Dear all,

please find the news and updates for this week below:

1. Common Time Professional Development Sessions

You can find the details of this week’s session below:

TITLE: Having fun with grammar

PRESENTERS:Nazan Özçınar Sirel & Ezgi Öner

BRIEF INFO:  Grammar is the backbone of a language which needs to be presented and practised in class. Presentation is the stage at which students are introduced to the form, meaning and usage of a new piece of language. Teachers cannot not skip this stage if they wish to have their students grasp the necessary items of language. However, if they want their students to understand how to use that language item they need to use various ways of practice activities in class which suit their students’ interest and their own teaching style. Therefore, students need to be provided with opportunities of practice activities that engage them with the target language in order to be succesful language users.

DATE & TIME& VENUE: 03.10.2019, 14:45-16:30, ScOLa 220

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

2. ScOLa Clubs

As of this week, we start running our clubs. You can find the table re. the details below. Could you please remind your students that they can benefit from these clubs during their free time?

3.  Project Classes

The project classes will start this week and all students have been informed about their timetables.

148 students were enrolled in A2 project classes and there will be 14 sections. Since 214 level students were enrolled in the course, there are 16 different sections for B1 project.

4. Study Center

Study center will start providing support to our Prep students in the areas that they need additional individual support as of this week. We will also have Speaking Practice Slots when the students can have a chance to chat with our native speaker instructors. Please direct your students who seek that type of support to the available slots in the Study Center as of Week 2. You can find this semester’s poster below:












5. October Birthdays