World Languages

The World Languages education at Terakki Foundation Schools;

is based on the Common European Framework for Language Learning (CEFR) and meets the high standards necessary for Eaquals (Evaluation and Accreditation of Quality Language Services) accreditation. Predominantly, the communicative approach is employed to achieve effective student learning outcomes. In the communicative approach adopted at Terakki Foundation Schools, no single skill is given priority. Rather, the goal is to achieve communicative competence.

At Terakki Foundation Schools, our goal is to help our students learning German, French and Spanish achieve the following:

  • Develop a love for foreign languages and gain self-confidence in their ability to learn them.
  • Share their language knowledge with others.
  • Respect different languages and cultures.
  • Foster a willingness to learn and an eagerness to improve their language skills.
  • Become individuals who integrate foreign languages into their lives by reading books, watching movies, conversing with people from different cultures, and listening to music.

Our Principles

In foreign language acquisition, while giving necessary importance to grammar, our students are also encouraged to know where and how to use what they have learned and to learn it through practical application. Our students see the language as a whole and derive its rules from this whole. The teaching tools and materials used take into account the varied needs of the students, and are prepared in an original or original-like manner (such as TV and radio programs, magazines, e-newspapers, etc.).

Realistic social environments where our students will use the foreign language are created through in-class activities and exercises. The main task of the teacher is to prepare such realistic environments and materials, and to guide the students in the implementation of these activities. In-class activities allow our students to express their real thoughts and feelings and to use the foreign language as a “tool” in a different environment. Students are encouraged to learn the language through trial and error, and to improve their competence in all areas.

At every opportunity, the language used in real life is presented to our students. As the main goal is always real language use, the teacher creates situations that allow for real communication and gives students the opportunity to express their thoughts and opinions.

We create the curriculum based on situations where our students can use the foreign language (such as travel, description, asking for information, expressing acceptance or rejection) and the topics they will need to talk about (identity, education, shopping, interests). We usually conduct project-based, interactive, and student-centered activities. Since no approach alone is sufficient, we also benefit from other language teaching approaches.

Our Goals

The goal is to help students acquire either German, French or Spanish skills at the A2 level according to the Common European Language Framework (CEFR) standards by the time they graduate. In terms of using the language, this includes being able to:

 (Listening Comprehension) Understand the phrases related to the topics they are interested in and frequently used words. (e.g. basic personal and family info, shopping, local environment, profession). Students at A2 level can understand short, clear, and simple messages and the basic idea in announcements.

(Reading Comprehension) Read short and simple messages. They can understand general knowledge in simple daily texts such as advertisements, user guides, menus, and timelines, and understand short, personal letters.

(Speaking) A2 level students can communicate in simple and familiar contexts that require direct information exchange about familiar topics and activities. They can get involved in short conversations although they may not get the whole idea or be able to continue the conversation.

(Verbal Expression) Students can use a series of phrases and sentences in order to describe their families and other people, living conditions, educational background and jobs.

(Written Expression) Students can write short, simple notes and messages. They can write short personal letters such as thank-you-notes.