Students of Izmir University of Economics (IUE) School of Foreign Languages (SFL), which is equipped with smart classes and serves more than one thousand 500 students, speak only English. Even the waiter at the cafe located within the building, is taking orders in English.
“English” is the only means of communication at IUE SFL building, which has been given an award in the Category of Architecture, Building and Structure Design at A' Design Contest in Italy. One third of the total of 135 experienced instructors is from America, England, and Canada.
Ekrem Demirtaş, President of IUE Board of Trustees, stated that students received a year of English education only at the building donated with interactive projectors, all-in-one PC’s, microphones, and smart boards.
More than one thousand 500 students received education at the building and spoke English only, pointed President Demirtaş and said that 85% of the students learned English in 1 year, even in one semester. “During their undergraduate education, the students choose a second foreign language among 12 different languages. They learn German, French, Italian, Spanish, Greek, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Arabic and Latin, and students coming from abroad learn Turkish. This helps students of Izmir University of Economics make a difference,” said President Demirtaş.