Institute of Social Sciences

MASTER OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING PROGRAM

Goals:

  • The graduate program in English Language Teaching is designed to equip students with advanced and specialized knowledge in the field of teaching English and provide them with a firm foundation in the theoretical and applied aspects of the field.

Objectives:

  • The objective of the graduate program is to introduce major theoretical and methodological issues in English Language Teaching.
  • The MA program focuses on current issues in teaching and learning languages and professional development of English language teachers.
  • It is hoped that graduates of MA program will be able to engage in teaching or research activities and develop motivation for more advanced work in the field.

General Description of Master of English Language Teaching Program

 

Foundation & Recognition

The Institute of Social Sciences of Çağ University was founded in 1997 to educate and develop prospective leaders, managers, and entrepreneurs in private and public business organizations.

Official Gazette: 09.07.1997, No.(R): 23050

Master Of English Language Teaching Programme has been approved to educate teachers to gain qualifications in their area.

Certified by Higher Education Council: 05.05.2009 / 013406 - 2017

Qualification Awarded

The students who have successfully completed the program will be awarded with a Masters Degree Diploma on English Language Teaching.

Level Of Qualification

A student who wishes to study in the MA Program in English Language Education with a thesis in the field of English Language Teaching, Department of English Language and Literature, Department of English Language and Literature, Department of American Culture and Literature, Department of English Translation and (four) years Bachelor's Degree Program, and ALES must have at least 55,000 grades from any type of score. For more information, see. http://www.cag.edu.tr/

Specific Admission Requirements

Students who have started master's degree studies in other domestic or international universities may apply for admission according to Regulations of Council of Higher Education and Çağ University.

See for Admission Requirements to Graduate Programs:  

Information About Çağ > Admission Requirements

Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of  Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal And İnformal)

Students who have studied at other Universities may transfer Çağ University Programmes. Exemption is given for any other courses which have already been taken from other universities with passing grades and same content.

Qualification Requirements And Regulations

A student is required to have a minimum CGPA of 2.00/4.00 and no failing grades.

Profile Of The Programme

Master of English Language Teaching Program is designed to equip the students with both theoretical and practical knowledge of the English Language Teaching profession and to develop skills as innovative teachers.

Occupational Profiles Of Graduates With Examples

Graduated students have opportunity to work in public and private institutions as teachers or translators. Graduates can also be employed in the state and foundation universities as lecturers or researchers.

Access To Further Studies

Students may apply to third degree (doctorate) programs.

Examination Regulations, Assessment And Grading

The examination regulations are specified for each course. However, generally, there is 1 Midterm Exam, 1 Final Exam and term paper for each course. See the exam regulations, assessment and grading of each course in the Course Structure Diagram for details.

Graduation Requirements

The graduation requirements for the MA Program are as the same as the general qualification requirements and regulations of Çağ University. There is no additional requirement to secure the MA Degree provided that the students have passed all the courses in the curriculum with at least a DD grade, had a cumulative gross point average of at least 2.00 out of 4.00.

Mode of Study

Full Time

Programme Language

English

Program Director

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Şehnaz Şahinkarakaş

sehnazkarakas@cag.edu.tr
Tel: +90 324 6514800 
Fax: +90 324 6514811

ECTS & Erasmus Coordinator

Gül KULAK                          
gulkulak@cag.edu.tr
Tel: +90 324 6514800 
Fax: +90 324 6514811

MASTER OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING PROGRAM OUTCOMES (PO)

Upon successful completion of this program, teachers will be able to:

