About Us

English Language Teaching Program

 

History

Gazi Institute of Education, English Language Teaching Program was established in October 1944. Hadiye Sayron, Mehmet Ali Erkiner, Edward Vivian Gatenby, M. Reşat Göndem, and Naciye Öncül are among the faculty members who have contributed to the establishment of the program. The training period was two years in the early stages of the program. During the 1961-1962 academic year, the period of education was increased to three years. Boarding students were accepted until 1971-72 academic year. In 1979, the period of education was increased to four years, and the name of the institution was changed to Gazi School of Higher Teacher Education. In 1982-1983 academic year, Gazi University was founded, and the name of Gazi School of Higher Teacher Education was changed to Gazi Faculty of Education. After this date, Department of Foreign Languages Education was established, and English, German, and French Language Teaching programs started to be part of Department of Foreign Languages Education. Then in 1991, the preparatory school period was included in the period of education, and total periof  was increased to five years. After the 1982-1983 academic year, a curriculum that was prepared by Higher Education Board started to be implemented.

Gazi University, English Language Teaching Program accepts an average of 130 students every year. Current student number is about 750. Bachelor's degree in English Language Teaching was given to the graduates of the program. There are 6 professors, 5 associate professors, 1 assistant professor, 1 lecturer and 8 research assistants in the academic staff.

 

Mission

Our mission is to improve English language teaching in Turkey and train qualified educators, academics and researchers in this area.

 

Vision

The vision of English Language Teaching Department is to improve quality of education and training in the light of scientific advancements and become the pioneer in this field.

 

Strengths 

Our faculty is at the forefront of our strengths. Moreover, our department has an active role in defining policies in the field of language teaching and training English teachers in our country. The department is the oldest one among other English Language Teaching departments in Turkey, and it has the highest number of faculty members compared to other universities’ ELT departments. In terms of quality of education, it is also among the best ELT departments in Turkey. The faculty bring up future English teachers in a contemporary way.

 

Physical Conditions

All the classrooms in the department have projectors, computers, and internet connection. Moreover, there is a special room for conducting presentations, and the room is equipped with printed and digital resources related to language learning and teaching.

 

Graduate Education Opportunities

Many of our students who would like to continue their academic studies enroll in master and PhD programs of English Language Teaching departments in Turkey and abroad. Gazi University is one of the most prestigious universities that offers master and PhD education in English Language Teaching Department.

 

Employment Opportunities for Graduates

Our alumni can work in primary, lower and upper secondary schools as English language teachers. They are mostly employed in public and private institutions. Many of our alumni also work as the instructors at different universities’ preparatory schools.

 

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