Courses for General Purpose

Courses are available as two options; a) 1-month 36 hours (9 hours a week) b) 2-month 44 hours (5-6 hours a week). Upon request tailor-made courses are also offered.

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

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 Spanish. Four main language skills, Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing, and grammar as a sub-skill are equally included in lessons.

BERLİNER PLATZ NEU 1 and 2 for basic levels, BERLİNER PLATZ NEU 3 and 4 for intermediate levels and ASPEKTE 3 for upper-intermediate levels and workbooks, listening CD’s and DVD’s and supplementary exercise booklets, prepared by TÖMER German Department, are used in general purpose German 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, Family reunion, general 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 9 hours a week, 36 hours a month, with a total of 108 hours.

Courses for Family reunion consist of 2 courses with a total of 140 hours. Here, students practice grammar, vocabulary as well as 4 main language skills for the exam “START DEUTSCH 1” (A1 Level).

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 COMMON EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK EXAM BOOK
ELEMENTARY 1 A1 N/A BERLİNER PLATZ NEU 1
ELEMENTARY 2 YES
ELEMENTARY 3 YES
ELEMENTARY 4 A2 N/A BERLİNER PLATZ NEU 2
ELEMENTARY 5 YES
ELEMENTARY 6 YES
BEGINNER CERTIFICATE
INTERMEDIATE 1 B1 N/A BERLİNER PLATZ NEU 3
INTERMEDIATE 2 YES
INTERMEDIATE 3 YES
INTERMEDIATE 4 B2 N/A BERLİNER PLATZ NEU 4
INTERMEDIATE 5 YES
INTERMEDIATE 6 YES
INTERMEDIATE CERTIFICATE
UPPER -INTERMEDIATE 1 C1 N/A ASPEKTE 3
UPPER -INTERMEDIATE 2 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.