Course Descrıptıons

STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAM

 

1.    ELS LANGUAGE PROGRAM

The Program at the English Language School runs on a modular system which encourages student motivation and enables students to fully acquire the necessary skills. There are five modules or levels; Beginner, Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate and Upper-Intermediate. At the end of the first four levels, students who get 65 out of 100 points pass on to the next level. Upper-Intermediate level, students who get 75 out of 100 points go on with their undergraduate studies. Students who cannot get 75 points may take the TEDU EPE (English Proficiency Exam) and if they are successful, they also go on with their undergraduate studies. Since the program is modular, a student who is not able to complete a module successfully will have to repeat it. A student who begins at Beginner level is required to attend a summer term as well. This gives this student the chance to pass onto his/her faculty in one year. Students, who are not able to pass on to their undergraduate studies the first year, may attend our school for another semester or year depending on their levels.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

MAINSTREAM COURSES:

 MODULE 1: ENG 011 BEGINNER (7 weeks x 22 hours a week = 154 hours)

In this course, students are given extensive language input and they learn basic grammar structures and high frequency vocabulary, read a variety of short simple texts of about 150-300 words and are expected to understand the general message and find main ideas and specific information in a text. They listen to short simple extracts and mini texts of about 1-3 minutes and they are expected to recognize familiar words and basic phrases and understand main points in a short simple listening text, acquire confidence in writing by forming short sentences and writing short simple texts of about 100-150 words. They are also expected to interact in a simple way and handle short social exchanges, learn to ask and answer simple questions and exchange information on familiar topics and make short contributions in a small discussion.

MODULE 2: ENG 021 ELEMENTARY (7 weeks x 22 hours a week = 154 hours)

In this course, students are given extensive language input and they learn basic grammar structures and high frequency vocabulary, read a variety of short simple texts of about 300-500 words and are expected to understand the general message and find main ideas and specific information in a text. They listen to short simple extracts and mini texts of about 3-5 minutes and they are expected to recognize familiar words and basic phrases and understand main points in a short simple listening text, acquire confidence in writing by forming short sentences and writing short simple texts of about 150-200 words. They are also expected to interact in a simple way and handle short social exchanges, learn to ask and answer simple questions and exchange information on familiar topics and make short contributions in a small discussion.

MODULE 3: ENG 031 PRE-INTERMEDIATE (7 weeks x 20 hours a week = 140 hours)

In this course, students are given extensive language input and they learn basic grammar structures and high frequency vocabulary, read a variety of short simple texts of about 500-600 words and are expected to understand the general message and find main ideas and specific information in a text. They listen to short simple extracts and mini texts of about 5-6 minutes and they are expected to recognize familiar words and basic phrases and understand main points in a short simple listening text, acquire confidence in writing by forming short sentences and writing short simple texts of about 200-250 words. They are also expected to interact in a simple way and handle short social exchanges, learn to ask and answer simple questions and exchange information on familiar topics and make short contributions in a small discussion.

MODULE 4: ENG 041 INTERMEDIATE (7 weeks x 20 hours a week = 140 hours)

In this course, students are given extensive language input and they learn basic grammar structures and high frequency vocabulary, read a variety of short simple texts of about 600-800 words and are expected to understand the general message and find main ideas and specific information in a text. They listen to short simple extracts and mini texts of about 6-8 minutes and they are expected to recognize familiar words and basic phrases and understand main points in a short simple listening text, acquire confidence in writing by forming short sentences and writing short simple texts of about 250-350 words. They are also expected to interact in a simple way and handle short social exchanges, learn to ask and answer simple questions and exchange information on familiar topics and make short contributions in a small discussion.

MODULE 5: ENG 051 UPPER  (13 weeks x 20 hours a week = 260 hours)

                   ENG 061 UPPER (7 weeks x 20 hours a week = 140 hours)

In this course, students are given extensive language input and they learn basic grammar structures and high frequency vocabulary, read a variety of short simple texts of about 800-1000 words and are expected to understand the general message and find main ideas and specific information in a text. They listen to short simple extracts and mini texts of about 8-15 minutes and they are expected to recognize familiar words and basic phrases and understand main points in a short simple listening text, acquire confidence in writing by forming short sentences and writing short simple texts of about 350-500 words. They are also expected to interact in a simple way and handle short social exchanges, learn to ask and answer simple questions and exchange information on familiar topics and make short contributions in a small discussion.

 

REPEAT COURSES:

BEGINNER REPEAT 012 (7 weeks x 20 hours a week = 140 hours)

ELEMENTARY REPEAT 022 (7 weeks x 20 hours a week = 140 hours)

PRE-INTERMEDIATE REPEAT 032 (7 weeks x 20 hours a week = 140 hours)

INTERMEDIATE REPEAT 042 (7 weeks x 20 hours a week = 140 hours)

UPPER REPEAT 052 (13 weeks x 20 hours a week = 260 hours)

Repeat programs aim at improving students’ language skills by taking their weaknesses into consideration. It is assumed that these students don’t need to be presented the grammar subjects and the skills strategies from scratch, but they need to practice producing the language using these grammar subjects or practice skills strategies.

 

Students who successfully complete their studies at TED University English Language School will be able to;

  • take notes on the lectures, texts and conversations they listen to by distinguishing between main ideas and details,
  • write a summary by using the notes they have taken while listening to the lectures, texts and conversations,
  • ask and answer questions by reflecting on the lectures, texts and conversations they listen to,
  • write a summary of the main ideas in the texts they have read,
  • evaluate the ideas in the reading and listening texts both orally and in written from by using critical thinking skills,
  • synthesize ideas from different reading and listening texts by using their own words,
  • express their own ideas in written and oral form by using a variety of language structures and vocabulary items,
  • take part in academic and social conversations and group discussions.