THE STRUCTURE OF PREPARATORY PROGRAM AND ITS OUTPUTS
In the English Preparatory program implemented in our school, foreign language education is provided 24-30 hours weekly, on average 700-900 hours per a year. The program aims that students acquire grammar, vocabulary and skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. The preparatory program has different goals and contents for students of departments whose language of instruction is 30% English and 100% English. At the end of the preparatory education, it is aimed that the students of the departments whose language of education is 30% English or departments that has optional Preparatory education (A level) reach at least B1 level. And it is aimed that the students of departments whose language of instruction is 100% English (B level) reach at least C1 level at the end of the preparatory education. According to the results of the Exemption Exams administered at the beginning of each academic year, students who show that they are at the level being targeted at the end of the year are exempt from the Preparatory education.
The End of A Level Definitions
The Usage Areas of General Grammar: Students have a command of language to describe things clearly and explicitly. They can support arguments about topics studied and produce new arguments. While they are doing this, they can use more advanced language patterns.
General Listening and Comprehension: Students can understand standard speeches studied in the classroom or frequently encountered in different areas in daily life and conversations within areas of interest. They can identify the general message and certain details when they are pronounced slowly and clearly.
Mutual Speaking and Verbal Expression: Students can communicate about the subjects studied in the classroom confidently. Despite some linguistic errors and pauses, students can speak with the required speed and connect thoughts to convey the message clearly. They can list explanations and reasons related to their personal views, beliefs and plans, and they can participate in simple discussions without preparation. They can make a pre-prepared and short presentation about a topic.
General Reading Skills: Students can understand short texts containing the most common words studied in class or used in everyday language and they also can read texts within their areas of interest. They can grasp the main idea and supporting details of the topic.
General Written Expression: Students can write texts related to topics which they are familiar with before or topics which are within their areas of interest by using clear and detailed language. They also can write a story or a paragraph describing a factual or imaginary topic.
The End of B Level Definitions
The Usage Areas of General Grammar: Students have a command of language in such a way that they can use high-level language patterns and they can make very detailed and clear descriptions. They can put forward their thoughts on academic and professional issues with full command and they can develop them.
General Listening and Comprehension: Students can grasp the linguistically abstract and concrete content taking place in a long and complex conversation that is not structured clearly or where relationships are not explicitly stated. They can understand movies and television programs without having difficulties.
Mutual Speaking and Verbal Expression: Students can use language flexibly and effectively for social and academic purposes in a wide range. They can express their thoughts and ideas fluently and naturally without searching words that they will use. They can give a clear and flowing description and they can present opposing views.
General Reading Skills: Although they are not related to their area of interest, students can understand abstract or concrete texts or long technical information having a wide range of vocabulary in various specialties. They can understand long texts containing less common idioms and expressions with difficulty.
General Written Expression: Students can express their views in detail by writing clear and well-structured texts. They can create a written product on complex subjects by highlighting the topics that they consider important in the text and supporting them with details.