Institute of Social Sciences

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING  DOCTORATE PROGRAM

Goals:

 

The aim of the Ph.D. program is to equip the candidates with advanced theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of ELT and to foster the development of independent research skills. 

 

Objectives:

The objectives of the Ph.D. program build on those of the M.As, but at a higher level of complexity and sophistication.

In particular, the main objective is to provide candidates with an in-depth understanding of theoretical issues in the field of English Language Teaching.

It also aims to enable the candidates to evaluate and conduct empirical research in the field.

General Description of English Language Teaching Doctorate Program

Foundation & Recognition

Cag University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences was founded in 1997 with the objective of training well qualified future scientists and teachers working in public and private educational and research institutions.

Official Gazette: 09.07.1997, No.4281 (R): 23050

 

English Language Teaching Doctorate Program was founded to equip candidates with a high level of sound theoretical and practical knowledge on English Language Teaching.

Certified by Higher Education Council: 18.10.2013/55145 No.(R): 75850160-104.01.03-7686

Qualification Awarded

The students who have successfully completed the program will be awarded with a Doctorate Diploma in English Language Teaching.

Level Of Qualification

Third Cycle degree program on English Language Teaching

Specific Admission Requirements

Students who have completed master’s degree studies in the field of ELT or Applied Linguistics or other related may apply for admission. The students must have at least 55 points from ALES (or its equivalent, e.g. GRE). The students will also take a written and oral exam that shows their qualification in the field.  

Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of  Prior Learning  

Students who have been studying at other universities may transfer to Cag University programs. Students are exempted from courses they have passed providing that the courses have the same content.

Qualification Requirements And Regulations

A student is required to have a minimum CGPA of 3.00/4.00 and no failing grades.

Profile Of The Programme

The ELT Doctorate Program is designed to equip the candidates with high level of theoretical and practical knowledge on their field. Candidates are also expected to be equipped with independent research skills

Occupational Profiles Of Graduates With Examples

Graduates have opportunity to work in public or private institutions as English instructors at different levels and as academicians at various universities.

Access To Further Studies

Graduates may apply to post-graduate programs.

Examination Regulations, Assessment And Grading

The examination regulations are specified for each course. However, generally, there is one mid-term exam, one final exam and a project for each course. See the details for the exam regulations, assessment and grading for each course in the Course Structure Diagram as stated in the Rules and Regulations of Cag University.

Graduation Requirements

The graduation requirements for the Program are as the same as the general qualification requirements and regulations of Çağ University. There is no additional requirement to secure the Doctorate Degree provided that the students have passed all the courses in the curriculum with at least a CC grade and had a cumulative gross point average of at least 3.00 out of 4.00.

Mode of Study

Full Time

Programme Language

English

Program Director

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Şehnaz ŞAHİNKARAKAŞ   

sehnazkarakas@cag.edu.tr 

Tel  : 0.324.651 48 00

Fax : 0.324.651 48 11

ECTS & Erasmus Coordinators

Gül KULAK                          
gulkulak@cag.edu.tr

Tel  : 0.324.651 48 00

Fax : 0.324.651 48 11

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING  DOCTORATE PROGRAM KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

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

 

PO 1. evaluate various trends and theories in the field of ELT.

 

PO 2.  apply acquired knowledge in the field of TESL/TEFL in different contexts.

 

PO 3. cultivate expertise in specialized concentration areas of English Language Teaching.

 

PO 4. demonstrate a comprehensive and sophisticated understanding of the research within the field of ELT.

 

PO 5. develop research skills which include the formulation and study of original ideas as well as development of theory, methodology, and experimental skills.

 

PO 6. promote involvement in inter-disciplinary teams and activities and develop skills pertinent to group and collaborative efforts

 

PO 7. communicate information effectively to varied audiences and design and facilitate learning experiences in their particular field of expertise.

