School Of Foreign Languages Administration & Academic Board

Dr. Leyla Silman Karanfil
School of Foreign Languages Director

Undergraduate: Hacettepe University
Graduate: Gazi University
Ph.D.: University of Sheffield

Zehra Gören
English Preparatory Program Coordinator (A)

Undergraduate: İstanbul University
Graduate: İstanbul University

Dr. Gamze Öncül
Modern Languages Program Coordinator

Undergraduate: Ankara University
Graduate: Hacettepe University
Ph.D.: Hacettepe University

Filiz Korkmaz Odabaşı
English Preparatory Program Representative

Undergraduate: METU

Mehmet Durmaz
Modern Languages Program Representative

Undergraduate: METU
Graduate: METU NCC
Ph.D: Eastern Mediterrenenan University (in progress)

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Contact: +90 392 661 2800

The School of Foreign Languages Academic Board is composed of the Coordinator of the  English Preparatory Program, the Coordinator of the Modern Languages Program, and two instructors elected by full time SFL staff. It is chaired by the Director. The SFL Academic Board oversees the coordination and implementation of the educational activities of the English Preparatory Program and Modern Languages Program, and offers suggestions. It takes decisions regarding the preparation and implementation of these educational activities. The Board provides viewpoints to the METU Northern Cyprus Campus President on these matters both by referring to and revising existing regulations. Most frequent types of applications processed by the Academic Board are:


  • Recruitment of new instructors,
  • Instructors' application for promotion,
  • Students' application for yearly leave,
  • Applications to conduct research at SFL,
  • Instructors' attendance to scientific meetings.