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…

An Activity for Speaking and Recycling Vocabulary

by Salamat Mukanbetova, FLE Senior Student/ October, 2015 Teacher prepares cards with words. Words can be from the last unit to recycle them or from the unit that is going to be covered. This activity can be used as a pre-activity to teach vocabulary or as a post-activity to verify comprehension. Teacher says that they…

Tips for Choosing a TESOL Master’s Program

Which Master’s Degree Is Right for You? MEd or MA or MAT? An MA or master of arts degree requires a bachelor’s degree as a prerequisite. Having an MA means that you are highly educated in a particular subject. An MEd degree is a master’s degree in education. This indicates that you are not only…

Anti-Intellectualism in Schools

Merve Ulukaya FLE/2015 In his article ‘’ 2000’lerde Öğretmenler ve Antientellektüalizm’’, Yetkin Işık seeks the reasons and results of anti-intellectualism in Turkish society. At first, the writer criticizes the government for not paving the way for critical thinking, further knowledge acquisition in schools draw the line for information to be learned. Neither the teachers, school…