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2014-2015 ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE ENGLISH QUIZ

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Year 11 ÖSS English Department held a general knowledge competition titled “Countries”. Participating students answered questions relating to Turkey, Australia and India.

The winners of the competition were the group formed by Mert Mevlütoğlu, İmren Eymen, Mehmet Doğan Melemez, Arda Aner and Yasemin Nur Eroğlu.

The quiz provided the students with the opportunity of further enhancing their knowledge of English and promoting their vocabulary, apart from getting used to expressing themselves in the English Language and upgrading their confidence.

The event also served as a fruitful exercise of teamwork.

THE “TIME CAPSULE”

The NEC Middle School English Language Department launched its annual “Time Capsule” activity for its year 6 students.

The activity involves asking each student to put in plastic files a form they have filled with their own personal details and an object that is special to them. The latter can be the photograph of someone they like, the photograph of a place they like best, the poster of a celebrity of their choice and coins. The files also included the first composition they wrote as a year 6 students.

The files were submitted to English teachers Jülide Çobanoğulları and Şerife Arkan, who, accompanied by Careers teacher Hidayet Şentut Demirpençe, put them into special
recycled-by-students boxes and archived them with ceremony.

The files are to be returned to the students during their graduation ceremony

RECYCLE DAY

The middle school, as a manifestation of the importance that the college administration pays to raising academically successful students with specific awareness and sensitivity towards the environment, held a Recycle Day activity which was organised by the English Department teachers.

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Students recycled used plastic bottles, cardboard boxes, paper and cans, turning them into re-usable items. During the activity, the students exhibited these items in their school building with the aim of emphasizing the significance of recycling. A number of students delivered speeches.

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The Near East College Administration, through this activity put emphasis on the need to re-gain environmental waste and provide for the continuation of material that we consume in the process of living.

SEMINAR FOR NEC ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS

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The Near East College, in cooperation with Deniz Plaza, organised for the English Language teachers a seminar entitled “Teaching Effective Reading Skills”.

Teaching Trainer Teressa Doğuelli, who gave the seminar, explained several teaching techniques aimed at the English learning students.

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Attending the seminar at the NEC Middle School building were year 6 and year 7 teachers as well as teachers from the ÖSS and GCE buildings.

Head of the English Department Lesley Hakseven said this was the third in a series of seminars that would continue in due course. She expressed confidence that such seminars would benefit all English teachers who were happy to follow new teaching techniques. She said she was very well pleased with the enthusiasm shown.

Teressa Doğuelli said she had derived great pleasure in answering the questions asked by the participating teachers. She expressed her thanks to the NEC English Department.

UNPRECEDENTED IN TRNC SCHOOLS:“NEC SPEAKERS’ CORNER”

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Headmaster Işılay Arkan, his Deputy Ömer Ozkan and Head of the English Department Lesley Hakseven on Thursday 6 November inaugurated the “NEC Speakers’ Corner”, proposed and designed by English teacher Gülten Sert Goker, acting on behalf of year 6 and year 7 students and their teachers.

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Mrs Hakseven during the ceremony explained that the purpose of the Speakers’ Corner was to allow students to voice their wishes or their complaints in English and to enhance their abilities to address crowds. The move would allow the administration to hear students’ wishes and complaints and take them into consideration, she said. According to Hakseven, the Speakers’ Corner will serve to upgrade students’ self confidence and develop their language skills.
The students said they were extremely pleased with the move, which would present them with a democratic environment of unprecedented nature.

NEC : ANTI-BULLYING ACTIVITY

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The English Department of the Near East College staged an anti-bullying activity with the aim of informing the students and creating awareness about bullying. During the activity led by English teachers Feride Bağzıbağlı Sazlık, Metin Ergen and Emine Güçveren Bekçi, students read messages and chanted slogans which underlined the significance of “the meaning of bullying”, “what it feels like to be bullied” and “what must be done against it”.

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Within the framework of anti-bullying day activities, teachers and students in their classes discussed a variety of stories selected from the internet. All students and teachers wore pink and blue outfits and stood in line to pose for the cameras as the peace sign.

