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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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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
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
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