English

The English language program applied at our institution is emphasized as a tool to be utilized in the acquisition of knowledge. Students who have completed primary school and studied English for a period of four years arrive a Grade 5 with basic language skills. The objectives of the Secondary School (5, 6, 7 and 8th grades) English Program is to increase the communication skills of students with a curriculum equipped with listening, speaking, reading and writing activities.
Learning about and comprehending their own culture and different cultures, obtaining a deeper understanding of human nature, developing problem solving strategies and reinforcing critical thinking structure is covered by our curriculum. Special emphasis is placed on pride as independent students and self confidence.

READING: The reading section of the program

• the reading of texts written in various categories;
• the reading of short and simple texts to longer and complicated or even original texts;
• reinforcing of grammar and new vocabulary through literary and non-literary texts;
• the ability to recognize the key points, main idea and supporting sentences in a text;
• the ability to comment on texts they have read and to make inferences.

Students read texts of the following types:
• Novel
• Story
• Magazine
• Newspaper
• Play
• Biography
Students create individual, creative and critical thoughts regarding the texts they have read through discussions, essays and projects.

WRITING: In the writing section of our program students
• develop their ideas, and express these ideas and criticism with correct organization, accurate and rich vocabulary;
• be able to write in the desired format;
• develop their creativity by way of free expression;
• by carrying out writing in various styles, do numerous practice.
• The writing course aims for students to be able to write for the purpose of an matter, taking into consideration the target audience, with the correct form, vocabulary and grammar, utilizing their creativity. Students develop their writing abilities through brainstorming, first and second draft and correction activities.
In order to achieve these goals, it is aimed to instil in students that writing is a process and consists of several stages, and improving their writing skills in the following types is intended.
• Descriptive
• Narrative
• Explanatory

LISTENING: In the listening section of the program it is aimed for students
• to develop strategies to understand a text they have heard,
• to carry out listening exercises for different purposes,
• to carry out various exercises (like keeping notes while listening).
Listening abilities are attempted to be developed as in real life by various listening practices.

SPEAKING: In the reading section of the program it is aimed
• to create environments where students can practice accurate and fluent speech,
• to carry out speaking exercises for different purposes,
• to create a safe classroom environment where they can transfer their views and experiences in a safe and willing way,
• for them to speak in a way suited to the situation, with correct pronunciation and intonation.

Students take part in the following speaking activities:
• Transfer of personal information in different situations,
• Description of pictures,
• Summarizing,
• Story telling,
• Making oral presentations,
• Oral exercises in two person and group work,
• Participation in class discussions,

GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY: Grammar and vocabulary work is carried out with the objective of students being able to communicate with effective use of language and communicate effectively with written and verbal language.

RESEARCH SKILLS: Students learn to narrow a research subject given to know, find relevant sources, take notes, draft text, correct text and write references. Students regularly do research in the school library in order to reinforce these skills. Performance tasks are also prepared through these processes.

Education has both a teacher centric and student centric structure. Presentations, discussions, pair work and group work, library visits and research studies can be shown as examples of this. Students also keep a portfolio and process log.

Cambridge Exams: Out students prepare for the Cambridge tests, which have international validity and reliability, by studying books at the appropriate level as part of their foreign language education during the year. Our students who take the KET and PET exams at the end of the year, have the opportunity to document their level of English with Cambridge University certificates.



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IRMAK SCHOOLS

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