The English Language Department’s aim is to prepare students for the globalizing world and raise individuals that can express themselves in English by using speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills and individuals who have developed interpretation and communication skills.
In accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, our English program is designed with a spiral progress approach at all levels from the 5th to the 8th grade. We aim for our students who start learning English in the 5th grade to reach B1 and B1+ levels by the end of the 8th grade.
In English language teaching, we attach importance to stimulating curiosity and setting up a fun environment where students learn by doing and experiencing. Moreover, we design lessons to enable and facilitate development in four basic language skills as well as ensure that students make use of technology by giving them tasks that will develop their research and presentation skills.
At all levels, English lessons are divided into two: Integrated Skills and Core Skills. Our students get to know the culture of the language they learn thanks to our foreign teachers and develop effective communication skills at the highest level. In addition to printed books, we encourage all our students to read digital books in English through online platforms.
At the end of the first semester, students take the external assessment exam for Cambridge exams, and at the end of the academic year, they sit one of the Cambridge exams (Movers, Flyers, KET or PET) appropriate for their level in line with the objectives specified in the strategic plan. Through these assessments, we follow the development of students in four basic language skills including speaking.
Our students’ success is assessed via written exams, in-class projects, homework, quizzes, homework, external evaluations, and projects.
The English Language Department conducts workshops in Junior Model United Nations, Erasmus, films, songs, games, and cooking. We thus ensure that our students love the language, maintain their motivation to learn, and use the language.
Being an English-only area with English classes, study rooms, research room, media room, and a library with English books, the “English Zone” provides a natural environment for our students to speak English.