Faculty of Education and Humanities
Department of English Language and Literature

Code Name Level Year Semester
ELT 215 Approaches to ELT I Undergraduate 2 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 5 2 + 2 125 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Ceylani Akay, Assist. Prof. Dr. Ceylani Akay Ceylani Akay, Assist. Prof. Dr.
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This course aims to develop the necessary skills and knowledge for ascertaining language learning requirements (e.g. situational, objective, subjective, and linguistic), needs analysis, and the preparation of objectives, drafting course schedules and preparing lesson plans. The course covers the following topics: different stages in lessons (presentation, practice, and production), lesson planning and developing course requirements.

During the course, candidates;
•will be introduced to the various roles/duties/qualities of a teacher in the ELT industry.
•will become acquainted with various methods related to classroom management skills.
•will be able to plan topic-based lessons so as to ensure that students are able to communicate effectively.
•will improve their language awareness

  1. History of language teaching
  2. Grammar Translation Method
  3. Direct Method
  4. Audio-Lingual Method
  5. The Silent Way
  6. Suggestopedia
  7. Community Language Learning
  8. Midterm
  9. Total Physical Response
  10. Content-based
  11. Task-based and participatory approaches
  12. Learning strategy training
  13. multiple intelligences
  14. Experts from the field
  15. Final


    • Interactive Lectures
    • Practical Sessions
    • Excersises
    • Presentation
    • Discussions and group work
    • Problem solving
    • Assignments
    • Guest instructor
    • Use of educational films
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Total: 0
    Learning outcomes
    • to understand the practices, basic principles of underlying philosophies and the methodological implications of a range of mainstream and alternative approaches to language learning
    • to be aware of the roles of teachers and learners in language learning and of the ways these vary across different methods and approaches
    • to have acquired knowledge of the principles of language skills teaching
    • to have a chance to practice different methods in ELT
    • Freeman, Diane-Larsen (2004) Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching. Oxford University. Press.

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)14228
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)14114
    Midterm Examination (1 week)122
    Final Examination(1 week)133
    Preparation for Midterm Examination11010
    Preparation for Final Examination11818
    Assignment / Homework/ Project13030
    Seminar / Presentation12020
    Total Workload: 125
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 5