Course Descriptions

  1. Course code: EDS1001 Course title: Introduction to Education

Basic concepts related to education and teaching; the aims and functions of education; relation to other fields of science; legal, social, cultural, historical, political, economic, philosophical and psychological foundations of education; methods in educational sciences; the school and classroom as an educational and learning environment; the teaching profession and current developments in teacher education; educational orientations in the twenty-first century.


  1. Course code: EDS1103 Course title: Educational Sociology

Basic concepts of sociology: society, social structure, social phenomena, social events etc.; predecessors of sociology (Ibn-i Haldun, A. Comte, K. Marx, E. Durkheim, M. Weber etc.) and views on education;  education in basic sociological theories (functionalism, structuralism, symbolic interactionism, conflict theory, critical theory, phenomenology and ethnomethodology); social processes (socialization, social stratification, social mobility, social change etc.) and education; social institutions (family, religion, economy, politics) and education; the development of sociology and the sociology of education in Turkey (Ziya Gokalp, Ismail Hakkı Baltacıoğlu, Nurettin Topçu, Mümtaz Turhan etc.); culture and education; the school as a social, cultural, ethical system and community.


  1. Course code: HST1001 Course title: Atatürk’s Prin. and History of Turkish Rep. 1

Internal and external reasons that led to the collapse of the Ottoman State; new movements in the Ottoman State in the 19th century; schools of thought in the Ottoman State in its final period; the political and military situation of the Ottoman State at the beginning of the XXth century; World War I and the Armenian issue; the occupation of Anatolia and reactions; Mustafa Kemal Pasha’s departure for Samsun and activities; congress period and organization; the opening of the last Ottoman Grand National Assembly and the acceptance of the National Pact; preparation for the National Struggle and the material and spiritual bases of this preparation; opening and activities of the Turkish Parliament; Treaty of Sevres; challenges on the southern and eastern fronts; the establishment of regular army, the Greek assault and wars on the western front, the signing of the Mudanya Armistice, the holding of the Lausanne Conference and the signing of the Peace Treaty.


  1. Course code: FNL1103 Course title: Foreign Language 1

Present tenses, related speaking, reading, writing and listening skills; oral skills (introducing oneself, describing things/place, giving directions, question and answer patterns for personal information); reading skills (reading lists/labels, asking questions at restaurants, buses, trains, means of transportation, etc. at shopping places, etc.); writing skills (writing short messages, writing posters, filling out forms); listening skills (giving directions, describing locations/people, etc.).



  1. Course code: TLL1003 Course title: Turkish Language and Literature 1

Written language and features; writing and punctuation; characteristics of written and oral expression; paragraph creation and paragraph types (introduction, development, conclusion paragraphs); ways of developing thinking processes (explanation, discussion, narration, description; definition, exemplification, evidence, comparison etc.); text structure (structural features of text, introduction-developmentconclusion); textual properties (cohesion, coherence, purposefulness, acceptability, situationality, information, intertextuality); text composition (drafting, writing, editing, and sharing); writing informativedescriptive texts; narrative compositions; writing descriptive texts; writing argumentative and persuasive texts.


  1. Course code: ELT1101 Course title: Reading Skills 1

Appreciating different views and perspectives from original reading material such as newspapers, magazines, reviews and academic writing; intersentential links and predicting the main idea of the text, identifying the main idea and acquiring high-level reading skills such as using semantic clues between sentences; acquiring the habit of reading in and out of class; development of critical thinking skills based on the synthesis, analysis and evaluation of knowledge.


  1. Course code: ELT1103 Course title: Writing Skills 1

Paragraph forms and structure; technical specifications of the paragraph; paragraph analysis; paragraph planning; description, comparison, discussion, producing narrative texts, summarizing, interpreting; short story, review writing (on books and / or film) and formal/informal letter writing.


