Frequently Asked Questions


General

Any student enrolled to IUE undergraduate program needs to choose a Second Foreign Language for the first four (4) semesters. For the continuing semesters, courses will be programmed as Elective Courses.

The selected Second Foreign Language can be changed regardless of being successful-unsuccessful and grade point average for one time only throughout the entire study of the student.

The Compulsory Second Foreign Language program, which lasts for four (4) semesters, aims to make students achieve level A2 in the scope of Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

The attendance to 2nd FL courses is mandatory as specified in the IUE regulations.
There are various numbers and types of (determined by SFL) mid-terms, quizzes, oral exams, presentations, and final exams for 2nd FL courses. Mid-term, quiz, oral exam, participation, and presentation scores along with final exam score are taken into consideration in determining the pass grade for 2nd FL courses.

The Compulsory Second Foreign Language course from a previous semester is a prerequisite of the Compulsory Second Foreign Language course from the next semester. Student needs to get at least a grade of DD from the Compulsory 2nd FL course from a previous semester in order to enroll to second foreign language courses. Prerequisites of elective second foreign language courses are determined by the Senate.

They are good for life, not like TOEFL which is only good for a specific period.

Students taking a Compulsory 2nd FL course who submit a level of B1 or higher level language certificate, will receive “AA” on their transcript, and students who submit a level of A2 language certificate will receive “EX (Exempt)” on their transcript, and these students will be exempt from these courses. However, if they wish, these students may take the exemption exam administered at the beginning of each semester or enroll to the course.

You might have different lecturers each semester depending on the course schedule.
You may refer to “Announcements” on main page of IUE (www.ieu.edu.tr)
The students have to purchase the course materials specified by the lecturers.

Exemption

The exemption exams are administered at the beginning of each semester in 2nd FL program.

Students, who want to be exempt from Compulsory 2nd FL courses, can take one exemption exam for the respective semester at the beginning of each semester (excluding summer semester).

Terms for taking an exemption exam:

a) Being the citizen of the country where the selected compulsory second foreign language is being spoken at,

b) Having a high school diploma of the country where the selected compulsory second foreign language is being spoken at,

c) Being graduated from a high school where the selected compulsory second foreign language is the medium of instruction at,

d) Students, who participated at ERASMUS program, can take the exemption exam/s of the 2nd FL course/s from the semester/s they could not attend in the following semester.

Students who have taken the course before but failed cannot take the exemption exams.

Students, who want to take the Compulsory 2nd FL Exemption exam, need to submit their respective documents to SFL Directorate, and can take the exam upon their application is approved.

The pass grade for exemption exams in 2nd FL program is minimum of 70 (CC).
Students who want to take Second Foreign Languages Exemption Exam need to apply through OASIS (Student Information System).
Exemption exams are administered each semester during the week before the classes begin.
The exemption exam consists of two parts:
a- Written exam. Students who score at least 60 from the written exam are entitled to take the oral exam.
b- Oral exam. Students who are entitled to take the oral exam but failed to do so are considered unsuccessful at exemption exam.
The exemption exam is calculated by taking 75% of the written exam, and 25% of the oral exam into consideration.
Students who are unsatisfied with exemption exam grade can apply to Student Affairs Directorate with a petition and waive their rights and take the course in question.  In this case, the student needs to concur with the requirements of the course.
For those students, who retake the course because they are unsatisfied with exemption exam grade even though they are exempt, If they get a lower grade than their exemption exam grade at the end of the semester, the final grade for the course will be taken into account.
There will not be make-up exams for exemption exam other than delays caused by ERASMUS programs and/or mandatory internships.

Summer School

Summer School course enrolments will carry out through OASIS on designated dates.
The courses open when there are sufficient number (minimum of 5) of applications.