Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
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Foreign Languages I

Course CodeSemester Course Name LE/RC/LA Course Type Language of Instruction ECTS
YDI1001 1 Foreign Languages I 3/0/0 CC English 3
Course Goals The aim of this course is to equip our students with an elementary level of English which will enable them to understanad and talk about everyday topics.
Prerequisite(s) None
Corequisite(s) None
Special Requisite(s) None
Instructor(s) Lecturer Seval SARIYILDIZ AKSU, Lecturer Özay ŞEKER, Lecturer Ebru TEMİZ, Lecturer Belgin YAZICI, Lecturer Zehra ÇOBAN, Lecturer Ayşegül GEZEK, Lecturer Zeki TOY
Course Assistant(s) None
Schedule Online education.
Office Hour(s) Update office hours are announced on online education portal CATS at the beginning of every term.
Teaching Methods and Techniques Online education.
Principle Sources Powerpoint slides about the target topic of the week.
Other Sources Practice worksheets.
Course Schedules
Week Contents Learning Methods
1. Week Formal and informal greetings and responses, farewells and responses, people's names and titles. Online education.
2. Week Giving your name and address; how to start a conversation, present simple of be +,-,? Introductions, "be" statements and questions, introducing people, talking about jobs. Online education.
3. Week Countries and nationalities, giving commands, responding to commands, subject and object pronouns. Online education.
4. Week Singular and plural nouns, demonstrative pronouns, asking questions about new things, office items. Online education.
5. Week Talking about time, describing people and things, using positive and negative adjectives. Online education.
6. Week Ordinal numbers, describing people and things, making reservations, days of the week, months of the year. Online education.
7. Week Talking about clothes and possessions using possessive adjectives and possessive "'s", clothing. Online education.
8. Week Talking about clothes and possessions using possessive adjectives, asking questions with "which", "there is / there are"- MIDTERM EXAM Mid-term Exam
9. Week Talking about things you like and your personal life using the simple present tense , ordering food in a restaurant, vocabulary related to restaurant. Online education.
10. Week Talking about schedules and free time activities using frequency adverbs and time expressions "in,on,at". Online education.
11. Week Countable and uncountable nouns, talking about prices and amounts using numbers, "some" and "any", vocabulary on leisure activities. -QUIZ Quiz
12. Week Talking about activities using " the present continuous tense" and talking about facts using " the simple present tense". Online education.
13. Week Talking about family members, asking questions about them, abilities: " can/can't" Online education.
14. Week Asking questions about people in family, making small talk, uncountable nouns, " how" questions. Online education.
15. Week Final Exam Final Exam
16. Week Final Exam Final Exam
17. Week Final Exam Final Exam
Evaluation tools Quantity Weight(%)
Midterm(s) 1 10
Quizzes 1 10
Final Exam 1 80

Program Outcomes
PO-1Critical Thinking: Ability to inquire, use abstract ideas to interpret information, consider diverse points of view, reach well-reasoned conclusions.
PO-2Communication: Ability to use appropriate representational media to transmit essential formal elements at design process.
PO-3Investigation: Ability to gather, record, apply, and comparatively evaluate relevant information within design processes.
PO-4Design: Ability to reproduce the design information in the creative thinking process, to reach new and original results through universal design principles such as sustainability and accessibility.
PO-5World Architecture: Understanding world architecture in terms of their historical, geographical and global factors.
PO-6Local Architecture / Cultural Diversity: Understanding the architectural formations and samples of a geography through its historical and cultural context. Understanding the divergent canons of cultural values, behavioral, social and spatial patterns.
PO-7Cultural Heritage and Conservation: Understanding of conservation discourses and methods, and the subjects of cultural heritage, conservation awareness, environmental concerns and ethical responsibility.
PO-8Sustainability: Ability to design projects by using the information regarding the natural and built environment to reduce the undesirable environmental impacts on future generations through means.
PO-9Social Responsibility: Understanding of the architect’s responsibility about protecting the commonweal, having respect for historical/cultural and natural resources and improving the life quality.
PO-10Nature and Human: Understanding of the relationship between human, the natural environment and the design of the built environment.
PO-11Geographical Conditions: Understanding the relationships of site selection, settlement and building design by considering the cultural, economical and social properties as well as the natural characteristics such as soil, topography, vegetation and watershed.
PO-12Life Safety: Understanding the basic principles of security and life-safety systems in the conditions of natural disasters, fire, etc. through building and environment scales.
PO-13Structural Systems: Understanding of the basic principles of structural behavior in withstanding gravity and lateral forces and the evolution, range, and appropriate application of contemporary structural systems.
PO-14Environmental Systems: Understanding the principles of physical environmental systems’ design such as lighting, acoustics, climatization and the use of appropriate performance assessment tools.
PO-15Building Envelope Systems: Understanding of the basic principles involved in the appropriate application of building envelope systems and associated assemblies.
PO-16Building Service Systems: Understanding of the basic design principles of building service systems such as plumbing, electrical, vertical transportation, security, and fire protection systems.
PO-17Building Materials and Assemblies: Understanding of the basic principles utilized in the appropriate selection of construction materials, products, components and assemblies, based on their inherent characteristics and performance, including their environmental impact and reuse.
PO-18Integration of Building Service Systems: The ability of assessing, selecting and integrating the structural, environmental, security, envelope and service systems of the buildings for building design.
PO-19Programming and Evaluation: Ability to prepare and evaluate an architectural project program by considering the public benefits in regards of client and user needs, appropriate examplers, space and equipment requirements, financial limitations, site conditions, relevant codes, laws and design principles.
PO-20Comprehensive Project Development: Ability to produce a comprehensive architectural project that demonstrates to make design decisions across various scales.
PO-21Considering Building Costs: Understanding the fundamentals of building construction and use costs.
PO-22Architect-Client Relationship: Understanding of the responsibility of the architect to elicit, understand, and reconcile the needs of the client, owner, user groups, and the public and community domains.
PO-23Collaboration: Ability to work in collaboration with others and in multidisciplinary teams to successfully complete design projects.
PO-24Project Management: Understanding of the methods for competing for commissions, selecting consultants and assembling teams, and recommending project delivery methods.
PO-25Practice Management: Understanding the basic principles in the architectural practice processes like financial management, business planning, quality management, risk management, discussion and reconciliation.
PO-26Leadership: Understanding of the techniques and skills architects use to work collaboratively in the building design and construction process and on environmental, social, and aesthetic issues in their communities.
PO-27Legal Rights and Responsibilities: Understanding of the architect’s responsibility to the public and the client as determined by regulations and legal considerations involving the practice of architecture.
PO-28Professional Practice: Understanding and fulfillment of employer and intern rights and responsibilities for development of profession.
PO-29Ethics of Profession: Understanding of the ethical issues involved in profession regarding social, political and cultural issues in architectural design and practice.
Learning Outcomes
LO-1Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases.
LO-2Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives and things he/she has.
LO-3Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
LO-4Can socialize when he/she meets people.
LO-5Can communicate in a shopping center and do his/her shopping.
Course Assessment Matrix:
Program Outcomes - Learning Outcomes Matrix