  1. Course code: ELT1107 Course title: Listening and Pronunciation 1

Analysis of authentic listening materials and speech from different contexts; phonetic transcriptions of sound differences and problematic sounds; high level listening skills; practice of voiced–voiceless sounds, word stress and intonation; core listening and speaking skills and phonetic transcription.


  1. Course code: ELT1105 Course title: Oral Communication Skills 1

Developing verbal communication skills using appropriate expressions and strategies for various verbal communication situations; developing the ability to express emotions and thoughts effectively through dialogue, presentation, and discussion activities; using contemporary, original, audio and audiovisual materials for development of speaking and listening comprehension skills.


  1. Course code: EDS1106 Course title: Educational Psychology

Basic concepts of psychology and educational psychology; research methods in educational psychology; development theories, development areas and development processes; individual differences in development; basic concepts related to learning; factors affecting learning; learning theories in the context of education-learning processes; motivation in the learning process.


  1. Course code: EDST1102 Course title: Educational Philosophy

Fundamental issues and problem areas in philosophy; philosophy of existence, knowledge, ethics/values and education; key philosophical movements (idealism, realism, naturalism, empiricism, rationalism, pragmatism, existentialism, analytic philosophy) and education; educational philosophy and educational movements: perennialism, fundamentalism, progressivism, existential education, critical/radical education; views of philosophers on education in the Islamic world and the West (Plato, Aristotle, Socrates, J.Dewey, Ibn-i Sina, Farabi, J. J. Rousseau etc.); human nature, individual differences and education; education in terms of political and economic ideologies; modernization in Turkey and schools of thought and education that underpinned the process; the philosophical foundations of the Turkish education system.


  1. Course code: HST1002 Course title: Atatürk’s Prin. and History of Turkish Rep. 2

Internal political reforms (removal of the Sultanate, declaration of the Republic, removal of the Caliphate, etc.); reforms in the social arena (Hat reform, Closure of religious sects, Calendar, Time and Surname Laws); revolutions in the field of education and culture (Tevhid-i Tedrisat Law, Alphabet reform, Turkish

History and Language Revolution); revolutions in the field of law; Atatürk’s multi-party transitional experiences and reactions (the establishment and closure of the Terakkiperver Cumhuriyet Firk, the Sheikh Said rebellion and the assassination attempt on Atatürk); Atatürk’s period, transitions to multiparty political life (Closure, establishment of Free Republic Party, Menemen Event); Republican period, Turkey’s economic policy and resources (İzmir Economic Congress); Turkish foreign policy of Atatürk period (Population exchange, membership of the League of Nations, Balkan Entente and Sadabat Pact);  Turkish foreign policy in Atatürk’s period (Montreux Convention regarding the regulation of the Straits, Hatay to join the motherland, Turkey’s bilateral relations with other countries); definition, scope of Atatürk’s thought system and principles; Turkey post Atatürk, the ruling Democratic Party, Turkey in the 1960s and 1970s, Turkey’s foreign policy after 1960.


  1. Course code: FNL1104 Course title: Foreign Language 2

Past tense; future tense; modals; related speaking, reading, writing and listening skills; oral skills (asking questions at restaurants, ordering food, etc.); reading skills (internet weather reports, recipes, banner/poster texts, etc); writing skills (writing short messages, giving written directions, writing emails/invitations, etc.); listening skills (weather reports, recipes, etc.).


  1. Course code: TLL1004 Course title: Turkish Language and Literature 2

Characteristics of academic language and writing; using definitions, concepts and terms in academic writing; objective and subjective expression; the structure and types of academic texts (articles, reports and scientific abstracts etc); making claims, writing propositions (verifying an idea, defending or opposing); the formal characteristics of scientific reports and articles; the steps of writing reports; explanation, discussion, establishing relations between texts, showing references (citations and footnotes, bibliographies); writing headings, summarizing, writing keywords; ethical principles to be observed in scientific writing; academic text writing applications.


