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Yildirim, Rana; Ispinar Akcayoglu, Duygu – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2019
This study compared gifted learners' and their English teachers' perceptions of who is an effective English as a foreign language (EFL) learner. The research questions include the following: (a) What are young gifted learners' perceptions of an effective EFL learner? (b) What are English teachers' perceptions of an effective EFL learner? and (c)…
Descriptors: Gifted, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Duman, Burcu; Semerci, Çetin – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The purpose of the study is to identify the effect of a metacognition-based instructional practice on metacognitive awareness of prospective teachers. The study has been carried out through "Pre-test -- Post-test Control Group Model" which is one of the models in experimental design. The study group consists of 44 prospective teachers…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Metacognition, Scores, Control Groups
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Arsal, Zeki – Journal for Multicultural Education, 2019
Purpose: This study aims to examine the effect of critical multicultural education on the multicultural attitudes of preservice teachers in a teacher education program. Design/methodology/approach: The study sample consisted of 76 preservice teachers enrolled in a teacher preparation program. This study used a pretest-posttest quasi-experimental…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Preservice Teachers, Control Groups, Experimental Groups
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Bedir, Hasan – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2019
This study investigated ELT pre-service teachers' beliefs and perceptions on 21st century learning and innovation skills with a special emphasis on critical, creative thinking, collaboration and communication skills (4Cs) in particular. Data were collected with a customized questionnaire including closed and open ended questions and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Cetinavci, Ugur Recep – European Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Pragmatic competence is an indispensable dimension of overall language ability, and proper interpretation of implied meanings is a major constituent of pragmatic competence. In this regard, this study aimed to investigate the efficiency of a film-based instruction program devised to facilitate the interpretation of implied meanings in English. It…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Harmandaoglu Baz, Esra; Cephe, Pasa Tevfik; Balçikanli, Cem – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2019
The purpose of the present study is to investigate the behavioral intentions of Turkish English as a foreign language (EFL) pre-service teachers to use a cloud application in their future classes. Preliminary data were collected from 22 senior EFL pre-service teachers via a questionnaire, semi-structured interviews, and an observation form. Before…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Language Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Kuru Gönen, Safiye Ipek – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2019
Integrating technology into the foreign language classroom has introduced challenging demands for prospective teachers in designing technology-enhanced lessons. Thus, careful guidance is required to help pre-service teachers identify, integrate, and reflect on appropriate technologies to create more learning opportunities. The present study aims…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Aysan-Sahintas, Zeynep – Journal on English Language Teaching, 2019
In recent years, increasing numbers of English language teachers have started to work internationally. As a result, expatriate English language teachers experience a challenging situation in which they have to adapt to a new environment which may be ethnically, linguistically and/or culturally different than theirs as well as working for…
Descriptors: Foreign Nationals, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Ulkersoy, Namik; Genc, Bilal; Darmaz, Volkan – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
In teaching writing to foreign or second language learners, one of the issues concerning teachers is the amount and types of errors students make in their writings. This paper aims to obtain a clear understanding of types of errors in the writings of Turkish EFL learners by comparing freshman and sophomore students' writing performance. To this…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Task Analysis, College Freshmen, Undergraduate Students
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Zengin, Bugra; Basal, Ahmet; Yükselir, Ceyhun – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
Language and literature are difficult to separate since they are closely intertwined with strong bonds. Language teachers, we believe, have an important role in the inclusion of literature in language classes. In this context, the perception of language teachers and instructors are utmost importance in using literature in language teaching…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Literature
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Kirkgöz, Yasemin – Research-publishing.net, 2019
The growing importance of global English has led to the rise of English for Specific Purposes (ESP) teaching, particularly in higher education. Despite the concurrently increasing demand for ESP teachers, pre-service teacher education programmes have largely neglected this important area. This study has been initiated to address the professional…
Descriptors: English for Special Purposes, Teacher Education Programs, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Aktekin, Nafiye Cigdem – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Purpose: This study investigated the impact of a Critical Friends Group (CFG), an inquiry-based professional development model, on Turkish EFL teachers. It was acknowledged that short-term workshops did not provide opportunities for teachers to make connections between the theory presented and the implications that it had for classroom teaching.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Faculty Development, Language Teachers
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Hismanoglu, Murat – International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, 2019
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the characteristics of effective EFL teachers from the perspectives of preparatory program Turkish EFL students. To achieve this purpose, 93 preparatory program Turkish EFL students from the Foreign Languages School of a state university located in the west part of Turkey participated in the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Teachers
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Simsek, Bahattin; Bakir, Siddik – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2019
Human beings, since they first met different languages and cultures, have had an urge to learn those languages and cultures. In modern societies, this urge has currently turned into a necessity. As a result of this necessity, the supply-demand balance has changed and the rate of language learning and acquiring new cultures have increased parallel…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Turkish, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning