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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Program Name:

Foreign Language Education
Alternate Name: English Language Teaching
Program Homepage: http://fled.boun.edu.tr/
Institution: Boğaziçi University
Address: Bogazici University, Faculty of Education
City: Istanbul
Zip/Postal Code: 34342
Country: Turkey
Contact Person: Ayse Akyel , Prof.

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Phone: (212) 359-6498
Fax: (212) 257-5036
Linguistic Subfield(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Language/Language Family Specialization(s): English
Program Size: Large (over 25 students)
Program Description: The Department of Foreign Language Education offers an undergraduate program in English Language Teacher Education. The basic components of this program consist of English language development, linguistics, and professional courses including foreign language teaching methodology. Through elective courses, students are provided with opportunities to pursue individual interests in various cultural and professional subjects. Thus, the objective of the program is to help students to achieve adequate mastery of the English Language and to provide them with knowledge and sufficient practical skills for teaching English as a foreign language.

Courses in all these programs are offered by various departments of the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The Department of Foreign Language Education provides courses in second language acquisition and methodology and organizes practice teaching in selected schools.

In addition, the Department of Foreign Language Education cooperates with the Institute of Social Sciences in conducting graduate programs leading to M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in English Language Teaching. The department also has exchange programs at the graduate level with Georgia State University and the University of Venicé, Ca’ Foscari.
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