“Words are alive when there is thought; literature is not a salvation from life, it is an escape towards life. " says the famous British writer and critic Cyrill Connolly.
Thought, which is the product of the ability to think, which is one of the features that make people human, and the life that feeds it, is the raw material of literature. Each of the stories, novels and poems tells about the lives lived before us, human nature, emotions, pains, loves, dilemmas and indecisions. In short, literature is a handbook about life that puts people in the center. In this period when you start to take conscious steps in life, Atlas University English Language and Literature Department main purpose; It is to raise individuals who are kneaded with literature, therefore read, think, question and most importantly produce.
In this context, it is necessary to open different corridors for yourself in life, and to grasp all aspects of English, a language that removes the boundaries of communication in the 21st century. In this age where our daily lives are surrounded by technology, internet and social media, Atlas University Department of English Language and Literature As the teaching staff, our mission is to reach you, our esteemed students, to your goals; To raise students who have good command of the four basic English skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking, who can understand, interpret and analyze the literary texts they read, and who know the concepts and theories of English literature.
Department of English Language and Literature The fields of study of its graduates are very wide. First of all, they can work as English teachers or lecturers in preparatory units of universities. They can work as editors in publishing houses, news copywriters, programs, scripts, advertisements, films, subtitles translators and announcers in various media organizations. They can work in ministries such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Ministry of National Education, the State Planning Organization, the Undersecretariat of Treasury and Foreign Trade, and in various government institutions.
The elements that make education and training meaningful and effective are your enthusiasm for language and literature, your love and the belonging you will feel to your department and university. As academics of the Department of English Language and Literature; In this way, we are ready to train you, our students, as young people who are professionally equipped, respectful to people, professional ethics, consciousness and responsibility, like every individual who is kneaded with literature.
Information note: The language of instruction in the department of English Language and Literature is English. Therefore, if students pass the English Proficiency exam at the beginning of the academic year, they can start the department without having to read the preparatory class.