Division of Modern Languages


Vision

Our vision is to ensure that our students have a high level of self-confidence, motivation and responsibility as well as the language skills necessary for their academic and professional activities in their departments and fields.

Mission

In line with this vision, our mission is to provide our students with a student-centered, innovative and dynamic language education that incorporates modern language teaching approaches and critical thinking methods in order to improve the language skills acquired during UU Preparatory School and to enable the acquisition of academic and professional communication skills in the target language.

In addition, our department aims to provide the students whose level of English is below proficiency level with basic language skills so that they can pursue their undergraduate studies at our university without major difficulty. To achieve this aim, the unit runs a two-semester intensive program placing emphasis on reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Academic Staff

 

 

Title

Email

Hüsna Yıldırım

Coordinator

husna.yildirim@uskudar.edu.tr

Raghid Alhajj

Instructor(English)

raghid.alhajj@uskudar.edu.tr

Yasemin Özbaş

Instructor(English)

yasemin.ozbas@uskudar.edu.tr

Duygu Sibel Kısacık

Instructor(Spanish)

duygusibel.kisacik@uskudar.edu.tr

Emine Yaşar

Instructor(Arabic)

emine.yasar@uskudar.edu.tr

Inara Markova Bilgin

Instructor(Russian)

inaramarkova.bilgin@uskudar.edu.tr

 

Courses

 

COMPULSORY ENGLISH COURSES

Students in the undergraduate departments and Vocational School of Health Services programmes take Compulsory English courses in their first or second year in accordance with their curriculum.

BASIC ENGLISH I-II (ING101 – ING102)

COURSE CREDIT: (3-0) 3

This is an Elementary English course designed for beginners of English language. The students, who study in the departments of Turkish medium of instruction and the Vocational School of Health Services, take an online course by logging in ALMS and learn English to develop four basic language skills; listening, speaking, reading and writing through various kinds of teaching videos, materials and practises prepared by the instructors of Uskudar University. Click here to visit ALMS website (lms.uskudar.edu.tr).

The course objectives include;

  • to identify a range of level words, phrases, and grammatical structures in a listening text of their level of 2-3 minutes and in a reading text of their level.
  • to identify the main idea and spesific information of a listening and reading text of their level.
  • to convey messages of 2-3 minutes by using a range of level words, phrases, and grammatical structures to introduce themselves or others, start and respond to greetings, talk about the weather, give directions, describe daily routines, a story, experiences, situations, things, people, places.
  • to use level words and phrases accurately to write simple sentences, fill in forms and write a short paragraph of around 75-100 words.
  • to follow basic punctuation rules (apostrophes, commas, full stops, exclamation mark, question marks, and capital letters) at sentence level when writing a text of their level.

 

ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES I-II (ENG101 – ENG102)

COURSE CREDIT: (3-0) 3

This is an Upper Intermediate level Specific English course for the students who successfully complete UU Preparatory School and start studying in the departments of English medium of instruction so as to teach and develop their language skills in the chosen field of expertise. The course objectives include;

 

  •  to equip students with the English language skills required for their field of expertise with a primary emphasis on specific academic speaking, listening, writing and reading skills,
  •  to master specific terms and terminological vocabularies in their chosen field of expertise,
  •  to develop the ability to read and discuss texts in their chosen field of expertise,
  •  to be able to write academic reports,
  •  to be able to give talks and participate in discussions in their chosen field of expertise, in good English,
  •  to foster self-confidence and a positive attitude in terms of their academic skills.

 

PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH COURSES I-II

This is a Pre-Intermediate level Professional English course designed to teach and develop language skills in their chosen field of expertise. The course objectives include;

  •  to equip students with the English language skills required for their field of expertise,
  •  to master specific terms and terminological vocabularies in their chosen field of expertise,
  •  to develop the ability to read and understand texts in their chosen field of expertise,
  •  to be able to write short academic paragraphs,
  •  to foster self-confidence and a positive attitude in terms of their own skills.

 

ELECTIVE LANGUAGE COURSES

The division offers elective language courses for undergraduate students studying in the faculty departments. These elective courses include Russian, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish and so on.

It aims to provide the students with basic language skills so that they can learn a second foreign language and speak them in their academic or social lives.

To achieve this aim, the department runs a two-semester programme placing emphasis on reading, writing, listening and speaking. These elective courses are in the pool of all faculties’ curriculum. Courses are opened if at least 40 students choose them.

 

COURSE NAME

COURSE CODE

CREDIT

AKTS

Russian I - II

RUS121 – RUS123

3

5

Arabic I – II

ARA121- ARA123

3

5

Chinese I – II

CİN121- CİN123

3

5

Spanish I - II

ISP121 – ISP123

3

5

 

EVALUATION CRITERIA

The students have to take midterm and final exams and complete their assignments during the terms and they are also expected to attend %70 of the courses each semestre.

In accordance with the Relative Evaluation System for all the courses at the university,  which depends on the average score of the students’ exam and assignment grades, the students pass the courses or not, including with foreign languages courses.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

EXEMPTION EXAMS FOR COMPULSORY COURSES (20th-21st OCTOBER 2020)

TO THE ATTENTION OF FACULTY AND VOCATIONAL SCHOOL STUDENTS WHO WISH TO ATTEND THE 2020-2021 ACADEMIC PERIOD COMPULSORY ENGLISH COURSES EXEMPTION EXAM (OPTIONAL)

 

Please click to get information about the Exemption Exam. (İngilizce pdf dosyasını koyacağız)

 

 

CONTACT

Address: T.C. Üsküdar Üniversitesi Merkez Yerleşkesi C Blok
Altunizade Mh. Haluk Türksoy Sk. PK:34662 Üsküdar / İstanbul / Türkiye

Tel: +90 216 400 22 22
Fax: +90 216 474 12 56


Working Hours: 08.30 – 17.30

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