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Modern Languages Department

School of Foreign Languages, Department of Modern Languages presents compulsory English courses in four terms during under-graduate and post graduate students’ four-year education which is in English language, to make them be able to follow the curriculum. As the importance of learning foreign language has 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 by 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. It is aimed to teach the students to be aware of their own mistakes. At the same time, The Department of Modern Languages provides ESP (English Specific Purposes) courses to the students to be more effective and successful in their department courses. It is aimed to teach and use technical terms related to their department. In this respect, the goal of our department is to help them understand their courses better.

Students are prepared to use their ability and knowledge in their reports and researches related to their departments. In this process, the students can also cite from academic and scientific studies that are written by experts. 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 form the internet and other sources.