SEV provides an English language program that equips students to be confident and strong users of the language. The program is designed to put SEV students on the same footing as children throughout other European countries.
English is a very important aspect of our school program. From Preschool to Grade 8, our English program is designed to create effective readers, speakers, writers and listeners. Beginning with the basic skills, our program is enriched with research projects, drama programs and literature studies.
Professional teachers from North America, Turkey, Europe, and other foreign countries, provide a program of superior quality. Along with their teaching skills, they also bring new cultural wealth to our school. Our teachers help us to become world citizens by introducing us to the cultural aspects, traditions and holidays of other countries.
English is also used when we have classes in music, computers, and physical education. To develop our creativity and communication in a foreign language, there are performances, language clubs, presentations and interdisciplinary studies at each grade level.
At SEV, one of our main objectives is for our students to use English effectively. The learning environments of our students are enriched with different cultural characteristics of our licensed teachers from prestigious schools from England, Ireland, Canada, America and Australia. Their experiences, knowledge and pedagogies in the field of language learning add value to our already rich and well established bilingual program. Within the curriculum, multiculturalism, internationalism and world citizenship are integrated into our classrooms and school ecosystem, which prepare our students to be educated as world citizens. With our strong bilingual program students are exposed to English all throughout the day enabling a natural setting for language learning supported by a very strong academic foundation.
At SEV, we concentrate on communication in English. At developmentally appropriate stages, children at SEV learn to communicate in English and we provide them with the tools and confidence to do so effectively.
The five fundamental language learning areas on which our program is built are reading, writing, listening, speaking, and interaction with technology. From very early pre-school exposure to English at SEV, the five fundamentals are explored and reinforced.
As technological advances become more accessible to young children, we work to include access to technology and development of those skills as a part of our English program.
At SEV we believe tha reading is a very important element of language acquisition. Therefore, pre-reading skills are given high priority at SEV. Every week our Preschool students visit the library where our SEV English Library program fosters a passion for reading through various activities that our students love taking part in. Our library staff and teachers make both SEV Elementary School library a major attraction for our students.
Open House is a day when our parents are invited to see an exhibition of our classrooms and group activity work. The date of the open house is announced in the beginning of the academic year.
As a part of our education philosophy, in order to give our students the opportunity for various hands-on learning experiences, we include field trips in our curriculum. Academic trips are organized for all levels. Related with their curriculum, starting with camping trip in grade 3, overnight trips are arranged.
The Preschool students prepare research project in various subjects. The basic aim of the research projects is to help students to develop different research skills and as well as planning skills and time management skills. The important aspect of the project is the process itself.
End of the School Year Festivities
Towards the end of the second term parents are invited for students to showcase their end of the year project and celebrate their completion of Preschool with activities and events prepared by Preschool teachers.