Regulations

ISTANBUL GELISIM UNIVERSITY

FOREIGN LANGUAGES PREPARATORY CLASS

ACADEMIC AND EXAMINATION REGULATION

 

 

SECTION ONE

Aim, Content, Basis and Descriptions

 

Aim

ARTICLE 1 – (1) The aim of this regulation; is to regulate the procedures and principles, the purpose, implementation, exams and common compulsory foreign language lessons of the educational programs that will be used in Istanbul Gelişim University’s compulsory foreign languages preparatory classrooms.

 

Content

ARTICLE 2 – (1) This regulation; involves the procedures and principles that will be implemented in Istanbul Gelişim University’s compulsory foreign languages preparatory classrooms. It also involves the aims, implementation, exams and common compulsory foreign language lessons of the educational program that will be implemented in classes and exams.

 

Basis

ARTICLE 3 – (1) This regulation is introduced on the basis of 14th and 49th articles of Higher Education law dated 4/11/1981 and coded 2547.

 

Descriptions

ARTICLE 4 – (1) With the phrases mentioned in this Regulation;

a) Preparation class: Foreign language preparation classes of the university,

b) Courses: Foreign language levels which are classified as A1,A2,B1 and B2 in line with the European Common Languages Framework,

c) Director: The director of Istanbul Gelisim University Foreign Languages Department,

d) Directorate: The directorate of Istanbul Gelisim University Foreign Languages Department,

e) Rector: The rector of Istanbul Gelisim University,

f) Senate: The senate of Istanbul Gelisim University,

g) University: Istanbul Gelisim University,

h) Foreign Languages Department: Foreign Languages department of Istanbul Gelisim University,

i) Compulsory Foreign Language Preparation Class: Foreign language preparation classes which are  held for the programs in which; whole or at least %30 of the education is taught in a foreign language is denoted.

 

SECTION TWO

Principles concerning Preparatory Education and Teaching of Foreign Languages

Preparatory Education-Teaching of Foreign Language

ARTICLE 5 – (1) Preparatory Education-Training of Foreign Language is provided to the students, on the point of gaining the ability to comprehend what they read and hear in the foreign language, to express themselves adequately in cultural and social life in written form and verbally, within the scope of Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

(2) The programs of Foreign Language Preparatory Education are regulated by The School of Foreign Languages.  Academic calendar of Preparatory Classes is determined and implemented with the approval of Senate, on proposal of the School of Foreign Languages Department.

(3) Education in Preparatory Class is held as annual on the basis of semester. One academic year is comprised of two semesters.  Weekly course hours are regulated as twenty hours at least.

(4) For those students who have enrolled in the preparatory education, attending the courses of preparatory education is compulsory. The student fails due to the absence in the act of not attending %20 of projected total annual course hours. The students that don’t fulfill the attendance requirement without any excuse that is accepted by the Board of School are considered as unsuccessful.

(5) Students who exceed the absence limit are not allowed to take the proficiency exam. 

(6) Students successfully complete the preparatory class will receive their transcripts stating that they have completed the prep class successfully.

(7) Students who are studying preparatory class are not allowed to take classes from the departments they are enrolled. 

(8) Visitor students are not allowed in preparatory classes.

(9) Preparatory class is not included in the education period of the department students are enrolled.

(10) Preparatory class lasts a year maximum. Students who study the prep class and successfully complete it receive a certificate and considered qualified to start studying an associate degree, an undergraduate or a graduate programme, either fully or partially in a foreign language.

(11) The students who will attend the preparatory classes are placed in classes which are appropriate to their level. The number of students in the classroom is regulated for at most 25.

(12) Students who ‘’succeed’’ in the exams determined in the preparatory education “are exempted from compulsory foreign language courses” included in the education program they are enrolled in in accordance with the first paragraph of the Article 5 of the Law no 2547 (ı). Students who fail are not exempted from compulsory relevant foreign language courses organized according to the first paragraph of Article 5 of the Law no. 2547 (ı) if they start their education from the first class of the program they are enrolled in.

