I would like to congratulate you on choosing EUL English Preparatory School and express the happiness we have for you to be with us.
As the English Preparatory School at which the medium of instruction is English, besides the education given, we aim to prepare our students for their further studies within the various departments of the university with a competitive proficiency in writing, reading, listening and speaking skills providing a permanent and effective knowledge of the English language.
We will do our best to support your new experience. It is vital that you study hard and regularly, take an active part in the classroom and be punctual in all aspects of your work.
The aim of this booklet is to answer your questions and provide you with the general information about EPS.
I would like to say "WELCOME" to EUL English Preparatory School and wish you a successful university life.
English Preparatory School Building
English Preparatory School is situated in EUL Intelligent building. The construction of this building was completed in 2007 and it has been in use since that year. EPS is in service with its 20 classrooms, 2 visual communication labs, library, conference hall, writing center, cafeteria and photocopy center.
English Preparatory School Instructors
The medium of instruction is English at EPS. 60% of the EPS instructors are Turkish and 40% of them are from different English-speaking countries. EPS aims to prepare students to reach an advanced level of English language knowledge which will let them easily follow their further studies in their departments.Students completing the EPS program will be able to,
To achieve this aim, EPS and its experienced instructors give importance to reading, writing, listening and speaking skills as well as to the formal grammar of the language.
At the beginning of each academic year, newly registered students are required to take the Placement Exam. Placement Exam tests the students’ knowledge of reading, grammar, listening and vocabulary skills. According to the result of this exam, initial level of each student is determined. To be placed in the right level is crucial. Students are placed in respective groups according to CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) criteria.
A Groups: Beginner/Elementary Level à A1-A2
B Groups: Pre- Intermediate Level à B1
First Certificate English Group à FCE
English Language Teaching Department Students
Prospective ELT students need to receive a passing mark of 70 and or above 70 points. Those students who receive a mark from 60 to 69 points will have to take an advanced English Placement Exam including writing and speaking. Once students are sent to ELT Department, they are given another oral exam by ELT Department to decide whether they are eligible enough to study in the department or not.
In addition to the above exams, prospective ELT students will be exempted from English Preparatory School if they have a score from international exams as below:
TOEFL-IBT : 80
TOEFL (Klasik) : 670
IELTS : 6,5
Exemption, Placement and Proficiency
The exam given in the beginning of each academic year in order to determine the level of students, place them in classes and exempt the successful students from EPS is called Placement Exam. The exam which comprises the 40% of a student’s overall grade and given at the end of the academic year is called English Proficiency Exam. There are two different methods of Placement and Proficiency exams. In the beggining of each year, students are given Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT). According to the score they get in this exam, they are exempted from EPS or, if they fail, they are registered to EPS Programme and placed in classes according to their scores. Please note the criteria below:
|Oxford Online Yerleştirme Sınav Notu||Geçti / Kaldı|
|B1 * Borderline||40-4950-59*||FailBorderline Exam|
*If a student gets a score between the stated marks, s/he is given a writing and a speaking exam. The result of these exams will be the criteria whether the student is exempted from the EPS Programme or not.
Students may also be exempted from EPS Program if they have one of the following:
TOEFL (Paper Based) 500
TOEFL (Computer Base) 173
FCE passing mark
GCE ‘O’ LEVEL ‘C’
To be granted an exemption from EPS, a petition should be submitted to the EPS Director's office enclosing a copy of the appropriate certificate and/or documentation during the registration period.
English Preparatory Programs
Students are required to attend the EPS for at least 2 terms to be registered to their faculties. Students shall be at EPS for 26 hours per week. Each level has different course books as listed below:
1. Main Course Books
Ø New English File Student-Book (3rd Edition)
Ø New English File Workbook and MultiROM pack
Ø Q:Skills for Success Reading and Writing
· Q:Skills Reading and Writing1-2
Ø Q:Skills for Success Listening and Speaking
· Q:Skills Listening and Speaking 1-2
2. Reference Books
Oxford Practice Grammar
Oxford Word Power Dictionary (English-English /English Turkish / Turkish-English
3. Projects & Presentations: Oxford Bookworms Sherlock Holmes – Short Stories Crime & Mystery
· Two plays-play scripts Story (Stage 1)
· Grace Darling-True Stories-True Stories ( Stage 2)
· The Secret Garden- Human Interest (Stage 3)
· A pair of Ghostly Hands and others stories- Fantasy and Horror (Stage 3)
All EPS students are supposed to bring their course books and dictionaries to the class with them. Students who do not have their course books are not allowed to attend the classes.
