Middle East Technical University, owing to the quality academic education that emphasizes merit and excellence in scientific, cultural and intellectual studies as well as owing to the accomplished and qualified METU graduates, is one of the distinguished and respectable institutions of Turkey. Today, the University is proud to employ about 791 faculty (professors, associates professors etc.), 225 academic instructors and 1.273 research assistants. It is a great pleasure to offer education to over 28.000 students. The total number of the alumni now is above 120.000.
METU's mission is to attain excellence in research, education and public service for society, humanity and nature by nurturing creative and critical thinking, innovation and leadership within a framework of universal values. METU is a pioneer university at international level, which transforms its region and the world.
Further information about METU can be found on the official website: http://www.metu.edu.tr/
About the Department of Foreign Language Education
The Department of Foreign Language Education offers B.A, M.A. and Ph.D programs in English Language Teaching; M.A. and Ph.D. programs in English Literature. Taking into consideration the latest developments in the field, students are provided with a solid foundation in the English language, English literature, methodology, educational sciences and linguistics in order to make them fully qualified teachers of English in primary, secondary and tertiary educational institutions. The Department of Foreign Language Education was created in the fall of 1982 as one of the original departments of the newly-established Faculty of Education. At present, the staff consists of 2 Professors, 10 Associate Professors, 8 Assistant Professors, 5 Instructors, and 23 Research Assistants. The Department participates in METU'S Program for the Training of Academic Staff (ÖYP), through which it assumes the responsibility of educating future academic staff members for developing universities.
Further information about The Department of Foreign Language Education can be found on the official website: http://fle.metu.edu.tr/en