 

SECTION THREE

The Fundamentals Regarding Mandatory Education of Preparatory Foreign Language

Registry

ARTICLE 6 – (1) The language of instruction is completely or at least 30% in preparatory foreign language program, the implementation of the class is mandatory.

(2) As stated in the seventh subject of this Regulations, the students who have submitted the necessary papers to be exempt within the dates of registration of the school to the Department of Student Affairs and/or the students who has been successful in the exam that is done will be registered to their departments directly.

(3) The registration of the students who are foreseen to have mandatory preparatory class education will be conducted by the Department of Student Affairs, respective units and Directory of Foreign Languages Academy during the announced registration week.

(4)The education of preparatory class requires payment. At the beginning of each academic year the tuition fees will be determined and announced by the Board of Trustees.

(5) The scholarship rates of the students who has registered to university departments which has full and/or at least 30% rate of foreign language education with an OSYM scholarship will be applied to foreign language preparatory class, too.

(6) First time registrations will be held within dates determined by OSYM, re-registrations will be held within the periods that are specified in the academic calendar.

 

Exemption exam

ARTICLE 7 – (1) Students who are enrolled in compulsory foreign language preparatory education must have fulfilled at least one of the following conditions in order to be exempted from the preparatory class:

a) At the beginning of the academic year, it is necessary to have a score of 70 or higher on the foreign language proficiency exam made by the School of Foreign Languages of the University,

b) To take the scores specified in the foreign language exams which have national or international validity and are shown in the table below, 

                                      EXEMPTION EXAM                                    YDS                                

                                                    70                                                   60

 

 

                                                   TOEFL                                            IELTS (All Components)

                                  CBT          IBT             PBT

                               198-199        72            531-532                     5.0 (cancelled by YÖK)

 

c) To certify that you are successful at CEFR B1 level from the internationally validated central examinations, provided that you have been approved by the School of Foreign Language Colleges,

d) Secondary Education; In a country where the language is spoken as a mother tongue, at the educational institutions where the citizens of that country continue,

e) To continue or to have successfully completed the relevant foreign language preparation program of the university or another university in the last two years or to have completed the relevant foreign language proficiency examination of another university in the last two years and to document this situation. In this case, the decision of exemption is given by the Board of Directors.

f) Documents providing exemption in this field shall be submitted to the Directorate at least one week before the foreign language proficiency examination.

 

Proficiency Exam

ARTICLE 8- (1) Principles of the proficiency exam are determined by the School of Foreign Languages. In order for a registered student to be considered a successful student in English medium education programs; s/he must get 70 points out of 100 in the foreign language placement test in B2 level. No make-up exam is given for the proficiency exam. The result of the Proficiency Test is a reference for students' foreign language levels.

 

Exams and Grades

ARTICLE 9- (1) Exams are composed of short exams, mid-term examinations and general evaluation examinations, and they can be practiced as written, oral or written-oral.

(2) The mid-term exam consists of five examinations measuring reading, writing, speaking, listening and grammar skills at the end of each course. There are 4 midterms in each semester.

(3) Students who have fulfilled the attendance requirement may take the General Assessment Exam. The General Assessment Exam consists of five exams.

(4) Short exams are held five times for each course in each lesson.  The exams can be held as short exams; in-class reading assignments, writing on classroom reading topics, and so on. There is no make up for short exams.

(5) 20% of the General Achievement Grade is consisted of Short Term Exams conducted during two semesters. 40% of it is consisted of midterm exams at the end of the course, 20% of it is consisted of General Assessment Exam at the end of the second semester, and 20% of it is consisted of student’s attendance note.

 

Objection to the result of the exam

ARTICLE 10 - (1) The student may apply with written form within five business days of the announcement of the results of the examination to check whether the examination has been made in error. If an error is detected as a result of the examination to be made upon the application, the necessary corrections are made by taking the opinion of the relevant course officer. No changes to the request will be processed after this employee finishes.