  • Conduct research in various areas of educational sciences,
  •  Assess methods and techniques for teaching various aspects of language,
  •  Evaluate students' performance in various subject fields,
  •  Design teaching programs and appropriate materials for language learners,
  •  Compare and contrast the theories of first and second language acquisition,
  •  Analyze language use in literary and non-literary discourse,
  •  Appraise different facets of language and  art of  teaching profession,
  •  Evaluate the interrelation between language, culture and perception,
  •  Judge professional and ethical responsibilities in educational applications
First Year, First Semester
Code Course Type Credit ECTS
ELT-501 Research Methods - I Supplementary Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 08
ELT-505 Language Learning Theories and ELT Methodology Basic Occupational Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 08
ELT-536 Scientific Research Methods and Ethical Issues - I Supplementary Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 08
ELT-540 Seminar / Term Project Department Compulsory Courses. Click on the course name to see the lessons. Compulsory 0-0-0 07
ELT-508 Elective 1 Department Elective Courses. Click on the course name to see the lessons. Elective 3-0-3 07
Total Credit 12 38
First Year, Second Semester
Code Course Type Credit ECTS
ELT-504 Teaching Language Skills Basic Occupational Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 08
ELT-512 Research Methods – II Supplementary Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 08
ELT-535 Scientific Research Methods and Ethical Issues – II Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 08
ELT-520 Elective 3 Department Elective Courses. Click on the course name to see the lessons. Elective 3-0-3 07
ELT-500 Elective 2 Department Elective Courses. Click on the course name to see the lessons. Elective 3-0-3 07
Total Credit 15 38
Second Year, Third Semester
Code Course Type Credit ECTS
ELT-597 Master Thesis Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 0-0-0 30
Total Credit 0 30
Second Year, Fourth Semester
Code Course Type Credit ECTS
ELT-598 Master Thesis Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 0-0-0 30
Total Credit 0 30
ELT-500 - Alternatife Assessment

The topics covered include the design of good performance tasks and rubrics; and the communication challenge involved in grading; varieties of assessment; project & portfolio assessment; designing classroom assessment tasks & scoring guides.


ELT-501 - Research Methods - I

The aim of this course is to provide students with the basic information needed to understand the qualitative research process, from idea formulation through data analysis and interpretation. Specifically, the course aims at helping students develop research questions, conduct literature review, distinguish between various data collection strategies and apply research using a qualitative research design.


ELT-503 - Professional Development

The course aims to improve the student’s competencies reinforcing their professional knowledge and skills; to develop their interest, attitude and motivation toward the teaching profession.


ELT-504 - Teaching Language Skills

This course aims to teach English as a foreign language to learners at various ages and language proficiency level; techniques and stages of teaching listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills as well as teaching dialogs, pronunciation , vocabulary, structure , and using some activities such as role-play, problem solving, dramatization


ELT-505 - Language Learning Theories and ELT Methodology

This course provides language teaching professionals the opportunity to engage with learning theories and practices of language learning and discuss various methods of teaching with a view to developing and enriching their own teaching and furthering their careers in the field of language education.


ELT-507 - Seminar in ELT (Thesis)

Presentation and discussion of selected topics in English teaching. The seminar activities conducted under the supervision of a faculty member aim to make the student gain experience in this subject by conducting independent research and to develop the ability of speaking in front of the community by telling the subject. Determining the subject of the study, researching the secondary sources and using them in the study, field research, preparing the draft study in the light of the obtained information, making the necessary corrections, completing the report in accordance with the rules of writing the report and finally presenting the report to the audience and discussing the scope of this course.


ELT-508 - Linguistics

This course emphasises a theoretical understanding of what language is, and how that might improve language teaching. Thus, the course focuses on the theories and principles of Linguistics in general and how these theories are related to Language learning and teaching. In order to understand the relation among theories, a historical perspective will be taken so that each theory can be viewed parallel to theories of psychology and approaches in language teaching. Sub-components of Linguistics such as Phonology and Phonetics, Morphology, Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics, and Discourse will also be included in this course in relation to the theories used for explaining these fields. As each theory is discussed how these theories are related to Language Learning and Teaching Methods will also be included.


ELT-509 - Classroom Management

The basic concepts related to classroom management, the communication and interaction in the classroom, the definition of classroom management, the different sides and characteristics of classroom management, the management of discipline in the classroom, the in and out elements that affect the classroom, classroom models, developing and application of the rules, designing classroom physically , problem behaviors and ways of dealing with them, the organization of the classroom, time management in class, create a positive classroom environment for learning.


ELT-512 - Research Methods – II

Students will be able to conceptualize basic concepts in quantitative research. They will also design various quantitative research methods.


ELT-514 - Children's Literature

The focus of the course will be on helping the participants to develop action research questions, conduct literature review, distinguish between various academic genres and conduct an action research study and write its findings in the form of a project.


ELT-516 - Academic Writing

The course develops formal research paper writing abilities as an introduction to professional scholarship. The students receive an introduction to research paper content and the methods used to integrate large amounts of information into a coherent, well-organized development of ideas. Students will develop the ability to write in a formal, research paper style to support their courses, thesis writing, and eventual professional publications.


ELT-518 - Mythology

Ddefinition of myth, legend and tale; geneology, attributes and stories of the major Greek gods and goddesses and creatures in Greek myths; stories about major deities and heroes; the function of myth in human society and its importance to the individual; mythology in modern literature and popular culture; visual representations of the figures from myth found in paintings and plastic arts; the concept of heroism; what myths mean today


ELT-519 - Testing and Evaluation in Language Teaching

Basic concepts, principles and constructs of classroom-based assessment; language tests for different age groups, different proficiency levels and various learner styles; test preparation techniques for testing reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary and grammar individually and testing language skills in an integrated manner; application of basic descriptive and inferential statistical calculations and the principles underlying test design (e.g. validity; reliability, practicality); stages of test construction, item analysis and interpretation of test scores, standardized tests; teacher-prepared language tests and beneficial backwash.


ELT-520 - History of Civilization

The course focuses on how the ancient world has shaped and informed the world we live in today. It evaluates human history from the Neolithic revolution to Ancient Greece to equip the students with a clearer world view as well as with the ability to identify paradigms.


ELT-522 - Teaching English to Young Learners

This course covers approaches to teaching English to young learners; materials evaluation and adaptation and evaluation and assessment of young learners.


ELT-523 - Seminar (Non Thesis)

Presentation and discussion of selected topics in English teaching. The seminar activities conducted under the supervision of a faculty member aim to make the student gain experience in this subject by conducting independent research and to develop the ability of speaking in front of the community by telling the subject. Determining the subject of the study, researching the secondary sources and using them in the study, field research, preparing the draft study in the light of the obtained information, making the necessary corrections, completing the report in accordance with the rules of writing the report and finally presenting the report to the audience and discussing the scope of this course.


ELT-526 - World Cultural History

The course shows the thematic connections among the interdisciplinary and intercultural traditions in world art, literature, music and philosophy from the ancient world to the presence. As a world literature based course, students examine the most significant contributions to world literature and parallel streams of knowledge in world cultural traditions.


ELT-528 - Stylistics and Literary Discourse Analysis

Stylisctics, foregrounding, deviation, parallelism; style variation in texts; sound, meaning and effect; drama as a conversational genre; speech acts, turn-taking and politeness; assumptions, presupposition and inferring of meaning; fictional prose and point of view; speech and thought presentation in fiction; stylistics as opposed to traditional criticism methods.


ELT-535 - Scientific Research Methods and Ethical Issues – II

ELT-536 - Scientific Research Methods and Ethical Issues - I

ELT-541 - Critical Discourse

ELT-575 - Material Evaluation and Adaptation

Theory and principles of course materials design and basic views that are opposed and opposed to the use of textbooks; the relationship between method, ideology and textbook author; format for selection of course materials: language proficiency, learnability, ease of use, cultural content, suitability of communicative interaction, and language use; adaptation and development of materials for language teaching, adaptation of textbook materials according to specific learning needs and teaching environments. The aim of this course is to enable participants to understand how to evaluate textbooks and choose the most appropriate textbook for their purposes; equip them with skills to develop course teaching materials and help them develop materials that best suit their language teaching requirements.


