ADVANCED ENGLISH PROGRAM

Welcome to SFL Advanced English Program!

School of Foreign Languages offers a variety of English courses for ITU undergraduate students. Advanced English courses provide students with the academic studies skills such as researching, identifying reliable sources, organizing information, and presenting within an academic framework.

During the course, students will learn how to recognize, organize, and infer proper information needed for their research area. Course materials and the course books provide students with contemporary texts revised and updated on a yearly basis. Students are required to present writing assignments and receive feedback to improve their writing skills, which in turn will help maximize their learning.                                                                       

Şehkar F. KINIK, PhD
Coordinator
E-mail: kinik@itu.edu.tr

 GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT COURSES

Advanced English includes a set of courses aiming at helping students acquire academic English skills needed during the undergraduate studies at ITU. The courses are: ING 101, ING 102, ING 103, ING 112, and ING 201. In addition, there are ING 105, ING 106, ING 205 and ING 206 courses designed specifically for the Turkish Music State Conservatory students.

1.     ING 101 (3 credits)

ING 101 is designed to improve students’ reading skills by reading and analyzing technical and academic texts and academic and technical writing skills by using the elicited information. Students not only learn about the requirements of Academic and Technical English but also improve their other linguistic and critical thinking skills. Students are expected to extensively describe an object and mechanism by using proper technical language, to classify the information they researched and write an analytic composition on their classification, to cite all the information they utilized throughout the process. For the detailed course catalogue form, click the link below!

ING 101 – English 1

2.     ING 102 (3 credits)

The students of English 102 course improve their efficient reading techniques, learn to analyze outside sources and elicit proper information, develop their critical thinking skills and go through the processes of reading and analyzing texts, planning, drafting and editing. Students working on text exploration and academic writing simultaneously produce cause and effect and argumentative essays both in their homework assignments and their exams. Besides, they participate in the in-class discussions of the reading materials. For the detailed course catalogue form, click the link below!

ING 102 – English 2

3.     ING 103 (3 credits)

The 103 courses include versions developed according to the students’ specific filed of study. They include: Business English (ING 130B), Professional Communication (ING 103CO), Intercultural Citizenship (ING 103ES), Public Presentations (ING 103H), Short Stories (ING 103I), Film Studies (ING 103N) and Science Communication (ING 103SC).

All ING 103 courses are designed to broaden the students’ intellectual background. In general, the curriculum focus is reading comprehension, written expression, organizational writing, as well as verbal communication skills. During the course, students are expected to be involved in academic discussions in support of their presentation skills about their research project. The courses are taught by teachers specialized in their field of study. For the detailed course catalogue form, click the links below!

ING 103B    –   Business English

ING 103CO –  Professional Communication

ING 103ES  –  Intercultural Citizenship

ING 103H    –  Public Presentations

ING 103I     –   Short Stories

ING 103N    –   Film Studies

ING 103SC  –  Science Communication

4.     ING 112 (3 credits)

The students of English 112 course improve their efficient reading techniques, learn to analyze outside sources and elicit proper information, develop their critical thinking skills and go through the processes of reading and analyzing texts, planning, drafting and editing. Students working on text exploration and academic writing simultaneously produce argumentative essay both in their homework assignments and their exams. Besides, they participate in the in-class discussions of the reading materials. For the detailed course catalogue form, click the link below! 

ING 112 – English 1 

5.     ING 201 (3 credits)

Through the study of research, the undergraduate program of Advanced English 201 helps students write and present a short thesis using skills in the areas of time management, organization, production of original ideas, critical thinking, defense with evidence, and coherent writing. In addition, the course helps students apply solid fundamentals of research, recognize of a variety of different sources, and access to any kind of reliable information through the use of libraries and the Internet. Moreover, the course enables students to conform to international writing standards when incorporating source information into their writing in their efforts to avoid plagiarism. For the detailed course catalogue form, click the link below!

ING 201 – English 3

6. Other General English Courses

These compulsory courses include ING 105, ING 106, ING 205 and ING 206, both developed for students of the Turkish Music State Conservatory.

ING 105 – (3 credits)

The aim of the course is to prepare the students to research in their field of studies and present their instruments and music, by teaching English, an international language, starting from an Elementary level. For the detailed course catalogue form, click the link below!

ING 105 – English 1

ING 106 – (3 credits)

The aim of the course is to prepare the students to research in their field of studies and present their instruments and music, by teaching English, an international language, starting from an Elementary level. For the detailed course catalogue form, click the link below!

ING 106 – English 2

ING 205 – (3 credits)

The aim of the course is to prepare the students to research in their field of studies and present their instruments and music, by teaching English, an international language, starting from a Pre-intermediate level. For the detailed course catalogue form, click the link below!

ING 205 – English 3 

ING 206 – (3 credits)

The aim of the course is to prepare the students to research in their field of studies and present their instruments and music, by teaching English, an international language, starting from an Intermediate level.  For the detailed course catalogue form, click the link below!

 ING 206 – English 4

COURSE RULES AND REGULATIONS

·      According to ITU regulations, students must attend 80% of classes. This means that students cannot miss more than 12 hours maximum. Students who are more than ten minutes late for a lesson are marked absent for that hour only.

·      Assignments must be submitted on the day they are due, during class time. Failing to submit an assignment on the due date, at the specified time, will result in a ZERO for that assignment.

·      Students who plagiarize, in anyway or form, will get a zero.

Please check the Rules and Regulations for Undergraduate Students by clicking on this link!

Important Documents

ITU Honor Code

About ING 112 Exemption

Advanced English Grading Scale