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Bayram, Ilknur; Canaran, Özlem – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2019
This mixed-methods study aims to evaluate the English Preparatory Program (EPP) offered at the Department of Foreign Languages (DFL) at an English-medium foundation university in Turkey during 2017-18 academic year to discover the strengths and weaknesses of the program. Participants of the study were 241 students and 26 teachers. The data were…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Program Evaluation
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Gülden, Bahadir; Kaplan, Kadir – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2019
The cultural elements are significant for native language teaching, so it is unavoidable that the Turkish textbooks include cultural elements. The aim of the research is to determine the presence of intangible cultural heritage elements in the visual materials (painting, photography etc.) in the secondary school 6th grade Turkish language…
Descriptors: Turkish, Textbooks, Cultural Traits, Native Language Instruction
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Erarslan, Ali – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2019
Due to its importance in almost all significant fields such as science, technology, education and trade, English language is offered as a compulsory course in all levels of formal education in Turkey. In the higher education context, most universities offer one-year compulsory English preparatory education for students enrolled in departments…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Change, State Universities, English (Second Language)
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Andarab, Mehdi Solhi; Mutlu, Aynur Kesen – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2019
In this study, different types of questions (i.e., choice, product, process, metaproces) being asked by two groups of ELT freshmen while conducting literature circles, one of the most useful ways to activate cooperative learning among the students, were put under a close scrutiny. The first group comprised of thirty-seven students who had directly…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Literature
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Eraldemir Tuyan, Seden; Serindag, Ergun – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2019
The aim of this study is to analyze and determine the various socio-psychological orientations of undergraduate students in learning English as a Foreign Language (EFL) to have a comprehensive overview. The study was originally intended by the school administration to improve the quality of instruction and promote positive attitudes by…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Undergraduate Students
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Memis, Muhammet Rasit – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2019
This study aims to determine the levels of reading comprehension and morphological awareness in middle school students and to examine the dimensions of these two concepts by illustrating the existence of a relationship between them. The study group of the research conducted with the relational screening model consists of 1561 students in the 5th,…
Descriptors: Reading Research, Reading Comprehension, Middle School Students, Correlation
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Polatcan, Faruk; Sahin, Nurullah – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2019
The aim of this study was to determine the effect of secondary school students' writing tendency, writing self-efficacy and writing attitude variables and how these variables predict each other through structural equation modeling. For this purpose, the relational screening model was used and the study was carried out in academic year 2018-2019 on…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Secondary School Students, Self Efficacy, Writing Attitudes
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Kirmizi, Özkan; Kömeç, Funda – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2019
The aim of the present study was to measure the effect of the flipped classroom on vocabulary learning in terms of both receptive and productive vocabulary. To do this, a post-test experimental research design was implemented. The participants of the study are 58 high school students. The experimental group was exposed to a four-week flipped…
Descriptors: Receptive Language, Vocabulary Development, Comparative Analysis, Blended Learning