English Language Programs

Induction Program

Induction Program

a)      Induction Program Description:

ELP Preparatory School Induction Program is held at the beginning of each academic year and it is designed for newly recruited instructors. It is a full week program before newly recruited instructors are mingled with the old instructors.

b)     Overall Aims:

Bilgi Training and Development Center (TDC) Induction program aims to;

  •  provide a secure, positive, enjoyable, and collaborative learning environment through the sessions,
  • highlight the importance of ‘developmental training’ concept,
  • highlight the importance of ‘team spirit and collaboration’,
  • help the new instructors integrate into the “Bilgi Language Teaching Context”,
  • introduce the new instructors the basic components of the school system (e.g. materials, teaching, training, administrative issues, etc.),
  • model classroom teaching through sessions designed with the principle of loop input,
  • give newly recruited instructors an opportunity to prepare sample lesson plans appropriate for Bilgi teaching context,
  • provide participants with an opportunity to internalize the input offered in the sessions through hands-on and reflective tasks,
  • initiate an ongoing developmental training process.

c)      Procedures for Newly Recruited Instructors

The following procedures apply to the newly recruited instructors;

  • Attending an Induction Program given by TDC
  • Participating in a Lesson Planning Group Project
  • Preparing a Lesson Plan
  • Having a Feedback Meeting with TTs
  • Revising (if necessary) the Lesson Plan and submitting
  • Being enrolled in the Mentorship Program
    • Observing a Mentor’s Lesson  (Formal Lesson Plan is provided)
    • Writing a Reflection on the Lesson Observed (to be sent to TDC)
    • Having a reflection meeting first with the mentor and then with a  TT
    • Observing another Mentor as Peer Observation (No Formal Lesson Plan is provided)
    • Writing a Reflection on the Lesson Observed (to be sent to TDC)
  • TDC Observation-To be observed by a TT 
  • Pre Observation-Observation-Post Observation Meeting (Formal Lesson Plan is needed)
  • TDC Observation-To be observed by a second TT (if necessary)
  • Peer Observation/Video Observation/Article Readings/Classroom Research etc.  (if necessary)
  • Administrative Observation
  • Getting  one-on-one training from the teacher trainers throughout the process listed above (when necessary)
  • Participating in Laureate’s Online Developmental Module-Introduction Program (when necessary).