[lg policy] Turkey: Foreign Language Policy

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jan 16 18:31:01 UTC 2011

Foreign Language Policy

The Turkish Education Association gives high priority to foreign
language education, mainly English, by virtue of its mission to open
English-medium schools, and regards the foreign language education
offered to students in its schools as TED schools'  most important
distinguishing feature . In TED schools,  English education is given
on the basis of  the curriculum prepared taking Common European
Framework as reference.  Different learning styles are taken  into
consideration and  individual computer-based programmes are applied
from kindergarten through the 12th grade, thus enabling students to
receive international certificates.

Adopting the philosophy of life-long learning, the Turkish Education
Association organises extensive in-service training programmes for the
teachers so as to provide them with the opportunity of professional
development. The Turkish Education Association shows the helpful,
supportive and problem-solving approach that it has taken as its
foreign language policy not only for the teachers and students in TED
schools but also for the teachers and students in all state schools,
organising seminars and workshops, within the social responsibility
projects, for the English teachers in many cities and providing
English education for the students in state schools who are in
financial difficulty.

Foreign Language Education

In TED schools, English is the first foreign language, and as the
second foreign language, the students take German, French or Spanish.

For the recruitment of foreign language teachers, please see the
explanation under "─░nsan Kaynaklar─▒ (Human Resources)".


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