“CARETTA CARETTA” SEMINAR AT THE NEAR EAST COLLEGE

The Near East College is making efforts towards the goal of achieving environmental consciousness, along with its efforts of success in the academic field and sports.

Within this context, the English Department organized a seminar for the 12th year students on the island’s endangered and carefully protected species, Caretta Carettas. Marine Protection Project Director Robin Snape, the speaker of the seminar, offered detailed information about the egg laying, nurturing and the general living conditions of Caretta Carettas. The students found the seminar extremely interesting and equally useful.

Cambridge Young
Learners English (YLE)

SKILLS: Names: Reading & Writing Listening Speaking
BEYZA OZ 5 5 5
BERTUG MANAVOGLU 5 5 5
IRMAK YAMAK 5 5 5
EDA KOSEOGLU 5 5 5
SEVKET HANCERLI 4 5 5
KAAN MUSLU CAGA 4 5 5
DOGA DENIZ 4 5 5
DOGUKAN CARDAK 3 5 5
BURCU PASA 3 5 5
AHMET OZKAMALI 3 5 5
BARIS OZEN 3 5 5
CEYDA ALEMDAR 3 4 5
BERKIYE KEYFIALA 2 5 5
SULE S. SUKUROGLU 2 5 5
HUSEYIN KUCUK 2 4 5

KET RESULTS

  1. NİLSU DOĞA TAŞCIOGLU – PASS WITH DISTINCTION
  2. DİLARA ÇAĞA – PASS WITH DISTINCTION
  3. ZEYNEP EKİN YAYCI – PASS WITH DISTINCTION
  4. DOĞA KASAPOĞLU – PASS WITH DISTINCTION
  5. HÜSEYİN KUNT – PASS WITH DISTINCTION
  6. BOĞACHAN AYAR – PASS WITH DISTINCTION
  7. ÇİSE ARBEN – PASS WITH DISTINCTION
  8. LADEN TEZER – PASS WITH DISTINCTION
  9. BUSE BÜYÜKTAŞ – PASS WITH DISTINCTION
  10. CEMALİYE ÖNDEROL – PASS WITH DISTINCTION
  11. HASAN ŞEKERLİ – PASS WITH DISTINCTION
  12. OZAN AKGÜL – PASS WITH DISTINCTION
  13. UZAY KÖROĞLU – PASS WITH DISTINCTION
  14. Erin Serra Ertepinar – PASS WITH DISTINCTION
  15. Suay Bedeoglu – PASS WITH DISTINCTION
  16. ÇAĞAN TANLI – PASS WITH MERIT
  17. İlayda Kerem – PASS
  18. Tutku Özavcı – PASS

PET RESULTS

  1. Mustafa Sivri PASS WITH DISTINCTION
  2. Oğuz Gökberk Demirci PASS WITH MERIT
  3. Ege Kardeş PASS WITH MERIT
  4. Çağla Itır PASS
  5. Sanem Sertuğ PASS
  6. Salim Çakır PASS
  7. Hülya Büyükköroğlu PASS

2013-2014 ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

The results of Maarif Certificate exam, set by the Ministry of National Education in May, have been announced. According to the results, the Near East College students scored very high grades, proving that the pride felt by the Department is not witout ground. Both Headmaster Işılay Arkan and Head of Department Lesley Hakseven pointed out that “success is not a coincidence, but a favourable result achieved through the efforts of a carefully selected and highly capable teaching staff”. They expressed the belief that the NEC success in the English Language will continue in the coming years.

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Name class Result

  1. Sanem Sertuğ 8C B
  2. Alara Deren 8K B
  3. Ayşe Özkarataş 8C B
  4. Çisem Beyatlı 8E B
  5. Şebnem Ece Uyar 8C A
  6. Selin İnanıroğlu 8C B
  7. Joshua Burton 8D A
  8. Mustafa Hayirlar 8C B
  9. Kardelen Eren 9E B
  10. Özel Baysen 9E B
  11. Su Devrim Korukoğlu 9P A
  12. Kayla Ramis Girgen 9C A
  13. Hamdi Murat Eroğlu 9S B

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE COMPETITION IN ENGLISH

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The English Department organized a General Culture and Knowledge Competition in English. The competition was between year 7 students who formed three groups named The Mega Brains, The Genius Boys and The Brain Hunters. The Genius Boys won the competition.

