Language: English

Dates: 27 June – 8 July 2022

Course Description

This intensive English program is designed for high school students and aims to improve their communicative competence using interactive tools and learning platforms related to current events.

The program materials will include but not limited to Ted Talks, short documentaries of interest to high school students, podcasts, and online learning tools that are designed to encourage students to produce spoken and written language. In this way, students will become more proficient language users. Students will also be exposed to short articles, journals, biographies, and reports on a variety of topics. They will be asked to reflect on the texts and respond to them verbally and/or in writing. These activities will also give students the opportunity to improve their creative writing skills by freely expressing their opinions.

In addition to contributing to their language skills, this program will also offer students the chance of experiencing a foreign language classroom in a university environment.

Mandatory orientation will be held on Sunday, June 26th, between 13:00 and 16:00.


  • Please click here for detailed program schedule.
  • All courses will be taught by Koç University English Language Center (ELC) Instructors.
  • Classes will be practice-oriented and will focus on “Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking” skills together.
  • Grading on courses will be as follows: “Completed”, “Completed Successfully” and “Completed with Distinction”.
  • All students who complete the program with required attendance will receive a “Participation Certificate” and detailed report for the improvement of their language skills.
  • In addition, students will attend seminars by our faculty members –called “Meeting with Faculty Hour”- covering various programs offered by our university which will give students an opportunity to observe different applications in these fields. Also, students will participate in the “Meeting Time with KU Students”, in which one undergraduate student from each department will attend and talk about their experiences.
  • Students will be able to take sports classes with a professional instructor on certain days of the week.
  • Students will be able to join different activities and/or games in the evenings during the program.
  • Students will be matched with mentors, who are full-time undergraduate students of Koç University. Mentors will help students with any questions they may have regarding the program and university rules.