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Modern Languages

School of Foreign Languages, Department of Modern Languages provides compulsory English courses to under-graduate and post graduate students assisting them with the four-year education programme which is in English language, to make them be able to follow the curriculum. As the importance of learning foreign languages have been increasing rapidly and since English is the common language of the world in communicating both scientifically and academically, the significance of functional use of it cannot be ignored.

From this point of view, the main principle of Modern Languages Department is to develop students’ academic reading, writing and speaking skills, and to make them be successful in their professional career by using these skills.

Students in the Department of Foreign Languages gain foreign language skills with the help of academic staff who adopt a teaching-learning atmosphere where student-centred understanding, creative and critical thinking are used rather than traditional education methods. While students read the given passages that include academic subjects, they develop their strategies of reading reports and articles by analyzing. Besides it is aimed in these courses that students develop necessary skills in the direction of process writing approach about summarizing, synthesizing, analyzing, writing reports and academic writing.

The students are encouraged to use their whole cognitive abilities by using writing statement approach which is focused on the process and in this process; the lecturers show the ways and the techniques that they should follow in their writing. The courses also aim to teach the students to be aware of their own mistakes.

Students are trained to reflect their knowledge and skills in carrying out departmental reports and research. In this process, the students acquire skills to cite from academic and scientific studies that are written by scholars. The students are also taught to analyse numerical data by using interpretation skill. Moreover, the students search their presentation topics by using different sources. They make their presentation effectively by using visual aids after searching from the internet and other sources.