About

The mission of the Independent Learning Center is to promote independent English-language learning and the development of practical study skills. The ILC provides resources, activities, and guidance to help students meet their personal goals for English language learning.

For the Spring 2021 semester, all ILC services will be offered online.  The physical center will be closed until on-campus classes resume.


The ILC can be used by students for independent or team learning and by teachers for class activities, but the ILC staff do not give organized English lessons, either individually or for class groups.  The ILC computers are intended for educational purposes only.  (The ITU Maçka Computer Lab is available for non-educational activities.)


The Independent Learning Center is located in room D221 of the main SFL building on the ITU Maçka campus.  The center is open every school day and stays open even when there is no staff present. Please use the space appropriately and keep it clean. Staff office hours are posted on the door.

The ILC is closed during all term holidays and weekends.  The ILC is closed during the summer.


For questions about the ILC, you can send us email, but if your email is unrelated to the ILC, we may not reply.  For questions related to other offices at ITU or the English Preparatory Program, find the correct office at the official ITU SFL/YDY website or the official ITU website.


The current ILC Coordinators are Rebecca Soble, Sevda Göncü Ergün, and Hilmiye Özdilek . We thank our former coordinators Metar Aksoy and Duygu Karakaya and our former student assistants Cem Sanga (2015), Mithat Can Gündüz (2017), and Dilara Barışık (2018) for their enthusiasm and dedication.