Along the Way to Ph.D. in Language Studies

by Hilal Yıldırım Gündoğdu (hilal.yildirim@metu.edu.tr) In this text, I would like to tell you about my academic journey in linguistics which my friends who are relatively at the earlier stages of this journey can relate to their own life. I believe and hope that my experiences and way of looking at searching for and finding…

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…

From The Desk: Creative Writing

From The Desk: Creative Writing First of all, I would like to introduce myself a bit. I’m Earl Guevarra and I’m a student in my senior year at the FLE department. I’m really fascinated by books and writing; I’m known among my friends either as an avid gamer or as a regular scribbler (For those…

ABCs of Writing a Statement of Purpose

by Nazila Shafiei Writing a good Statement of Purpose (SOP) is one of the most influential factors in getting into a graduate program. Therefore, you should pay extra attention while writing your SOP. Here is how you can write a well-organized and impressive SOP. First of all, an SOP includes almost 1000 words. Some universities…