ELT-576 - Individual Differences in SLA

This course will introduce students to current issues in foreign language education and enable them to examine them from an individual student perspective. Particular attention will be given to student contributions to language learning, including the critical aspects of individual perspectives of the students and the examination of students from multiple perspectives. Other topics to be covered in this course are the identity of the language learner; a critical analysis of the individuality of language learners; sensuality in language learning; and the pedagogical effects of research on students themselves in language teaching methodology. The aim of this course is to introduce students to the current issues in foreign language education and to help them to examine them from an individual student perspective. Another objective of the course is to increase students' awareness of the critical aspects of individual learner differences and their contribution to language learning, including the examination of the students themselves from multiple perspectives.
 


ELT-577 - Current Issues in ELT

This course includes the post-method period in foreign language teaching and current issues that emerged during this period, and the innovative theories and teaching methods presented in language teaching. The main objective of this course is to discuss the post-method approach and principles that develop after the traditional methods period and to enable students to develop their own methods with the methods they have learned and apply them in classrooms.


ELT-580 - Language Teaching in 21st Century

This course includes the post-method period in foreign language teaching and current issues that emerged during this period, and the innovative theories and teaching methods presented in language teaching. The main objective of this course is to enable participants to think critically about how to apply what they have learned in their teaching contexts by discussing new approaches as well as traditional methods in language teaching.


ELT-581 - Term Project

Presentation and discussion of selected topics in English teaching. The seminar activities conducted under the supervision of a faculty member aim to make the student gain experience in this subject by conducting independent research and to develop the ability of speaking in front of the community by telling the subject. Determining the subject of the study, researching the secondary sources and using them in the study, field research, preparing the draft study in the light of the obtained information, making the necessary corrections, completing the report in accordance with the rules of writing the report and finally presenting the report to the audience and discussing the scope of this course.


ELT-597 - Master Thesis

The course will cover the basic activities the master student should perform in order to prepare their master thesis. These are; defining the specific topic or problem to be worked on, develop a thesis proposal, construct the research model, apply appropriate research techniques, defining the findings of the research, writing the thesis, presenting and defending the thesis.


ELT-598 - Master Thesis

The course will cover the basic activities the master student should perform in order to prepare their master thesis. These are; defining the specific topic or problem to be worked on, develop a thesis proposal, construct the research model, apply appropriate research techniques, defining the findings of the research, writing the thesis, presenting and defending the thesis.


  

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAM

PÇ / PO OUTCOMES AND COURSES

COMPULSORY COURSES

1st Year, First Semester

Code

Course title

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Year, First Semester

PO1

PO 2

PO 3

PO 4

PO 5

PO 6

PO 7

PO 8

PO 9

PO 10

ELT 501

English Learning Theories and Teaching Methods

-

X

-

-

X

-

X

-

X

 

ELT 503

Research Methods - I

X

X

X

-

-

-

-

X

X

X

ELT 510

Seminar

X

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

X

X

1st Year, Second Semester

 

ELT 502

Teaching Language Skills

-

X

X

X

-

X

X

-

X

 

ELT 506

Research Methods - II

X

X

X

-

-

-

-

1

X

X

Number of Courses Related to Program Outcomes / 8 (excluding 3 electives and thesis) 
 

3

4

3

1

1

1

2

1

5

 

 

 

 

ELECTIVE COURSES

Code

Course title

PO 1

PO 2

PO 3

PO 4

PO 5

PO 6

PO 7

PO 8

PO 9

PO 10

 

ELT 504

Alternative Evaluation

X

X

X

-

-

-

-

-

X

 

 

ELT 505

Material Evaluation and Adaptation

-

X

-

X

-

-

X

-

X

 

 

ELT 507

Classroom Management

-

-

-

-

-

-

X

-

X

 

 

ELT 508

Linguistics

X

-

-

-

X

-

X

X

-

 

 

ELT 509

Professional development

-

X

-

-

-

-

X

-

X

 

 

ELT 511

Human Rights and Democracy

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

X

X

 

 

ELT 513

Term project   

X

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

X

 

 

ELT 514

Children's Literature

-

-

-

X

-

X

-

X

-

 

ELT 516

Stylistics and Literary Discourse Analysis

-

-

-

-

-

X

X

X

-

 

ELT 518

Mythology

-

-

-

-

-

X

X

X

-

 