Besides the class activities, students have the chance to repeat and practice what they have learned in the class at the centers listed below with the supervision of the instructors:
Self-Access Centre (SAC) and Video Room (VR)
EPS students are provided with the opportunity to learn with the assistance of interned/computer based language learning tools and audio-visual materials which are available in SAC and VR. Two hours of each group’s total weekly class hours is allocated for activities held in these facilities and the attendance is compulsory.
Assessment and Evaluation
At the end of the academic year, in order to determine if the students are eligible enough to be registered to their faculties, the following procedure is applied. The passing mark is 60 out of 100. Prospective ELT students need to receive a passing mark of 70 and or above 70.
The final evaluation mark of a student is calculated considering the following percentages of the marks received in two semesters and Proficiency Exam.
I. Calculation of 1st Semester Mark:
Pop Quizzes :%20
Mid-Term Exam : %30
Final Exam : %50
II. Calculation of 2nd Semester Mark:
Pop Quizzes :%20
Mid-Term Exam : %30
Final Exam : %50
III. Calculation of the total points obtained in two semesters:
(30% of the 1st Semester Mark) + (30% of the 2nd Semester Mark) = Total Points obtained in the two semesters.
NOTE: Students lose the chance to take the Proficiency Exam if the total points obtained in the two semesters is less than 30 points out of 60 in total (that is, half the total points).
I. Calculation of overall mark:
A. I. Semester grade : %30
B. II. Semester grade: %30
C. Proficiency Exam Score : %40
Overall mark: % 100 + bonus points
The Calculation of Bonus Points
The calculation of ‘Bonus Points’ that will be added to the passing grade at the end of the year will be done following the criteria as below:
1) Film Project %25
2) Presentations %25
3) Portfolio Work %25
4) Classroom Performance %25
The total amount of ‘Bonus Point’ is 100. 10 % of the total amount will be added to the passing grade at the end of the year.
Students who obtain at least 30 or more points out of 60 in total in two semesters have the right to take the English Proficiency Exam. Students who have a lower score than 30 out of 60 in total at the end of the Academic Year are not accepted to the Proficiency Exam and they fail.
All students are supposed to take the same Proficiency Exam at the end of the academic year. This exam constitutes the 40% of the year-end evaluation mark. There are 3 main parts in the Proficiency Exam: grammar, writing and reading. The Proficiency Exam covers the subjects taught throughout the year.
Unsuccessful students should attend the Summer School. The aim of the 6-week summer school is to prepare the students for the Summer School Proficiency Exam. Students who failed in the Summer School Proficiency Exam have the right to take the Placement Exam given at the beginning of the new academic year. In case they fail in that exam, too, they are supposed to attend the EPS Program one more year.
The students have the opportunity to attend the abroad summer school programs at our partner university, Marshall University in the USA, and if they successfully complete the summer school in this university, they are exempted from the EPS Program. For detailed information about those universities, apply to the EPS Administration.
Interim Proficiency Exam
Students will be given a Proficiency Exam on 18 January 2013. In order to take this exam, the student is required to get at least 20 out of 30 of the first term grade. Successful students will be exempted from the EPS Programme and they can register for their spring semester courses in their Faculties.
Preparatory school scholarships are awarded at the end of the academic year to 3 students who have the highest achievement points scored in each group. The students who achieve the highest marks in each group are awarded a discount by the Scholarship Commission.
Participation and Attendance
Attendance is compulsory at EPS and if a student fails to attend more 10% of the classes s/he loses the chance to take the English Proficiency Test regardless of their grades. Students are responsible to make up all the lessons they missed during their absence. Health reports will not be accepted by the English Preparatory School. If the students have chronic health problems, their health reports will be evaluated by English Preparatory School Committee and the decision will be taken after this evaluation. Instructors do not have the right to let students leave the class even if students make excuses. Only the students who represent the University in an approved activity are accepted to be “excused” with the written permit of the Office of the Dean of Students.
The students who get a doctor’s report on the exam day are accepted as excused and can take make-up exams, but students who are absent due to their health problems should have their health reports ratified by the school doctor and hand them to their advisors within three days. There will be ‘Make-ups’ for the following exams:
Students who want to take the make-up exam should apply to the EPS Administration with a petition as shown in the sample below and doctor’s report in at least 3 days. Students can take the make-up exams only after their reports are ratified by the EPS Administration.
To: The Administration of English Preparatory School, E.U.L
From: (Student’s name and surname, student’s number, level and class)
Date: ___________Dear Sir / Madam;....................................................................