First Year, First Semester
Code Course Type Credit ECTS
ELT-612 Advanced Research Methods Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 15
ELT-603 Elective 1 Department Elective Courses. Click on the course name to see the lessons. Elective 3-0-3 15
Total Credit 6 30
First Year, Second Semester
Code Course Type Credit ECTS
ELT-601 Second Language Acquisition Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 15
ELT-616 Personal and Professional Development Supplementary Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 15
ELT-608 Elective 2 Department Elective Courses. Click on the course name to see the lessons. Elective 3-0-3 15
ELT-675 Elective 4 Department Elective Courses. Click on the course name to see the lessons. Elective 3-0-3 15
Total Credit 12 60
Second Year, Third Semester
Code Course Type Credit ECTS
ELT-610 Project Design Supplementary Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 15
ELT-627 Research Area Course Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 0-0-0 15
ELT-605 Elective 3 Department Elective Courses. Click on the course name to see the lessons. Elective 3-0-3 15
Total Credit 6 45
Second Year, Fourth Semester
Code Course Type Credit ECTS
ELT-614 Qualifying examination Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 0-0-0 15
Total Credit 0 15
Third Year, Fifth Semester
Code Course Type Credit ECTS
ELT-695 Doctorate Thesis Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 0-0-0 30
Total Credit 0 30
Third Year, Sixth Semester
Code Course Type Credit ECTS
ELT-696 Doctoral Thesis Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 0-0-0 30
Total Credit 0 30
Fourth Year, Seventh Semester
Code Course Type Credit ECTS
ELT-697 Doctoral Thesis Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 0-0-0 30
Total Credit 0 30
Fourth Year, Eighth Semester
Code Course Type Credit ECTS
ELT-698 Doctoral Thesis Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 0-0-0 30
Total Credit 0 30
ELT-601 - Second Language Acquisition

This course provide required skills for designing teaching and learning methods and techniques for second and foreign language courses. The aim of this course is to provide an overview of theories of second language acquisition and to discuss some major issues such as the role of L1, instructed SLA (the types of instruction and feedback), input-output interaction within the context of adult L2 acquisition.


ELT-603 - Quality Management in Language Testing and Assessment

Conceptualizing basic concepts in QMLTA. Analyzing and criticizing studies on QMLTA. Students will be able to comprehend the nature of quality management, ethics and fairness in language testing and assessment and read critically, analyze and synthesize various studies on QMLTA. They will also be able to conduct research on the topic.


ELT-605 - Classroom-based Research

Conceptualizing basic concepts in QMLTA. Analyzing and criticizing studies on QMLTA. The overall aim of this course is to look into all aspects and variables involved in the language classroom. This includes but is not limited to issues such as input, error treatment, planning and decision-making processes and receptivity. Investigation in these areas requires using both qualitative and quantitative research techniques.


ELT-609 - Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis

This course aims to help the students understand what discourse analysis is and how it helps the fields of linguistics, socilology, psychology analysing spoken and written language. The developments in descriptive and applied linguistics; professionalization in the field of ELT to help language teachers keep up-to-date with developments in the field; to give an insight about how texts are structured beyond sentence level.


ELT-610 - Project Design

This course aims to give a unique insight to the students through encouraging them to participate in the odyssey of preparing a master thesis. Moreover, the very course purports to provide a sufficient knowledge for both the proposal and the thesis preparing process. This course will help students to polish their existing skills in literary research, writing and citation. They will write the proposal for their  thesis, a conference paper, a literature review, or an academic article.


ELT-611 - Teacher Development Program Design

This course contributes to the teachers' personal and professional development regarding the principles of lifelong learning. This course will enable participants to gain a full understanding of how to develop themselves both as teachers and as persons.


ELT-612 - Advanced Research Methods

The aim of this course is to enable participants to conduct qualitative and quantitative research using a variety of research methods with various data collection instruments. Students will be able to examine foundational issues of research from quantitative, qualitative and mixed perspectives: e.g. determining how to approach a project; understanding what constitutes data and how to analyze them. Students will also learn some software programs (SPSS, Atlas-ti) to be used while analyzing quantitative and qualitative data.


ELT-613 - Educational Media and Language Teaching

The course consists of various modules. Following the discussion of the motives and reasons for using educational technology in language classrooms, learners are presented web 2.0 tools, such as blogs, wikis, social networks, podcasts and videos. Each module starts with background readings, then examples of how teachers have used that particular technology. This course provides an insight into how to integrate educational technologies into language teaching and learning. It aims to equip learners with a theoretical background for production and use of foreign language instructional media. The course also offers a practical introduction to using technology in language teaching and learning.


ELT-614 - Qualifying examination

The purpose of this writing guide is to ensure that the graduate theses prepared in accordance with Articles 21 and 33 of Çağ University Institute of Social Sciences Graduate Education Regulations are written and published according to certain rules. Candidates and thesis advisors who prepare master's, doctorate and proficiency thesis in the departments of the Social Sciences Institute of Çağ University should act in accordance with the rules in this guide for the defense prepared theses. The guidelines of the American Psychological Association [APA 6] (2010) and the thesis writing rules of the Institute of Social Sciences of Çağ University were used in the preparation of this guide. Abstract, foreword, table of contents, list of tables, list of figures, abbreviations and list of appendices can be found in the Appendix at the end of this manual.


ELT-615 - Seminars in Psycholinguistics

This course aims to introduce basic concepts and theories in Psycholinguistics and make students familiar with experimental research methods used in sentence processing. The focus will be memory, and sentence processing in the first language and second language. Gain the basic concepts about the mind and brain that defines the discipline of psycholinguistics; Develop the fundamental skills required for understanding theories, evidence, and methods in psycholinguistics, grasp methods and techniques used in experiments in Psycholinguistics.


ELT-616 - Personal and Professional Development

This course contributes to the teachers' personal and professional development regarding the principles of lifelong learning. This course will enable participants to gain a full understanding of how to develop themselves both as teachers and as persons.


ELT-617 - Recent Approaches in ELT

This course which links theory with practice involves such recent topics as how do people learn languages, describing learners, describing teachers, managing learning & teaching, managing classroom learning, grouping students, planning lessons & courses, teaching grammar, teaching receptive skills, teaching productive skills, teaching vocabulary and teaching pronunciation. This course aims to help EFL instructors to update their pedagogical knowledge and skills through practice and research based instruction.


ELT-619 - Instructional Leadership: Developing Affective Teaching in Language Classroom

This course aims to introduce the social-emotional language learning theory and its guiding principles in order to enable participants organize a learning environment which is sensitive to learner factors such as motivation, anxiety, self confidence, self efficacy, comfort, attitudes, learners style and intelligences.


ELT-620 - Psycholinguistics

The primary goal of this course is to provide students with foundational background in the central topics of language production and comprehension. In this course, academic writing examples such as articles, papers, and proposals will be investigated regarding language used and content. Students will prepare a project proposal, write abstracts, posters and proposal on a subject they choose thus improve their research skills and writing skills.


ELT-622 - Applied Linguistics

In this course we aim at having an introduction to the field of linguistics. In order to increase the awareness of the students in the field of linguistics we will explore the grounds of language in its all terms and components. Starting with a general definition of language and related concepts we will move towards and introductory analysis of core-grammar components in first part of this course. We will discuss the structure, the organization of this structure, so-called grammar of language and look speculatively at the biological foundations of language. Moving forth, we will study the sounds of language in phonetics and phonology, the organization of words in morphology, making of sentences in syntax and last the making of meaning in semantics. Students will learn fundamental concepts of language and linguistics.


ELT-623 - First Language Acquisition

Major concepts in the field of child language acquisition, bi/multilingualism, factors that affect the acquisition process. This course is an introduction to field of language acquisition. It aims at introduction the students to the major concepts in fields of child language acquisition, and bi/multilingual acquisition. It discusses the different factors that influence the acquisition process as age, the linguistic environment, cognition, the social context, motivation, and aptitude.


ELT-625 - Critical discourse analysis

This course aims to help the students understand what discourse analysis is and how it helps the fields of linguistics, socilology, psychology analysing spoken and written language. The developments in descriptive and applied linguistics; professionalization in the field of ELT to help language teachers keep up-to-date with developments in the field; to give an insight about how texts are structured beyond sentence level.