  1. Course code: ELT1102 Course title: Reading Skills 2

Derivation through inductive and deductive methods and understanding the meaning between the lines; understanding direct and indirect, literary and metaphorical meanings by examining the information in reading texts; conveying personal opinions in short written and oral texts; understanding meanings from the perspectives of both the reader and the author, and appreciating that the two may be different.


  1. Course code: ELT1104 Course title: Writing Skills 2

Read to write, write to be read; creating awareness about practices to be conducted before, during and after writing; rewriting from feedback; checking and proof-reading of writing; self-assessment of writing; peer evaluation; writing compositions and homework reports.


  1. Course code: ELT1108 Course title: Listening and Pronunciation 2

Listening and Pronunciation 2  Taking notes, making predictions, accessing specific and detailed information, inferring meaning from context, listening sub-skills such as understanding the essence; phonetics; interviews, films, songs, lectures, television programs, and news broadcasts etc. in different accents from different areas, focusing on authentic listening materials.


  1. Course code: ELT1106 Course title: Oral Communication Skills 2

Development of advanced oral communication skills, development of skills to appropriately express emotions and thoughts through verbal activities such as interviews, presentations and discussions; development of advanced speaking and listening skills through the introduction and implementation of techniques and strategies for understanding the meaning of what you hear.


  1. Course code: ELT1110 Course title: Structure of English Language

The word and sentence structure of English; simple, compound and complex sentence structures; tense, mood, aspect, voice and their appropriate use.


  1. Course code: EDS1104 Course title: Instructional Technologies

Information technology in education; classification of instructional technologies and teaching processes;  theoretical approaches to instructional technologies; new orientations in learning approaches; new literacies; instructional technologies as tools and materials; design of instructional materials; design of thematic teaching materials; creating area-specific object warehouse, evaluation criteria for instructional materials.


  1. Course code: EDS2101 Course title: Instructional Principles and Methods

Basic principles and methods of instruction; teaching-learning principles, models, strategies, methods and techniques; setting goals and objectives in teaching; selecting and organizing content in teaching and learning; teaching materials; planning teaching and teaching plans; theories and approaches related to teaching; effective school teaching, learning, success in learning; evaluation of classroom learning.


  1. Course code: ELT2105 Course title: Approaches to Teaching and Learning English

Background to learning and teaching English; the purpose and basic principles of English language teaching; the history of English language teaching; reflections of teaching and learning approaches on English language teaching; basic skills in teaching English; examples of classroom practice; current trends and problems in English language teaching; components of effective English language teaching; social, cultural and economic perspectives on teaching English.


  1. Course code: ELT2101 Course title: English Literature 1

English, American literature and the cultural history of original work written in English; basic terms and techniques used in text examination; main text types; important trends and periods, content and styles in works such as short stories, poetry, theatre, plays and novels and various genres of different periods; contributions of literature to our understanding of life; criticizing and interpreting texts and literary arts.


  1. Course code: ELT2103 Course title: Linguistics 1                                              Basic concepts of linguistic analysis; awareness raising, error analysis of language learner data, case studies and comparative analysis of mother tongue and foreign language, concepts of language nature, structure and use; language components as a system; linguistic competence and performance, branches of linguistics, types of linguistic knowledge, language universals, language creativity, arbitrariness of language, sign languages, artificial languages and communication between living beings; research on brain and language, lateralization and handedness, language evolution, human language processing models, language use and language disorders (eg dichotic listening, split brain, WADA test); phonetics, acoustic, auditory and articulatory phonetics, speech organs, phonemes, vowels and consonants, international phonetics alphabet, diphthongs, triphthongs, manner and place of articulation; phonology, sound patterns, assimilation, dissimilation, linking, consonant clusters, silent letters, suprasegmentals, stress and intonation; semantics, componential analysis, semantic relations, entailment, sense and reference, collocation.


  1. Course code: ELT2107 Course title: Critical Reading and Writing

Summarizing and/or reporting on selected current studies in English language education; examining works within their context and identifying information; comparing texts that defend different views on the same subject and synthesizing them to produce original texts.


  1. Course code: EDS2102 Course title: History of Turkish Education

The subject, methods and resources of Turkish education history; education in the first Turkish states; education in the first Muslim Turkish states; education in Selcuk Turkey and the Anatolian principalities; education in the Ottoman State: education system until the first modernization movements; education in the Turkish states outside the Ottoman territory between the thirteenth and eighteenth centuries; modernization movements in education in the Ottoman Empire until the Tanzimat; the foundation of the modern education system from the Tanzimat period to the Republic period; reorganization of traditional education; education in other Turkish states and communities in Eurasia during the 19-20th centuries; education in the period of national struggle; education in the Republic of Turkey: foundations, structure, organization and development of the Turkish education system; teacher training processes from the beginning to today; education in the 21st century Turkish world; common goals, language and alphabetical unity, attempts to write a common history.


  1. Course code: EDS2104 Course title: Research Methods in Education

Basic concepts and principles of research methods; research processes (identifying the issue, identifying the problem and sample, collecting and analysing data,  interpreting results); general characteristics of data collection tools; analysis and evaluation of data; access to articles, dissertations and databases; research models and types; basic paradigms in scientific research; quantitative and qualitative research designs; sampling in qualitative research, data collection, data analysis; validity and reliability in qualitative research; reviewing, evaluating and presenting articles or theses; preparing a research report in accordance with research principles and ethics; action research in education.


  1. Course code: ELT2108 Course title: English Language Teaching Programs

Basic concepts of curriculum; the historical development of English language teaching programs;  approach, content and skills in current English language teaching programs; learning and related areas; classification of learning outcomes and related constraints,  relations to other lessons; relations between English language programs across levels;  methods, techniques, tools and materials in use; approach to measurement and evaluation; teacher competences.


  1. Course code: ELT2102 Course title: English Literature 2

English and American literature and writers and work originally written in English from different periods; the periods and basic movements of literature written in English, basic concepts, terms, techniques using sample texts from various periods; literary, philosophical and scientific trends.


  1. Course code: ELT2104 Course title: Linguistics 2

Error analysis of language learner data, case study and comparative analysis of mother tongue and foreign language, concepts related to language nature, structure and use; morphology: free and bound morphemes, compounds, inflectional morphology, derivational morphology, morphemic analysis, morphological typology of languages, analysis of the internal hierarchical structure of words, morphophonological variation; syntax: word categories, phrase and clause structure, transformationalgenerative grammar, government and binding, minimalist program, argument structure, theta-roles; pragmatics: deixis, implicature, conversational maxims, speech acts and politeness; sociolinguistics: dialect, register, style; discourse: criteria for textuality, types of cohesive devices, discourse connections, functions, the discourse situation, institutional discourse.


  1. Course code: ELT2106 Course title: Language Acquisition

Theories of first and second language acquisition (behaviorism, innatism, information processing, connectionism models, interactional approach); development stages and sequences of first and target language acquisition; case studies, comparative analysis of the use of native and target languages in corpus data, comparison of second language acquisition in children and adults through transcription analysis of second language classroom interaction, developmental sequences in mother tongue acquisition, stages and sequences in second language morpho-syntactic development, second language learning processes, learner characteristics and individual  differences in second language ultimate attainment (eg effect of personality, language aptitude, intelligence, acquisition age, motivation and attitude, learning preferences and beliefs), differences between second language and foreign language learning contexts (eg natural versus instructional settings).


  1. Course code: EDS3104 Course title: Classroom Management

Basic concepts about classroom management; physical, social and psychological dimensions of the classroom; classroom rules and discipline; models related to classroom discipline and management; management of student behaviors in the classroom, communication and interaction process in the classroom; student motivation in the classroom; time management in the classroom; teacher as a teaching leader in the classroom; management of teacher-parent meetings; creation of positive classroom and learning climate; case examples of classroom management according to school levels.