 

Make-up exams

ARTICLE 11 - (1) In case the students do not attend the midterm exams and General Assessment Examinations made at the end of the course due to their excuses, the Board of Directors of the School of Foreign Languages ​​will decide to be excused. Students who are accepted excuses and are allowed to make excuses will use their exam rights on the day, place and time determined by the School of Foreign Languages.

(2) Along with the documents related to the excuses, the applicants are made to the Foreign Language College in writing within three working days following the end of the excuse. After this period of time no excuses will be made about the applications.

 

Successful and unsuccessful students

ARTICLE 12 - (1) Students who are successful in the qualification examination for the compulsory preparatory class or those who are successful in the preparation class final exam are registered to the first class of the related programs. Students who are enrolled in undergraduate and associate degree programs whose language of instruction is English repeat the preparatory class in case of failures. However, students who fail in the preparatory class are given the right to take the foreign language proficiency exam held at the beginning of each academic semester without continuing with the classes. It is compulsory for the concerning students to apply to the Foreign Language College at least five (5) business days prior to the examination in order to enter this examination.

(2) Foreign language preparatory class can not exceed four semesters for students who fail to enroll in undergraduate programs whose language of instruction is English.

(3) In the case of failures in the Preparatory class, the students are placed in the departments / programs requested by the Student Selection and Placement Center (OSYM), provided they are not lower than the base score of the Turkish higher education institutions if they demand so. Following the process is the student’s own responsibility.

 

SECTION FOUR

Principles Regarding Common Compulsory Foreign Language Courses

Common Compulsory Foreign Language Courses

Article 13 – (1) Common Compulsory Foreign Language Courses are the courses that students enrolling at the university are required to obtain in accordance with the clause of the first paragraph of Article 5 of the law no. 2547 .

(2) Academic staff who will give courses in common compulsory foreign language Faculty / College and Occupation The School of Foreign Languages is commissioned and conducted on the request of the schools of higher education.

Exemption from common compulsory foreign language course

Article 14 – (1) Every year at the beginning of the academic year, on the date set in the academic calendar Foreign Languages Foreign language exemption examination is made by the college. Exempt from common compulsory foreign language course Istanbul Developmental University, published in the Official Gazette dated 16/12/2013 and numbered 28853 Associate Degree and Undergraduate Education-Examination and Examination Regulations.

(2) Students who have already taken these courses from another higher education institution and have been successful can also be asked to be exempted in writing from the common compulsory foreign language course, provided that they document their situation.

(3) Decisions on the exemption of the student from common compulsory foreign language courses are made by the board of the Faculty / Vocational School and Vocational School where it is registered.

 

Success status

ARTICLE 15 - (1) The success status of the students shall be determined according to the provisions of Associate Degree and Undergraduate Education and Examination Regulations of İstanbul Gelisim University.

 

SECTION FIVE

Miscellaneous and Final Provisions

Discipline

ARTICLE 16 - (1) Disciplinary works and procedures of foreign language preparatory class students are carried out according to the provisions of the Higher Education Institutions Student Discipline Regulation published in the Official Gazette dated 18/8/2012 and numbered 28388.

Cases where there are no provisions

ARTICLE 17 - (1) In cases where there is no provision in this Regulation, the provisions of Associate Degree and Undergraduate Education and Examination Regulations of Istanbul Gelisim University and Senate decisions shall apply.

Regulation removed from enforcement

ARTICLE 18 - (1) Education and Examination Regulations for Preparatory English Preparatory Classes of İstanbul Vocational School of Higher Education published in the Official Gazette dated 06.11.2009 and numbered 27398 have been abolished.

Force

ARTICLE 19 - (1) This Regulation shall enter into force on the date of its publication.

Executive

ARTICLE 20 - (1) The provisions of this Regulation are executed by the Rector of Istanbul Gelisim University.