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SCHOOL OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES ENGLISH PREPARATORY PROGRAMME MODULAR SYSTEM AND IN-MODULE ASSESSMENT REGULATION


SECTION ONE
Purpose, Scope, and Definitions

Purpose
ARTICLE 1-(1)  The purpose of this regulation is to set out the general rules and principles regarding the Modular System And In-Module Assessments conducted at Izmir University of Economics School of Foreign Languages English Programme.
 
Definitions
ARTICLE 2-(1) The references in this regulation are as follows;
  1. Level A (Elementary) : Indicates elementary level of English,
  2. Level B (Pre-İntermediate) : Indicates pre-intermediate level of English,
  3. Level C (Intermediate) : Indicates intermediate level of English,
  4. Level D (Upper Intermediate) : Indicates upper intermediate level of English,
  5. PF Programme (Pre Faculty) : Indicates pre-faculty level of English,
  6. Module: Each eight-week education segment,
  7. Placement Exam (İDBS-PLACEMENT EXAM): An exam to determine the level of proficiency in English,
  8. End-of-Module Exam: An exam conducted at the end of each module to pass to the next module,
  9. In-Module Assessments (A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6 Exams): Assessments conducted in order to measure the language skills of students throughout the module,
  10. PIE: Proficiency in English Exam administered by Izmir University of Economics.
 
Scope
ARTICLE 3- (1) This regulation includes general rules and principles regarding modular system and in-module assessments specified in Izmir University of Economics, School of Foreign Languages, English Programme Rules and Regulations of Education and Instruction.
 
SECTION TWO
Definitions of Levels
 
ARTICLE 4- (1) All newly registered students are placed into levels (A, B, C) as a result of the placement exam they take. Below you can find the definitions for these levels;
  1. Level A (Elementary): Those who start the Prep Programme in Elementary (A) level continue with Pre-Intermediate (B), Intermediate (C) and Upper-Intermediate (D) levels provided that they are successful in each of the end of module exams. Students who start at Elementary level (A) may take the PIE exam at the end of module 4 on the condition that they complete all modules successfully.
  2. Level B (Pre-Intermediate): Those who start the Prep Programme in Pre-Intermediate (B) level continue with Intermediate (C) and Upper-Intermediate (D) levels provided that they are successful in each of the end of module exams. Students who start at Pre-Intermediate (B) level may finish the programme at the end of module 3. However, during the fourth module they may attend the Pre-Faculty (PF) programme, if they wish to do so. These students can take the PIE exam administered at the end of module 4.
  3. Level C (Intermediate): Those who start the Prep Programme in Intermediate (C) level continue with Upper-Intermediate (D) level provided that they are successful in each of the modules. Students who start at Intermediate (C) level may take the PIE exam administered at the end of the first semester on condition that they successfully complete both modules.
  4. Level D (Upper Intermediate): Those who successfully complete Intermediate (C) level continue with Upper-Intermediate (D) level. They qualify to take the PIE exam in January if they score the minimum score.
 
 
SECTION THREE
 
Academic Year
ARTICLE 5- (1) An academic year in Foreign Language preparatory programme consists of four modules, and each module lasts for eight weeks.
 
Attendance
ARTICLE 6- (1) Regardless of their levels, students are required to attend the minimum of 90% of the total course hours in each module.
 
Summer School
ARTICLE 7- (1) Summer school program is offered for those who failed in any of the levels during the academic year, or those who did not score the minimum score in the PIE exam. Students, who meet the attendance requirements of summer school, qualify to take the PIE exam administered at the end of the program. 

 
SECTION FOUR
In-Module Assessments Requirements and Exams
 
In-Module Assessments
ARTICLE 8- (1) Students are given total of six in-module assessments. Five of these are administered at 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th weeks of each module (A1, A2, A3, A4, and A5) and an additional digital assessment is completed throughout the module (A6).
 
(2) In order for students to be able to take the end-of-module exam administered at the end of levels A, B, and C, they must have scored minimum of total of 59.50 in in-module assessments and not have exceeded absenteeism limits. Those, who cannot obtain this score, are not allowed to take end-of-module exam, and they have to repeat the same program.
 
(3) Those, who successfully complete level D and score 64.50 in in-module assessments, qualify to take the PIE exam administered at the respective semester.
 
(4) Below you can find the type of in-module assessments and their percentage weight.
 
a)
Name of the Exam Type of the Exam Percentage Weight
A1 Speaking %15
A2 Writing %25
A3 Reading %15
A4 Language Use %25
A5 Oral Presentation %10
A6 Digital Assessment %10
Total %100
 
 
End of Module Exam
ARTICLE 9- (1) Students (students of levels A, B, C), who score at least 59.50 in the end-of-module exam, progress to the next level. Those, who cannot obtain the minimum score, continue their education at the same level.
 
SECTION FIVE
Other Provisions
 
Exam Failure
ARTICLE 10- (1) Students, who fail in the PIE exam administered at the end of the academic year, are placed into the preparatory programme again based on the scores they obtained in the exam.
 
(2) Students, who fail in any of the levels, need to repeat that same level with different program and different instruction materials.
 
(3) Regardless of the cause of failure, all students, who renew their registration at fall and spring semesters, qualify to take the PIE exam administered at the end of the academic year.
 
Effectiveness
ARTICLE 11-
(1) This Regulation takes effect on the date it is approved by the Senate.

Enforcement
ARTICLE 12 -
(1) The Rector of the Izmir University of Economics enforces the provisions of this Regulation.




This Regulation went into effect upon the decision of the Senate dated 15 August 2013 and numbered 214-A4.   GERİ DÖN