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Aydin, Selami – Online Submission, 2017
There is a strong need to investigate English as a foreign language (EFL) learners' perceptions of Facebook as a language-learning environment, as their perceptions that directly influence their language development and achievement have not been examined within the EFL learning context. Thus, this study aims to investigate EFL learners'…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Social Media, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Aydin, Selami; Akyüz, Serhat – Online Submission, 2017
Though pronunciation has an important place in English as a foreign language (EFL) teaching and learning, it is evident that EFL teachers experience some problems in pronunciation classes. Thus, this study aims to review some studies on teaching pronunciation to present essential information and solutions to the problems encountered in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pronunciation Instruction, Pronunciation, Second Language Instruction
Türkmen, Yasemin; Aydin, Selami – Online Submission, 2016
Studies conducted so far have mainly focused on the effects of online concordancers on teaching vocabulary, while there is a lack of research focusing on the effects of online concordancers on teaching and learning grammar. Thus, this study aims to review the studies on the effects of online concordancers on teaching and learning grammar and how…
Descriptors: Grammar, Electronic Libraries, Educational Resources, English (Second Language)
Aydin, Selami; Harputlu, Leyla; Güzel, Serhat; Ustuk, Özgehan; Savran Çelik, Seyda; Genç, Deniz – Online Submission, 2016
Foreign language anxiety (FLA), which constitutes a serious problem in the foreign language learning process, has been mainly seen as a research issue regarding adult language learners, while it has been overlooked in children. This is because there is no an appropriate tool to measure FLA among children, whereas there are many studies on the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Anxiety, Rating Scales, Test Reliability
Aydin, Selami; Harputlu, Leyla; Çelik, Seyda Savran; Ustuk, Özgehan; Güzel, Serhat; Genç, Deniz – Online Submission, 2016
Measurement of children's behaviors in an educational and research context is a problematic and complex area. It is also evident that adapting scales to measure children's behaviors in an educational and research context is a complex process due to several reasons. First, cultural elements constitute a considerable problem. Second, it is difficult…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Models, Test Construction, Test Validity
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Savran Çelik, Seyd; Aydin, Selami – Online Submission, 2016
The number of the studies conducted on the use of wikis on the English as a foreign language (EFL) learning process has remained fairly limited. More specifically, in the Turkish EFL context, little attention has been paid to the effects of wikis on EFL writing achievement. Thus, this study aims to examine the effects of a wiki-based writing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Writing Achievement
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Güzel, Serhat; Aydin, Selami – Online Submission, 2016
The number of studies that focus on the impact of Second Life (SL) as a virtual language learning tool on speaking achievements of EFL learners is quite limited. Thus, this paper aims to provide insight for SL's effect on Turkish EFL learners' speaking achievement levels. Forty-four EFL learners from Balikesir University participated in this…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Online Courses, Speech Skills, Language Skills
Aydin, Selami – Online Submission, 2014
This study presents a review of the literature concerning the use of wikis as a tool for collaborative learning in the second language acquisition and foreign language learning process, as research on the use of wikis is relatively new. The study first introduces the theoretical background behind the use of wikis in the mentioned processes. Then,…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Cooperative Learning, Electronic Publishing, Cultural Awareness
Aydin, Selami – Online Submission, 2014
Within the context of English as a foreign language (EFL), using blogs has emerged as a language learning tool. However, how teachers effectively incorporate blogs within the confines of an instructional framework and what the current research shows about using blogs as a learning tool remain unsolved issues. Thus, the current paper presents a…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Web Sites
Güzel, Serhat; Aydin, Selami – Online Submission, 2014
Recent studies suggest that Second Life (SL) is a useful tool for educational purposes, specifically for the language learning. However, few studies provide data regarding the effect of SL on speaking anxiety of English as foreign language (EFL) learners. Thus, this paper aims at reviewing the studies on the role of SL as a language learning tool…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Anxiety
Aydin, Selami – Online Submission, 2013
Many studies on test anxiety among adult language learners have been performed, while only a few studies have dealt with overall test anxiety. In addition, these studies do not specifically address test anxiety in foreign language learning among elementary school language learners. Thus, this study aims to investigate the level of test anxiety…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Factor Analysis, Measures (Individuals), Elementary Schools
Aydin, Selami – Online Submission, 2012
The studies on English as a Foreign Language (EFL) course books have mainly focused on the presentation of language and communicative skills rather than teachers' perceptions of the presentation of those skills. Thus, this study aims to investigate how teachers perceive the presentation of main language skills in a course book. The sample group in…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), English (Second Language), Language Skills, Speech Skills
Genc, Gulten; Aydin, Selami – Online Submission, 2010
It has been widely recognized that language instruction that integrates technology has become popular, and has had a tremendous impact on language learning process whereas learners are expected to be more motivated in a web-based Computer assisted language learning program, and improve their comprehensive language ability. Thus, the present paper…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Foreign Countries
Aydin, Selami – Online Submission, 2010
The relationship between technology and English as a foreign language (EFL) learning and teaching is one of the significant research areas, and the "Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology" ("TOJET") publishes research papers on educational technologies addressing various topics related to education. This article aims…
Descriptors: Research Reports, Research Design, Second Language Learning, Electronic Journals
Aydin, Selami; Basoz, Tutku – Online Submission, 2010
The results of the previous studies indicate that no consensus exists on either the attitudes towards EFL writing or the factors that affect these attitudes. In addition, the studies mainly focused on the attitudes of language learners, rather than teachers. Thus, the present study aims to investigate the attitudes of pre-service teachers towards…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), English (Second Language), English, Predictor Variables
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