Second Cycle Programmes (Master’s Degree)

General Description

History

The department of English Language Education has offered Master Degree since 1995 and has 10 students at present.

Qualification Awarded

English Language Teaching, Master’s Degree

Level of Qualification

Second Cycle (Master’s Degree)

Specific Admission Requirements

First Cycle (Bachelors Degree) diploma, minimum score of 65 from the nation-wide Academic Graduate Education Entrance Examination (ALES) in the related fields, acceptable minimum score of 50 from Foreign Language (German, English, French; any language other than the medium of instruction) Exams (UDS/KPDS) or the equivalent exams scores obtained from TOEFL/IELTS/etc. or minimum score of 70 at the foreign language examination of the Language School of DEU
GPA s of the candidates will be used in applications. If their GPA is out of 100, they will be taken as they are.
Candidates as three times as the quota will be given the oral and written exams. The candidates will be ranked through computation of 50% of ALES and 50 % of GPA.
The candidates (as three times as the quota) with highest ranking will be entitled to take the exams
Those who are eliminated from the list cannot take the exams. There wont be any waiting list for those who are entitled to take the exams and the others who are eligible but cannot be there for some reason at the time of exams
Those candidates after the pre-selection will take both written and oral exams.
Their interview grades are calculated as 60 % of their written exam grade + 40 % their oral exam grades.
Candidates whose interview grades are 65 and above will be considered successful according to the DEU Graduate School Regulations. Their ALES grades, cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and interviewing grades are calculated as their Evaluation Grades.
Evaluation Grades: % 50 of their ALES grades, % 25 of their cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and % 25 of their interview grades.

Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)

According to the Regulations of Dokuz Eylül University for Graduate Schools, students are not connected to the right for internal transfer, previously taken courses at another graduate programme by another university with a successful grade may be recognized by the related programmes after the letter of the students includes course contents and the transcript, and by the recommendation of the head of the departments and by the decision of the Board of Directors. The courses taken by the outgoing Exchange students have the recognition at the school either as compulsory or elective.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

The programme consists of a minimum of seven courses, one seminar course, and a thesis study, with a minimum of 21 local credits. The total ECTS credits of the programme are 120 ECTS.
In addition to students midterm and final grades, students reports, quiz results, seminar presentations and project results can be used to evaluate the students semester performances. In order for a student to be successful, he has to get minimum 75 out of 100 (2.5 out of 4.00). Seminar lesson and the thesis are considered as non credit courses and students are evaluated as successful and unsuccessful.
A masters degree student must write the results of the thesis according to the specifications of the Graduate School Thesis Writing Guide and must defend the thesis in front of a jury with an oral presentation. After oral presentation, the jury vote the thesis as acceptance, reject or correction. A student may be given, by a decision of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School, up to three months to complete the corrections and defend his thesis in front of the same jury.
See the DEU Graduate School Regulations for more information.
http://www.deu.edu.tr/DEUWeb/Icerik/Icerik.php KOD=13260

Profile of the Programme

The program is designed to promote personal and professional growth for both education and English language. The language of instruction is English.

Key Learning Outcomes

1 Obtaining knowledge about language teaching methods,
2 Acquiring knowledge and skills on language teaching,
3 Acquiring ability to devekop professionally,
4 Developing the ability to follow, interpret scientific literature in educational sciences
5 Acquiring knowledge and skills on basic research methods in educational sciences
6 Acquiring knowledge and skills on verbal and written presentation of scientific data
7 Acquiring ability to use scientific methods in candidates profession
8 Students are equipped with English language teaching methods and SLA concepts and definitions.
9 They know how to generate the new knowledge in SLA and ELT and discuss the research methods related to them.
10 They adapt the language teaching programs, strategies, approaches and techniques to their own teaching conditions and make use of his/her existent knowledge of language testing and evaluation.
11 They know how to use all the sources including CALL and MALL.
12 They choose the best teaching strategies, approaches and techniques, considering the individual and developmental differences of students and the subject area.
13 They develop appropriate teaching materials, taking the students’ needs into consideration.

Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

The graduates of English Language Education enjoy productive careers in public and private schools run by the Ministry of National Education as teachers and work in these institutions as language teachers, researchers and senior advisers and in many other areas of the public service as civil servants. In addition, students may work in the language related areas of the private sector.

Access to Further Studies

Graduates who successfully completed the Masters Degree and pass the proficiency test other than English may apply to doctorate (third cycle) programmes in the same or in related disciplines.

