‘Language Immersion’ Summer School of High School Ended


Language Immersion Summer School, organized in cooperation with Ibn Haldun University (IHU) and ÖNDER, ended with the handing out of the certificates of participation and closing ceremony on Friday, July 19.
At the ceremony, our President Prof. Recep Şentürk, Chairman of ÖNDER Kamber Çal and the Head of the School of Languages Assist. Prof. Emine Hoşoğlu Doğan delivered speeches.

“In the past, learning a language was hard so it is meaningful to consider these advantages nowadays”

Professor Recep Şentürk said that “immersion” programs offered with the most advanced methods in language learning are being implemented in high level schools all over the world and expressed his pleasure at seeing a similar intensive weekly program applied at Ibn Haldun University (IHU). He recalled that IHU School of Languages is one of the best language teaching institutions in our country. Şentürk stressed that the students who participated in this program, organized by a very experienced staff, received almost three years of education in a period of one month.
In his speech, President Şentürk mentioned the complexity in learning a foreign language in the past. He underlined the importance of today’s opportunities offered to young people in institutions such as ÖNDER and Ibn Haldun University. “In the past, learning a language was so hard, therefore it is meaningful to consider these advantages nowadays. Especially in foreign countries where the foreign language is spoken as a mother tongue, student had to spend great efforts in learning a language and had to face major financial burdens” according Şentürk.

“This Language Camp is the product of a well-prepared strategic study”

ÖNDER’s President Kamber Çal said, “Meeting with Ibn Haldun University on the occasion of this summer school that we organized, is a great achievement for you, young people, I hope that you will be aware of that.” He said that every detail of this language camp is the product of a well-prepared strategic work.
Çal, who listed their sensitivity to young people as ÖNDER, expressed that one of them is to encourage the learning of foreign languages. He concluded his speech by stating that as an association they would like to develop such similar programs in cooperation with Ibn Haldun University or other institutions throughout the country.
After the speech of gratitude, delivered by the Head of School of Languages Assist. Prof Emine Hoşoğlu Doğan, the Closing Ceremony ended with mutually handing out gifts and taking group souvenir photos with the participation of the students.

After the speech of gratitude, delivered by the Head of School of Languages Assist. Prof Emine Hoşoğlu Doğan, the Closing Ceremony ended with mutually handing out gifts and taking group souvenir photos with the participation of the students.

What was done at the ‘Language Immersion’ Summer School?

Unlike traditional language teaching programs, the “Immersion” method is known to be an effective method for children and young people to acquire language using their natural abilities. In this method, participants are exposed to the language without translation in all their routines as well as in-class activities and, unwittingly, they attain fast and permanent learning. The unique program in Turkey, provides 24-hour English speaking to students in order to pave the way for the students to achieve a ‘significant jump’ in the language levels in 4 weeks’ period. All activities and classes of the program to be held in English.
Students who complete the program with the expected attendance were given a passing grade, detailed report showing language level and a certificate of participation. At the end of the program, students entered the international Pearson Versant exam to test their English language level.
In addition, international mentors from around the world took part in the program, where students were able to contact with them at any time during the program.
On Saturdays and Sundays, the students had the opportunity of having full-day of social activities and excursions.

 

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