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 - MEF UNIVERSITY ELT COURSE DESCRIPTIONS -
 
GC101- Study and Research Skills
 
This course aims to introduce students to the essential basics of conducting original research in their own fields. Students are expected to engage in data collection and conduct small-scale data analysis, which will lead to the production of a full-length research paper at the end of term.
 
ELT105 - 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.
 
ELT104 - Language Use and Communicative Competence I
 
This course develops awareness of the form, meaning and use of selected grammar areas and explores options for analyzing how context affects the selection, deployment and interpretation of language forms in natural and academic discourse in oral, aural and written communication. The emphasis throughout is on reflection and discussion of language and production of good practice in advanced level academic demonstrated both in oral and written mediums. There is a special focus on complex sentences, on subordination, on gerunds and infinitives, and on active and passive voices. Emphasis is placed on as coherence, transitions, and control of tense shifts and on meta-cognitive skills needed to analyze and explain grammatical structures and usage through reinforcement of language competence in areas of listening, reading, writing, speaking and vocabulary.
 
ELT101 - 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.
 
TURK111 - Turkish Language and Literature I

The characteristics, rules and basic grammar are given in this course. Practical work is carried to improve the students’ comprehension, writing and speaking skills. At the end of this course, the student will use language effectively and fluently; know Turkish language's pronunciation features; discuss a matter in a speech; apply effective presentation techniques and learn writing rules and punctuation.
 
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 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
 
GE 101 - Introduction to University Life
 
It introduces students to academic, personal, and leadership skills necessary for success in their discipline and at the university. The course will facilitate students’ adjustment and social integration into the University, develop students’ understanding of the learning process, and help students acquire essential college survival skills.
 
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 English language is used, and expose the students to the practice of integrating literature in English language teaching.
 
ELT104 - Language Use and Communicative Competence 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.
 
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.
 
EDS206 - Instructional Technology & Material Design
 
Characteristics of various instructional technologies, the place and the use of technologies in instructional process, development of teaching materials through instructional technologies (worksheets, transparencies, slides, videotapes, computer-based instructional material, etc.), assessment of various teaching materials. 
 
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.
 
Elective I: 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.
 
Elective II: 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.
 
ELT201 - Approaches to ELT I

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.  
 
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.
 
ELT205 - Introduction to Linguistics
 
Creating an 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 situation.
 
GC203 - Drama
 
This course studies the characteristics of drama as a type of literature, types of drama and major trends in modern drama through close reading and analysis of plays from the Renaissance through the modern period by such playwrights as Marlowe, Shakespeare, Chekhov, Beckett and Ayckbourn. In this course, students will study and identify the elements of drama that distinguish it from other genres, read and identify individual playwrights representative of diverse theatrical expressions, examine social, religious, and philosophical forces that developed each trend, compare the contents and structures of the selected plays and discuss them in relation to each other. 
 
Second Foreign Language I
 
Depending on the facilities of the department, student teachers may chose to learn one of the following languages to fulfill the second foreign language requirement: German, Russian, Italian, etc. This course is an introduction to the basics of a second foreign language. It aims at providing student teachers with the skills required for basic communication. The aim for student teachers is to understand simple every day dialogues and basic reading texts, express themselves and ask questions in the basic spoken language. To fulfill these aims, dialogues and reading texts are utilized. Student teachers are exposed to the basic structures and vocabulary items of the target language in communicative contexts, but grammar is not the primary focus. Listening is an important component of the course and is integrated especially with speaking. Besides, some insights into the target culture and life style will be given. *This course is prerequisite for Second Foreign Language II and III.
 
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 basics of educational psychology in terms of its definition, significance and implications in education.
 
GC201 - Cultural Skills I
 
There is a chance of better interactions among students, teachers and 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 on the chosen cultural component. They are expected to demonstrate competency by performing and producing in the chosen cultural area.
 
 
Elective III: 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.
 
ELT202 - Approaches to ELT II
 
Continuation of Approaches to ELT I
 
ELT206 - 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.
 
ELT208 - Teaching Language Skills I: Grammar
 
This course concentrates on building language awareness and teaching skills through a detailed study of techniques and stages of teaching grammar 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 proficiency levels.
 