ELT-627 - Research Area Course

The aim of this course is to enable participants to focus on a specific topic of their interest in the field of ELT and to help them make an original contribution to the field. Students will acquire advanced knowledge in a field of his/her choice. They will read and discuss the relevant literature and latest research on that choice.


ELT-629 - Critical Appraisal of Language Learning and Teaching

Conceptualizing basic concepts in critical assessment. Analyzing and criticizing studies on critical assessment. Students will be able to comprehend the nature of critical assessment, ethics and fairness in language learning and teaching. They will also be able to conduct research on the topic.


ELT-636 - Psychology of Language Learning

The overall aim is to emphasize the contribution of psychology and psycholinguistics, and other parallel disciplines, to the development of recent thinking in language teaching methodology.


ELT-695 - Doctorate Thesis

In this course, students will be shown the methods that should be applied in writing a thesis (thesis writing plan) and they will be provided with the necessary and correct techniques for their studies. To make students aware of the usage of resources and thesis writing.


ELT-696 - Doctoral Thesis

In this course, students will be shown the methods that should be applied in writing a thesis (thesis writing plan) and they will be provided with the necessary and correct techniques for their studies. To make students aware of the usage of resources and thesis writing.


ELT-697 - Doctoral Thesis

In this course, students will be shown the methods that should be applied in writing a thesis (thesis writing plan) and they will be provided with the necessary and correct techniques for their studies. To make students aware of the usage of resources and thesis writing.


ELT-698 - Doctoral Thesis

In this course, students will be shown the methods that should be applied in writing a thesis (thesis writing plan) and they will be provided with the necessary and correct techniques for their studies. To make students aware of the usage of resources and thesis writing.


 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING Ph.D. PROGRAM

PROGRAM (PÇ/PO) OUTCOMES

Compulsory Courses

Code

Course name

PO 1

PO 2

PO 3

PO 4

PO 5

PO 6

PO 7

1st Year, First Semester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELT-601

Second Language Acquisition

X

 

X

 

 

X

 

ELT-603

Quality Management in Language Assessment

X

X

X

 

 

X

 

1st Year, Second Semester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELT-612

Advanced Research Methods

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

ELT-608

Psychology of Language Learning

X

X

X

 

 

X

 

ELT-610

Project Design

 

 X

X

X

 

X

 

 2nd Year, First Semester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELT-607

Research Area

 

 

X

X

X

X

 

ELT-605

Class Based Research

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

ELT-606

ELT Teacher Training

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 Elective Courses

Code

Course name

PO 1

PO 2

PO 3

PO 4

PO 5

PO 6

PO 7

ELT-609

Usage and Discourse Analysis

X

X

X

 

X

 

 

ELT-611

Teacher Training Program Model

X

X

X

 

 

X

 

ELT-615

Seminars in Psycholinguistics

 X

 

X

 

 

X

 

ELT-613

Media and Language Teaching in Education

X

X

X

 

 

X

X

ELT-619

Teaching Leadership: Developing Affective Teaching in a Language Class

 X

 X

X

 

 x

 

 

 

Compulsory Courses

Code

Course name

PO 1

PO 2

PO 3

PO 4

PO 5

PO 6

PO 7

1st Year, First Semester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELT-601

Second Language Acquisition

5

 

4

 

 

4

 

ELT-603

Quality Management in Language Assessment

4

3

5

 

 

4

 

1st Year, Second Semester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELT-612

Advanced Research Methods

 

 

 

5

5

4

4

ELT-613

Media and Language Teaching in Education

3

4

4

 

 

4

4

ELT-611

Teacher Training Program Model

3

4

4

 

 

4

 

 2nd Year, First Semester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELT-607

Research Area

 

 

3

5

4

4

 

ELT-605

Class Based Research

 

 

 

5

5

4

4

ELT-609

Usage and Discourse Analysis

5

 

4

 

 

4

 

