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Arikan, Arda; Zorba, M. Galip – Online Submission, 2016
Although Turkey is not a member state of the European Union (EU), educational and curricular documents produced by the EU such like the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), the European Language Portfolio (the ELP) and the European Portfolio for Student Teachers of Languages (EPOSTL) have been examined by Turkish…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Practicums
Diaz, Andrea Paola; Arikan, Arda – Online Submission, 2016
In this study, we look at the education of English language teachers in two countries, namely, Argentina and Turkey. We specifically discuss the curricula of the teacher education programs by focusing on the specific courses taken by prospective teachers of English in each country and the steps they have to take to start teaching officially.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
Arikan, Arda – Online Submission, 2016
Although Turkey is not a member state of the EU, educational and curricular documents produced by the EU such like the CEFR and the European Portfolio for Student Teachers of Languages (EPOSTL) have been examined by Turkish researchers and curriculum makers whose work seem to affect the curriculum of teacher education programs and curricula of all…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Student Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
Arikan, Arda – Online Submission, 2014
The aim of this paper is to show, through applicable activities; how the use of visuals can alter the way we teach literature in English as a foreign language classrooms. I designed a syllabus for the course titled "Introduction to British Literature I and II" in which visual materials were used to teach some major literary terms and…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Internet, English Literature, English (Second Language)
Çelik, Servet; Arikan, Arda; Caner, Mustafa – Online Submission, 2013
Research on the qualities of successful teachers in Turkey indicates that students consider teacher effectiveness as the ability to ensure an environment in which positive student-teacher interaction can take place. However, further studies are needed to clarify students' perceptions of the qualities of effective foreign language teachers, in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language), Teacher Effectiveness
Kose, Ozgur; Arikan, Arda – Online Submission, 2011
This action research attempts to explore the perceptions of Turkish university students on plagiarism while evaluating the effectiveness of an online application used to deter plagiarism. The participants were 40 first year university students studying in two different sections of an academic writing class. The findings show that the participants…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Student Attitudes, Internet
Arikan, Arda – Online Submission, 2011
Prospective foreign language teachers need to have an accurate knowledge and a positive perception of the target language and target culture so that they can help their students gain further insight on culture by and large. Hence, by means of a questionnaire, prospective English language teachers' (n = 412) perceptions of the target language and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction
Zengin, Bugra; Arikan, Arda; Dogan, Duygu – Online Submission, 2011
University websites serve as sharing information with students whether prospective or enrolled. Often, before entering their departments, students visit them to have an idea as to what it would be like to be a part of that university and/or department. In that sense, websites help students in deciding whether the university matches their…
Descriptors: College Students, Majors (Students), Student Attitudes, English Departments
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Arikan, Arda – English Language Teaching, 2011
Prospective foreign language teachers need to have an accurate knowledge and a positive perception of the target language and target culture so that they can help their students gain further insight on culture by and large. Hence, by means of a questionnaire, prospective English language teachers' (n= 412) perceptions of the target language and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Questionnaires
Kartal, Erdogan; Arikan, Arda – Online Submission, 2010
The effects of information and communication technologies, which are rapidly improving and spreading in the current age, can be seen in the field of training and education as well as in all other fields. Unlike previous technologies, the Internet, which is the concrete compound of those technologies, provides users with the trio of audio, text and…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Internet, Teaching Methods, Computer Literacy
Birlik, Nurten; Arikan, Arda – Online Submission, 2009
In this descriptive study, women's professional lives with a focus on what it means to be a woman in Turkish academia and on whether being a woman differs from being a man in an academic context was put under scrutiny. For this purpose, a questionnaire was conducted among 41 women academics currently working at the Faculties of Education in…
Descriptors: Research Assistants, Females, College Faculty, Women Faculty
Ozkan, Hasan; Arikan, Arda – Online Submission, 2009
The aim of this paper is to study university students' opinions toward online censorship with references to their socio-political and economic variables. Considering the upwards trend and the increasing number of online restrictions in Turkey, the opinions of university students (n=138) are thought to give significant findings. The questionnaire…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Censorship, Internet
Saricaoglu, Aysel; Arikan, Arda – Online Submission, 2009
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between students' gender and intelligence types, the relationship between particular intelligence types and students' success in grammar, listening and writing in English as a foreign language and the relationship between parental education and students' types of intelligences. Preparatory…
Descriptors: Multiple Intelligences, Second Language Learning, Correlation, Gender Differences
Turhan, Ide Evre; Arikan, Arda – Online Submission, 2009
Research on opinions and beliefs of English language teachers in relation to their professional development is seriously needed to improve professional development practices situated at Turkish universities. The purpose of this study is to analyze, compare and contrast the opinions of university level English language instructors (n=30) before and…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Teacher Educators, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Arikan, Arda – Journal of Peace Education, 2009
English language teachers create contexts to teach grammar so that meaningful learning occurs. In this study, English grammar is contextualized through environmental peace education activities to raise students' awareness of global issues. Two sources provided data to evaluate the success of this instructional process. Fourth-year pre-service…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Grammar, Peace, English (Second Language)