Learning of Languages and Dialects
Bylaw on the learning of languages and dialects used traditionally by Turkish citizens in their daily lives
Article 1- The purpose of this bylaw is to establish rules to govern the opening, functioning and the bylaw of private courses, held in accordance with Act No. 625 on Private Educational Institutions, dated 8/6/1965, for the learning of languages and dialects used traditionally by Turkish citizens in their daily lives.
Article 2- This bylaw covers work and transactions to be undertaken in relation to private courses to be held, in accordance with Act No. 625 on Private Educational Institutions, dated 8/6/1965, for the learning of languages and dialects used traditionally by Turkish citizens in their daily lives.
Article 3- This bylaw has been prepared on the basis of the Fundamental Law of National Education, No. 1739, dated 14/6/1973, Act No. 625 on Private Educational Institutions, dated 8/6/1965, Act No. 2923 on the Education and Teaching of Foreign Languages and the Learning of Different Languages and Dialects by Turkish Citizens, dated 14/10/1983.
Article 4- The terms in this bylaw are as follows:
a) The Ministry: The Ministry of National Education,
b) Course: the private course held for the learning of languages and dialects used traditionally by Turkish citizens in their daily lives,
c) Trainee: Trainee registered in the course,
d) Program: Instruction program of which the name, level and duration of which has been indicated and which have been approved by the Ministry,
e) Term: Total duration of instruction indicated in the instruction program.
The Purpose of the Course
Article 5- The purpose of the course is to undertake, in accordance with the general purposes and basic principles of Turkish National Education, activities for the learning of languages and dialects used traditionally by Turkish citizens in their daily lives.
Establishing Institutions and Beginning Teaching
Establishing Institutions and Beginning Teaching
Article 6- When the conditions referred to in the Bylaw on Private Educational Institutions Affiliated with the Ministry of Education for permits for the “establishment of institutions” and “Beginning of Teaching” have been fulfilled, the Ministry shall issue permits for the “establishment of institutions” and the “beginning of teaching”.
Article 7- The Director, Assistant Director, teacher and master trainer and other personnel shall be appointed to the course for which a permit has been issued.
The personnel to be allowed to work must fulfill the qualifications and conditions indicated in Act No. 625 on Private Educational Institutions and the Bylaw on Private Educational Institutions Affiliated with the Ministry of Education, must be a citizen of the Republic of Turkey and must fulfill the qualifications and conditions identified by the Council for Education and Training.
The personnel to be appointed are to be allowed to work in accordance with the provisions of Article 23 of the Act No. 625 on Private Education Institutions and the relevant articles of the Bylaw on Private Educational Institutions Affiliated with the Ministry of Education,
Personnel, other than the administrators, teacher and master trainers, should:
a) Be citizens of the Republic of Turkey,
b) Be graduates of primary education at the least (primary school for those graduating before the implementation of Act No. 4306, dated 16/8/1997),
c) Have no convictions other than for crimes of negligence, no convictions for infamy and for crimes committed against the States and should not have been deprived of public rights,
d) Have medical reports confirming that there are no physical or mental illnesses that will prevent the continuous performance of duties.
Rules for registration
Article 8- Turkish citizens with at least primary education may register in the courses. The written consent of parents or legal guardian is required for the registration of persons under 18 years of age.
6th, 7th and 8th year students may register in weekend and summer courses with the written consent of his/her parents or legal guardian.
Trainees may not transfer from one course to another.
Documents required for registration
Article 9- Documents required for registration of trainees:
a) Copy of birth certificate,
b) Certificate of education or its duplicate (these documents may be approved by the director of course if the original is presented),
c) Four wallet-size photographs.
Teaching programs, terms, daily work hours
Article 10- The teaching program of the course is to be approved by the Ministry.
The course is to consist only of the teaching program for the learning of languages and dialects used traditionally by Turkish citizens in their daily lives.
The list of trainees is to be submitted, at the beginning of each term, to the director of national education with which the course is affiliated.
Activities may be undertaken between 8.00 and 22.00 hours in the course. The duration of each lesson is 45 minutes.
The teaching of persons under 18 years of age is to be undertaken within working hours.
Lessons shall not be held during national holidays.
Article 11- The monitoring of courses is to be undertaken by the Ministry of Education. Experts may also be appointed by the governorates along with inspectors if necessary.
Article 12- The provisions of the “Bylaw on the Dress Code for Personnel and Students at Schools affiliated with the Ministry of National Education and Other Ministries”, which entered into force with Council of Ministers Decision No. 8/3349, dated 22/7/1981, are to be applicable for the founder, representative of the founder, the administrator, teacher and other personnel; the provisions applied at other official public education institutions are to be applicable for trainees registering in the course.
Article 13- Co-education is undertaken in accordance with Article 15 of Act No. 1739 on the Fundamental Law of National Education, dated 14/6/1973, and Article 5 of the Bylaw on Private Educational Institutions affiliated with the Ministry of Education.
Article 14- The provisions on legislation on private educational institutions are to be applied to matters that have not been referred to in this Bylaw.
Entry into force and Implementation
Entry into force
Article 15- This Bylaw shall enter into force at the date of its publication.
Article 16- The provisions of this Bylaw are to be implemented by the Minister of National Education.