Thursday, March 3, 2016

MA Programs in English Language Teaching (Turkey)

An MA degree in ELT is a qualification for EFL teachers wanting to learn more about current ELT/ESL research, theory, pedagogy and practice and to conduct research in these fields. By providing students with a chance to become specialized in ELT testing and evaluation, curriculum development and/or teacher education, it allows them to take up jobs as teachers, curriculum officers, testing specialists and researchers  in all kinds of institutions ranging across primary, secondary and tertiary contexts. While some programs are oriented  towards educating more qualified teachers, some prioritize educating researchers/teacher educators who would be interested in furthering their academic studies. Students interested in an MA in ELT should explore the curricula of the programs listed below and decide which one is more appropriate for their purposes.

Please note that some of the universities below might not offer these programs every semester/year. You need to contact the university for detailed information.

Also note that public universities in Turkey are funded by the state and tuition-free for Turkish citizens. For international students, tuition fees are applied differently in public and non-profit foundation universities (which are referred to as private universities throughout this post) and may change from one university to another. 

For more information about studying in Turkey, visit http://www.studyinturkey.gov.tr/.

Anadolu University MA in English Language Teaching
Eskisehir / Public University

Balikesir University MA in English Language Teaching
Balikesir / Public University

Baskent University MA in English Language Teaching
Ankara / Private University

Bilkent University MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Ankara / Private University
Candidates who are accepted to the MA TEFL program must have had at least two years of full-time teaching experience.

Bogazici University M.A. in English Language Education
Istanbul / Public University

Cag University MA in English Language Teaching
Mersin / Private University

Dokuz Eylul University MA in English Language Teaching
Izmir / Public University

Fatih University MA in English Language Teaching (Thesis / Non-thesis)
Istanbul / Private University

Gazi University MA in English Language Teaching (Thesis)
Ankara / Public University

Gazi University MA in English Language Teaching (Non-thesis)

Hacettepe University
Ankara / Public University

Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University MA in English Language Teaching (Thesis / Non-thesis)
Istanbul / Private University

Istanbul University MA in English Language Teaching
Istanbul / Public University

Maltepe University MA in English Language Teaching
Istanbul / Private University

Marmara University MA in English Language Teaching
Istanbul / Public University

Mersin University MA in English Language Teaching
Mersin / Public University

Middle East Technical University M.A. with thesis in English Language Teaching
Ankara / Public University

Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus MA in TEFL
Northern Cyprus / Private University

Uludag University MA in English Language Teaching
Bursa / Public University

Ufuk University MA in English Language Teaching (Thesis / Non-thesis)
Ankara / Private University

Yeditepe University MA in English Language Teaching (Thesis / Non-thesis)
Istanbul / Private University

Yildiz Technical University MA in English Language Teaching (Thesis)
Istanbul / Public University

Yildiz Technical University MA in English Language Teaching (Non-thesis)
Duration: 1 year