ERIC Number: ED231200
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Reference Count: 0
English Language Teaching Profile: Turkey.
British Council, London (England). English Language and Literature Div.
The role of English in Turkey is discussed, with attention directed to: (1) education within the educational system, (2) English teachers, (3) teaching materials, (4) English outside the educational system, and (5) British and American support for the teaching of English. Although English is not used as a means of social communication in Turkey, it is the main language for international communication and is used for instruction at some universities and a number of state and private schools. English is taught at the primary level at some private schools. There is a serious shortage of foreign language teachers for secondary schools, particularly in English. At the intermediate and secondary levels, students are obliged to study a foreign language, and two-thirds take English. The English-medium universities provide an intensive one-year preparatory course for prospective freshman. In addition, a state language school provides government employees with intensive English language instruction. Lists are appended of English-teaching institutions under the following categories: (1) English-medium universities giving intensive English preparation, (2) university departments of English and literature, (3) university departments with a teacher-training component, (4) teacher training institutes, (5) university departments or schools giving foreign language courses, (6) university-level academies of architecture/engineering and economic/commercial science, (7) state secondary schools, (8) various types of private schools, (9) military secondary schools, (10) government institutions, and (11) British language schools. (SW)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, International Communication, International Educational Exchange, Language Role, Language Teachers, Private Schools, Public Schools, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Supply and Demand, Technical Assistance
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Council, London (England). English Language and Literature Div.