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The students participating in the groups were:

1- The Brain Machines

  1. Uzay Köroğlu
  2. Mert Özkaloğlu
  3. Cemaliye Önderol
  4. Misal Atış

2 – The Genius Boys

  1. Çağın Bektaş
  2. Hasan Şekerli
  3. Altan Osmanlı
  4. Enver Osmanlı

3- The Brain Hunters

  1. Ozan Akgöl
  2. R. Oğulcan Tüfekcier
  3. Ayda Canova
  4. Özten Kıvılcım

THE RED NOSE ACTIVITY

Our college, which has shown its sensitivity towards charities both at home and abroad on countless occasions of calamity, organized the Red Nose Day for the first time, which was first launched by the Comic Relief child charity organization for children in need.

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The event was led by middle school teachers Melis Yücesan and Zehra Kebapçıoğlu. The efforts made were directed towards the well being of leukemia patient, 3.5-year-old Derin Aktaşlı. The proceeds went to LÖSEV in her name.

THE LEAFLET OF YOUR DREAM CITY COMPETITION

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Year 9 students participated in a competition entitled “My Dream City” Leaflet competition. Münevver Paşa from 9D came first, İsmet Alışan from 9T came second and Işık Güröz from 9L came third.

POSTER COMPETITION

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The English Department launched a Poster Competition for year 10 students. The theme of the competition was “No to Violence Against Women and Animals”. At the end of the evaluation process, İmren Eymen from 10C won the first prize. The first runner up was Kezban Yayman from 10E and the second runner up was Yasemin Nur Eroğlu from 10 L.

OTHER COMPETITIONS

In a competition organized by the English Department, our year 8 students submitted compositions on the theme of, “if you were to become animal, which animal would you want to be?” The following students won prizes:

1st prize winner: Çisem Beyatlı
2nd prize winner: Ecem Özkoççatlı
3rd prize winner: Dila Ay Kocabıyık
4th prize winner: Arya Ergün
5th prize winner: Selin İnanıroğlu

Year 8 students also participated in a composition competition where the students were asked to research and write an article about an historically known person. The winners were:

  1. Rajab Ali Ulmasov
  2. Şara Apaydın
  3. Melisa Esmeroğlu

In the composition competition designed for year 9 students, the theme was: “If you were able to travel back in time, which famous person would you have liked to meet? Why?”. The winners were:

  1. Şanel Özkan Özkan
  2. Bengisu Arar
  3. Parise Kalıfeh

In a New Year Card Project competition for year 9 students, the winners were announced as:

  1. Şanel Dilaver
  2. Ata Özdamar
  3. Deren Sakaryalı

A seminar was organized for ÖSS Foreign Language Section students. It was organized by English Teacher Fatoş Mayın. Its aim was to prepare students for the LYS 5 exam, provide details about its syllabus and explain how to work efficiently in the course of the exam. The seminar was held in the presence of students, teachers and Head of the English Department Lesley Hakseven.

RECYCLE DAY EXHIBITION

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In November 2013, The English Department organized a Recycle Day where students launched an exhibition of recycle materials and the end products which they can be recycled into.

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The event took place in the NEC middle school building where valuable information was passed on to students about the recycling process and its value.

MIDDLE SCHOOL NEW YEAR CARD EXHIBITION

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In the New Year Card competition organized for year 6 students, who took great interest in producing the best possible cards they could. The submissions were evaluated in three categories in which the winners were:

Best Message Card:

  1.  Zehra Erdemsiz
  2.  Elif Zülal Köse
  3.  Mehmet Barış Yaycı

Creativity:

  1. Atay Pelit
  2. Talya Balkan
  3. Olkan Koştur

Best Effort:

  1. Aysel Ballıkaya
  2. HAzal Gökçek
  3. Osman Seyhun

ANTI BULLYING ACTIVITY

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The English Department organized an event to condemn bullying through a collection of sayings, posters and songs. The event, led by English teachers Azize Dedeoğlu and Melin Ergen involved a number of demonstrations by middle school students. The demonstrations included reading of true stories, singing of songs and exhibition of posters.

