English training opportunity for YLSY scholarship holders
Those, who benefit from the YLSY scholarship awarded by the Ministry of National Education to improve the foreign language skills of students who will go abroad for graduate education, are being trained at Izmir University of Economics (IUE). During the 16-week program, students, who take online training courses from the instructors of IUE School of Foreign Languages due to the pandemic, have the opportunity to improve their English skills in a short time. IUE, where many students have been educated so far, draws attention as one of the two universities in Izmir that provides this education.
Prof. Nesrin Oruç Ertürk, Director of IUE Continuing Education Center (EKOSEM), stated that they started training courses in 2020, and expressed that they meet an important need in this regard. Stating that thanks to IUE's advanced technological infrastructure in distance education, the trainings continue online without any problems, Ertürk said, “The Ministry of National Education provides scholarship for foreign language education to students who want to go abroad for graduate or doctoral studies. Because, students, who want to go to universities abroad, must get a passing grade by taking various exams. Collaborating with the Ministry of National Education, our university has created the opportunity to receive education for these students. Considering that we are one of the two institutions that provide these trainings in Izmir, it is understood how necessary and important this collaboration is.”
THERE ARE PARTICIPANTS FROM MANY CITIES
Prof. Ertürk continued as follows: “There are many students not only from Izmir but also from the surrounding cities. Students, whom we can refer to as 'prospective academics', receive education in groups. Scholarship students will be going abroad for education in 394 different fields, especially in the fields of vaccine and drug research, defense technologies, cyber security, informatics, artificial intelligence, robotic systems, energy and psychology. The trainings we started last year were first held face to face. After the pandemic that started to be seen in our country in March 2020, we had to take a break from face-to-face lessons. The trainings will continue in the coming years. With the end of the pandemic, it will be held face to face again.”