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Course Description (B2)

The B2 level Turkish Teaching Program has been meticulously tailored to focus on effective argument. The program aims to enable students to justify and sustain their opinions in discussion by providing relevant explanations, arguments, and comments.

What will I learn in this course?

The aim is for all participating learners to have a good command of the Turkish language upon the completion of the program. To this end, our Turkish as a second language B2 level course is tailored to equip all individual learners with comprehensive knowledge and skills. Upon the completion of the program, you will be able to:

·         Understand standard speech spoken at a normal speed and even follow complex arguments

·         Understand articles, and reports concerned with contemporary problems in which the writers adopt particular stances or viewpoints

·         Understand contemporary literary prose and adapt the style and speed of reading to different texts using appropriate reference-sources selectively

·         Explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages, and disadvantages of various options, and develop an argument giving reasons in support of or against a particular point of view

·         Play an active role in an informal discussion of familiar contexts by commenting, putting your point of view clearly, and evaluating alternative proposals

·         Initiate a conversation, take your turn when appropriate, and end the conversation when you need to

·         Interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction possible

·         Present clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects related to your field of interest by expanding and supporting ideas with subsidiary points and relevant examples

·         Write clear, detailed texts on a wide range of subjects related to your interests, and an essay or report passing on information or giving reasons in support of or against a particular point of view

·         Write letters highlighting the personal significance of events and experiences

Why should I take this course?

·         To be able to improve reading skills in the Turkish language.

·         To be able to improve listening skills in the Turkish language.

·         To be able to improve writing skills in the Turkish language.

·         To be able to improve speaking skills in the Turkish language.

·         To facilitate everything concerning your life in a country where the native language is Turkish.

Who should take this course?

Level B2 corresponds to a more advanced, more independent level than previous Turkish language levels. The ability to communicate with a minimum level of Turkish of B2 is required for a foreign student who wished to study at a higher education institution where the medium of instruction is Turkish.

Prerequisite for the course: B1 level

Duration and Level of the Program

The total education period of the Turkish as a second language B2 level course has been designed as a 3-month training program corresponding to 96 hours.

Course day and time

Courses will be held on days and times to be decided jointly with the instructor.

*Instructor, course days, and hours may vary.



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Asst. Prof. Dr. Funda Gezer Faslı

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Funda Gezer was born in March 1975 in Nicosia. In 1998, she graduated from the Department of English Language and Literature at the Faculty of Letters, Ankara University. In the same year, she completed her Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics: Sociocultural Approaches at Goldsmiths College, University of London. During her Master’s Degree, she worked as a volunteer assistant to the director of the College of North East London. Also, she worked as a translator for a major project at Queen Mary College, University of London. After completing her Master’s degree, she did TEFL course at Teacher Training International Scool and returned to Cyprus in 2001. As soon as she returned to Cyprus, she started to work as a lecturer at the Department of English Language Teaching, Near East University. She started her PhD studies at King’s College, University of London in 2008 and continued her doctoral studies at the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Near East University. In November 2018, she received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction and gained the academic title of “doctor”. In July 2019, she received the academic title of Assistant Professor again from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. In September 2012, she began lecturing in other departments of the Faculty of Education. In October 2012, she was appointed as the Deputy Head of the Philosophy Group Teaching. She carried on her duty till February 2018. From February 2018 to June 2019, she took part in the Classroom Teaching Department. In July 2019, she was appointed as the Director of the Turkish Preparatory School and Coordinator of Turkish Lessons for Foreigners. Since September 2019, she has been directing the Turkish Preparatory School and coordinating the Turkish lessons for foreigners and lecturing in the departments of Translation and Interpreting, English Language and Literature and English Language Teaching. In June 2011, she took part in the organizing committee of the 1st International English Language Teaching Conference organized by the Department of English Language Teaching at the Near East University. Funda Gezer who is a member of the Cyprus Educational Sciences Association, has articles published in journals indexed in international scientific indexes and papers presented in international scientific conferences.

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