Turkish Preparatory School
Prof. Dr. Esra KARABACAK
Director of Turkish Preparatory School
English Preparatory School
In parallel with the significant change and development that our university has experienced over the years, the English Preparatory School provides English education in classrooms equipped with all necessary technological systems.
The English Preparatory School has the authority to organize courses and issue certificates from A1 to C2 levels in line with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
The aim of the English Preparatory School is to provide a basis for the English language needs of the students who will be educated in English so that they can follow their lessons, to watch the publications in English related to their fields, and to meet their social needs.
When our Preparatory School students complete their education programmes, they reach the four basic language skills at B1+ level in accordance with the level definitions of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
The Preparatory School Education Programme has been prepared by integrating the blended education model in line with state-of-the-art innovations. By doing this, it has been ensured that the students can access resources that will make up for their individual differences regarding their target language learning outside the school. In addition, the active use of language skills with project-oriented learning models ensures that the learned knowledge is permanent.
Additionally, students are guided to gain self-regulation skills and thus, students who can evaluate their own performance and are aware of their strengths and weaknesses and can also make study plans are trained in the process.
The English Preparatory School provides high quality language education services to university staff and various institutions of the society in line with their needs. It provides services to the society in terms of job recruitment by preparing English Placement Exams, which are accepted as valid and reliable in the region.
The administration of the Near East University English Preparatory School believes it is important for the teaching staff to have high-level professional skills. The teaching staff, some of whom are native English speakers, are all experienced in their field and follow current professional developments by prioritizing their personal development. In order to support the multicultural student profile, the English Preparatory School also has instructors who are fluent in Arabic, Russian and French.
Arabic Preparatory School
The Arabic Preparatory School is obligatory for our students who have graduated from the Near East University Faculty of Theology. The Arabic Preparatory School is one academic year in total and 28 hours of lessons are given per week.
Arabic reading comprehension, Arabic oral expression, and Arabic written expression lessons are taught from the Arabic teaching set named Silsiletu'l-Lisan. Grammar lessons are taught from the book al-Kavaidu'-l'-Müyessera. In the Qur'an course, emphasis is placed on the phonics of the Arabic language. The last three courses, however, have a feature that supports the basic courses and enables the transfer of theoretical knowledge into practice. Our lessons are given by our expert Turkish and Arabic teachers. This intensive programme has been prepared with the aim of improving our students' reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in the Arabic language. In addition, the training given throughout the year is reinforced with the supplementary summer courses held at the end of the year. In previous years, very productive courses were organized in cities such as Mecca and Istanbul. Our faculty is located on the campus of NEU, where many students come from Arab countries and choose to study. Therefore, our preparatory class has the opportunity to improve their speaking skills by communicating with these students. After the preparatory class, the aim is for our students to benefit from the basic sources of Islam with the help of a dictionary and to have the ability to speak and write Arabic at a level that allows them to present papers in scientific conferences.