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ERIC Number: EJ1070957
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec-23
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: EISSN-1990-3839
The Impact of Dictation Practice on Turkish as a Foreign Language Learners' Writing Skills
Büyükikiz, K. Kaan
Educational Research and Reviews, v9 n24 p1381-1386 Dec 2014
The purpose of this study is to learn about the impact of dictation practice on B1 level Turkish as a foreign language learners' writing skills. In this study, a pretest-posttest quasi-experimental design with control group was used. The study was carried out with 24 B1 level students enrolled in Gaziantep University Turkish and Foreign Languages Research and Application Center (TÖMER). Both experimental and control groups consisted of 12 students. The data were analyzed by using both content analysis and descriptive statistics (frequency distribution).The results of the study revealed that students in experimental group made statistically significant gains in terms of word count (25%), vowel spelling mistakes (32%) and consonant spelling mistakes (44.5%). The results of the current study indicated that dictation practices have positive impacts on the ratios of students' perceived word counts and their phonemic perceptions. In the light of these results, some practical recommendations and suggestions to improve TFL learners' listening and writing skills were presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey