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Future Engineers with Multilingual Vocational Foreign Languages
Start date: 01 Sep 2014, End date: 01 Sep 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Special-purpose technical vocational foreign language education that is widely used in America and European Union; aims to teach a foreign language in a very short time with action-oriented approach for a specific target group, sector (administrative, trade, medicine, engineering, etc.). Innovative aspect of the language teaching programme in question is the formation of foreign language curriculum and course materials for specific purposes for German, French and Turkish for the first time in Turkey. The project is also the first example of its kind in terms of teaching Turkish as sector specific vocational foreign language for EU countries where German and French are spoken. The project is also first for German, French and Turkish engineers and engineer candidates who are the target group of the project. The aim of the project is to develop target group’s intercultural skills and know-how and increase their foreign language learning abilities at A1, A2, B1 and B2 levels in addition to improving their communicative language competences appropriate for multinational companies they could work in the future. Content of the above-mentioned project, methodology and data to be gathered overlap with basic characteristics of SSA programme. The project will carry out certain activities to fulfill the objectives as in the following: • Forming special-purpose technical vocational foreign language curriculum (German, French, Turkish) compatible with Common European Framework of Reference, • Preparing student’s book, teacher’s book and workbook (German, French, Turkish), • Creating online course materials appropriate for curriculum, • Designing website in 4 languages (German, French, English and Turkish), • Conducting pilot studies, • Forming language programme for special-purpose technical vocational foreign language certificate • Forming special-purpose technical vocational foreign language certificate for Turkish Language • Integrating the curriculum into Gazi Univ.
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