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ERIC Number: EJ979690
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1300-5340
Turkish University Students' Motivation to Learn English: Integration into International Community
Bektas-Cetinkaya, Yesim
Hacettepe University Journal of Education, v43 p130-140 2012
This article explores Turkish university students' motivation and orientations toward learning English in a globalizing world. The study utilizes questionnaire responses and a focus group interview. Factor analysis of questionnaire data revealed three independent orientations, namely, "Integration into International Community," "Integration into L2 Community," and "Academic Orientation." Students' main orientation for learning English was to find a well-paying job, and to stay connected to the rest of the world through media and foreign friends. The article argues that in this globalizing world, Turkish university students want to learn English in order to master a skill which is required to join the international labor market. (Contains 1 table.)
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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