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Yurtbasi, Metin – Online Submission, 2016
Bayburt University's English Language Teaching (ELT) department, is starting its courses as of 2016 fall season, using the Turkish sage Dede Korkut's tales as part of its speech training curriculum. The story "Wild Dumrul" presented in this article is famous in world literature for its theme of "marital love and sacrifice."…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Derince, Zeynep Mine – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2012
This paper seeks to picture the politically and ideologically-oriented power relations and inequalities that link to their social, economic, and cultural relations in the education system of Turkey. An in-class project is conducted with students learning English in a preparatory class in a state university that concentrates on scrutinizing the…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Class Activities, Foreign Countries, Teaching Experience
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Griffiths, Carol – ELT Journal, 2012
This article begins with a brief overview of some of the salient issues that have impacted on teaching practice in recent years. In order to canvass teacher concerns regarding these issues, a questionnaire was given to a class of practising teachers studying for a Masters degree in ELT at a Turkish university asking them to rate a number of key…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Derince, Zeynep Mine – International Review of Education, 2011
After passing their university entry exam, students who wish to study a subject at one of the Turkish universities offering English-medium courses attend a one-year preparatory class. At the end of this, they need to pass an English language proficiency exam in order to be admitted to their chosen course of study. The existing curriculum for such…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Class Activities, Political Attitudes, Learning Experience
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Kecik, Ilknur; Aydin, Belgin – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2011
The aim of this article is to describe the model developed for the teaching practice component of the pre-service Distance English Language Teacher Training Program (DELTT) at Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey. The steps taken to improve the model over a six-year period will be explained and the recent developments in the teaching practice…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Distance Education, Preservice Teacher Education
Darn, Steve; Ulusoglu-Darn, Bahar – Online Submission, 2006
Writing is often considered the most difficult and time-consuming skill to teach. There is a strong prejudice against writing lessons among Turkish students and teachers, both at high school and university levels. This paper describes the problems that students and teachers have in undergraduate writing classes and suggests journal writing as an…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods, Journal Writing, Graduate Students
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Palfreyman, David – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2005
In this article, I discuss how the administrators and local teachers in a Turkish university English language centre perceive others in the institution. I present interview data to illustrate processes of "Othering", whereby a group constructs a shared, Us-Them representation of another group. The data show that administrators and local…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, English (Second Language), Second Language Programs, Foreign Countries