These courses will be focused on both practicing and enhancing the use of English language in academic life and research. The teaching practices will be focused more on improving academic skills such as writing a research paper, citation, giving presentations and organizing a speech.

Course Outcomes:

  • Practicing and enhancing the use of English language for effective academic communication
  • Developing critical and analytical skills
  • Acquiring presentation and communication skills for academic ideas
  • Acquiring pre-reading skills, critical reading skills and note-taking skills for research projects
  • Oral presentation and persuasion technique skills

Feyza Özalp Instructor Feyza Ozalp holds a PhD degree in Science of Arts. She has worked at the university level for over 20 years. Her academic interests include instructional design, content-based curriculum design, ESP course design, critical and analytical thinking in the English language classroom as well as literature, philosophy and arts.
Detailed Course Information

These courses will focus on a common core of skills in order to practice and enhance the use of English Language for a more effective academic communication. The teaching practices will be focused more on improving academic skills such as processing information, building critical and analytical skills through the research and evaluation of existing academic work as well as presenting and communicating academic ideas.

The study method will primarily be seminars and tutorials. Activities will include teacher input as well as individual and group work involving evaluating texts, analysis of published literature, mini presentations of research and discussions.

The main focus of Reading sessions will be on choosing the right texts for research project at hand, pre-reading skills, critical reading skills and taking notes from a reading texts or annotating texts.

The Listening sessions will mostly highlight the note-taking skills. It will also focus on decoding and fostering understanding of lecture content, planning, monitoring and evaluating the listening process.

The Speaking component of the ELC Programme aims to give participants an opportunity to develop and strengthen skills required for recognizing cultural conventions and speech, verbal and nonverbal messages, and techniques of oral presentation and persuasion.

Courses Offered in the Summer 2021 Term

Please note that this content is tentative and is subject to change.

Reading Course 1

– understanding and critically interpreting written language including structurally challenging texts.

– developing analysis of texts to locate relevant details.


Date: June 25, 2021, Friday – 10.00-13.30
Duration: 3 hours*
Fee: 500 TL

Reading Course 2

– understanding of the implicit meaning and implied attitudes.

– strategies to enable participants with referencing skills


Date: June 26, 2021, Saturday – 10.00-13.30
Duration: 3 hours*
Fee: 500 TL

Use of English Course 1

– sentence structure

– practicing with compound and complex sentences

– word order in the compound and complex sentences


Date: July 2, 2021, Friday- 10.00-13.30
Duration: 3 hours*
Fee: 500 TL

Use of English Course 2

– verb forms

– agreement

– language for emphasis


Date: July 3, 2021, Saturday- 10.00-13.30
Duration: 3 hours*
Fee: 500 TL

Listening Course 1

– listening academic or professional lectures/excerpts/conversations to identify gist, detail, purposes and key ideas and distinguish between fact and opinion


Date: June 25, 2021, Friday – 15.00-17.15
Duration: 2 hours*
Fee: 350 TL

Listening Course 2

– recognising changes of intonation, pitch and/or stress that affect the meaning

– understanding ideas, arguments and descriptions in lectures/excerpts/conversations of considerable complexity


Date: June 26, 2021, Saturday – 15.00-17.15
Duration: 2 hours*
Fee: 350 TL

Vocabulary Course 1

– guessing meaning from context

– vocabulary required for processes/trends


Date: July 2, 2021, Friday – 15.00-17.15
Duration: 2 hours*
Fee: 350 TL

Vocabulary Course 2

– vocabulary retention

– phrasal in academic research

– collocations


Date: July 3, 2021, Saturday – 15.00-17.15
Duration: 2 hours*
Fee: 350 TL

Speaking

– pronunciation

– tips for communicating in all situations using a very wide range of language functions


Date: July 9, 2021, Friday – 10.00-13.30
Duration: 2 hours*
Fee: 350 TL

Presentation Skills

– tips for produce clearly flowing, well-structured speech for presentations

– what to expect during Q&A sessions


Date: July 9, 2021, Friday – 10.00-13.30
Duration: 3 hours*
Fee: 500 TL

* Participant will be able to request up to 30-minute one-on-one office hour from the instructor for each course enrolled.

Course Schedule

 

Fridays Saturdays
25 June  26 June
10:00 – 11:00 Reading 1 Reading 2
11:15 – 12:15 Reading 1 Reading 2
12:30 – 13:30 Reading 1 Reading 2
15:00 – 16:00 Listening 1 Listening 2
16:15 – 17:15 Listening 1 Listening 2
2 July 3 July
10:00 – 11:00 Use of English 1 Use of English 2
11:15 – 12:15 Use of English 1 Use of English 2
12:30 – 13:30 Use of English 1 Use of English 2
15:00 – 16:00 Vocabulary 1 Vocabulary 2
16:15 – 17:15 Vocabulary 1 Vocabulary 2
9 July 10 July
10:00 – 11:00 Presentation Skills Tutorials
11:15 – 12:15 Presentation Skills
12:30 – 13:30 Presentation Skills
13:45 – 14:45
15:00 – 16:00 Speaking
16:15 – 17:15 Speaking
17:30 – 18:30
18:45 – 19:45
20:00 – 21:00