Institute of Graduate Studies and Research

English Language Teaching (PhD)

Duration 5 Years
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About the Program

The Ph.D. in ELT (English Language Teaching) aims to help Ph.D. candidates acquire theoretical and practical knowledge in contemporary research related to the fields of applied linguistics and language teaching, and to provide them with necessary skills to carry out quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methods research on language studies and language learning/teaching studies.

The Ph.D. program is open to students holding an M.A. degree in English Language Teaching or Applied Linguistics, but those who have a similar degree in related disciplines may also be admitted provided that they take a certain number of prerequisite courses following their admission. After the completion of 21 credit hours of coursework and the seminar, graduates are required to take a qualifying exam and submit a Ph.D. thesis followed by its oral defense. For the thesis defense, it is a requirement to publish an article related to the thesis topic in an SSCI journal. The successful completion of the program leads to the Doctor of Philosophy in ELT degree.

Education Opportunities

Those who hold an M.A. degree can apply for the Ph.D. study as well as students who hold a bachelor’s degree with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 3.00, can apply for the Ph.D. in ELT program within the framework of Rules and Regulations related to the 5 Years Direct Entry Ph.D. Programs. Ph.D. candidates take seven elective courses and one compulsory seminar course. For each Ph.D. student, an ELT academic will be assigned as the thesis supervisor specializing in the related thesis topic and responsible for guiding the student through the thesis study.

Students of the Department of ELT have the opportunity to attend ELT seminars, conferences, and workshops frequently organized at the university.

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Career Areas

The graduates of the Ph.D. in ELT program can work in the fields of curriculum development, teacher training, administration, and materials design 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. Graduates of the Ph.D. in ELT program have the opportunity to work as an academic at a university and pursue an academic career by becoming an assistant professor, associate professor, and a full professor, respectively.

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
ELECTIVE I

Course code

ELTE6X1

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ELECTIVE II

Course code

ELTE6X2

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ELECTIVE III

Course code

ELTE6X3

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ELECTIVE IV

Course code

ELTE6X4

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Second Semester
THESIS

Course code

ELTE600

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

120
PhD thesis is an original and an independent research study on a topic chosen by the student in cooperation with his/her thesis advisor (a faculty member) and approved by the Administrative Committee of the Institute of Graduate Studies and Research. The research study is carried out on a well-defined research problem after completing the Ph. D courses. The thesis is guided by an academic advisor who provides support on literature review, generating solutions and maintaining ethical standards. The progress in thesis writing is monitored by the thesis monitoring committee regularly every six months. The thesis defence is evaluated by a jury of three faculty members and two from other universities.
PHD QUALIFICATION EXAM

Course code

ELTE650

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

40
SEMINAR

Course code

ELTE690

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

4
This course aims at teaching and implementing scientific research methods and techniques; guiding and evaluating students' activities of small size in the related research areas; providing basic theoretical information about methods and techniques and integrating all these into practice. The seminar provides a forum for PhD students to discuss and generate ideas on issues related to a variety of foreign/second language research studies. Students conduct an in-depth study of a research topic of their choice, discuss issues with experts in the field of research, work in discussion groups, debate and problem solve on selected issues. In the seminar course, the students are given an opportunity to integrate their knowledge, skills and practical experience gained in the PhD programme.
ELECTIVE V

Course code

ELTE6X5

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ELECTIVE VI

Course code

ELTE6X6

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Philosophy of Science

Course code

PHIL601

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
This course will follow three main paths: Firstly it will introduce philosophy to doctoral students. The meaning of philosophy, its scope, its sub-branches and its different schools will be the subject topic of the first weeks. Then the course will focus on the relation of philosophy with the sources of knowledge and different sciences. Here, Rationalism, Empiricism and Intuitionism will be covered during the following weeks. In the remaining weeks the course will concentrate on philosophy of science and scientific ethics. Logical positivism, paradigm changes, falsificationism, the questions of “what is science”, “what is pseudo-science?”, “what is the relation between theory and reality?” are amongst topics that will be covered. Finally, the course will concentrate on ethical theories and will particularly cover scientific ethics.