  1. Course code: EDS3102 Course title: Morals and Ethics in Education

Basic concepts and theories about morality and ethics; ethical principles, ethical rules, work and professional ethics; social, cultural, moral, ethical aspects of teaching profession; the right to education and learning, ethical principles in the process of teaching, learning and evaluation; ethical principles in relation to educational stakeholders (employers/managers, colleagues, parents, professional organizations and society); moral/ethical responsibilities of educational/school administrators, parents and students; unethical behavior at work and professional life; ethical regulations regarding public administration, education and teachers in Turkey; unethical behaviors in school and education, ethical dilemmas, problems and solutions; moral/ethical education and ethics boards in school; school directors and teachers as moral/ethical leaders.


  1. Course code: ELT3105 Course title: Teaching Foreign Languages to Young Learners 1 Differences between young learners (5-12 years) and learners at other ages (in terms of learning language structure, skills and subskills) and misconceptions about young learners; learning styles (visual, auditory and kinesthetic) and strategies of young learners (eg: metacognitive, cognitive, socio-affective); design of activities (eg puzzles, stories, games and simulation), audio-visual aids (eg pictures, realia, cartoons, puppets and songs) for teaching vocabulary, language skills and language structure; selecting, sequencing teaching points and adapting and evaluating materials according to learners’ language levels and cognitive and affective development.


  1. Course code: ELT3101 Course title: Teaching English Language Skills 1

Different stages and techniques of listening, speaking, pronunciation and vocabulary teaching; development of language awareness and teaching skills for learning groups at different ages and with different language learning abilities; lesson planning principles and techniques appropriate to different proficiency levels.


  1. Course code: ELT3103 Course title: Teaching Language and Literature 1

The use of literature in language teaching; short stories and novels selected from British and American literary works and works originally written in English and their different features; different approaches to the use of literature with young people and adults at every language level; the integration of literature and language teaching in two literary genres (short stories and novels) in theory and practice, examination of literary texts in terms of content richness and linguistic features; examination of culture teaching methods in the fields indicated by the use of short stories and novels: objects and products in the main and target language and culture in comparative and contrastive terms; proverbs and idioms, stereotypes expressing cultural values; social structures, roles and relations; customs/traditions; beliefs, values, prohibitions and taboos, superstitious beliefs specific to societies; political, historical and economic background; cultural institutions; metaphoric/associative connotations, use of humor.


  1. Course code: EDS3103 Course title: Measurement and Evaluation in Education

Place and importance of measurement and evaluation in education; basic concepts of measurement and evaluation; psychometric (validity, reliability, usability) properties of measurement tools; development and administration of effective tests; interpretation of test results and giving feedback; analysis of test and item scores; evaluation and grading.



  1. Course code: EDS3101 Course title: Turkish Education System and School Man.

The formation of educational systems and the structure of the Turkish education system; basic laws regulating the Turkish education system; the central, provincial and outside country organization of the Ministry of National Education; instructional stages in the Turkish education system; human capacity, physical, technological and financial resources in the Turkish education system; reform and reform initiatives in the Turkish education system; organization-management theories and processes; the school as a social system and organization; management of human resources; student personal affairs; education and teaching related affairs; school management related affairs; school, environment, community and family relations; current discussions and trends in the Turkish education system and schools.


  1. Course code: ELT3106 Course title: Teaching Foreign Languages to Young Learners 2

Different syllabi for young learner (5-12 years) groups (story-based, content-based, theme-based, taskbased); effective use of children’s literature, classroom management, language presentations and exercises in relation to the selected syllabus.


  1. Course code: ELT3102 Course title: Teaching English Language Skills 2

Detailed examination of different stages and techniques of teaching reading, writing and grammar; developing language awareness and teaching skills for groups of learners at different ages and different language proficiency levels; lesson planning principles and techniques appropriate to different proficiency levels.


