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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
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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, 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
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
Aydin, Selami – Online Submission, 2009
The findings obtained from previous research indicate that test anxiety has significant effects on the foreign language learning process. Thus, this paper aims to present a synthesis of research results on the "sources" and "effects" of test anxiety among foreign language learners. The results of the studies reviewed in the…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Examiners, Foreign Countries
Aydin, Selami – Online Submission, 2008
Teachers' observations, students' experiences, and the review of related literature indicate that language anxiety is a significant factor adversely affecting the language learning process. Thus, this study aims to investigate the sources and levels of fear of negative evaluation as well as language anxiety among Turkish students as EFL learners,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Correlation, Measures (Individuals)
Aydin, Selami – Online Submission, 2007
Problem Statement: While gender as a variable is a significant research and discussion area in foreign language learning, computers are not only common tools in EFL writing classes but also a research subject in foreign language learning. Previous research indicates that female learners have negative attitudes on writing on computers and there…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Writing (Composition), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Aydin, Selami – Online Submission, 2007
Related literature indicates that the Internet has an important role and great potential in foreign language learning. It is also obvious that attitudes of learners affect learning process significantly. This study aimed to investigate the attitudes of foreign language learners and to find the relationship between attitudes and subject variables.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Internet, English (Second Language), Computer Attitudes
Aydin, Selami – Online Submission, 2006
This research aimed to investigate the effect of computers on the test and inter-rater reliability of writing test scores of ESL learners. Writing samples of 20 pen-paper and 20 computer group students were scored in analytic scoring method by two scorers, and then the scores were analyzed in Alpha (Cronbach) model. The results showed that the…
Descriptors: Writing Tests, Interrater Reliability, Test Reliability, English (Second Language)