F.A.Q.

KHAS-LPPE is the abbreviation for the Level Placement and Proficiency Exam which held at the beginning of each academic year and at the end of Spring Semester. First stage of the KHAS-LPPE assesses the task taker’s level of English Language and contains four modules A1, A2, B1 and B2 in each of which 25 multiple choice questions are phrased according to that level. In order to be eligible to sit Stage 2, the test taker must achieve B1 level or higher in the exam.

Second stage of the KHAS-LPPE assesses the task taker’s English reading, writing and listening skills. Those who score 60 or more in total in Stage 2 are exempted from the English Preparatory Program and are entitled to begin their studies in the Faculties/Departments in the new academic year.

Students are placed in the English Preparatory Program based on their scores in KHAS-LPPE Stage 1.
Students who have scored the required grades from the international language exams approved by the Senate of Kadir Has University shall be exempt from the English Preparatory Program in case they submit the report card demonstrating their exam results issued by the relevant institution/School directly to the Directorate of the School of Foreign Languages within the validity periods. (Student Handbook, page 9)
Track 4 and Track 5 students studying at the English Preparatory Program may receive exemption from KHAS-LPPE Stage 2 if they meet the requirements at the end of Spring semester and the Extended Spring period.
The compulsory period of education in the English Preparatory Program is one year. The earliest date to complete Preparatory program for those who are registered in Fall Semester is the end of the Spring Semester.
The compulsory period of education in the English Preparatory Program is one year and the maximum period of education is two years. Students who have failed in their most recent program at the end of the compulsory first year,however who wish to repeat the English Preparatory Program in the next academic year are required to pay full fee.
Students who do not re-register for the second year in the English Preparatory Program can take the KHAS-STYS exams to be held by the School of Foreign Languages as of the year for which they have not enrolled.
Objections to the KHAS-LPPE exam results can be made within three working days as of the date of the announcement of the grades. Factual error refers to errors that do not necessitate the re-evaluation of the exam paper and exam papers of which the results have already been announced are not inspected and reevaluated for anything other than material errors. Objections made after three working days are not taken into consideration.
Portfolio grades, short exams, Midterm and Final exams are shown to students by their own instructors, and factual errors if any are determined and corrected. The results of these exams cannot be objected to by means of a petition since during the term results are shown, feedback is given by instructor and students are able to see their mistakes.
The exams subject to objection are re-assessed by the commission to be assigned by the School of Foreign Languages and the finalized resolution is notified to the student within seven working days. Exam papers are kept for two years.
Students of the School of Foreign Languages English Preparatory Program are required to attend at least 85% of the total course hours for each semester. The 15% flexibility is given considering that students may have unexpected accidents, illnesses or other problems and absenteeism is not a right. The 15% flexibility is given considering that students may have unexpected accidents, illnesses or other problems and absenteeism is not a right. Students are obliged to follow up their absence on Learn themselves.
At the beginning of the academic semester, 15% of the total course hours, which may vary according to the levels, are calculated and this hour is shared with the students. Students who exceed the 15% absence limit cannot take the final exams and KHAS-STYS to be held at the end of the semester.
Students can track their grades and absenteeism through the Learn system.
Course start and end times are determined according to the levels in the preparatory program at the beginning of the semester, and students are informed at the beginning of the semester.
Students who meet the requirements for entering the final exam in Track 3 and are able to achieve a grade point average between 65-100 are considered to have successfully completed their tracks. They continue to improve their English knowlegde in two-higher level curricula.
Students who make a grade point average of 0-64 and/or do not fulfil the final exam requirements continue their education in a higher level curricula.
Student who do not qualified for KHAS-LPPE Stage 2 at the end of the Extended Spring Semester shall have to take the KHAS-STYS 1st session which will be held at the beginning of the following academic year and is the prerequisite of the KHAS-STYS 2nd session.
Health committee reports to be valid for 10 days or above, received from a full-fledged state hospital or a private hospital, shall be considered an excuse and in this regard the student shall not be considered absent. Other reports that do not meet the specified requirements shall not be not approved. Health reports should be submitted to prep@khas.edu.tr or Administrative Officer Banu Sezer within three working days following the end date of the report.