  1. Course code: ELT3104 Course title: Teaching Language and Literature 2

The use of literature in language teaching; analysis of examples of poetry and theatre plays selected from English and American literary works and works originally written in English and features distinguishing these two genres from other literary genres; activities to draw attention to the richness of literary texts; the use of poetry and theatre and teaching of cultural objects: objects and products in the main and target language and culture in comparative and contrastive terms; proverbs and idioms, stereotypes expressing cultural values; social structures, roles and relations; customs / traditions; beliefs, values, prohibitions and taboos, superstitious beliefs specific to societies; political, historical and economic background; cultural institutions; metaphoric / associative connotations, use of humour.


  1. Course code: ELT4105 Course title: Teaching Practice 1

Observing teaching methods and techniques specific to the field; individual and group micro-teaching using teaching methods and techniques specific to the field; activity and material development specific to the field, preparing teaching environments, classroom management, measurement, evaluation and reflection.


  1. Course code: EDS4103 Course title: Special Education and Inclusion

Basic concepts about special education; principles and historical development of special education; legal arrangements for special education; diagnosis and evaluation in special education; individualization of teaching; inclusiveness and special education support services; family involvement in education and family co-operation; different characteristics of gifted learners and learners with learning difficulties; educational approaches and teaching strategies for different groups; effective strategies and behavior management in classroom management.


  1. Course code: EDS2106 Course title: Community Service Practices

Concepts related to community, community service practices and social responsibility; social responsibility projects in terms of social and cultural values; identifying current social problems; preparing projects for the solution of identified social problems; voluntarily participating in individual and group social responsibility projects; participating in social responsibility projects in various institutions and organizations; participating in scientific events such as panels, conferences, congresses, symposiums as attendees, speakers or organizers; assessing the results of social responsibility projects.


  1. Course code: ELT4101 Course title: English Language Teaching Materials Development

Theories and principles of course content and materials design in English teaching (eg, selection, adaptation, development and evaluation of content and materials in English language teaching) and basic views  for and against the use of English textbooks; the relation between methodology, ideology and textbook writer; formats for the selection of the course content and materials: language proficiency level of the learner, learnability, ease of use, cultural content, appropriateness of communicative interaction and language use as bases for authentic, real-world materials that help students to communicate with each other and with the teacher; adapting and developing language teaching materials, adapting textbook materials according to specific learning needs and teaching environments; English teacher candidates’ design of their own instructional and supplementary materials with respect to appropriate methods, student level, needs and the given school setting; evaluation of English content and materials, criteria for evaluation of language materials and coursebooks in relation to the use of the English textbook in the ELT classroom environment, current ELT methods for content and material design.


  1. Course code: ELT4103 Course title: Translation

Translation of different Turkish-English, English-Turkish text types; linguistic structure and context relations in translation process; increasing the awareness of teacher candidates about the similarities and differences between the two languages; emphasis on the compatability between translation approaches and text types.


  1. Course code: ELT4106 Course title: Teaching Practice 2

Observing teaching methods and techniques specific to the field; micro-teaching using teaching methods and techniques specific to the field; planning a lesson independently; developing activities and materials related to the lesson; creating teaching environments; classroom management, measurement, evaluation and reflection.


  1. Course code: EDS4102 Course title: Guidence in Schools

Place of guidance and psychological counseling (GPC) services in education; philosophy, purpose, principles and program of developmental guidance model (comprehensive developmental GPC program); basic services / interventions; the role and function of teachers in guidance in the classroom; competencies to be gained in educational, professional, personal and social areas within GPC services; co-operation between school administrator and teachers, guidance counselor and psychological counselor; preparation and implementation of GPC plans and programs for classrooms.


50. Course code: ELT4102 Course title: Testing in English Language Teaching

Types of test and measurement methods used for different age groups and language levels in teaching language skills; principles for measuring and evaluating language skills; types of questions used in measuring reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary and grammar; exam preparation techniques and evaluation criteria; preparation of various question samples and exam evaluation studies.