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Üzüm, Burhan; Pesen, Ata – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
This study was conducted to demonstrate the effect of the layered curriculum on the academic achievement of the 9th grade students in English lesson. Based on quantitative research method, pretest-posttest matched with control group pattern, one of the quasi-experimental designs, was used in the study. The study group consisted of 67 ninth grade…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Grade 9, Student Centered Learning
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Kahramanoglu, Recep; Aslan, Emre; Yilmaz, Islim Derya; Odabas, Ceyla; Tekerek, Suleyman; Oflaz, Okkes – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2019
The aim of this study is to identify the target needs of preparatory classes for undergraduate programs which teach in foreign languages, in English. The differences between the target needs and the current level of the students constitute the subject of this study. The discrepancy model has been used as the need identification approach. In the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Engineering Education
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Ates, Ayse – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2019
In the present study that measured the emotional intelligence of the students who were learning Turkish as a foreign language, the aim was to determine whether the emotional intelligence of the students affected their reading comprehension skills and reading anxiety. Thus, initially, the Schutte Emotional Intelligence Scale was adapted for foreign…
Descriptors: Turkish, Second Language Learning, Emotional Intelligence, Reading Comprehension
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Tosuncuoglu, Irfan – Educational Research and Reviews, 2019
The opinions of English teachers on the problems encountered in English teaching in the schools in Karabük Province were examined in this study, by taking a variety of variables into consideration. There are 231 English teachers in state schools in Karabük. A total of 67 English teachers serving in the primary schools, secondary schools and high…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Kilickaya, Ferit – Online Submission, 2019
The current study comprises the views of the pre-service English language teachers on the process of coursebook evaluation and creating supplementary activities for the coursebook written for the fifth graders at middle schools in Turkey. The participants included seniors in the Department of Foreign Language Education at a state university in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Language Teachers, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language)
Gözpinar, Halis – Online Submission, 2019
As schools across Turkey are starting to diversify, the need within the Turkish education system to educate the overwhelmingly large influx refugees from neighboring countries becomes an ever more prominent and pressing issue. This study is qualitative in nature, and provides information by using multiple sources of data. It aims to examine how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
Solhi Andarab, Mehdi – Online Submission, 2019
The difficulty in learning vocabulary is a problem that lies in not anchoring the new items to relevant established entities in cognitive structure. Different categories of associations have been reported to aid facilitating vocabulary acquisition. Collocating vocabulary items is a type of association that is considered to be more efficient in…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Mutlu, Ahsen; Sahin, Mehmet – Online Submission, 2019
According to Feuerstein Method, people can improve their learning, thinking and analyzing skills. In addition, meaningful instruction for all children is the mediated relationship. It is a fact that everyone has the immeasurable ability to enhance their learning aptitude and heighten their intelligence. In this context, thinking, analyzing and…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Learning Experience, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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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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Dislen Daggöl, Gökçe – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2019
Language learning constitutes a prominent need in the 21st century, and many factors influence it, such as cognitive, affective, social, cultural and physical conditions. Considering that where we learn language impacts how we feel while learning, the present study dwells upon two of these conditions: learning climate and self-efficacy. In this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), High School 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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Saglam, Asli Lidice Gokturk; Farhady, Hossein – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2019
This article reports on a mixed-method study that examined the washback of a local integrated theme-based high-stakes English language proficiency test that is used in a university English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program in Turkey. The assumption behind employing an integrated theme-based test, which resembles authentic language use, was that…
Descriptors: Testing Problems, English (Second Language), English for Academic Purposes, Language Tests
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Nartgün, Senay Sezgin; Kahraman, Zehra Yildirim; Coskun, Abdullah – Journal on Educational Psychology, 2019
The aim of this study was to examine English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students' perceived levels of self-efficacy and self-determination. The participants of the study were 378 university students studying in the English preparatory program of a state university in Turkey. As data collection instruments, two scales were utilized (i.e.,…
Descriptors: Correlation, Self Efficacy, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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