About Us

Karadeniz Technical University School of Foreign Languages was established on 29.04.2004 with the publication of the Council of Ministers decision numbered 2004/7209 in the Official Gazette numbered 25447 and started its activities. The Department of Foreign Languages within the body of our school organizes the preparatory classes, service classes and Advanced English classes.

In a relatively short time since its establishment, our School has made great progress both in increasing the quality of educational activities and in creating suitable physical conditions. Our School serves with a total of 56 classrooms, most of which are multimedia supported, with different capacities, 1 conference hall that is actively used for meetings and events, 2 student study halls and 1 library.

Our Foreign Languages ​​Department uses the CEFR standard (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) for evaluation. The six reference English levels (A1-A2-B1-B2-C1-C2) under CEFR standards are widely accepted as the global standard for grading an individual's language proficiency.

CEFR English levels are used by all modern English books and English language schools. It is recommended to use CEFR levels and other English level references in Resumes (curriculum vitae, CV, Europass CV). CEFR descriptors for Cambridge ESOL, IELTS and TOEFL language proficiency levels, along with their equivalents with other global English assessment schemes, are listed separately on the equivalence tab on our website.

KTU School of Foreign Languages Department of Foreign Languages ​​provides English Preparatory Education at A1, A2, B1 and B1+ levels in accordance with the European Union Common Language Framework Criteria for undergraduate and graduate students who have passed the University Entrance Exam. Students who cannot be exempted after the Preparatory Exemption Exam are taught in classes of 20-25 people, depending on their level, in an interactive environment using modern educational technologies. Students who successfully complete the B1 level are considered to have successfully completed the Preparatory Education if they succeed in the End-of-Year Exam.

 

Our mission

Our aim is to provide qualified education programs to all Turkish and foreign students of our university, where they can acquire the foreign language knowledge and skills they will need in order to effectively manage their academic studies and to express themselves and exchange information in different environments where the relevant language is used as a communication tool.

Our vision

Our vision is to develop the foreign language teaching programs, teaching materials and learning environments carried out in all units of the School of Foreign Languages in line with the general vision of our university and contemporary international qualifications, to train students in such a way that they will get the maximum benefit from the foreign language education they will receive, both in the departments they will attend and in different areas of life, and become an educational institution distinguished by its qualities.

KTU School of Foreign Languages Department of Foreign Languages also coordinates B1+ Level Advanced English Courses in related departments, in addition to service courses at A1, A2 levels in accordance with the European Union Common Language Framework Criteria.

In this context, when one of our students (B1/B1+ level) complete the Preparatory Class at Karadeniz Technical University School of Foreign Languages, Department of Foreign Languages;

S/he can understand the main points of clear standard information on familiar topics often encountered at work, school, vacation, etc. S/he can probably handle most common situations when traveling in an area where that language is spoken. Also, s/he can produce simple linked texts on topics of familiar or personal interest, describe experiences and activities, dreams, hopes and aspirations, and briefly give reasons and explanations for thoughts and plans.

When one of our students successfully completes our service courses (A1/A2);

S/he can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to the most immediate areas (e.g., very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, work),  communicate in simple and routine tasks that require simple and direct exchange of ideas on familiar and routine matters, and describe his own background, the situation of his immediate environment, and his immediate needs in simple words.

When one of our students successfully completes our Advanced English courses (B2);

S/he can understand the main ideas of complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical conversations in his field of expertise. S/he can interact with fluency and improvisation, which enables regular interaction with a native speaker without difficulty for either party. Also, s/he can produce clear, detailed texts on a wide range of topics and can explain his/her point of view on a topic by pointing out the advantages and disadvantages of various ideas.

Our school is a dynamic educational institution that closely follows the current literature on foreign language education and is open to implementing the developments rapidly.