement and assessment methods (student's portfolio or process-oriented writing) in addition to tests and exam;
  • Implementing constructivism rather than plain lecture in teaching;
  • Aiming student-centred teaching rather than teacher, program-based, book-bound and exam-centred teaching;
  • Taking teaching based on individual differences as foundation instead of average student type-based teaching;
  • Implementing programs in a flexible manner instead of strict practices;
  • Fostering collaborative learning instead of competitive and individual learning;
  • Considering the demands of the technology age, encouraging the use of computer technologies in all programs to improve the computer skills of students and using this in foreign language learning in a creative manner;
  • Including the cultural, social and environmental issues of any foreign language taught in program and course books;
  • Following the exemption criteria decided in collaboration with Faculties, Departments and Schools in exemptions from foreign language education programs.