CMLL in Turkey: Summer Institute

CMLL co-sponsored (with the English Language Office of the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey) the Columbia University Teachers College Summer Institute at three Turkish Universities, June 11-26, 2009.

The Summer Institute explored technology, standardized testing, and alternative assessment as well as American culture, literature, and politics all in relation to teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) in Turkey. Designed for educators in higher education in Faculties of Education, Arts, and Social Sciences -Western Languages and Literatures, Cultural Studies, International Relations, Humanities- the institute was held in metropolitan Istanbul and Ankara. The broad nature of the curriculum included students and faculty from various programs such as Cultural Studies, Conflict Resolution, and Social and Political Sciences.

The Institute was supported by the English Language Office (ELO) of the U.S. Embassy’s Office of Public Affairs whose mission is to assist Turkish educational institutions with further development of EFL teaching in Turkey while providing relevant information about American culture, society, and institutions. For more information visit the program's web site.