Institute of Graduate Studies and Research

English Language Teaching (MA)

Duration 2 Years
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About the Program

The M.A. in ELT Program, which is accredited by the Higher Education, Planning, Accreditation and Coordination Council (Northern Cyprus) and the Higher Education Council of the Turkish Republic provides graduate students with the opportunity to specialize in the teaching of English in primary schools, secondary schools and higher education institutions. The program aims to enable graduate students to:
-enhance their teaching skills in ELT,
-improve their knowledge and skills in ELT syllabus design,
-study and evaluate current second language research studies,
-gain the competence needed to carry out necessary studies for the improvement of the quality of English Language Teaching,
-learn the most recent advances in the methods of foreign and second language teaching,
-design and evaluate new techniques and classroom activities in teaching English.

Education Opportunities

The M.A. in ELT Program of the Institute of Graduate Studies and Research, CIU hosts students from diverse countries. All classrooms used for the M.A. in ELT program are equipped with interactive touch panel boards, which provide web-based resources and contribute to the enhancement of learning. The university library has a special unit for ELT books and related resources. In addition to the department courses, students of the program benefit from diverse lectures, workshops and seminars delivered by ELT experts. Students have the opportunity to participate in student engagement projects or some other extracurricular activities that they would enjoy.

CIU Campus Students

Career Areas

The M.A. in ELT graduates can work in the fields of curriculum development, teacher training, administration, and materials writing as well as in the field of teaching English as a foreign or second language at private or state schools and especially at higher education institutions. M.A. in ELT graduates have the opportunity to enroll in a Ph.D. program and to carry out further study in the field of ELT.ay.

Contact

Institute of Graduate Studies and Research
Education and Graduate Sciences Center, GE106
Tel: +90 392 671 1111 Extension: 2214-2228
Institute E-mail: ciu-institute@ciu.edu.tr

Compulsory modules

First Semester
SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

Course code

ELTE502

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
TEFL METHODOLOGY

Course code

ELTE505

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
İkinci Dil Öğretim Yöntemleri
SEMINAR

Course code

ELTE590

Credit

0

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

4
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ELECTIVE

Course code

ELTE5X1

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ELECTIVE

Course code

ELTE5X2

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ELECTIVE

Course code

ELTE5X3

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ELECTIVE

Course code

ELTE5X4

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ELECTIVE

Course code

ELTE5X5

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Second Semester
THESIS

Course code

ELTE500

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

65

Optional modules

TEACHING ENGLISH TO YOUNG LEARNERS

Course code

ELTE516

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
LANGUAGE TESTING

Course code

ELTE506

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
CURRICULUM DESIGN AND EVALUATION

Course code

ELTE511

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
APPLIED LİNGUISTICS FOR LANGUAGE TEACHERS

Course code

ELTE521

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
RESEARCH METHODS IN ELT

Course code

ELTE513

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
DISCOURSE ANALYSIS

Course code

ELTE509

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
SHORT STORY ANALYSIS

Course code

ELLE509

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

LITERATURE IN TEFL

Course code

ELTE510

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
LITERARY AND CULTURAL STUDIES

Course code

ELLE502

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

TEACHING LANGUAGE SKILLS I

Course code

ELTE333

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

This course deals with the basic principles of language teaching, diverse procedures to be used in language teaching, the preparation of language teaching plans in line with diverse language teaching methods, practical suggestions for lesson planning, classroom management and delivering effective lessons, the teaching of pronunciation, listening, reading, speaking, writing, vocabulary, grammar and functions of language. This course also places emphasis on the diverse stages of a lesson plan and the techniques to be followed in lesson planning, the features to be taken into consideration in the preparation of a lesson plan such as age, learners’ level of target language.
METHODOLOGY I

Course code

ELTE254

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

3
Basic concepts related to principles and methods of teaching; teaching-learning principles, models, strategies, methods and techniques; setting goals and objectives in teaching (cognitive, affective and psychomotor goals), selecting and organizing content in teaching and learning; teaching materials; planning teaching and instructional plans; theories and approaches related to teaching (such as teaching through presentation, learning through discovery, research through inquiry learning, programmed instruction, project-based learning, cooperative learning, constructivism), teaching in effective schools, success in learning and teaching; evaluation of classroom learning; teachers' duties and responsibilities in increasing the quality of instructional services, teacher competencies, students’ abilities to apply basic cognitive concepts to teaching plans, physical characteristics of teaching environment.
SPECIAL STUDIES I

