Istanbul, Turkey

Academic English Program for Researchers

when 5 July 2020 - 25 July 2020
language English
duration 3 weeks
fee EUR 974

This program is designed only for faculty members and/or PhD students who aim to improve their English language skills, academic and article writing skills and their skills for teaching in English by integrating education technologies.

Target group

All master's and PhD students, and faculty members can participate in this program. Applicants will be expected to have CEFR B1+ English level or higher in order to take benefit from the structure of this program to the fullest.

Each candidate will be asked to take an Online English Test to specify his/her current level. After taking the test, candidates will be informed regarding program participation based on the suitability of attending the program.

Course aim

There will be three main elements of the program:

1. English Language Center (ELC) Sessions: These classes will be focused on both practicing and enhancing the use of English language in academic life and research. The teaching practices will be focused more on improving academic skills such as writing a research paper, citation, giving presentations and organizing a speech.

2. Academic Writing Center Sessions: These classes will be focused on improving the ability to write in a more concise, organized, and compelling style by analyzing existing literature and different materials. Participants will also have a chance to explore ways to apply peer review as a strategy for improving writing, learn ways to structure their writing around effective hypotheses and develop an understanding of what journals and other publishers expect from submitted articles.

3. KOLT Sessions: Koç University’s Office of Learning and Teaching (KOLT) team members will have meetings with participants to improve the clarity and efficacy of their English-language instruction, to have hands-on experience with educational technologies that are widely used currently and to experience “micro-teaching” sessions for observing their presentation and teaching skills in English.

Credits info

This is an English language program.

Fee info

EUR 974: Total program fee includes courses, classroom materials and accommodation for a shared room (with shared bathroom).

Note: Total fee does not include meals. Participants may approximately spend 35-45 TL per day (based on their needs and/or habits) at our Student Center to buy food/drinks.