Courses for General Purpose

Courses are available as two options; a) 1-month 40 hours (10 hours a week) b) 2-month 48 hours (6 hours a week). Upon request tailor-made courses are also offered.

14-level French courses consist of 4 basic, 6 intermediate and 2 upper-intermediate levels. Lessons are taught in accordance with the European Language Portfolio requirements. Students reach the level of B2 upon the completion of standard education. C1 courses are also available upon request.

Upon completion of basic and intermediate levels, students are given a certificate. A “TÖMER Diploma” approved by the President of Ankara University is given to students completing upper-intermediate level successfully.

We employ student-centred eclectic approach, where lecturers are moderators, and every student has equal right to speak and is required to be active throughout the lesson. Lessons are taught in French. Four main language skills, Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing, and grammar as a sub-skill are equally included in lessons.

in addition to Taxi 1 for basic levels, Taxi 2 and 3 for intermediate levels and Alter Ego 4 for upper-intermediate levels, listening CD’s and DVD’s and supplementary exercise booklets, prepared by TÖMER French Department, are used in general purpose French courses. Our course books equally focus on listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in accordance with the Common European Framework.

Courses for Specific Purposes

Courses for YDS, DELF, DALF, Preparatory Classes and translation are available upon demand. In these courses, common test techniques and grammar skills are studied.

YDS Courses consist of three levels. The students who wish to register for these courses are required to take a placement test. At YDS-1 level, common grammatical uses are practised. Common grammatical structures with which students usually have trouble are focused. At YDS-2 level, various questions (vocabulary, paragraph completion, irrelevant sentences in paragraphs, dialogue completion, etc.) studied. At YDS-3 level, recent YDS questions and practice tests are studied. These courses are usually offered as 10 hours a week, 40 hours a month, with a total of 120 hours.

Another popular course students usually would like to attend is for Grammar or Preparatory Classes both of which are available as either 6 or 10 hours a week on students’ demand.

 

Speaking Club and Speaking Classes

Speaking clubs are available for our students at different hours. Various topics of interest are discussed among students under the supervision of experienced Turkish and native speaker lecturers. These classes are free of charge for TÖMER students.

We also offer courses focusing solely on speaking as a course for specific purpose

Final Exams

At the end of the course period students take the final exam aimed at assessing the four main language skills. Should a student fail one of the skills of the exam, he/she can take a make-up exam. However, failure in more than one skill requires the repetition of the course.

LEVELS

The Common European Framework EXAM STATUS BOOKS THAT ARE USED
BASIC 1 A1 NO TAXI 1
BASIC 2 YES
BASIC 3 NO
BASIC 4 YES
BASIC CERTIFICATE
INTERMEDIATE 1 A2 NO TAXI 2
INTERMEDIATE 2 YES
INTERMEDIATE 3 YES
INTERMEDIATE 4 NO
INTERMEDIATE 5 B1 YES TAXI 3
INTERMEDIATE 6 YES
INTERMEDIATE CERTIFICATE
UPPER INTERMEDIATE 1 B2 NO ALTER EGO 4
UPPER INTERMEDIATE 2 YES
UPPER INTERMEDIATE 3 NO
UPPER INTERMEDIATE 4 YES
DIPLOMA

At some levels assessment of students’ performance by the instructor rather than an exam is the method for students’ failure or success. Considering the performance of the student, his/her attendance, homework, quizzes the instructor assess the student as fail or pass. Students who fail this assessment may require to take an exam.