DEGREE PROGRAMMES

: Teaching Turkish As A Foreign Language

General Description

History

The department of Turkish As A Foreign Language Education has offered Master Degree since 2004.

Qualification Awarded

Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language, Master's Degree

Level of Qualification

Second Cycle (Master's Degree)

Specific Admission Requirements

Candidates for admission to the MA Program should
- Have a Bachelor's Degree or being in the last year / semester of the bachelor's degree,
- Have at least 55 points from the score type of the program he / she applied in the Academic Personnel and Graduate Education Entrance Examination (ALES) by OSYM.

Interview score will contain 60% of the written assessment score and 40% of the oral assessment score.
Interview Score = 60% Written Assessment Score + 40% Oral Assessment Score
Candidates with an interview score of 65 or above are considered successful. For these candidates, an evaluation score consists of ALES score, graduation score and interview score.
Evaluation Score =% 50 ALES +% 25 Graduation Score +% 25 Interview Score
Candidates are placed in the programs they apply according to their evaluation scores. Applicants who have the highest score will have the right to enroll in the programs which have free quota (Taking into account their priority choice they had made). Same amount of reserved candidates will be announced. Applicants who have the right to enroll must register between the dates announced. Free quotas will be used by the reserved candidates.

Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)

Successful students who have completed at least one semester in the graduate program of another institute within the university or another higher education institution may apply for a transfer in the announced dates if the quota is determined by the Board of Directors. The conditions for admission of the transfer are determined by the institute board.

Exemption requests of students for the courses taken at graduate program of another department/university with a successful grade are evaluated by the Administrative Board of the Institute by the recommendation of the head of the departments according to the provisions of Dokuz Eylül University Exemption and Adaptation Directives.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

The program consists of a minimum of seven courses, a seminar course and a thesis study, but not less than 21 local credits. The program contains compulsory and elective courses. The student workload for a semester is 30 ECTS, the total workload required to complete the master's program with thesis is 120 ECTS.

In addition to midterm and final exams, learning activities such as reports, assignments, quizzes, seminar presentations and project studies can be used in the performance evaluation of the student during the semester. In order for the student to be successful in this course, this grade must be at least 75 out of 100 (at least 2.50 out of 4.00). Seminar, thesis work and specialization courses are evaluated as successful / unsuccessful.

Profile of the Programme

The program is designed to promote personal and professional growth for both education and Turkish as a foreign language. The language of instruction is Turkish.

Key Learning Outcomes

1   Students in this program are equipped with theoretical and practical knowledge to comprehend and discuss the latest trends in textbooks, materials, and developments in Turkish language teaching.
2   Learners compare and contrast Turkish with their mother tongue and comment on the similarities and differences between these two languages
3   They are competent and knowledgeable to conduct the classes which result in learners' effective use of four skills and their speaking fluently and articulately.
4   They are equipped with the knowledge on the structure of Turkish language, its diversity, and historical development.
5   They are competent in developing successful communication with their students, colleagues and the others in their social milieu.
6   They know how to employ the texts in Turkish and world literature in language classes.
7   They possess the competency to teach and promote Turkish by being cognizant of its place in the world languages
8   They know the topics in Turkish literature, linguistics, culture and history and implement these topics in classes through critical thinking strategies and access the related sources
9   They prepare and design materials and lesson plans according to the European language portfolio requirements and Turkish language teaching syllabi
10   They design suitable techniques based upon the information technologies, foreign language methods and approaches.
11   Students are equiped with Turkish as a foreign language teaching methods and SLA concepts and definitions.
12   They know how to generate the new knowledge in SLA and ELT and discuss the research methods related to them.

Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

The graduates of Turkish as a foreign language Education enjoy productive careers in public and private schools run by the Ministry of National Education as teachers and work in these institutions as language teachers, lector of the universities, researchers and senior advisers and in many other areas of the public service as civil servants. In addition, students may work in the language related areas of the private sector.

Access to Further Studies

Graduates who successfully completed the Master's Degree and pass the proficiency test other than Turkish may apply to doctorate (third cycle) programmes in the same or in related disciplines.

