Curriculum

Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
ELTE6X1 ELECTIVE I 3 3 0
ELTE6X2 ELECTIVE II 3 3 0
ELTE6X3 ELECTIVE III 3 3 0
ELTE6X4 ELECTIVE IV 3 3 0
Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
ELTE600 THESIS 0 0 0 120
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.
ELTE650 PHD QUALIFICATION EXAM 0 0 0 40
ELTE690 SEMINAR 0 0 0 10
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.
ELTE6X5 ELECTIVE V 3 3 0
ELTE6X6 ELECTIVE VI 3 3 0
PHIL601 Philosophy of Science 3 3 0 7
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.
Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
ELTE604 ADVANCED RESEARCH TECHNIQUES IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING 3 3 0 7
ELTE606 SEMANTIC AND PRAGMATIC ISSUES IN ELT 3 3 0 7
ELTE610 PEDAGOGICAL STYLISTICS 3 3 0 7
ELTE605 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING 3 3 0 7
ELTE617 MANAGEMENT IN ELT 3 3 0 7
ELTE611 ASPECTS OF BILINGUALISM/ MULTILINGUALISM 3 3 0 7
ELTE612 THEORIES OF SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION 3 3 0 7
ELTE608 SPECIAL TOPICS 3 3 0 7
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.
ELTE615 TEXTUAL ANALYSIS 3 3 0 7
ELTE601 ADVANCED STUDIES IN APPLIED LINGUISTICS 3 3 0 7
STAT602 STATISTICAL COMPUTER APPLICATIONS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES 3 3 0 7
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.
ELTE509 DISCOURSE ANALYSIS 3 3 0 7
ELTE505 TEFL METHODOLOGY 0 0 0 7
ELTE502 SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION 3 3 0 7
ELTE613 DRAMA IN LANGUAGE CLASSES 3 3 0 7
ELTE502 SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUİSİTİON 0 0 0 7
ELTE570 SPECIAL STUDIES I 3 3 0 7
ELTE614 LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION 3 3 0 7
ELTE511 CURRICULUM DESIGN AND EVALUATION 3 3 0 7
ELTE516 TEACHING ENGLISH TO YOUNG LEARNERS 3 3 0 7
ELTE603 THE PSYCHOLOGY OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING 3 3 0 7
ELTE521 APPLIED LİNGUISTICS FOR LANGUAGE TEACHERS 3 3 0 7
ELLE501 LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE 3 3 0 7
ELLE509 SHORT STORY ANALYSIS 3 3 0 7
ELTE506 LANGUAGE TESTING 3 3 0 7
ELLE505 STYLISTICS 3 3 0 7
PHIL601 Philosophy of Science 3 3 0 7
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.
ELTE510 LITERATURE IN TEFL 3 3 0 7