Dear all,

we hope your first week with your classes passed smoothly. Below, you can find the updates from ScOLa for this week:

Common Time Developmental Sessions:

Last Thursday, our first session was delivered by Nazan Özçınar Sırel and Ezgi Öner.  With the contributions of the participants, it was a fruitful session. You can see the photos from the session below.

The session will be repeated this week for our colleagues in the afternoon shift. You can find the details below.

Session Title: Increasing Creativity and Motivation with Project Work

Date: 04.10.2018-Thursday

Time: 14.45

Venue: ScOLa-220

Please send an e-mail to by Wednesday if you would like to attend this session so that they can make the necessary arrangements.

ScOLa Clubs

This week all the ScOLa Clubs start running. You can see the posters below for the detailed information.




































B1 Project

The project classes will start this Tuesday with 106 B1 level students. Due to the high number of students who enrolled in the project class, there are 11 different sections:









IATEFL Webinar with Kerstin Okubo:”The Forgotten Skill: Building Vocabulary for Spoken Production”

EAP students have often remarked that their speaking vocabularies remain undeveloped regardless of other progress they made. Time constraints and tight curricula often prohibit the instructors from paying much attention to vocabulary development beyond preparatory vocabulary for listening or reading, or strategy building such as guessing vocabulary from context. Much of this preparatory vocabulary exists just beyond students’ level of comprehension; however, it usually remains inaccessible to the students for their own spoken production.
In order to assist students with building their spoken productive vocabularies without relying on extra source materials, textbook or AWL lists, existing source texts can be exploited by examining a different set of vocabulary than that for reading or listening: a set that exists just within students’ level of comprehension, but not yet utilisable in their speaking.
This webinar will explore ways to move beyond studying only the unknown vocabulary in source material, and exploit authentic sources for vocabulary our students can more readily use. In particular, we will move through the following objectives: an analysis of the problem, engagement with a sample text, introduction of 4 levels of vocabulary, exploiting salient vocabulary for production, activities for building productive vocabulary, and finally, learner outcomes.
For more information about this event and our speaker, visit the events page
When is the webinar?
Saturday 6th October 2018 3:00pm – 4:00pm UK BST time
How to register
To register for this event please follow the link: