Beyond the Curriculum
To ensure that learning is not confined to the classroom, EPP provides students opportunities to use the English learned in classes in a variety of real-life situations through a wide range of enriching co-curricular activities such as;
“DFL Seminars” is a weekly event prepared by the instructors of UTAA DFL for
students. The seminars are on a variety of topics such as literature and music and
it aims at improving students’ language skills as an extracurricular activity as
well as enhancing their sociocultural perspective. It is held once a week at Self
Access Center and available for all the students.
TED TALK stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design — these three broad subject areas that are collectively shaping our world, but UTAA TED Talk means broader than that. It is in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less), may be about anything from science, education, business to global issues in order to spread great ideas at our university among students and also academics. The very 1st UTAA TED TALK was held in 2018-2019 Academic Year with 1the presentations of UTAA English Preparatory Program Students and it will become a tradition with the following TED Talk events holding at the end of each academic year.
Social Responsibility Projects are projects, which are conducted by volunteer students in the
second term of each academic year. The most important objective of our projects is to
benefit the society without any profit. In this context, considering the needs and problems of
individuals and groups, all kinds of activities can be considered to be within the scope of a
social responsibility project.
Activities such as planting trees, protection of street animals, and providing assistance for
the Child Protection Institution were held in the second term last year. This year the SRP is
waiting for new volunteers.
All those activities open to students from their very first day at UTAA, DFL are designed both to complement and to extend learning in the classroom.