Course Structure Diagram with Credits

Academic Plan consists of 2 compulsory and 21 elective courses. There is a total of 21 elective courses included in the department elective courses pool; 11 courses in fall and 10 courses in the spring semester. The ratio of compulsory courses to elective courses in the curriculum is 6 / 154 ECTS.
T: Theoretical P: Practice L: Laboratory
B: Spring Semester G: Fall Semester H: Full Year
1 .Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
G 0 ELECTIVE COURSE ELECTIVE 30
TOTAL: 30
1 .Semester Elective:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
G 1 YDİ 5011 MODERN AMERICAN NOVEL I ELECTIVE 2 0 0 7
G 2 YDİ 5023 ENGLISH AS AN INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE I ELECTIVE 2 0 0 7
G 3 EBE 5001 SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH METHODS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 5
G 4 YDİ 5009 20 TH CENTURY ENGLISH NOVEL I ELECTIVE 2 0 0 8
G 5 EBE 5005 PRINCIPLES AND METHODS OF INSTRUCTIONS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 5
G 6 YDİ 5027 SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION ELECTIVE 2 0 0 7
G 7 YDİ 5015 APPLIED LINGUISTIC I ELECTIVE 2 0 0 8
G 8 YDİ 5025 APPROACHES TO DRAMA I ELECTIVE 2 0 0 8
G 9 YDİ 5005 FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING METHODS ELECTIVE 2 0 0 8
G 10 YDİ 5019 APPROACHES IN THE TEACHING OF LITERATURE AND CULTURE I ELECTIVE 2 0 0 7
G 11 YDİ 5021 TEACHING THESIS WRITING AND RESEARCH TECHNIQUES I ELECTIVE 2 0 0 8
2 .Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
B 1 YDİ 5096 SEMINAR COMPULSORY 0 2 0 3
B 2 YDİ 5098 EXPERTISE FIELD COMPULSORY 2 0 0 3
B 0 ELECTIVE COURSE ELECTIVE 24
TOTAL: 30
2 .Semester Elective:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
B 1 YDİ 5012 MODERN AMERICAN NOVEL II ELECTIVE 2 0 0 7
B 2 YDİ 5016 APPLIED LINGUISTIC II ELECTIVE 2 0 0 8
B 3 YDİ 5002 DISCOURSE ANALYSIS ELECTIVE 2 0 0 7
B 4 YDİ 5006 20TH CENTURY ENGLISH NOVEL II ELECTIVE 2 0 0 8
B 5 YDİ 5004 MODERN APPROACHES IN TEACHING ELECTIVE 2 0 0 7
B 6 YDİ 5020 PSYCHOLINGUISTIC ISSUES IN SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION ELECTIVE 2 0 0 8
B 7 YDİ 5018 APPROACHES IN THE TEACHING OF LITERATURE AND CULTURE II ELECTIVE 2 0 0 7
B 8 YDİ 5024 ENGLISH AS AN INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE II ELECTIVE 2 0 0 8
B 9 YDİ 5026 APPROACHES TO DRAMA II ELECTIVE 2 0 0 8
B 10 YDİ 5022 TEACHING THESIS WRITING AND RESEARCH TECHNIQUES II ELECTIVE 2 0 0 8
3.Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
G 1 YDİ 5099 THESIS COMPULSORY 0 0 0 30
TOTAL: 30
4.Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
B 1 YDİ 5099 THESIS COMPULSORY 0 0 0 30
TOTAL: 30

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Students must attend classes, practices and examinations. In order for students to qualify for midterms they should attend 70% of the theoretical classes and 80% of the application/lab classes.
For almost all required and elective courses there are two written examinations: One midterm examination (given during each semester and dates of which are announced by the Department in the first month of the semester) and one final exam. The instructor announces the weekly course content, the course book and how students will be evaluated and the dates of the exams to the students and the Institute at the beginning of the semester. The instructor evaluates the students depending on their midterm and final grades, attendance, their additional work such as projects, presentations and assignments.
A make up exam is offered for graduate classes. Upon the approval of the Institute Board students can take the exam from the lessons that they have already passed in order to increase their GPA.
To be able to pass a lesson a graduate student must have minimum CB.
See the DEU Graduate School Regulations for more information.
http://www.deu.edu.tr/DEUWeb/Icerik/Icerik.php KOD=13260

Graduation Requirements

The programme consists of a minimum of seven courses delivered within the graduate programme of the department and in related fields, one seminar course, and thesis, with a minimum of 21 local credits. The total ECTS credits of the programme is 120 ECTS. Graduation requirements in detail are explained in the section Qualification Requirements and Regulations.

Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )

Full-time