Students who fail to take the mid-term and final exams due to their excuses are obliged submit their reports certifying their excuses to the Directorate of School of Foreign Languages not later than three working days following the date of the report. Students whose excuse forms are approved can take the make-up exam to be held on a date to be determined by the School of Foreign Languages. There is no make-up exam for the assessment and evaluation activities with a weighted grade of 25% or less.
Students whose excuse forms are approved can take the make-up exam for midterm and final exams.
Each lecturer offers office hours, at least one hour per week, to the classes she attends. Students can request support individually or in groups by making an appointment. If they deem it necessary, the lecturer can invite students to office hours to study certain subjects.
Those who want to improve their written and verbal communication skills in English outside of the classroom can benefit from the one-to-one tutorials, additional courses, workshops, speaking groups and activities provided by the iLearning Center.
Learning-Hub: Our students can benefit from the books, resources and extra materials in the Learning-Hub, which will be located on the basement floor of SFL, and they can also do extra reading, study and group work before or after the lesson in the study area here.
One of the best things you can do to improve your English is to use English resources that are of interest to you, that you enjoy, that you will not have too much difficulty understanding, and that you will follow with pleasure as much as possible. For this, we recommend that you read short texts, simplified storybooks that are abundantly available on the Learning-Hub, a base of our Informatiın Center watch TV series/documents with English subtitles, listen to English songs with understanding, and benefit from websites such as TED-Ex, BBC Learn English. When these are followed and studied regularly, they accelerate learning. In addition, you can download and study English learning applications that you can follow on your mobile phone, such as Duolingo, Memrise and Rosetta Stone.
The aim of the iLearning Center is to help all members of our university improve their written and verbal communication skills in English. In addition, the iLearning Center offers students the opportunity to participate in additional courses and workshops that will provide them with the opportunity to improve themselves in the subjects and skills they are challenged to improve their English language proficiency. You can contact iLearning Center Director Teoman Türeli by visiting his office or by emailing teoman.tureli@khas.edu.tr.
Students who encounter problems in any subject during their education can contact Belkıs Kılınç Sadak, the assistant director who responsible for the English Preparatory Program. If a student has a problem with a course, he or she should first talk to the lecturer of that course. If there is no result from the interviews with the lecturer, the student should contact the English Preparatory Program Coordinator, apply in writing to the School of Foreign Languages when necessary, or talk to the Director of the School of Foreign Languages, Yasemin Aydemir.
Directör Yasemin Aydemir yasemin.aydemir@khas.edu.tr
Assistant Director Belkıs Kılınç Sadak belkis.sadak@khas.edu.tr
Head of İLearning Center Teoman Türeli teoman.tureli@khas.edu.tr
Administrative Affairs Specialist Emine Sular emine.sular@khas.edu.tr
Administrative Affairs Officer Banu Sezer banu.sezer@khas.edu.tr
You can apply to assistant director Belkıs Kılınç Sadak regarding academic and administrative issues. You can also forward your questions and problems to your class representative, and class representatives can share them with the Program Coordinator at regular meetings.
For administrative matters, you can send your questions to prep@khas.edu.tr or call the extension number 2112/2118.
The document you can request from the SFL Administrative Affairs Office: Achievement Certificate. The preparation time for the documents you request is the next business day from the requested day. Students can request documents through Sparks.
The student affairs prepares the student certificate in the main campus. The documents requested by the students through the Sparks system are sent to the student e-mails one day later. Students who want to receive the delivery with a wet signature have to send an e-mail to the main campus student affairs and state their requests.
Sparks: Student portal, academic registration and information system (https://sparks.khas.edu.tr/)
KHas Learn: Learning Management System (https://learn.khas.edu.tr/)
MyKhas: University portal (intranet) (https://my.khas.edu.tr/)
Wi-fi: For internet access on campus
E-mail: All students are given an e-mail address with the extension "@stu.khas.edu.tr". (https://www.khas.edu.tr/tr/e-mail)
Information Center: for access to e-resources (https://bilgimerkezi.khas.edu.tr/)
Computer lab: To open the computers in the lab
Password: You can access all systems/applications within the university with a single password, by completing the necessary steps at the link https://parola.khas.edu.tr/
It is necessary to apply to the Security Affairs Office located at the entrance of A-Block.