Yabancı Diller Okulu (SFL)
Akademik General English Programme (IGEP)

General English Programme (IGEP)


The aim of  IGEP is to teach general English to students for a year before they receive their education at their faculties, where the medium of instruction is Turkish. 

In IGEP, classes are conducted  in two levels: 

1.Level 1 (Lower group): Students who are at beginner's (A1 or in low A2) level.

2.Level 2  (Upper group): Students who are at pre-intermediate( high A2 ) level

Level 1 and Level 2 students attend the General English Programme for two semesters, consisting of a total of 28 weeks and targeting the B1 level of proficiency. At the end of the IGEP, students are expected to:

-understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, and on complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics

-deal with most situations with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers  in an area where the language is spoken

-explain a viewpoint on a topical issue in spoken and in written form

-produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest and on a wide range of subjects.

Level 1 students are taught 24 hours a week; while, Level 2 students are taught 18 hours a week to be able to reach the same level of proficiency. Students with a yearly average of 50% have the right to take the IGET (Işık General English Test) to determine whether they have achieved the required proficiency level. Students unable to do so have the option of taking the make-up exam (Summer IGET). In addition, Level 2 students are given an opportunity to take the Early IGET at the end of the first semester and they also have the right to take the End-of -year IGET at the end of 28 weeks. 

The passing grade for all the IGETs is A 50% or higher. A typical grading policy involves the following components:

classroom performance & homework ( 10%)

quizzes/exams (25%)

mid-term exam ( 20%)

final exam ( 30%)

projects (15%)