Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU), Faculty of Education, Department of Foreign Language Education ELTE 301/ ELTE 302 Teaching English to Young Learners I and II students donated their traffic safety themed projects and 3-dimensional language learning material made under the counselling of EMU Traffic Education and Research Center President Asst. Prof. Dr. Mehmet M. Kunt to the Yeni Erenköy Primary School operating under the TRNC Ministry of Education and Culture.
EMU Department of Foreign Language Education academic staff member Assoc. Prof. Dr. Naciye Kunt stated that the aim of the joint project carried out with the Traffic Education and Research Center was for children to internalize traffic safety concepts at an early age with language acquisition (English). Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kunt indicated that they donated their projects to schools operating under the TRNC Ministry of Education and Culture with the aim of contributing to traffic education. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kunt highlighted their satisfaction regarding the projects that were met positively by the Yeni Erenköy Primary School Head Mistress, English teacher and students being donated to the school.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Naciye Kunt and the prospective teachers provided information to the Yeni Erenköy Primary School English teacher about the usage of the projects in class. During an observation trip to the Yeni Erenköy Primary School prospective English teachers gained the opportunity to come together with primary school students in a classroom environment, adding to their practical experience. The prospective English teachers underlined that with the practical knowledge and motivation gained, they want to promptly graduate and start sharing Traffic Security knowledge with their own students at schools in the TRNC, Turkey or other regions.