INFORMATION ABOUT THE ENGLISH PREPARATORY PROGRAM

Rules and Regulations

The main goal of the KHAS English Preparatory program is to equip students with the necessary skills to follow their courses in English. Courses run according to a modular system. There are two combined modules that last 16 weeks in each semester (fall and spring). At the beginning of the academic year, students are placed in a level in line with their linguistic competence determined by the results of the KHAS placement exam.

 

Fall Semester (Combined Module - Compulsory- 16 Weeks Long)

A1-A2: Elementary - Pre-Intermediate

A2-B1: Pre-Intermediate - Intermediate

B1-B2: Intermediate - Upper Intermediate

 

Spring Semester (Combined Module – Compulsory -16 Weeks Long)

A1-A2: Elementary - Pre-Intermediate

A2-B1: Pre-Intermediate - Intermediate

B1-B2: Intermediate - Upper Intermediate

B2-P :Upper Intermediate -Pre-faculty

 

Summer School Program (Not compulsory- Maximum 8 weeks Long)

Students who cannot complete the English Preparatory Program or cannot succeed in the KHAS-IYS exam at the end of the Spring Semester can attend the Summer School Program which is optional and paid by students. The levels to be offered in the summer school program are determined by the School of Foreign Languages Academic Board. Students registered for the summer school program can attend the program which is a maximum of 8 weeks long.


Level Progression

At the end of the Fall Semester;

A1-A2 students;

  • Under 45 points, they repeat the level
  • Between 45 – 59 points, they continue with A2- B1 level
  • Between 60 – 100 points, they continue with B1- B2 level

 

FALL SEMESTER GRADE POINT AVERAGE

SPRING MODULE

0 - 44

A1A2

45 - 59

A2B1

60 - 100

B1B2

 

 

 

A2-B1 students;

  • Under 45 points, they repeat the level
  • Between 45 – 59 points, they continue with B1-B2 level
  • Between 60 – 100 points, they continue with B2- P level in the spring semester.
  • Between 70 – 100 points, they can take the proficiency exam at the end of the semester. If

they fail, they continue with B2- P level in the spring semester.

 

FALL SEMESTER GRADE POINT AVERAGE

SPRING MODULE

0 - 44

A2B1

45 - 59

B1B2

60 - 100

B2P

 

 

 

B1-B2 students;

  • Under 45 points, they repeat the level
  • Between 45 – 100 points, they continue with B2- P level in the spring semester.
  • Between 50 – 100 points, they can take the proficiency exam at the end of the semester. If they fail, they continue with B2- P level in the spring semester
  • At the end of the module, students having a score of at least 80 out of 100 and have

a score of at least 60 out of 100 in the end of module exam can be exempt from the English Preparatory Program with a grade D.

FALL SEMESTER GRADE POINT AVERAGE

SPRING MODULE

0 - 44

B1B2

45 - 100

B2P

 

 

 

At the end of Spring Semester / Summer School Program;

A1-A2 students;

  • Under 45 points, they are eligible to take the proficiency exam in September. They may repeat level A1 in the summer school.
  • Between 45 – 59 points, they are eligible to take the proficiency exam in September. They may continue with A2 level in the summer school.
  • Between 60 – 100 points, they are eligible to take the proficiency exam in September. They may continue with B1 level in the summer school. If they have a score of at least 60 out of 100, they are eligible to take the proficiency exam at the end of the summer school.

SPRING SEMESTER GRADE POINT AVERAGE

SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAM

0 - 44

A1

45 - 59

A2

60 - 100

B1

 

 

 

A2-B1 students;

  • Under 45 points, they are eligible to take the proficiency exam in September. They may repeat level A2 in the summer school.
  • Between 45 – 59 points, they are eligible to take the proficiency exam in September. They may continue with level B1 in the summer school. If they have a score of at least 60 out of 100, they are eligible to take the proficiency exam at the end of the summer school.
  • Between 60 – 100 points, they may continue with B2 level in the summer school.
  • Students having a score of at least 70 out of 100 are eligible to take the proficiency exam at the end of the spring semester.

SPRING SEMESTER GRADE POINT AVERAGE

SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAM

0 - 44

A2

45 - 59

B1

60 - 100

B2

 

 

B1-B2 students;

