Because English is the language of science in addition to its popularity for communication in the globalizing world, medium of instruction is English. Our aim is to make our students productive, active and successful individuals in social, academic and business life by teaching English to enable them to communicate at advance level . The goal is to equip students with skills to compete on global level and track the scientific developments abroad as well as in our country.

Considering all these, Preparatory School was started in 1997 in a building where the members and students of Atılım University were together.

Deborah Paslı was the first director of Prep School from 1997 to 1999. Aytuna Kocabıyıkoğlu worked as the director between 2000 and 2015 and during their service, they both highly contributed to the development of our school.

In today’s world, with the rapid developments in education technology, the laboratories in Prep School are enhanced. Classrooms are provided with projectors, computers and internet connection. Moreover, the Self Access , Student Development, Testing, Material Development, Professional Development, and Program Development Units have been established.

After retirement of Mrs. Aytuna Aytuna Kocabıyıkoğlu in 2015, Assist. Prof. Abdullah Ertaş was appointed as director of Prep School.

Department of Modern Languages- former Freshmen Department  was established as part of Prep School offered its services as Freshman Department  until 2004 and starting from 2004 -2005 academic year,  it served as Service Courses Coordination Office . Later on, its name was changed to Department of Foreign Languages.

With the establishment of School of Foreign Languages in 2016 – 2017 academic year, the names of Preparatory School and Department of Foreign Languages were updated as the Department of Basic English and the Department of Modern Languages and were combined under roof of School of Foreign Languages.

The administrators contributing to development of School of Foreign Languages since its establishment :

1. Deborah Pasli, Director, 1997-1999

2. Aytuna Kocabıyıkoğlu, Director, 2000-2015

3. Yalçın Gülbaş, Vice Director, 1998-2018

4. Sevim Güngör, Academic Coordinator & DBE Chairperson, 2006-2018