Foreign Language Education Department

FLED / Foreign Language Education

Department Chair : Prof. Ayşe Gürel

The Department of Foreign Language Education offers a B.A. program in English Language Education and graduate programs leading to M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in English Language Education.        

The basic components of the undergraduate program consist of professional courses including methodological and pedagogical approaches to foreign language teaching as well as raising students’ awareness of the English language system. The Department of Foreign Language Education provides courses related to second language acquisition and second language teaching methodology and organizes practice teaching in selected schools. Other courses of the program are offered by various departments of the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Through elective courses, students are provided with opportunities to pursue individual interests in various cultural and professional subjects.         

The objective of the graduate programs is to equip the students with advanced and specialized knowledge in the field and to help them acquire skills for research. A well-balanced emphasis on theory and application is maintained throughout the programs. The graduates of the MA program are expected to engage in teaching or research activities and develop adequate motivation for more advanced graduate work in the field, while those with a Ph.D. degree will choose to pursue academic careers at universities. Both M.A. and Ph.D. programs are carried out in accordance with the regulations of the Institute of Social Sciences.

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