Institute of Graduate Studies

English Language Education

  1. ABOUT PROGRAM

The aim of the program is to train scientific experts in the field of English Language Education in the light of universal, international and national principles and local dynamics. In this sense, the program aims to maximize the basic knowledge and skills of teachers working for the public and private sectors at all levels, and to train productive academics who can easily monitor innovations and developments within the field of education.

The medium of instruction is English, and the program is based on the field of Teaching English as a Foreign Language. It contributes to the skill development of teachers for material development and application, measurement and evaluation, the use of technology in teaching, and the application of teaching activities which are planned to be applied to different levels and age groups. In addition, the program aims to develop research skills of teachers.

  1. SPECIFIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Admission of students to the master’s program in English Language Education (with thesis) is carried out in accordance with the conditions specified in Istanbul Medeniyet University Graduate Education and Examination Regulations.

Admission Requirements:

  • Only students with B.A. degree in English Language Teaching, English Language and Literature, American Culture and Literature, Linguistics, English Linguistics, or Translation and Interpreting Departments are eligible for this program.
  • Undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) (3.0 / 4.00 or 76.66 / 100)
  • ALES Verbal (75) or GRE (Verbal: 155)
  • Language Proficiency Score (YDS / e-YDS / YÖK-DİL: 80, TOEFL-IBT: 79, IMU IYS: 85)

After the application, a written exam and/ or an interview is held.

  1. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

  1. Graduates will be able to conduct independent research in the field of English Language Teaching by using scientific methods.
  2. Graduates will be able to follow the universal, international, national and local cultural and scientific developments in the field of Foreign Language Teaching.
  3. Graduates will be able to be aware of language knowledge and skills of the target student groups and evaluate their needs within scientific, pedagogical and cultural contexts.
  4. Graduates will be able to integrate information and communication technologies into the field of Foreign Language Learning.
  5. Graduates will be able to develop materials for advanced language learning by taking interests, expectations and needs of the students into consideration.
  6. Graduates will be able to have cognitive competence and skills in the context of teaching and learning within the field of Foreign Language Education.
  7. Graduates will be able to use appropriate methods and techniques in scientific research.
  8. Graduates will be able to produce original works in the field of Foreign Language Education.
  9. Graduates will be able to act in accordance with scientific and cultural values, ​​and professional and scientific ethical rules during teaching and research processes.
  10. Graduates will be able to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes about learning and research within the framework of lifelong learning.

  1. ACADEMIC STAFF

Prof. Dr. Selami AYDIN

Doç. Dr. Özge CENGİZ

Dr. Öğr. Ü. Ferdane DENKCİ AKKAŞ

  1. CURRICULUM

FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE NAME

THEORETICAL

PRACTICAL

CREDIT

ECTS

ELT 501

Foreign Language Research Methods

3

0

3

7

ELT 503

Second Language Acquisition

3

0

3

7

ELT ###

Elective Course 1

3

0

3

7

ELT ###

Elective Course 2

3

0

3

7

TOTAL

12

0

12

28

SECOND SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE NAME

THEORETICAL

PRACTICAL

CREDIT

ECTS

ELT 502

Approaches and Methods in English Language Teaching

3

0

3

7

ELT 504

Seminar

1

1

0

4

ELT ###

Elective Course 3

3

0

3

7

ELT ###

Elective Course 4

3

0

3

7

ELT ###

Elective Course 5

3

0

3

7

TOTAL

13

1

12

32

GENERAL TOTAL OF COURSES

25

1

24

60

THIRD AND FOURTH SEMESTER (SECOND YEAR)

COURSE CODE

COURSE NAME

THEORETICAL

PRACTICAL

CREDIT

ECTS

ELT 570

Specialization Field Course

4

0

0

6 + 6

ELT 580

Thesis

0

0

0

48

TOTAL

4

0

0

60

GENERAL TOTAL

120

ELECTIVE COURSES (FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE NAME

THEORETICAL

PRACTICAL

CREDIT

ECTS

ELT 505

Conversation Analysis and English Language Teacher Training

3

0

3

7

ELT 511

Linguistics in ELT

3

0

3

7

ELT 513

Computer Supported Statistics Applications

3

0

3

7

ELT 515

English Fiction in ELT

3

0

3

7

ELT 517

Teaching Basic Skills I

3

0

3

7

ELT 519

Educational Pragmatics

3

0

3

7

ELECTIVE COURSES (SECOND SEMESTER)

COURSE CODE

COURSE NAME

THEORETICAL

PRACTICAL

CREDIT

ECTS

ELT 508

Academic Writing Skills

3

0

3

7

ELT 512

Applied Linguistics

3

0

3

7

ELT 514

Science-fiction and Film in ELT I

3

0

3

7

ELT 518

Language Teacher Development

3

0

3

7

ELT 520

Sociolinguistics

3

0

3

7

ELT 524

Discourse Studies

3

0

3

7

ELT 526

Teaching Basic Skills II

3

0

3

7

  1. GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Total Required National Credits for Graduation: 30

Total Required ECTS Credits for Graduation: 120

In order to obtain a master's degree in English Language Education Master's Program (with Thesis), it is necessary to fulfill the relevant provisions of Istanbul Medeniyet University Graduate Education and Examination Regulations, such as having a Cumulative Grade Points Average (Cum. GPA) of at least 2.50 and successfully completing the courses, seminar course and thesis work.

For detailed information, please visit IMU Graduate Education and Examination Regulations Page via https://enstitu.medeniyet.edu.tr/tr/mevzuat

  1. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILES OF GRADUATES

Graduates can work as an English teacher in private and public institutions. They can also teach undergraduate and graduate level courses at state and foundation universities. In addition, graduates can pursue an academic career for the future if they apply to third cycle (PhD) programs.

  1. CONTACT INFORMATION

Istanbul Medeniyet University, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Foreign Language Education

Res. Asst. Aslı AKYÜZ / +90 (216) 280 34 62   e-mail: asli.akyuz@medeniyet.edu.tr