SUBU's language policy for preparing participants for mobility
Foreign language is a crucial element to ensure success in mobility outcomes, such as; student and staff satisfaction, improvement of exam success rate and coping with everyday challenges during mobility. Therefore; SUBU has chosen English Language as the common teaching language for incoming Erasmus students. English language is proposed in order to establish the mutual benefits from the Erasmus+ Programme.
Sakarya University of Applied Sciences prepares the participants for the mobility by organizing English Proficiency exams in order to improve the quality of higher education. The exam is organized by Foreign Language School and International Relations Office jointly. The content of exam is prepared according to European Language Portfolio. The exam consists of four main parts; Grammar in Use, Reading, Writing and Speaking at the proficiency level of B1/B2. Outgoing students have to get minimum 55 points out of 100 to take part in the mobility programmes.
SUBU organizes Turkish language courses for incomers. Foreign students, who wish to take Turkish language course, are divided into groups according to their level, which are at A1/A2/B1 levels. Incoming students are encouraged to take Turkish courses at least at A1 level which helps them deal with daily problems. The objective of the courses is to facilitate the integration of students and staff during the mobility. The courses are free of charge.
For staff mobility, academic and administrative staff use official certificates of language knowledge. Through these certificates the established committee see if the candidates have the ability to teach or to be trained in a foreign country.