KOLT Conversation Circles aim to improve speaking and comprehension skills of students in the undergraduate program and the English Language College.

KOLT Language Circles provide an ideal opportunity for students to practice daily, idiomatic English or other languages in a relaxed, friendly environment. KOLT offers a variety of circle types, serving students across the university community.

KOLT offers English Conversation Circles and English Reading & Writing Circles at the Foundation, Intermediate, and Advanced levels. All students are welcome at circles, including graduate students.

Conversation Circles in German is also held once per week. Turkish circles are held twice per week.

All circles are limited to 10 students, on a first-come, first-served basis. Students are required to sign up each week for their preferred time slot.

Our aims:

  • To improve students’ speaking and comprehension skills
  • To help students practice conversational English and other languages in a relaxed and friendly environment
  • To facilitate contacts between students from different majors and help new students build a social network
  • To develop students’ confidence when speaking, reading, and writing
  • To decrease students’ anxiety about speaking English and other languages in social situations

Writing and Reading Circles

KOLT offers English Reading & Writing Circles at the Foundation, Intermediate, and Advanced levels. Foundation circles are designed for students who have studied English for less than two years (in either high school or university courses). Intermediate circles are designed for students with two to four years of English study. Advanced circles are designed for students who have been studying English more than four years.

The aim of reading and writing circles is to familiarize students with:

  • academic and non-academic materials
  • the overall structure of a reading passage
  • different reading question types as they appear on the English Language Test (KUEPE)
  • the correct use of grammar and vocabulary
  • writing correct sentences in English
  • paraphrasing
  • organizing good paragraphs and essays

Up-to-Date CC Schedule

Summer 2021 Update:

KOLT is pleased to continue to offer online Conversation Circles for Summer 2021. Circles will be held via Google Meets video chat. There is a no-drop-in policy during this period. Students MUST sign up via the following link each week for the sessions they wish to attend: https://forms.gle/T8KsEUj7jdjmfuda9

New dates will be available on this form every week on Friday afternoons. Beginning every Friday at 16:00, students may register for circles for the following week.

Registered participants will receive an invitation link to the chat 15 minutes before the session starts.

How to Attend the Circles

Please check out the poster mentioned above.

Apply to be Circle Leader

If you wish to serve as a circle leader, please write to KOLT@ku.edu.tr with “CC Leader Application” in the subject line. Let us know which language and circle type you are interested in leading (English Conversation, English Reading/Writing, or Conversation in another language) and attach your CV. We will interview candidates during the first week of each semester.