Optional modules

SEMANTIC AND PRAGMATIC ISSUES IN ELT

Course code

ELTE606

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ADVANCED RESEARCH TECHNIQUES IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING

Course code

ELTE604

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

10
PEDAGOGICAL STYLISTICS

Course code

ELTE610

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

10
MANAGEMENT IN ELT

Course code

ELTE617

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

10
CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING

Course code

ELTE605

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

10
ASPECTS OF BILINGUALISM/ MULTILINGUALISM

Course code

ELTE611

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

10
THEORIES OF SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

Course code

ELTE612

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

SPECIAL TOPICS

Course code

ELTE608

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

10
Students choose topics of special interest under the supervision of a faculty member. Graduate students are provided with opportunities to follow the new trends and developments in the field of Teaching English as a Foreign or Second language.
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING

Course code

ELTE603

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

TEXTUAL ANALYSIS

Course code

ELTE615

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

DISCOURSE ANALYSIS

Course code

ELTE509

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
STATISTICAL COMPUTER APPLICATIONS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES

Course code

STAT602

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
Entering the data collected to the computer, organizing and getting data ready for statistical analyses; normal distribution and sampling distribution of the mean; establishing confidence intervals; writing research questions, research hypotheses, null hypotheses; hypothesis testing. Descriptive statistics: Measures of central tendency and position measurements (arithmetic mean, median, peak, percentile and quartile); measures of variability (distribution width, variance, standard deviation); display of data. Inferential statistics: t-test applications (single-sample t-test, independent samples t-test, dependent samples t-test), analysis of variance applications (one-way ANOVA, two-way ANOVA, MANOVA, ANCOVA); correlations (Pearson and Spearman correlation coefficients), partial correlation; multiple linear regression; exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses; reliability; non-parametric tests (Wilcoxon signed rank test, Mann-Whitney U test, Kruskal-Wallis test, Chi-Square tests); interpreting and writing results of analyses.
ADVANCED STUDIES IN APPLIED LINGUISTICS

Course code

ELTE601

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

TEFL METHODOLOGY

Course code

ELTE505

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

8
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SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUİSİTİON

Course code

ELTE502

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

Course code

ELTE502

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
CURRICULUM DESIGN AND EVALUATION

Course code

ELTE511

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
DRAMA IN LANGUAGE CLASSES

Course code

ELTE613

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

SPECIAL STUDIES I

Course code

ELTE570

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION

Course code

ELTE614

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

10
APPLIED LİNGUISTICS FOR LANGUAGE TEACHERS

Course code

ELTE521

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE

Course code

ELLE501

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

SHORT STORY ANALYSIS

Course code

ELLE509

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

LANGUAGE TESTING

Course code

ELTE506

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

8
LANGUAGE TESTING
LANGUAGE TESTING

Course code

ELTE506

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
STYLISTICS

Course code

ELLE505

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Philosophy of Science

Course code

PHIL601

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
This course will follow three main paths: Firstly it will introduce philosophy to doctoral students. The meaning of philosophy, its scope, its sub-branches and its different schools will be the subject topic of the first weeks. Then the course will focus on the relation of philosophy with the sources of knowledge and different sciences. Here, Rationalism, Empiricism and Intuitionism will be covered during the following weeks. In the remaining weeks the course will concentrate on philosophy of science and scientific ethics. Logical positivism, paradigm changes, falsificationism, the questions of “what is science”, “what is pseudo-science?”, “what is the relation between theory and reality?” are amongst topics that will be covered. Finally, the course will concentrate on ethical theories and will particularly cover scientific ethics.
LITERATURE IN TEFL

Course code

ELTE510

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
CURRICULUM DESIGN AND EVALUATION

Course code

ELTE511

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

8
CURRICULUM DESIGN AND EVALUATION
TEACHING ENGLISH TO YOUNG LEARNERS

Course code

ELTE516

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

8
TEACHING ENGLISH TO YOUNG LEARNERS

Students who are interested in pursuing advanced graduate studies leading to a master’s, doctoral degree or professional doctorate degree for the Fall and Spring semesters every year. Applicants can directly apply online to our graduate programs using the application portal.

TRNC Applicants- Required documents:

  • Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Diploma
  • Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree transcripts for each completed academic term/year.
  • Documents to prove English proficiency for English language departments,
  • Scanned copy of passport or identity card.

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Students who are interested in pursuing advanced graduate studies leading to a master’s, doctoral degree, or professional doctorate degree for the Fall and Spring semesters every year. Applicants can directly apply online to our graduate programs using the application portal.

International Applicants- Required documents:

  • A valid Bachelor’s Degree and transcripts for each completed academic term/year.
  • A valid Master’s Degree and transcripts for each completed academic term/year.
  • Evidence of English Language competence: TOEFL (65 IBT) or IELTS (5.5). Students without these documents will take the CIU English proficiency exam on campus following arrival.
  • Scanned copy of international passport/birth certificate
  • CV
  • Ph.D. research proposal
  • Fully completed and signed CIU Rules and Regulations document (which can be downloaded during the online application)

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Fee pe​r course     € 650,00
Fee for thesis (4 Semesters)     € 2.600,00
Fee for seminar     € 200,00 
Scientific Foundation per course     € 150,00
Registration and other fees* € 245,00
Student Union fee € 50,00    
  VAT Exc.

*Applies to 1st. Year students. € 195,00 for others.