Medipol Language School | Continuing Professional Development Unit


CPD Unit is responsible for conducting various CPD activities & projects so as to support our instructors’ individual and professional development. CPD Unit makes sure that each and every member of our Language School is given opportunities to improve themselves and to keep up with the latest developments in English Language Teaching. In addition, it aims to provide a desired work environment through social activities.

  • Teacher Trainer Development Projects

Our aim is;

–   to support supervisors and instructors to be acknowledged internationally as teacher trainers through globally recognized certificates & diplomas.

–   to keep our staff up to date with the latest trends in teacher training.

–   to enhance our teacher trainer effectiveness to more professionally guide, improve, and assess instructors

Activities carried out;

  • Attendees observe experienced trainers delivering practical, theoretical and formally-assessed training courses.
  • develope awareness of a range of approaches to training.
  • considere issues in evaluating teaching and the effectiveness of training.
  • work with academic managers from a range of contexts, identifying key issues and good practice in addressing them.
  • work collaboratively and create sample materials relevant to our own recruitment, observation and feedback procedures.

The London Project (10-17 Sept 2016)

  • Conferences & Workshops to attend

Our aim is;

– to develop a wider understanding of professional practices in other institutions and countries.
– to participate in professional discussions in the English language medium and share our own professional practices with other institutions.
– to develop awareness of the latest approaches to teaching.
– to learn and create sample teaching materials for our own context.
– to consider issues in evaluating teaching.
– to look at the importance of continuous professional development and how to ensure this takes place and how effective it has been.

* Conference & Workshop DATES are sent to our instructors’ MEDİPOL emails in advance by the CPD UNIT.



  • Conferences and Workshops Attended Track 1

  • Conferences and Workshops to be held within our university

 Our aim is;

– to share our professional practices with our colleagues.

– to develop awareness of the latest approaches to teaching.

– to learn and create sample teaching materials for our own context.

– to consider issues in evaluating teaching.

Workshop:  “Evaluation Criteria for Classroom Observation”

This workshop was designed to determine the evaluation criteria for classroom observation. What made it remarkable was that all of our  instructors actively participated to come up with the most significant aspects in terms of preparation, the students, classroom management and effective teaching. The valuable ideas of our instructors which were gathered as a result of this workshop were taken into consideration during the observation process.

Workshop: “Material Design and How to make the most of Microsoft POWERPOINT?”

Key points to consider while designing our materials and putting theory into practice via preparing Ppt presentations were emphasized in this workshop.






















FOCI-XVII @ MEDIPOL University, Language School

“The seventeenth FOCI (Forum on Cirricular Issues) event was held at Istanbul Medipol University, on 10th and 11th May 2018. The theme of the event was Action Research and Curriculum Development: Implications and Possibilities. It was a chance for participants to share research projects carried out in their own institution, for hands-on planning of action research projects and for discussion about how an action research approach might be of use to Curriculum Teams.

The event involved whole-group discussion and smaller groups focusing on particular areas who then presented to the whole group.  In order to ensure efficient and focused discussion and an informal atmosphere, places were limited to one representative from each institution.”

All presentations and videos will be posted “here”


  • Social Activities

Social events are organized by CPD Unit during the year.

1st Annual End of Year Picnic (May 2017)









“Let the paintings speak for themselves” / Masterpiece 04.11.2017


Social Responsibility Projects

CPD Unit encourages instructors to initiate social responsibility projects that involve not only our students but also our colleagues and everyone else.

* Our brilliant students collect books regularly and then donate them to help create or expand libraries in schools that lack sufficient resources.





* ” Let’s Recycle for preserving the environment for future generation ! ”





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