Among the students who participated in the event through their paintings, three were found worthy of prize. Coordinator Gülten Sert presented their achievement certificates.

All students dressed in blue, sang peace songs by famous singers like Michael Jackson and held hand in hand to form the peace symbol.

“TIME CAPSULE”

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Students participated in the “Time Capsule” game organized in the middle school by English teachers Jülide Çobanoğluları and Şerife Arkan. The game involved year 6 and 7 students who were asked to fill in forms with personal information and put them in plastic files together with an object of their choice. The students were told that this could be the anything, the photograph of a place they liked, the photos of people they loved, a poster, coins, a copy of their first compositions and alike.

These files were given to Careers Teacher Hidayet Demirpençe, who put them in recycled boxes and placed them in a room where they will remain until the day on which the students graduate. The students will receive their boxes during their graduation ceremony.

The game will be repeated every year with year 6 students.

2012-2013 ACADEMIC YEAR ACTIVITIES

In the Oxford Worms Reading Competition, our 7th year student Ecem Özkoççatlı won the first prize, while Kayla Girgen from year 8 won the third prize. Year 9 student Ongun Durhan and Year 10 student Bartu Bektaş won the second prizes in their categories.

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US SCHOLARSHIP

NEC students won two of the five US Scholarships granted by the US Embassy to all schools in the TRNC. Year 11 students Candan Can and Bartu Bektaş were found successful in the interview organized by the US Embassy officials. The scholarships cover a visit to the US for a period of eight days. They will be hosted by the US Summer Institute in Washington DC.

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THE TRADITIONAL GENERAL KNOWLEDGE COMPETITION IN ENGLISH

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The traditional General Knowledge Competition, organized by the English Department was held on 19 March 2013 at the Grand Library. Three groups formed by year 7 students participated in the competition. The groups were called The Natural Legends, The Deep Impact and the Geniuses.

The Deep Impact won the competition with a total of 210 points. Headmaster Işılay Arkan presented the winners with certificates.

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YEAR 9 ÖSS POSTER COMPETITION

In the poster competition themed “restaurant and menu”, Cemile Karakter won the first prize, while Neşe Bağbal won the second prize. Sıdıka Umar and Betül Yılmaz shared the third prize.

NEC FESTIVAL

In our traditional annual Festival, our students Ada Denizkurt and Handan Can staged two short plays titled “The Police” and “The Interview”. Their act was highly admired by the students and the teachers in general

DEBATE

Two groups formed by our year 8 students debated the subject of “technology”. The group called Life Defenders, formed by Sanem Çağa, Tünay Balcı, Laden Elkıran and Öykü Zaimoğlu won the debate against Tech-teens formed by Alp Alptürk, Emel Ramiz, Eda Küçük and Baran Gürel. All participants of the debate were admired for their success in debating the subject with exceptionally fluent English.

DOMINOS READING COMPETITION SUCCESS

In the Dominos Reading Competition jointly organized by the Ministry of Education, Deniz Plaza and the Oxford University Press, Nesil Zengi came first in the year 9 college category, while Sel Aksular and İmge Ayener came second in the year 6 and year 8 categories respectively.
Year 7 student Ongun Durhan won the first prize in the oral presentation category.
The competition involved a total of 52 finalists from schools around the TRNC.

THE ENGLISH DRAMA CLUB
Year 6 students staged a drama in the English language for our end of year school performance. The play, titled “A Christmas Carol”, was admired by the audience.

“ECO FRIENDLY BAG DESIGN” COMPETITION

Our year 6 and year 7 students took part in a “eco friendly bag design” competition which aimed at the target of raising environmental awareness. The winners’ designs will be printed on eco friendly bags and sold. The proceeds will go to cancer patients.

OZANKOY FLOWER FESTIVAL AND COMPETITIONS

Our year 6 and year 7 students took part in the Photography, Card and Poster Competition organized within the framework of the Ozankoy Flower Festival. They won a large number of prizes.

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