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ERIC Number: EJ1060035
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
English Related Difficulties Experienced by Turkish Students Studying in a Dual Diploma ELT Program in the U.S.A.
Journal of International Education Research, v11 n2 p107-118 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate English language related difficulties experienced by 30 Turkish dual diploma students studying in an ELT (English Language Teaching) program established between a Turkish and an American university, and to see the effects of those difficulties on the students' adjustment process in the U.S.A. The data of the study were collected through a 60-item questionnaire designed by the researcher and analyzed by using multiple regression analysis, paired-samples t-test, independent-samples t-test, and correlation coefficients. The results of the study indicated that students of this program experience English related difficulties at a moderate level; they experience more English related difficulties in their academic life as compared to their social life; and writing and speaking in academic settings are the most problematic skills for them.
Descriptors: Foreign Students, English (Second Language), English Language Learners, Student Adjustment, Questionnaires, Multiple Regression Analysis, Correlation, Barriers, Performance Factors, Difficulty Level, Student Surveys, Social Adjustment, Social Experience, Student Experience, Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey; United States