SCHOOL OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES IS RAISING THE BAR
Izmir University of Economics, School of Foreign Languages (SFL), the only University in Turkey that was accredited by the European Association for Quality Language Services (EUQUALS), raised their bar in education.
Asst. Prof. Dr. Evrim Üstünlüoğlu, Director of SFL and Asst. Prof. Dr. Bahar Gün, Vice Director of SFL, attended the meeting organized by EUQUALS in Munich, Germany, and received training on “Inspection of Language Schools”. Asst. Prof. Dr. Evrim Üstünlüoğlu stated that inspection of language schools is a major shortfall in Turkey. She said, “European Association for Quality Language Services is a very significant institution that certifies the quality of foreign language education in Europe. We qualified to get accredited in June. This training we attended is a very significant subject for Turkey. Such trainings are important in terms of creating and developing national quality systems. Associations for Quality play a major role in effective language teaching and training of qualified lecturers. This training was very efficient for us.”
EAQUALS grants accreditation by inspecting areas such as education and training, curriculum development, measurement and assessment, academic management, academic resources, benefits for staff and students, quality of the teaching staff, communication, and corporate infrastructure.