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ERIC Number: ED536847
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
An Evaluation on English Language Education Process in Turkey from the Viewpoints of University Preparatory School Students
Dincer, Ali; Takkac, Mehmet; Akahn, Suna
Online Submission, Paper presented at the International Symposium on Sustainable Development (2nd, Sarajevo, Jun 8-9, 2010)
Many studies on effective language teaching process draw attention to the importance of teacher roles in this process, and give advice teachers to have prior knowledge about what their students know before beginning the instruction. This study is intended to draw an effective English language teacher profile by taking into consideration first year students' readiness levels and their experiences during their former education periods. In order to fulfill this aim, 38 preparatory class students from Tourism Vocational College Preparatory Programs, Erzincan University, were chosen at the beginning of 2009-2010 academic year. Participants were asked to write a composition on the evaluation of their prior language education experiences during their primary and high school years giving examples from English teachers who they admired most or they were not satisfied with. The analyses of the student compositions showed that some frequently experienced problems negatively affect foreign language education process. The most common of the problems were related to English teachers and English courses at schools as well as those stemming from teaching environments and teacher characteristics in Turkey. (Contains 2 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey