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Tosuncuoglu, Irfan – International Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Competence in intercultural communication requires an understanding of both the L1 and L2 cultures, and many now believe that language learning is, in many respects, cultural learning. The relationship between language and culture, as well as the role of cultural competence in communicative competence has come increasingly under the microscope and…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Tosuncuoglu, Irfan – English Language Teaching, 2019
Teachers need to modernize themselves and keep pace with changes in order to adapt themselves to the developing and changing system. At this juncture, the "reflective learning" model becomes an important element of teachers' professional development. Since the concept of reflection was first used, it has increased its importance as an…
Descriptors: Reflection, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Tosuncuoglu, Irfan – English Language Teaching, 2019
The main aim of this research is to investigate learners in higher education in a Turkish context, in terms of motivational components such as "goal orientation," "self efficacy," "intrinsic value," "test anxiety" and self-regulated learning components such as "cognitive strategy usage" and…
Descriptors: Correlation, Metacognition, Learning Strategies, Goal Orientation
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Tosuncuoglu, Irfan; Kirmizi, Özkan – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2019
The rapid proliferation of English as a medium of communication has sparked large-scale debate on the role of English and the terminology such as ELF, WE, EIL, etc. The paradigms of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) and World Englishes (WEs) are sometimes considered to be confusing to differentiate between, and in addition these terms are often…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language of Instruction
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Tosuncuoglu, Irfan – International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, 2019
Identity can be defined as how an individual is perceived as an individual in any presumable setting. When the literature is reviewed, there is a limited number of studies conducted regarding English teachers' perceptions towards teacher identity. This study will shed on a light on the related area. This is a quasi-experimental study. The survey…
Descriptors: English Teachers, Literature, Professional Identity, Student Attitudes
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Küçükler, Halil; Tosuncuoglu, Irfan – English Language Teaching, 2018
Monolingualism is defined as state of having control over the use of one language. Bilingualism means having control over the use of two languages and multi-lingualism is defined having control over the use of more than two languages. The purpose of this study is to make a comparison of the learners' perceptions towards monolingualism,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Language Attitudes
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Tosuncuoglu, Irfan – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
Developing the ability to think critically is vital component of real, meaningful teaching and learning. Critical thinking helps us solve problems, make decisions and reach our goals. Thinking is not a passive but an active process. If students' critical thinking skills are activated, for example while writing, very successful results can be…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods, Problem Solving
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Tosuncuoglu, Irfan – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
The fundamental purpose of the function of thinking is to attribute meaning to events in our lives, classify these events into categories and identify them subjectively. As an important dimension of education on thinking, the teaching of critical thinking since the 1950s has attained a wide conceptual framework. Accepted as a factor that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning