Considerations on the new curriculum of English Language Teaching Programmes

Fatma Özlem SAKA
2020 Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies  
The curricula of all departments in the faculty of education have been designed by Higher Education Council unlike the curricula of other faculties in Turkish higher education. After the regulation in 2006, all faculties of education throughout Turkey carried out the curricula until the new changes in 2018. It is the same for English Language Teaching departments. In 2018 Higher Education Council changed the curricula and new programmes were sent to be applied in the 2018-2019 academic year.
more » ... 9 academic year. The most striking change is that there are optional course pools under the titles of special field education, pedagogical knowledge and general knowledge. Compared to the programme in 2006, total class hours are decreased but the numbers of courses are increased. School Practice course based on mostly observation in real atmosphere is replaced with a new 6-hour practicum course called Teaching Practice I. It is certain that the efficiency of the programme will be shown when it has been carried out completely. However, it is possible to evaluate the new programme, by examining and comparing it with the former one. This study compares the new programme and the former one in terms of the numbers, class hours, the ratio in the programme, ECTS credits and contents of the courses that belong to the field education, pedagogical knowledge and general knowledge. As a result, it has been proposed that the new programme will not meet the needs of qualified teacher training especially in terms of special field knowledge and field education.
doi:10.17263/jlls.803633 fatcat:zahismjb7rbxzkr7tx4jbiokiy