  • Under 45 points, they are eligible to take the proficiency exam in September. They may repeat level B1 in the summer school. If they have a score of at least 60 out of 100, they are eligible to take the proficiency exam at the end of the summer school.
  • Between 45 – 59 points, they may continue with B2 level in the summer school. They are eligible to take the proficiency exam at the end of the summer school. There is no grade point average requirement for them.
  • Between 60 – 100 points, they may continue with P level in the summer school. They are eligible to take the proficiency exam at the end of the summer school. There is no grade point average requirement for them.
  • Students having a score of at least 50 out of 100 are eligible to take the proficiency exam at the end of the spring semester.
  • At the end of the module, students having a score of at least 80 out of 100 and having a score of at least 60 out of 100 in the end of module exam are exempt from the English Preparatory program with a grade D. Students may take the proficiency exam at the end of the module if they wish to be exempt from the faculty program.
  • At the end of Summer School, B2 module students having a score of at least 80 out of 100 and having a score of at least 60 out of 100 on the end of module exam are exempt from the English Preparatory program with a grade D. Students may take the proficiency exam at the end of Summer School if they wish to be exempt from the faculty program.
  • At the end of Summer School, P module students having a score of at least 70 out of 100 and having a score of at least 60 out of 100 on the end of module exam are exempt from the English Preparatory program with a grade D. Students may take the proficiency exam at the end of Summer School if they wish to be exempt from the faculty program.

 

SPRING SEMESTER GRADE POINT AVERAGE

SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAM

0 - 44

B1

45 - 59

B2

60 - 100

P

 

 

 

B2-P students;

  • Under 45 points, they are eligible to take the proficiency exam in the Spring Semester and in September.
  • Under 45 points, they may continue with B2 level in the summer school. They are eligible to take the proficiency exam at the end of the summer school. There is no grade point average requirement for them.
  • Between 45 – 100 points, they may continue with P level in the summer school. They are eligible to take the proficiency exam at the end of the summer school. There is no grade point average requirement for them.
  • At the end of the module, students having a score of at least 70 out of 100 and having a score of at least 60 out of 100 on the end of module exam are exempt from the English Preparatory program with a grade D. Students may take the proficiency exam at the end of the module if they wish to be exempt from the faculty program.
  • At the end of Summer School, B2 module students having a score of at least 80 out of 100 and having a score of at least 60 out of 100 on the end of module exam are exempt from the English preparatory program with a grade D. Students may take the proficiency exam at the end of the module if they wish to be exempt from the faculty program.
  • At the end of Summer School, P module students having a score of at least 70 out of 100 and having a score of at least 60 out of 100 on the end of module exam are exempt from the English Preparatory program with a grade D. Students may take the proficiency exam at the end of Summer School if they wish to be exempt from the faculty program.
  • At the end of Summer School, P module students having a score of at least 70 out of 100 and having a score of at least 60 out of 100 on the end of module exam are exempt from the English Preparatory program with a grade D. Students may take the proficiency exam at the end of Summer School if they wish to be exempt from the faculty program.

SPRING SEMESTER GRADE POINT AVERAGE

SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAM

0 - 44

B2

45 - 100

P

 

 

Khas Proficiency Exam Eligibility and Exemption Tables

Eligibility Requirements

AT THE END OF FALL / SPRING SEMESTER

MODULE

GRADE POINT AVERAGE

A2B1

70

B1B2

50

B2P

-

AT THE END OF SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAM

B1

60

B2

-

P

-

 

 

 

Exemption Conditions

 

AT THE END OF FALL / SPRING SEMESTER

MODULE

GRADE POINT AVERAGE

END OF MODULE EXAM GRADE

B1B2

80

60

B2P

70

60

 

AT THE END OF SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAM

B2

80

60

P

70

60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students who meet the above conditions will be awarded a grade D pass. If students wish to be exempt from the faculty program, they may take the proficiency exam at the end of the semesters/ Summer School Program.

 

Coursebooks

Coursebooks that will be used throughout the academic year can be purchased from the book stands provided by the publishing companies in the first week. Students do not have to purchase the books from these stands, but the publishing companies assure that the books are sold at the lowest price on the market. It is compulsory that the students use the original copies as the law forbids the use of pirated or photocopied books. In addition, the passwords to access the online platforms used throughout the academic year are not provided within these pirated/illegally printed copies. The English Preparatory Program is reinforced with online platforms with the purpose of providing students the opportunity to practice more. After t students log on using these passwords, their progress is monitored closely and assessed properly by the instructors. Students’ practice and progress in these platforms accounts for 5% of their end of module grades.

The coursebooks to be used for each term are to be announced by the administration.

 

Course Content

Our program emphasizes enhancement of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in each level.During the courses, students learn the basics of the English language, including grammar and use of vocabulary. They improve their reading comprehension skills, reading strategies and vocabulary knowledge by reading scientific essays, stories, literary texts, articles, poems and newspaper reports, which are determined according to their levels. Their writing skills are fostered through in-class, homework, portfolio tasks and extracurricular activities. In order to develop their listening comprehension and speaking skills, coursebooks, interactive tools and speaking portfolios are used. Outside the classroom, students can benefit from online activities and get support from the instructors during their office hours.

 

Assessment

Midterm Exam 1

15%

Midterm Exam 2

15%

Midterm Exam 3

15%

End of Module Exam

25%

Speaking Assessment

10%

Writing Portfolio

10%

MyLab

5%

Teacher Assessment                          

5%

 

 

 

 

 

The end of module grades are calculated based on these assessment tools below.

 

Mid-Term Exams

Mid-Term exams evaluate all the skills that have been taught/studied until that time, apart from speaking. They consist of 4 sections, Listening, Reading, Use of English and Writing. The sections may vary according to the levels.

 

End of Module Exam

Final exams evaluate all the skills that have been taught/studied in that semester. It consists of 4 sections, Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The speaking section of the exam is recorded.

 

Speaking Assessment

Students’ speaking abilities are evaluated throughout the semester.

 

Writing Portfolio

A writing portfolio is a booklet that a student keeps his/her writing tasks. It includes all the writing assignments in the curriculum either undertaken in the classroom or given as homework.

 

MyLab

Students are expected to do the online activities related to the units they have been studying that week. Registration to MyLab classes are executed through online platforms using class codes given with the coursebooks. In paralel with the curriculum,  tasks are assigned as homework weekly and it is announced.

 

Teacher Assessment

Apart from exam grades, students are evaluated according to their class performance. It is based on attendance, class participation, handing homework in time and rapport with peers.

 

Objection to exam Results

The students may apply in writing to the English Preparatory Program Student Affairs Unit to object to the grades earned in the exams within three days from the date of announcement of the results. Late applications are disregarded.

 

Office Hours

Instructor schedules are posted on their office doors. Students can get help with questions and support from them by arranging appointments beforehand.

 

Sparks

Sparks is a learning management system where students find out their grades and absenteeism. Students are responsible for their record keeping. Your passcode is the six digit code sent by an e-mail during the registration. Please ask for help from IT if you lose your code. If there is missing information, first consult your instructor and then the student affairs officer.

 

Proficiency Exam (KHAS-IYS)

Four Proficiency Exams are given throughout the year in September, January, May and July.

They consist of 4 sections; Writing 30%, Reading 30%, Listening 25%, Speaking 15 %

The proficiency exam in September has 2 stages; Placement Exam (KHAS-STS) measuring students’ level of English and  Proficiency Exam (KHAS-IYS) measuring students’  level of  English proficiency.

 

Registration is the prerequisite for taking the English Proficiency exams.

Students who pass the English proficiency exam are automatically admitted to undergraduate degree programs. Students who are not successful in the exam are placed at the level determined by their exam results at KHAS English Preparatory Program.

 

The proficiency exams in January, May and July have only one stage unlike the one in September. Students who meet the module and attendance requirements (attending 85% of the classes) can take the English proficiency exams.

Students who suspend their studies / registration for fall semester cannot take the proficiency exam in January as students suspend their studies / registration for spring semester cannot take the proficiency exam in May.

 

Any students who are not successful in that academic year or Summer School Program are eligible to take the second stage of the proficiency exam in the new academic year (September). They do not take the first stage of the exam. Students who pass that proficiency exam are entitled to attend their programs at their departments. Those who fail the exam are placed into a level that follows the one they had successfully completed in the previous academic year.

Students can be exempt from some English classes in their faculties according to the letter grade they receive in the proficiency exam. The grades and the classes students are exempt from are as follows:

 

Exemption Table for the English Classes in Faculties

KHAS-İYS GRADES

EXEMPTION

A+

95 – 100

EL 101-102-201-202

A

90 - 94.5

EL 101-102-201

B

80 –89.5

EL 101-102

C

70 –79.5

EL 101

D

60 – 69.5

Pass

FF

59 and below

Fail (will take the exam again)

 

Exemption From The English Preparatory Program

Students can be exempt from the English Preparatory Program

  • If they have a score of at least 60 from the proficiency exam (KHAS-IYS);
  • If they provide documents with the indicated grades of the internationally recognized English proficiency exams. Minimum scores required and period of validity that are accepted by Kadir Has University Senate are shown in the table below.

 

TOEFL-IBT

CAE

CPE

PTE-Academic

78

C

C

60 (minimum 59 from each section)

valid for 2 years

valid for 3 years

valid for 3 years

Valid for 2 years

 

In order for the TOEFL IBT score to be recognized, all applicants are required to submit the score using the Kadir Has University institution code (7524). In addition, the TOEFL IBT score must be taken at a test center owned by a state university in Turkey or an international test center in the USA, England, Holland or Canada. Applications that do not meet the requirements are not accepted.

For valid TOEFL IBT scores, if applicants did not indicate Kadir Has University prior to taking the test, they can order additional score reports by mail, fax or on-line (www.ets.org/toefl) and request an official score report for the institution using the assigned code number for Kadir Has University (7524) as detailed in the TOEFL IBT Information and Registration Bulletin.

 

PTE-Academic

Students who wish to appy for the exemption must send their PTE Academic score through Pearson’s official portal. We do not accept paper or PDF versions of PTE Academic score reports.