ScOLa Teaching & Learning Development Unit (TLDU) was established in 2016 with the mission to provide support for the continuous professional development of teachers and learners in order to enhance the quality of teaching and learning activities at ScOLa, to promote shared values and a common understanding among different parties, and, indirectly, to contribute to the development of English Language Teaching (ELT) in the country.

Some of the activities coordinated by TLDU are:

Teacher strand:

TLDU is dedicated to ensuring that our teachers have the necessary tools and resources to provide high-quality language instruction to our students. Our focus is on the professional development of our teachers, through ongoing training, support, and mentoring. We believe that investing in our teachers’ professional growth not only benefits them individually but also enhances the overall learning experience for our students. Our unit provides regular sessions, workshops, coaching, and feedback to our teachers, as well as opportunities for collaboration and sharing of best practices. Our goal is to create a supportive and collaborative environment that fosters continuous learning and improvement for both our teachers and students.

  • ScOLa Instructor Recruitment Process
  • Orientation Program for the Newly Recruited Teachers
  • 1 year-long Induction Program for the Newly Recruited Teachers
  • Weekly Professional Development Sessions
  • Reading Clubs & Session Series
  • Needs-based INSETs
  • Invited speakers
  • Symposium, Conference, and Get-together Events
  • Support for Academic Research

Student Strand:

As TLDU, we aim to improve our students’ language development both in and outside the class.  Apart from the English Language Support Center where our students can get individualized help regarding their questions and concerns about language learning, there are fun English Club activities and project classes throughout the academic year.  Through these varied language activities, we are providing ScOLa students with opportunities that would allow them to demonstrate and practice their language skills outside their regular classes.  In addition to these regular activities, there are seminars and workshops organized based on the student needs to guide them through their language learning journey.

  • English Language Support Center
  • ScOLa Clubs
  • B2 Level Faculty Clubs
  • Student Development Seminars
  • Quiz Shows

Please contact the following people for your inquiries:

Coordinator:                                                                          Members:

Esra Çelik Soydan             Kezban Altuntaş Özben (Teacher Strand)         Mehtap Hepsevil (Student Strand)




Petek Şirin (UGE Specialist)