Department of Foreign Language Education
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03/12/2017 - 23:26

METU-SUNY New Paltz Liberal Studies with a Concentration on English Language Teaching (Undergraduate)

Program Description

Program Coordinator: Asst. Prof. Dr. Nil KORKUT NAYKI 

E-mail: nkorkut [at] metu.edu.tr

Office: EFB-17

Global socioeconomic conditions in the new millennium require the need for going beyond conventional teacher education models and highlight multidimensional, interdisciplinary educational programs for teacher education. Based on this philosophy, Middle East Technical University (METU), Department of Foreign Language Education in collaboration with State University of New York (SUNY)–New Paltz is offering a dual diploma undergraduate program in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and Liberal Studies.

The program in TEFL-Liberal Studies provides students with a solid foundation in the field of English language teaching and helps them to develop strategies, firmly grounded in research, theory and practice, to teach English in any part of the world, or to do research on the teaching, learning or assessment of English as a foreign language. This formulation is enriched by 'Liberal Studies' perspective that students will gain throughout their education.

The four-year program includes full-time enrolment for 6 semesters at METU and 2 semesters and 2 summer sessions at SUNY-New Paltz: first, second and fourth years at METU, and the third year and two summer sessions at SUNY, New Paltz. Compulsory courses in the program provide students with the fundamentals of English language teaching profession while a wide spectrum of elective courses in psychology, sociology, philosophy, linguistics and literature equip them with new perspectives and new horizons.

Upon successful completion of all the requirements at both institutions, students of this dual diploma program are awarded Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language Teaching at METU and Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies at SUNY-New Paltz.

During their education, students will have

  • a chance to study in one of the most respectable institutions both in Turkey and the US,
  • an understanding of cross-cultural characteristics of today's world by being a student in Turkey and in the US, and
  • compulsory courses which aims to familiarize students with the fundamentals of their academic development as well as a wide range of elective courses which broaden their vision and facilitate their specialization.

For more information about the program, please visit suny.metu.edu.tr   

Information for registered SUNY-TEFL students

SUNY -TEFL Undergraduate Curriculum

FIRST YEAR

First Semester

Course Code

Course Name

METU Credit

Contact (h/w)

Lab (h/w)

ECTS

TEFL171

EXPOSITORY WRITING I

3

3 0 6.5

TEFL173

CRITICAL READING AND THINKING

3

3 0 6.0

TEFL175

ORAL COMMUNICATION I

3

3 0 6.0
TEFL177

INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE

3 3 0 6.0
EDS200  INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION 3 3 0 5.0
ENG105 IELTS PREPARATION 0 2 0 2.0
IS100 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS 0 2 0 1.0
Any 1 of the following set.. 
TURK103 ORAL COMMUNICATION 2 2 0 3.0
TURK107 TURKISH I 2 2 0 4.0
TURK201 ELEMENTARY TURKISH 0 4 0 2.0

Second Semester

Course Code

Course Name

METU Credit

Contact (h/w)

Lab (h/w)

ECTS

TEFL172

EXPOSITORY WRITING II

3

3 0 6.5

TEFL174

CRITICAL READING AND THINKING II

3

3 0 6.0

TEFL176

ORAL COMMUNICATION II

3

3 0 6.0
TEFL182 INTRO. TO ENG. LANG.TEACHING: APPROACHES AND METHODS 3 3 0 5.5
TEFL273 INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS I 3 3 0 6.0
Any 1 of the following set .. 
TURK104 WRITTEN EXPRESSION 2 2 0 3.0
TURK108 TURKISH II 2 2 0 4.0
TURK202 INTERMEDIATE TURKISH 0 4 0 2.0
 

 SECOND YEAR

Third Semester

Course Code

Course Name

METU Credit

Contact (h/w)

Lab (h/w)

ECTS

TEFL274

INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS II

3

3 0 6.0

TEFL275

SURVEY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE

3

3 0 5.0

TEFL277

ELT METHODOLOGY I

3

3 0 6.5
TEFL279 LEXICAL COMPETENCE 3 3 0 7.0
TEFL281 RESEARCH SKILLS 3 3 0 7.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HIST2201 PRINCIPLES OF KEMAL ATATÜRK I 0 2 0 2.0
HIST2205 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION I 0 2 0 2.0

Fourth Semester

Course Code

Course Name

METU Credit

Contact (h/w)

Lab (h/w)

ECTS

TEFL271

LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

3 3 0 6.0

TEFL278

ELT METHODOLOGY II

3

3 0 6.0

TEFL280

THE NOVEL I

3

3 0 4.0
TEFL282
ADVANCED ENGLISH STRUCTURE 3 3 0 5.0
TEFL286
ENGLISH-TURKISH TRANSLATION 3 3 0 7.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HIST2202 PRINCIPLES OF KEMAL ATATÜRK II 0 2 0 2.0
HIST2206 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION II 0 2 0 2.0

THIRD YEAR

Fifth Semester is spent in SUNY - New Paltz

Sixth Semester is spent in SUNY - New Paltz 

FOURTH YEAR

Seventh Semester

Course Code

Course Name

METU Credit

Contact (h/w)

Lab (h/w)

ECTS

TEFL487

ELT MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT AND ADAPTATION

3

3 0 6.0

TEFL489

TEACHING ENGLISH TO YOUNG LEARNERS

3

3 0 6.0

TEFL491

DRAMA

3

3 0 6.0
EDS304
CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT 3 3 0 5.0
EDS424  GUIDANCE 3 3 0 5.0

Eighth Semester

Course Code

Course Name

METU Credit

Contact (h/w)

Lab (h/w)

ECTS

TEFL490

PRACTICE TEACHING

5

2 6 15.0

TEFL492

POETRY

3

3 0 5.0

TEFL494

THE NOVEL II

3

3 0 5.0
TEFL496 TURKISH-ENGLISH TRANSLATION 3 3 0 6.0
EDS416 TURKISH EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM AND SCHOOL MANAGEMENT 3 3 0 5.0

h/w = hours per week