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ERIC Number: EJ1052035
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1307-9298
Teaching English in Turkey: Dialogues with Teachers about the Challenges in Public Primary Schools
Kizildag, Ayse
International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, v1 n3 p188-201 Jun 2009
Teaching English in Turkey has its own potential problems due to the lack of authentic language input. Turkey is a foreign language context. This hinders learners in their mastering English in a short time. Moreover, other problems caused by poor instructional planning contribute to this process negatively. With these potential hindrances, the present study aims to seek what other challenges incapacitate primary schools for teaching/learning of English. Conducted with 20 primary school teachers working at public schools in Turkey, data were collected using a semi-structured interview. Results show that poor institutional planning is the main cause of challenges experienced by English language teachers. Besides this, instructional and socio-cultural/economic problems are the other challenges for teaching English.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A