As far as the preparatory year is concerned, the students' performance in the Proficiency or Placement exam determines the course that they will take during the first semester. The course that they will take during the second semester depends on how well they complete the requirements of their first semester course. Where the Administration sees it appropriate, students whose in-semester achievement grade is borderline are given the Achievement Test at the end of the first semester and are placed in the appropriate group according to their performance on this test.
Instruction at the School of Foreign Languages for the preparatory year lasts for 16 weeks. All the courses offered are held five days a week with students at intermediate and upper-intermediate levels attending a daily total of 4 hours classes adding up to 20 hours of instruction per week. At beginner's and pre-intermediate levels, the students attend a daily total of 6 hours of classes, which adds up to 30 hours per week, the students at the elementary level attend a daily total of 4 hours summing up to 20 hours of instruction per week, and the students at the advanced level attend a daily total of 3 hours adding up to 15 hours per week.
The first, second and third year courses, which aim at improving various language skills, are compulsory for all for all students except those that are exempted by the English Proficiency Exam. The rules for exemptions can be found at the English Proficiency Exam page.
ENGL 011 Beginner's Level
The initial 270 hours of this 480-hour course is designed to equip students with the basic language and vocabulary required for them to practice academic skills. Practice in listening, speaking, reading and writing is provided for language reinforcement purposes. The remaining contact hours are dedicated to introducing students to reading, listening, writing and speaking for academic purposes.
ENGL 012 Pre-Intermediate Level
This second semester 480-hour course, which is designed as the continuation of the 011 course, aims to bring the students to a level that will enable them to fulfill the requirements of their first-year courses. The focus is on practicing academic skills, namely reading, listening, writing and speaking, to complete a given task. Further language and vocabulary reinforcement is provided through exposure to academic texts, both written and spoken.
ENGL 021 Elementary Level
This 320-hour course is designed so as to provide students with 150 hours of initial language and vocabulary input during which practice in listening, speaking, reading and writing is provided for language reinforcement purposes. This initial stage is followed by practice in reading, listening, writing and speaking for academic purposes.
ENGL 022 Intermediate Level
This 320-hour course is to follow-up to the 021 course. The aim is to provide students with further language practice through exposure to advanced-level spoken and written texts. The course is designed so that there is ample opportunity for the students to further practice in an integrated way the academic skills that they will need in order to fulfill the requirements of their first-year courses.
ENGL 031 Intermediate Level
In this 320-hour course, the students are introduced to the academic skills that will be required of them during their first-year courses. These skills include reading for academic purposes, listening and note-taking, writing short texts based on information from their readings and listening input as well as speaking. While practicing these skills, the students are also provided with the opportunity to expand their knowledge of language use and vocabulary.
ENGL 032 Upper-Intermediate Level
This 320-hour course, which is the continuation of the 031 course, aims at bringing the students to a proficiency level that matches that required by the departments. The primary objective of this course is to enable students to purposefully use language through skills integration. Language and vocabulary are treated as a vehicle to extract meaning and facilitate task completion.
ENGL 041 Upper-Intermediate Level
This 320-hour course is designed to cater for the needs of upper-intermediate level students whose proficiency level is only slightly below that required by the university. The aim of this course is to provide students with meaningful language practice through the use of tasks which require them to put into practice the academic skills that they will need to use during their freshman year.
ENGL 042 Advanced Level
Advanced level is a 240-hour program designed for 041 students with 75 average or above in the first semester. This program is based on portfolio system which promotes autonomous learning.
ENGL 101 Development of Reading and Writing Skills I (4-0)4
The course reinforces academic reading skills (finding the main idea, skimming, scanning, inferring information, guessing vocabulary from context, etc.) through reading selections on a variety of topics. It also aims at developing critical thinking, which enables students to respond to the ideas in a well organized written format. Other reading related writing skills such as paraphrasing and summarizing are also dealt with.
ENGL 102 Development of Reading and Writing Skills II (4-0)4
The course reinforces academic writing skills. In this course students write different types of essays based on the ideas they are exposed to in the reading selections. The emphasis is on the writing process in which students go through many stages from brainstorming and outlining to producing a complete documented piece of writing.
ENGL 211 Academic Oral Presentation Skills (3-0)3
The course aims at developing oral presentation skills. To this end, students are engaged in classroom discussions following advanced reading texts on a variety of topics. In the course students study effective presentation techniques, do extensive reading and carry out research to give presentations of different functions with mature content and topical vocabulary.
Prerequisite: ENGL 101 and 102.
ENGL 311 Advanced Communication Skills (3-0)3
This is a course designed to develop communication skills in a business context. The course is divided into two parts, namely job-seeking skills (CV and application letter writing, interview skills, etc.) and on-the-job skills. Emphasis is given to accuracy, fluency and effectiveness of students in certain business tasks such as socializing, telephoning, presenting information, holding meetings, etc.
Prerequisite: ENGL 101, 102 and 211.
ENG213 Creative Nonfiction (3-0)3
In this class, students will explore the theory and practice of creative nonfiction by reading and writing in a variety of forms, including list essay, memoir, travel writing and personal essay. Students will also learn the core elements of nonfiction such as voice, character, point of view and scene.
ENG411 English In The Media (3-0)3
Intermediate-advanced work on English as it is used in the international media by native writers/speakers, in a variety of different registers such as newscasts (CNN and BBC), video documentaries, popular sit-coms and authentic unabridged texts. Emphasis will be on language and on critical thinking.Students will have some autonomy and flexibility in their choice of learning strategies, themes and registers, and in turn, they will make on-going, active contribution to the course.
ENGL312 Conversational English (3-0)3
The overall aim of this course is to develop students’ speaking skills both in academic and non-academic contexts and to enable them to speak spontaneously, confidently, fluently, and in the appropriate manner. Another aim is to increase their awareness on the different aspects of English language.
GRM 201 Basic German I (4-0)4
An introduction to the basic structures of spoken and written German.
GRM 202 Basic German II (4-0)4
A continuation of GRM 202.
Prerequisite: GRM 201 or proficiency at GRM 201 level
GRM 203 Intermediate German I (4-0)4
Intermediate German for Science and the Social Sciences.
Prerequisite: GRM 202 or proficiency at GRM 202 level
GRM 204 Intermediate German II (4-0)4
A continuation of GRM 203.
Prerequisite: GRM 203 or proficiency at GRM 203 level
GRM 205 Advanced German (4-0)4
Advanced German for Science and the Social Sciences.
Prerequisite: GRM 204 or proficiency at GRM 204 level
GRM 206 Advanced German II (4-0)4
A continuation of GRM 205.
Prerequisite: GRM 205 or proficiency at GRM 205 level
FRN 201 Beginning French I (4-0)4
An introduction to basic spoken and written French.
FRN 202 Beginning French II (4-0)4
A continuation of FRN 201.
Prerequisite: FRN 201 or consent of the instructor
FRN 203 Intermediate French I (4-0)4
Further reinforcement of basic French.
Prerequisite: FRN 202 or proficiency at FRN 202 level
FRN 204 Intermediate French II (4-0)4
The final stage in the development of knowledge of basic French.
Prerequisite: FRN 203 or proficiency at FRN 203 level
FRN 205 Advanced French (4-0)4
Authentic texts of different genres will be used for the improvement of reading, listening and vocabulary skills. Reading related writing will also be practiced.
Prerequisite: FRN 204
FRN 206 Turkish – French Translation (4-0)4
Study of structures specific to diplomatic and commercial / technical French. Translation of diplomatic andcommercial / technical texts into French.
Prerequisite: FRN 204 or proficiency at FRN 204 level
SPN 201 Basic Spanish I (4-0)4
An introduction to basic spoken and written Spanish.
SPN 202 Basic Spanish II (4-0)4
A continuation of SPN 201.
Prerequisite: SPN 201 or proficiency at SPN 201 level
SPN 203 Intermediate Spanish I (4-0)4
Further reinforcement of basic Spanish.
Prerequisite: SPN 202 or proficiency at SPN 202 level
SPN 204 Intermediate Spanish II (4-0)4
A continuation of SPN 203.
Prerequisite: SPN 203 or proficiency at SPN 203 level
SPN 205 Advanced Spanish (4-0)4
Taking reading, writing, speaking and listening skills to the next level.
Prerequisite: SPN 204 or proficiency at SPN 204 level
SPN 206 Spanish Culture and Comunicative Skills (4-0)4
In depth study of the culture in Spanish speaking countries and comunicative skills
Prerequisite: SPN 205 or proficiency at SPN 205 level