Turkey IELTS has not only achieved the highest growth rate in Europe but also delivered the highest volume in Q1 with 2699 candidate and is placed at the top of the region.
As a first case in Turkey, Istanbul Sehir University had decided to adapt IELTS as their prep year exemption exam. The first exam will take place on 16 September at Sehir University premises for around 50 candidates. This bold example may be followed by some other private universities and may in fact lead to a new area of competition in English teaching among private universities.
Up to end of period 5, compared to last year, Educational and Professional Exams have increased by 10%, an increase mostly represented by re-sit exams.
We are going to organise two YCE Awards in the fields of Screen and Interactive in September
This is the first time that the British Council is running the Young Screen Entrepreneur (IYSE) award in Turkey to champion and celebrate the importance of creative entrepreneurs working in the field of film, television and animation. And it is second time that we are running the Young Interactive Entrepreneur (IYIE) award to emphasize the important role that creative entrepreneurs working in the field of the interactive media is playing
The International Young Creative Entrepreneur (IYCE) award programme celebrates the achievements and develops the potential of young creative entrepreneurs in emerging markets across world. These awards aim to showcase international business innovation in the fields of interactive media and screen by using the UK as the nexus for cultural, creative and commercial exchange
The deadline for applications is 16 September 2010. The jury meeting and evaluation for Screen will be held on the 22nd and for Interactive on the 23rd. The winners will be announced on the 23rd of September during the award ceremony. The winners of Turkey will be one of the international finalists to attend the sector tour in the UK and to participate the international competition on the 20th October
As a combined activity with the award ceremony, we are going to organise the second YCE Alumni Club meeting on the 23rd of September. As a speaker, Daljit Singh, the Founder and Creative Director of Digit - http:// www.digitlondon.com will be joining us. The speech will be in the format of an interview. The interviewer will be a leading entrepreneur from one of the creative sectors in Turkey (name to be confirmed). After the talk, the winners will be announced
As a result of these club meetings, we are aiming to develop a network of entrepreneurs to provide a forum for an exchange of ideas, to stimulate opportunities for collaboration and the dissemination of information