Course code

ELTE570

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE

Course code

ELLE501

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

TEACHING LANGUAGE SKILLS II

Course code

ELTE334

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

This course, which is the continuation of ELTE303, deals with the basic principles of language teaching, diverse procedures to be used in language teaching, the preparation of language teaching plans in line with diverse language teaching methods, practical suggestions for lesson planning, classroom management and delivering effective lessons, the teaching of pronunciation, listening, reading, speaking, writing, vocabulary, grammar and functions of language. This course also places emphasis on the diverse stages of a lesson plan and the techniques to be followed in lesson planning, the features to be taken into consideration in the preparation of a lesson plan such as age, learners’ level of target language.
METHODOLOGY II

Course code

ELTE323

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

STYLISTICS

Course code

ELLE505

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

APPROACHES TO ELT I

Course code

ELTE233

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

Rewing language teaching methods is one of the goals of the course. The other goals are designing and conducting needs analysis on language learner needs (e.g.: situational, objective,subjective and language needs), writing objectives that reflect these needs and designing course syllabus at the macro level and micro level; an overview of different lesson stages (i.e.: Presentation, Practice and Production) and approaches to lesson planning and course design; various syllabus types and criteria for the selection of appropriate syllabus type according to the learner needs, learner age and aims of the course; standards-based teaching, proficiency descriptors, English language proficiency standards and guidelines, Common European Framework and the European Language Portfolio; and identity. This course also provides prospective teachers with insights into the behaviour problems occurring commonly in classrooms and to prepare them to be effective managers of their classrooms so that student learning is maximised.
LANGUAGE ACQUISION

Course code

ELTE208

Credit

0

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

This course presents an overview of the theories of first and second language acquisition (e.g.: behaviorism, innatism, information processing, connectionism, the interactionist position) and focuses on the developmental stages and sequences of first and target language acquisition. Case studies, comparative analysis of the use of native and target languages in corpus data (e.g.: CHILDES database), recordings and/or transcriptions of real second language classroom interaction will be employed for the analysis of first and second language acquisition; comparison of second language acquisition in children and in adults; identifying developmental sequences in first language acquisition; stages in second language morpho-syntactic development; processes in second language acquisition; learner characteristics and individual variation in ultimate attainment in second language acquisition (e.g.: role of personality, language aptitude, intelligence, age of acquisition, motivation and attitudes, learner preferences and beliefs); differences between second language acquisition and foreign language learning contexts (e.g.: natural vs. instructional settings). Lectures, group and pair work activities will be utilized.
FOUNDATIONS OF LINGUISTICS

Course code

ELTE518

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

METHODOLOGY-II

Course code

ELTE323

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

6
This course aims to equip prospective teachers of English language with knowledge of the theoretical background and principles of task-based instruction. Accordingly, the course is structured to help prospective teachers to develop skills in setting learning goals, designing and implementing lesson plans in line with the principles of task-based instruction. It also provides an overview of classroom-based research, teacher directed research and action research, diagnosing learners’ language related needs and remedial teaching activities; principles of learner monitoring and role of learner assessment in lesson planning; national and international professional organizations (e.g.: TESOL and INGED) and practical journals (e.g.: English Teaching Forum, ELTJ, TESLJ and TESL Reporter).
PRINCIPLES OF TEACHING AND LEARNING

Course code

ELTE201

Credit

0

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

Rewing language teaching methods is one of the goals of the course. The other goals are designing and conducting needs analysis on language learner needs (e.g.: situational, objective,subjective and language needs), writing objectives that reflect these needs and designing course syllabus at the macro level and micro level; an overview of different lesson stages (i.e.: Presentation, Practice and Production) and approaches to lesson planning and course design; various syllabus types and criteria for the selection of appropriate syllabus type according to the learner needs, learner age and aims of the course; standards-based teaching, proficiency descriptors, English language proficiency standards and guidelines, Common European Framework and the European Language Portfolio; and identity. This course also provides prospective teachers with insights into the behaviour problems occurring commonly in classrooms and to prepare them to be effective managers of their classrooms so that student learning is maximised.
ENGLISH TEACHING PROGRAMS

Course code

ELTE202

Credit

0

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

3
.
BRITISH DRAMA FROM 1950 TO THE PRESENT

Course code

ELLE512

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

SATIRE IN ENGLISH LITERATURE

Course code

ELLE515

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

TEFL METHODOLOGY

Course code

ELTE505

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
İkinci Dil Öğretim Yöntemleri
BRITISH - IRISH DRAMA

Course code

ELLE511

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ENGLISH PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY

Course code

ELTE501

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
APPROACHES TO ELT II

Course code

ELTE234

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

Rewing language teaching methods is one of the goals of the course. The other goals are designing and conducting needs analysis on language learner needs (e.g.: situational, objective,subjective and language needs), writing objectives that reflect these needs and designing course syllabus at the macro level and micro level; an overview of different lesson stages (i.e.: Presentation, Practice and Production) and approaches to lesson planning and course design; various syllabus types and criteria for the selection of appropriate syllabus type according to the learner needs, learner age and aims of the course; standards-based teaching, proficiency descriptors, English language proficiency standards and guidelines, Common European Framework and the European Language Portfolio; and identity. This course also provides prospective teachers with insights into the behaviour problems occurring commonly in classrooms and to prepare them to be effective managers of their classrooms so that student learning is maximised.
COMPARATIVE NOVEL

Course code

ELLE504

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
COMPARATIVE NOVEL
TEACHING ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS-II

Course code

ELTE304

Credit

0

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

4
This course, which is the continuation of ELTE303, deals with the basic principles of language teaching, diverse procedures to be used in language teaching, the preparation of language teaching plans in line with diverse language teaching methods, practical suggestions for lesson planning, classroom management and delivering effective lessons, the teaching of pronunciation, listening, reading, speaking, writing, vocabulary, grammar and functions of language. This course also places emphasis on the diverse stages of a lesson plan and the techniques to be followed in lesson planning, the features to be taken into consideration in the preparation of a lesson plan such as age, learners’ level of target language.
TEACHING ENGLISH TO YOUNG LEARNERS-I

Course code

ELTE301

Credit

0

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Students will understand the differences between young learners (K-6) and learners at other ages (in terms of learning of language structures, skills and sub-skills), misconceptions about young learners; learner styles (e.g. visual, auditory, kinesthetic) and strategies (e.g. meta cognitive, cognitive, socio affective) of young learners; activities (e.g. puzzles, stories, games, simulations) and audio visual aids (e.g. pictures, realia, cartoons, puppets, songs) for the teaching of vocabulary, language skills and structures; selecting and sequencing teaching points and adapting and evaluating materials according to the cognitive and affective development and language level of the learners; classroom management techniques necessary for young learner classrooms.
TEACHING ENGLISH TO YOUNG LEARNERS-II

Course code

ELTE302

Credit

0

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

This course aims to provide teacher candidates with theoretical and practical information on teaching a second/foreign language to young learners. In the course, special emphasis is allocated to teaching the four main language skills to young learners and teacher language use in the classroom. In addition, the course covers issues regarding the assessment of young learners and lesson planning. Participants will prepare lesson plans and present practice lessons on specific subskills. Also, by the end of the course students will be familiar with young learner (K-6) course syllabuses (e.g.: story-based, content-based, theme-based, task-based), effective use of child literature within a chosen syllabus; video recordings of young learner classrooms with reference to classroom management, presentation of language and practice.
SCIENCE FICTION FILM AND LITERATURE

Course code

COMM531

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

10
This course aims to teach students to develop an advanced understanding of critical perspectives in science fiction film and literature. In this context this course focuses on critical skills in thinking about the role of science fiction within contemporary societies. From this point of view, the course examines European and American science fiction literature and film traditions with a special emphasis on cyberpunk literature and films
LISTENING AND PRONUNCIATION II

Course code

ELTE106

Credit

0

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

ELTE 106 is the continuation of the course ELTE 107. The objective of the course is to enable the students to master the segmental and suprasegmental phonemes, develop their listening skills by working on diverse authentic listening texts. This course will also enable the students to recognise the place and the manner of articulation of the sounds in English. The students will be able to analyse the problematic areas regarding the articulation certain sounds. It also aims to enable the students to develop Standard English as much as possible and to equip them with a strong sensitivity towards different accents of English spoken around the world.
DEVELOPING COURSE CONTENT IN ELT

Course code

ELTE453

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

6
This course aims to train students and prepare them towards materials development and also enable students to acquire skills necessary for evaluating language teaching materials in current textbooks, adapting or developing materials for language teaching according to the changing dynamics in the language classrooms. It also aims at equipping students with the necessary skills to evaluate coursebooks. The course also focuses on familiarising the students with the theory and principles of ELT materials design such as selecting, adapting, developing and evaluating. It gives the students an opportunity to engage in adaptation work. Students are fostered in discussions o related to evaluation of materials and text books used in language classroom settings. Samples of language material and textbook evaluation criteria used in language classrooms are also studied.

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Fee pe​r course     € 350,00
Fee for thesis     € 1.050,00
Fee for seminar     € 120,00 
Scientific Foundation per course     € 150,00
Registration and other fees* € 245,00
Student Union fee € 50,00    
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