ELT 519

Measurement and Evaluation in Education

-

-

-

X

X

-

X

-

X

X

ELT 520

History of civilization

-

-

-

-

-

-

X

X

-

 

 

ELT 522

Teaching Foreign Language to Children

-

X

X

X

X

-

X

-

X

 

 

ELT 524

Comparative World Cultures 

-

-

X

 X 

X

-

-

X

-

 

 

ELT 526

Academic Writing

-

-

X

-

X

X

 

 

 

PROGRAM OUTCOMES & COURSES RELATION TABLE

COMPULSORY COURSES

1st Year, Second Semester

PO 1

PO 2

PO 3

PO 4

PO 5

PO 6

PO 7

PO 8

PO 9

PO 10

Code

Course title

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

ELT 501

English Learning Theories and Teaching Methods

-

5

-

-

3

-

5

-

4

 

ELT 503

Research Methods - I

5

5

5

-

-

-

-

3

4

5

ELT 510

Seminar

5

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

5

5

1st Year, Second Semester

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

ELT 502

Teaching Language Skills

-

5

3

5

-

3

4

-

5

 

ELT 506

Research Methods - II

5

5

5

-

-

-

-

-

5

5

Weight of Program Outcomes

15

20

13

5

3

3

9

3

23

15

Relationship Level: 0: No relationship; 5: Highest Relationship Level 

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

ELECTIVE COURSES

Code

Course title

PO 1

PO 2

PO 3

PO 4

PO 5

PO 6

PO 7

PO 8

PO 9

PO 10

ELT 504

Alternative Evaluation

4

5

5

-

-

-

-

-

4

 

ELT 505

Material Evaluation and Adaptation 

-

5

-

5

-

-

4

-

4

 

ELT 507

Classroom Management

-

-

-

-

-

-

5

-

4

 

ELT 508

Linguistics

4

-

-

-

5

-

5

4

-

 

ELT 509

Professional development

-

3

-

-

-

-

 

5

-

5

 

ELT 511

Human Rights and Democracy

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

3

5

 

ELT 513

Term project

5

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

5

 

ELT 514

Children's Literature

-

-

-

4

-

5

-

5

-

 

ELT 516

Stylistics and Literary Discourse Analysis

-

-

-

-

-

5

4

4

-

 

ELT 518

Mythology

-

-

-

-

-

4

5

5

-

 

ELT 519

Measurement and Evaluation in Education

-

-

-

4

5

-

4

-

4

3

ELT 520

History of civilization   

-

-

-

-

-

-

5

5

-

 

ELT 522

Teaching Foreign Language to Children

-

4

3

4

2

-

5

-

5

 

ELT 524

Comparative World Cultures 

-

-

4

4

4

-

-

4

-

 

ELT 526

Academic Writing

3

 - 

-

-

5

-

-

5

4

                         

 

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAM

BASIC LEARNING OUTCOMES AND COURSES

COMPULSORY COURSES

1st Year, First Semester

Code

Course title

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Year, First Semester

PO1

PO 2

PO 3

PO 4

PO 5

PO 6

PO 7

PO 8

PO 9

PO 10

ELT 501

English Learning Theories and Teaching Methods

-

X

-

-

X

-

X

-

X

 

ELT 503

Research Methods - I

X

X

X

-

-

-

-

X

X

X

ELT 510

Seminar

X

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

X

X

1st Year, Second Semester

 

ELT 502

Teaching Language Skills

-

X

X

X

-

X

X

-

X

 

ELT 506

Research Methods - II

X

X

X

-

-

-

-

1

X

X

Number of Courses Related to Program Outcomes / 8 (excluding 3 electives and thesis) 
 

3

4

3

1

1

1

2

1

5

 

 

 

 

ELECTIVE COURSES

Code

Course title

PO 1

PO 2

PO 3

PO 4

PO 5

PO 6

PO 7

PO 8

PO 9

PO 10

 

ELT 504

Alternative Evaluation

X

X

X

-

-

-

-

-

X

 

 

ELT 505

Material Evaluation and Adaptation

-

X

-

X

-

-

X

-

X

 

 

ELT 507