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Kosar, Gülten – Online Submission, 2018
The objective of this is to investigate young adult learners' perceptions of brain-compatible learning. 27 university preparatory school students aged 18-21 were taught in compliance with brain-compatible learning approach for four months and a half. Subsequent to the intervention, the participants were asked to fill in a questionnaire developed…
Descriptors: Brain, Student Attitudes, Postsecondary Education, Young Adults
Yüce, Erkan – Online Submission, 2018
Current study investigated whether there is a relationship between foreign music listening and classroom anxiety level with regard to foreign language learning. The effect of listening to music in the target language both as a habit in daily life and prior to the foreign language classes was the main concern of this study. The data were gathered…
Descriptors: Correlation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Music
Ocak, Gürbüz; Olur, Burak – Online Submission, 2018
The aim of this study is to develop a five point likert scale called 'Foreign Language Speaking Self-Efficacy'. A draft scale which includes 38 items has been given to 493 students studying in Afyon Kocatepe University, Foreign Languages School in Turkey. The principal component analysis has been employed in factor analysis of the scale to examine…
Descriptors: Likert Scales, Second Language Learning, Speech Communication, Self Efficacy
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Coskun, Abdullah; Mutlu, Hakan Tahiri – Online Submission, 2017
For students learning English as a foreign language (EFL), using English outside the classroom is as important as participating in the classroom activities. By developing the Extramural English Use Scale, this study aims to explore the frequency of high school students' Extramural English (EE) in relation to the listening, speaking, reading and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, English (Second Language), Language Usage
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Kavanoz, Suzan – Online Submission, 2017
Promoting higher communication efficiency among teacher candidates and acting as models are among the main professional responsibilities of teacher educators. This makes the task of teachers even more important in language education classes where students are prospective language teachers and their development as language teachers highly depend on…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Communication (Thought Transfer), Anxiety, Mixed Methods Research
Paker, Turan; Özcan, Yeliz Ergül – Online Submission, 2017
Our study aimed at finding out the effectiveness of corpus-based vocabulary teaching activities as well as students' attitudes towards concordance-based materials when corpus-based tasks in English vocabulary learning are used. The study was conducted in a preparatory school in a private university. The participants were 28 intermediate level…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Tunaz, Mehmet – Online Submission, 2017
This research is conducted to examine novice ELT teachers' perspective on the possible motives behind young learners' problem behaviours in English classes. The gender of ELT teachers have been also considered in order to investigate whether there is a difference between the perception of male and female teachers on the leading causes of problem…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
Uzun, Kutay – Online Submission, 2017
Positive psychology is a significant determiner of successful learning outcomes, in whose absence learning may be negatively affected. In the case of compulsory English courses, it is suspected that negative psychology may outweigh its positive counterpart since many students indicate reluctance to attend those classes. In that respect, the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Higher Education
Harmandaoglu Baz, Esra; Balçikanli, Cem; Tevfik Cephe, Pasa – Online Submission, 2016
Corrective feedback has always been popular in English as a foreign language (EFL) settings and its effectiveness in language learning has been widely debated. An increasing number of second language acquisition studies (SLA) indicate that there is a dilemma in the effectiveness of corrective feedback in terms of EFL instructors' and learners'…
Descriptors: English Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Feedback (Response), Student Attitudes
Çakir, Ismail; Baytar, Birtan – Online Submission, 2014
Pronunciation is one of the controversial topics in the field of English language teaching as a second or foreign language. The aim of this study is to understand the attitudes of prep class students at Kastamonu University (state university) in Turkey towards the importance of pronunciation in language learning. Therefore, a pronunciation…
Descriptors: Pronunciation, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), College Students
Önem, E. E. – Online Submission, 2014
This study aimed to investigate the relationship between income level of Turkish university students studying at an English language teaching department and test anxiety levels as well as worry and emotionality components of test anxiety. 249 (60 male, 189 female) undergraduate students studying at an English Language Teaching Department of a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Income, Test Anxiety
Erdogan, Esra; Tunaz, Mehmet – Online Submission, 2012
This paper takes a brief look at external and internal demotivating factors among EFL young learners at Pozanti Regional Primary Boarding School (YIBO). In the search of the reasons of demotivation, a questionnaire consisting of 5-point Likert Scale, open-ended questions, observations and interviews were administered. Following the evaluation of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Motivation, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Razi, Salim – Online Submission, 2012
This study mainly aims to investigate the preferences of language learning strategies by English Language Teaching Department students. Oxford's five-scale Likert type inventory, consisting of 50 items on the use of language learning strategies, was administered to 189 participants at the ELT department of C¸anakkale Onsekiz Mart University,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
Çirakli, Mustafa Zeki; Kiliçkaya, Ferit – Online Submission, 2011
This study is designed to explore how literature lessons are perceived by pre-service English language teaching (ELT) students and discusses the findings in terms of student perceptions and educational objectives. The participants were 30 Turkish EFL senior students. Both quantitative and qualitative measures were used to collect data in order to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods