School Observation in a State School

by Senem Tosun & Elif Paksoy Description of the Context   My friend Senem and I made our observation in a public primary school in Yenimahalle, Ankara. Our class hours were between 10:30 a.m.-12:10 p.m. for 4th grade students. The proficiency of our class is mixed. That is, there are students at different levels. For example,…

School Observation Report: METU Prep School

by Merve SÖĞÜT & Polen ÖZTÜRK We observed a beginner class in METU preparatory school. We want to be instructors at a university, and we were wondering about how a beginner teacher manages the class, so we wanted to observe a university class. Teachers were really busy; students were asking questions to them even in…

Recruitment Process and Working Conditions at METU NCC

I have been getting a lot of questions about working at METU NCC (Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus) School of Foreign Languages, especially from the fourth-year students on our main campus. I have tried to answer them to my knowledge, but some of them, I thought, can be better answered by someone who…

A Reflection on Dogme

by Zeynep Eda Alpsoy, FLE senior student, 2015 DOGME in TEACHING The Dogme approach, which opened a new perspective in ELT and came to light as a reaction to the over-emphasis on technology and the artificial environment created by non-genuine materials in the ELT settings, is an important concept that every skilled English teacher should…