AIMS OF THE FORUM
To provide an opportunity for representatives from a range of foundation EAP programmes in different state, foundation and private universities within the Turkish context to come together in order to:
- discuss issues of concern in the areas of needs analysis, syllabus writing, implementation, and programme evaluation;
- share experiences and ideas relevant to curricular issues from their diverse contexts;
- raise mutual awareness of the activities and approaches to curriculum issues in other programmes;
- build relationships and links between the curriculum teams in different institutions.
THEME FOR FOCI-V
We are all aiming to develop a programme that optimises our learners’ motivation, deals with their failure and maximizes their success. However, among our institutions we have a multifarious range of practical approaches to meeting this challenge. At the same time, we all have to work within the certain limits of resources and external restrictions. Following suggestions from the last FOCI event, the theme of FOCI-V will therefore be “Pathways for Progress/ion: What We Do Do, Don’t Do and Could Do.” and the forum will aim to explore the issues such as number, length & pace of courses/levels/whole programme, modular or non-modular approach, exit-levels, supporting weaker students, dealing with repeat courses and learners who are unable to complete the programme in the expected time, etc.