PDU – Professional Development Unit
“Meeting learner needs in the classroom means meeting teacher needs to be prepared for the classroom.” (Elizabeth England, 1998).
The School of Foreign Languages composed of a great number of native English speaking instructors specifically high experienced in foreign/second language teaching and academically well-trained and brilliant local staff, endeavors to support collaboration and teamwork among the great cultural variety of our instructors. Each member of staff is striving to help students learn accurate and fluent English in a friendly environment.
Since the aims and the needs in language learning have evolved into a more communicative trajectory, in recent years new directions and variations in teaching foreign languages have emerged out. In line with these current requirements, a more interactive and dynamic teaching style is singled out. With regard to this fact, roles of teachers and students have changed into a partnership in the learning process. Changing role means that teachers need more opportunities for carrying on with their professional development.
That being the case, life-long learning process plays an essential part to keep our instructors abreast with up to date teaching methods and techniques. Accordingly, providing professional development opportunities is a crucial factor for long term success of teaching programs. Here are some objectives envisaged by the unit of professional development:
Coordinator: Fatih BOZOĞLU - firstname.lastname@example.org