GC202 - Cultural Skills II
 
In this course, prospective teachers will continue to develop their knowledge and skills in a cultural area that they are supposed to choose in “Cultural Skills I” which was described as: There is a chance of better interactions among students, teachers and 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 on the chosen cultural component. They are expected to demonstrate competency by performing and producing in the chosen cultural area.
 
 
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 life style will be given through the use of authentic materials. *This course is prerequisite for second foreign language III
 
EDS304 - Guidance for Students

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. 
 
Elective IV: 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. 
 
EDS311 - Special Teaching Methods I
 
This course will enable students to explore theories, pedagogical considerations and current methodology in the teaching of reading, speaking, listening, thinking and writing visualizing, and visually representing for second languages and targeted cultures. The five critical components of reading instruction (phonemic awareness, phonics and word study, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension) will frame the study of learners of second languages. An emphasis will be placed on developing interpersonal communication skills of the beginning and intermediate ESL students.
 
 
EDS202 - Turkish Educational System and School Administration
 
This course is designed for prospective teachers to develop the perception and skills related to education systems, Turkish Education System, and school management. It aims to increase understanding of Turkish Education System and other basic concept of education management such as organizational structure, organizational culture, motivation, leadership, decision-making, communication, organizational change, finance, and personnel administration. 
 
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.
 
ELT303 - Teaching Language Skills II: 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 proficiency levels.
 
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.
 
ELT301 - 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 develop 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.
 
ELT304 - Teaching Language Skills III: 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 the language skills above with adherence to principles of lesson planning and techniques of the specific skills for a variety proficiency levels.
 
EDS303 - Community Service
 
In cooperation with national non-governmental organizations, throughout this course student teachers participate in community service to meet certain educational and social needs of local communities in order to develop their critical thinking abilities, their commitment and values, and the skills they need for effective citizenship. Driven by a philosophy of experiential learning, student teachers may take a service or a project option. For the former option, student teachers are to commit to a minimum 15 hours of community service during the term at an approved nonprofit community based agency. For the latter option, with the guidance of a mentor, student teachers are expected to develop and implement small-scale educational problem-based projects in cooperation with primary and secondary level educational institutions in their local surroundings.

EDS312 - Special Teaching Methods II
 
Continuation of Special Teaching Methods I
 
ELT305 - 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. 
 
Elective V: 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.
 
ELT302 - Internship II: Teaching Assistantship
 
Continuation of internship I
 
ELT403 - Testing and Evaluation in ELT
 
Types of tests; test preparation techniques for the purpose of measuring various English language skills; the practice of preparing various types of questions; evaluation and analysis techniques; statistical calculations.
 
ELT405 - 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.
 
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.
 
ELT409 - Educational Research I
 
Basic concepts, steps and procedures in analyzing quantitative data; preparing open and close ended data for computer entry; processing data using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS); determining appropriate statistical procedures; interpreting statistical data and preparing them for presentation.
 
HISTR211 - Principles of Ataturk History of Turkish Republic I
 

A history of the foundation of the Turkish Republic in the light of Kemal Ataturk`s principles.
 
ELT401 - Internship III: Teaching Practice
 
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 develop 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.
 
EDS401 - 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 in 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 awareness of teacher-parent cooperation in maintaining effective teaching and learning processes. Besides, they examine classroom management issues for developing a critical perspective to classroom management strategies and value teaching ethics and conduct ethical decisions in the instructional process.

EDS301 - Special Education
 
Teaching English to students with special needs: overview of the history of special education, definitions, characteristics, theoretical perspectives; classroom management and educational programming in special education. 
 
ELT404 - Language Acquisition
 
Theories, comparison, and illustration of native and foreign languages; stages of language development and acquisition; learning grammar and other components of language; models of foreign language learning; learner characteristics; using language and learning stages and processes in the teaching of a foreign language.
 
ELT410 - Educational Research II
 
Continuation of Educational Research I
 
 
HISTR212 - Principles of Ataturk History of Turkish Republic II
 
Continuation of PAHTR I
 
ELT402 - Internship IV: Teacher Candidacy
 
Continuation of internship III
 
 
 
 

Sosyal Medya