 Elective Courses

Code

Course name

PO 1

PO 2

PO 3

PO 4

PO 5

PO 6

PO 7

ELT-615

Seminars in Psycholinguistics

5

 

4

 

 

4

 

ELT-610

Project Design

 

 3

3

4

 

4

 

ELT-616

Personal and Professional Development

 5

 

4

 

 

4

 

ELT-617

ELT Recent Approaches

 5

3

 

 

 

 

 

ELT-608

Psychology of Language Learning

 5

 

4

 

 

 4

 

ELT-619

Teaching Leadership: Developing Sensory Teaching in a Language Class

 4

4

4

 

 

 

 

ELT-606

ELT Teacher Training

4

 

4

 

 

 

 

ELT-620

Psycholinguistics

5

 

4

 

 

4

 

ELT-621

EFL Young Students

4

4

 

 

 

 

 

ELT-622

Applied Linguistics

3

4

4

 

 

 

 

ELT-623

First Language Acquisition

4

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING Ph.D. PROGRAM

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES

Compulsory Courses

Code

Course name

PO 1

PO 2

PO 3

PO 4

PO 5

PO 6

PO 7

1st Year, First Semester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELT-601

Second Language Acquisition

X

 

X

 

 

X

 

ELT-603

Quality Management in Language Assessment

X

X

X

 

 

X

 

1st Year, Second Semester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELT-612

Advanced Research Methods

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

ELT-608

Psychology of Language Learning

X

X

X

 

 

X

 

ELT-610

Project Design

 

 X

X

X

 

X

 

 2nd Year, First Semester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELT-607

Research Area

 

 

X

X

X

X

 

ELT-605

Class Based Research

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

ELT-606

ELT Teacher Training

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 Elective Courses

Code

Course name

PO 1

PO 2

PO 3

PO 4

PO 5

PO 6

PO 7

ELT-609

Usage and Discourse Analysis

X

X

X

 

X

 

 

ELT-611

Teacher Training Program Model

X

X

X

 

 

X

 

ELT-615

Seminars in Psycholinguistics

 X

 

X

 

 

X

 

ELT-613

Media and Language Teaching in Education

X

X

X

 

 

X

X

ELT-619

Teaching Leadership: Developing Affective Teaching in a Language Class

 X

 X

X

 

 x

 

 

 

Compulsory Courses

Code

Course name

PO 1

PO 2

PO 3

PO 4

PO 5

PO 6

PO 7

1st Year, First Semester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELT-601

Second Language Acquisition

5

 

4

 

 

4

 

ELT-603

Quality Management in Language Assessment

4

3

5

 

 

4

 

1st Year, Second Semester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELT-612

Advanced Research Methods

 

 

 

5

5

4

4

ELT-613

Media and Language Teaching in Education

3

4

4

 

 

4

4

ELT-611

Teacher Training Program Model

3

4

4

 

 

4

 

 2nd Year, First Semester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELT-607

Research Area

 

 

3

5

4

4

 

ELT-605

Class Based Research

 

 

 

5

5

4

4

ELT-609

Usage and Discourse Analysis

5

 

4

 

 

4

 

 Elective Courses

Code

Course name

PO 1

PO 2

PO 3

PO 4

PO 5

PO 6

PO 7

ELT-615

Seminars in Psycholinguistics

5

 

4

 

 

4

 

ELT-610

Project Design

 

 3

3

4

 

4

 

ELT-616

Personal and Professional Development

 5

 

4

 

 

4

 

ELT-617

ELT Recent Approaches

 5

3

 

 

 

 

 

ELT-608

Psychology of Language Learning

 5

 

4

 

 

 4

 

ELT-619

Teaching Leadership: Developing Sensory Teaching in a Language Class

 4

4

4

 

 

 

 

ELT-606

ELT Teacher Training

4

 

4

 

 

 

 

ELT-620

Psycholinguistics

5

 

4

 

 

4

 

ELT-621

EFL Young Students

4

4

 

 

 

 

 

ELT-622

Applied Linguistics

3

4

4

 

 

 

 

ELT-623

First Language Acquisition

4

 

4