Mission & Vision (GLT)

Head of Department: Prof. Dr Nevide AKPINAR DELLAL

Qualification Awarded

The program offers first cycle (bachelor’s) degree with 240 ECTS in the field of German Language Teaching, one of the branches within the general field of “Teacher Training and Educational Sciences” in the structure of the scientific organization of Higher Education System. Those who have completed the program successfully by gaining its qualifications can hold bachelor’s degree in the field of German Language Teaching (with the title of “German Teacher”) In addition to program’s degree, candidates may hold short cycle certificate degree in German Language Teaching by completing minor degree program with 120 ECTS.

Specific Admission Requirements

Candidates must have a high school diploma and an eligible score from the University Entrance Exam.

Qualification Requirements

Succeed in all the courses in the program (240 ECTS in total), the students are expected to get a grade point average of 2.00 out of 4.00.

Recognition of Prior Learning
The students who study at Mugla Sıtkı Koçman University may be exempt from some courses according to certain regulations. They may be exempt from the courses if the application is in time and the content is approved by the administrative board of the related vocational school/faculty/institute.

The German Language Teaching program started 2005/2006. The first students degreed 2010. The program has a bilateral agreement with the Education University of Schwaebisch Gmünd and many Farabi agreements.

Profile of the Programme
The main objective of the program is to train outstanding German teachers, who are loyal to the Atatürk’s principles and revolutions; with both national and all-embracing identity; broad-minded; fair; who adopted the culture of democracy; who are equipped with competencies about both German language and language teaching methods, sensitive about the qualifications that the language teaching profession require; who have research skills and who can think analytically; who have augmented communication skills; who are reconciled and in harmony with society; whoa are positive creative In addition to teacher training, the program with its academic staff and available facilities, can Conduct original, theoretical and practical research in the fields relevant to foreign language teaching Develop and present the society and different institutions and associations programs that are needed in various topics related to foreign languages and language teaching.

Program Outcomes
1-Possesses theoretical and practical knowledge supported by textbooks with updated information, practice equipments and other resource on basic level based on qualifications gained at secondary education level

2-Possesses the theoretical knowledge to assess and evaluate programs, teaching strategies, methods and techniques related to the field

3-Recognizes national and international cultures.

4-Interprets and evaluates data, defines and analyzes problems, develops solutions based on research and proofs by using acquired advanced knowledge and skills within the field.

5-Chooses and applies the most suitable strategy, method and technique for the particular group of students considering their developmental and individual needs and the special requirements of the field

6-Develops quality materials suitable for the teaching of the field and for the needs of the specific group of students

7-Assesses and evaluates the development of the students in multiple dimensions using multiple assessment techniques.

8-Takes responsibility both as a team member and individually in order to fulfil tasks efficiently.

9-Recognizes particular characteristics of self as an individual; fosters strengthens and compensates weaknesses

10-Evaluates the knowledge and skills acquired at an advanced level in the field with a critical approach.

11-Identifies own learning needs and directs own learning activities.

12-Develops a positive attitude towards lifelong learning.

13-Uses multiple sources to gather knowledge effectively

14-Organizes and implements projects and activities for the social environment with a sense of social responsibility.

15-Monitors the developments in the field and communicates with peers by using a foreign language at least at a level of European Language Portfolio C1 General Level.

Exam Regulations & Assesment & Grading

For each course, the format of assessment and evaluation is defined in detail in “Course Teaching Plan” according to the requirement of the University.

Graduation Requirements

To complete the bachelor´s degree in German Language Teaching program the students must successfully complete the required and elective courses (total 240 ECTS) and maintain the minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0/4.0

Occupational Profiles of Graduates

Graduates can be employed as English teachers in both public and private schools under the Ministry of National Education. In addition to teaching position, graduates can find positions in Private language learning centres Exam preparations centres Foreign Exchange departments of the banks Import and export business sector Translation offices Tourism field Mass media and Foreign trade companies.

Access to Further Studies
Those who have successfully completed the program can attend third cycle programs in the field of German Language Teaching by fulfilling the requirements that obtaining the predetermined scores in Selection Examination for Academic Personel and Graduate Studies and recognized Language Proficiency Examinations.