Course Structure Diagram with Credits

Academic Plan consists of 2 compulsory and 21 elective courses. There is a total of 21 elective courses included in the department elective courses pool; 11 courses in fall and 10 courses in the spring semester. The ratio of compulsory courses to elective courses in the curriculum is 6 / 155 ECTS.
T: Theoretical P: Practice L: Laboratory
B: Spring Semester G: Fall Semester H: Full Year
1 .Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
G 1 YTÖ 5057 ESSENTIAL CONCEPT AND PRINCIPLES OF LINGUISTICS COMPULSORY 3 0 0 8
G 2 EBE 5039 SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH METHODS AND PUBLICATION ETHICS COMPULSORY 3 0 0 5
G 0 - ELECTIVE COURSE ELECTIVE - - - 17
TOTAL:   30
 
1 .Semester Elective:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
G 1 YTÖ 5003 TURKISH VOCABULARY AND TEACHING I ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
G 2 YTÖ 5007 TEACHING TURKISH GRAMMAR TO FOREIGNERS I ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
G 3 YTÖ 5011 COMPARATIVE GRAMMAR ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
G 4 YTÖ 5061 TEACHING LISTENING AND SPEAKING SKILLS FOR TEACHING TURKISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
G 5 YTÖ 5005 COMPARATIVE PHONOLOGY AND MORPHOLOGY ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
G 6 YTÖ 5013 TURKISH CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION I ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
G 7 YTÖ 5059 APPLIED LINGUISTICS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 9
G 8 YTÖ 5019 TEACHING AND LEARNING PROCESSES ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
 
2 .Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
B 1 YTÖ 5096 SEMINAR COMPULSORY 0 2 0 3
B 0 - ELECTIVE COURSE ELECTIVE - - - 27
TOTAL:   30
 
2 .Semester Elective:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
B 1 YTÖ 5018 MATERIAL PREPARING AND DEVELOPING AT THE TEACHING TURKISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
B 2 YTÖ 5024 TURKISH VOCABULARY AND TEACHING II ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
B 3 YTÖ 5026 TEACHING TURKISH GRAMMAR TO FOREIGNERS II ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
B 4 YTÖ 5040 FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING METHODS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 6
B 5 YTÖ 5002 COMPARATIVE SYNTAX ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
B 6 YTÖ 5004 TURKISH CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION II ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
B 7 YTÖ 5028 TEACHING READING AND WRITING SKILLS FOR TEACHING TURKISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
 
3.Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
G 1 YTÖ 5199 THESIS COMPULSORY 0 0 0 30
TOTAL:   30
 
4.Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
B 1 YTÖ 5199 THESIS COMPULSORY 0 0 0 30
TOTAL:   30
 

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Students must attend classes, practices and examinations. In order for students to qualify for midterms they should attend 70% of the theoretical classes and 80% of the application/lab classes.
For almost all required and elective courses there are two written examinations: One midterm examination (given during each semester and dates of which are announced by the Department in the first month of the semester) and one final exam. The instructor announces the weekly course content, the course book and how students will be evaluated and the dates of the exams to the students and the Institute at the beginning of the semester. The instructor evaluates the students depending on their midterm and final grades, attendance, their additional work such as projects, presentations and assignments.
A make up exam is offered for graduate classes. Upon the approval of the Institute Board students can take the exam from the lessons that they have already passed in order to increase their GPA.
To be able to pass a lesson a graduate student must have minimum CB.
See the DEU Graduate School Regulations for more information.
http://www.deu.edu.tr/DEUWeb/Icerik/Icerik.php KOD=13260

Graduation Requirements

The programme consists of a minimum of seven courses delivered within the graduate programme of the department and in related fields, one seminar course, and thesis, with a minimum of 21 local credits. The total ECTS credits of the programme is 120 ECTS. Graduation requirements in detail are explained in the section Qualification Requirements and Regulations .

Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )

Full-time

Programme Director or Equivalent

Dokuz Eylul University, Graduate School of Educational Sciences, English Language Education, 35150, Buca-Izmir-Turkey
Web Page: http://www.deu.edu.tr/yot
Head of Department:
Prof. Dr. V. Dođan Günay
dogan.gunay@deu.edu.tr
AKTS/DS Coordinator:
Prof. Dr. V. Dođan Günay
dogan.gunay@deu.edu.tr