Born on August 15, 1975, in K.Maraş, Turkey, Idris Sarı graduated from Boğaziçi University FLT Department in 1999, and has been dealing with English for about 23 years. After working in Bangladesh for two years and in Tajikistan for five years both as a teacher and as an administrator, he returned to Turkey and worked in Adana for two years and has been working at Fatih University for two years as well. He taught Business English and General English classes last academic year and has been teaching at the prep school this year. He is working on a listening-watching focused LT system for two years, recently started doing MA in ELT at Yeditepe University, and is the owner of www.turkiyeingilizceogrenecek.com and www.3lb.info. He is married with three daughters.
Nazmi Kaya graduated from ELT department at K. Zhubanov University, Kazakhstan in 2000. Following his graduation, he worked in several lyceums in Kazakhstan teaching English for five years. During his five year experince abroad, he not only concentrated on his students’ education but also headed various national-state seminars and conferences held for authorities from ministry of education regarding teaching foreign languages. After returning to Turkey in 2005, he started teaching at Fatih University Prep School and he is still teaching there. About to finish his master’s studies in English Literature at Fatih University, he will do his PhD in Literature as well and he has been keen on working on the effects of literature in language teaching for a long time.
A comparative study between Personality Development Approach and technical approach This paper is a research on the English teaching methodology used in Indian schools in the state of Andhra Pradesh. I have chosen my place of study as the West Godavari District. In this district, the students are a mix education backgrounds from Telugu and English mediums. The reason to choose this area is that ...
AN ALTERNATIVE LISTENING-READING FOCUSED SYLLABUS
FOR THE UNIV. PREP SCHOOLS FOSTERING STUDENT AUTONOMY
Learning and teaching English as a second language, specifically in Turkey, has been one of the most tiring and toughest issues for ages. “Why can’t we speak English?” is asked by many everywhere. “We have been learning the same things for years: present simple, past simple etc.” is another common complaint. There are so many other complaints regarding the issue. Unfortunately, people who want to learn/improve English waste not only their valuable time but also a lot of money with various confusing coursebooks, grammar books, different kinds of CD sets and innumerable courses like mushrooms at every corner. In this paper, an alternative syllabus for the university prep schools is introduced as a solution. The system offers exploitation of a movie, several graded readers with audio files and videos, extensive vocabulary exercises, and dialogues for each module, and it is suggested that with this listening- reading focused syllabus, student autonomy and independence will be obtained immensely as they will have to use their mp3- mp4 players, ipods etc. for learning, and thus they will be able to receive sufficient input mostly by themselves. Casual application of several activities of this syllabus has already proved applicable, effective and greatly motivating.